Quest for a Style Icon

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine was trying to pinpoint her style icon.  It hit me that I too, could not think of who I would consider “my style icon”. We took several style icon quizzes and we’re disappointed with our results each time. (If you have several hours to kill, begin your own quest to find your style icon here, here, there and right here.) Thus begun my quest to find a style icon, because what self-respecting, wannabe fashionista doesn’t have a style icon??

My style has definitely evolved over the past few years. In high school, I coined the term “Ghetto Prep” to define my style and at the time I thought I was revolutionary. I listened to Tupac and while simultaneously rocking a double-popped my collar. Cringe-worthy. Towards the end of college, my style began to take a funkier, earthier, boho-ier flavor. After moving to Denver (and no longer giving a shit about what people thought about my outfit), I started to take more fashion risks: overalls, purple lipstick and lots and lots of fringe. I am still trying to figure out what “my style” and how to blend my hippie vibes into my 9-to-five job, but for now, here are my style icons.

70’s are are making a comeback, and my hippie soul is beaming. Goodbye skinny jeans and helllllllllo bellbottoms! The days of peace signs and positives vibes are back, but with a modern twist. I Mix some 70’s flavor (fringe, feathers, colors, prints and bellbottoms) with basics to get a retro look fit for 2015.

Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens has rebelled from her High School Musical days and has establish herself at a bonafide boho queen. Her everyday looks are comfy and casual and easy to replicate. I would ike to purchase everything she is wearing, please and thank you. Her jewelry choices reminds me of my favorite designer, CLP Jewelry. Great minds think alike, right?

The Tribe Kelley queen, Brittney Cole Kelley, deserves her own post, but I will keep it short and sweet. B. Cole, wife to Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley walks to the beat of her own drum. My obsession with her borders on unhealthy, but her energy is palpable and her style is original. I often find myself thinking “What Would B.Cole Wear?” Proof: Her ACM Awards look inspired my own recent red carpet look.

I spent a LOT of time on Pinterest trying to find my style icon and to be honest, I was surprised to find that my style soul sister was Nicole Richie. She has come a loooongg way since The Simple Life. The way she mixes funky, boho pieces with class pieces seems effortless and uncomplicated, which makes her aura and aesthetic even more desirable.


With fall right around the corner, my new found fashion friends have inspired me to add (faux) fur to the mix and apparently, a cape. The style journey is never over and always evolving, but for now, I will bask in the return of the 70’s boho look.

For more inspiration from my style icons, check out my pinboard. And for general trendiness, check out these pins.


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