I'm taking on a new project of downsizing my wardrobe. I love the idea of a minimalist style with a capsule wardrobe but I am so far from where I would like to be. The first step in getting down to this ideal is to pick my style icons. Those fantastic women I can ask "would she wear this?" when shopping or deciding what needs to say and what must go.
Starting with two timeless women, who have proven to create a style that is still relevant, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly are absolute inspirations to me. The clean silhouette, simple dresses, femininity, and casual attire inspired by menswear are all things I very much want to emulate. Skirt heavy, fitted but not tight, and not a whole lot of fluffy extras. These women are feminine and beautiful and never let the clothes they wore outshine their own beauty. Everything I want in my own closet.
When it comes to modern women I did a little thinking and, keeping Hepburn and Kelly in mind, found myself searching two big names. Zooey Deschanel and Zoe Saldana. Deschanel emulates the feminine and fun side of the classic style I love. Saldana encapsulates the clean silhouette and stunning simplicity. I love the pops of color both of these women dabble in and I feel that some days I want to dress like Zooey and some days I want to lean more towards Zoe, so they are absolutely my two sided style personality.