Style Alphabet: I is for Iconic

A is for ASOS | B is for Bodysuits | C is for Crochet | D is for Denim | E is for Evening Gowns | F is for Festival | G is for Graphic Tees | H is for Hawaiian Prints | I is for Iconic

There’s no denying that some fashion never goes out of style. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a go-to example for classic style. Audrey Hepburn worn her sophisticated LBD in 1961 and it hasn’t gone out of fashion since.

While very few fashion pieces have held their value and trendiness like the LBD has, there are other culturally relevant outfits that will always be in style.

Take this Marilyn Monroe example. I think everyone has seen a picture of her wearing this dress, originally featured in 1955’s The Seven Year ItchIf the dress doesn’t look familiar here, this picture below will spark your memory.

Another timeless look is Grace Kelly’s outfit from Rear Window (1954). A woman could wear this to a formal event today and still look just as classically beautiful and sophisticated as Kelly.

That’s not to say that every iconic fashion moment that has ever happened revolves around formal wear. There are trends and celebrities that have stood the test of time. Brooke Shields in Calvin Klein is a look that will never be forgotten.

This grunge look from Kate Moss is also iconic in its on way. When has a t-shirt with a white tank ever not been in style? This is one that will be around for years to come.

Take Julia Roberts’ outfit from Pretty Woman (1990). She may have been a hooker, but you remember the outfit, right?

There are a dozen other people I could list, including Princess Diana, Jennifer Lopez, Twiggy, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, Coco ChanelBritney Spears, the cast of Clueless. These are the people and the films that inspired generations to dress a certain way–and many of them have remained relevant after all the time.


1. Audrey’s Little Black Dress


Little Black Dress: Forever 21 [1|2|3] | Nasty Gal [1|2|3|4] | Nordstrom [1|2|3]

Necklace: Charming Charlie | Kohl’s

Shoes: ASOS [1|2]

Sunglasses: Target [1|2]

Tiara (optional!): Charming Charlie | Claire’s

Gloves (optional!): Amazon | Etsy

2. Marilyn’s Glamorous All-White Look


Dress: ASOS | Nordstrom | Nasty Gal

Shoes: Nordstrom [1], DSW [1|2]

Earrings: Charming Charlie [1|2|3]

3. Grace’s Fashionable Evening Wear


Skirt: ASOS [1|2|3] | Anthropologie | BHLDN

Top: Forever 21 [1|2|3] | Charlotte Russe [1|2]

Shoes: Forever 21 | Nordstrom | DSW [1|2|3|4]

Necklace: Charming Charlie | Target | Kohl’s

Bracelet: Forever 21 [1|2|3]

Earrings: Charming Charlie [1|2] | Nordstrom

Gloves (optional!): Amazon | David’s Bridal | Etsy

4. Brooke’s Casual Cool


Jeans: Calvin Klein [1|2] | Topshop [1|2] | Forever 21 [1|2]

Top: Charlotte Russe | ASOS

Bralette and Panties: Calvin Klein at Nordstrom [1|2]

Boots: Love Clothing

5. Kate’s Grunge Fashionista Look


Top: Forever 21 [1|2|3]

Jeans: Topshop [1|2] | ASOS [1|2]

Jacket: Urban Outfitters | Nasty Gal | ASOS

Necklace: H&M | Charming Charlie | Forever 21

Bag: Nordstrom

Boots: DSW

6. Julia’s Sultry and Sexy Ensemble


Dress: ASOS [1|2] | Forever 21 [1|2] | Nordstrom [1|2|3|4|5]

Cardigan: Target

Boots: Nasty Gal [1|2|3] | DSW [1|2|3]

Necklace: Forever 21 [1|2|3]

Purse: H&M [1|2|3|4]

Bracelets: Forever 21 [1|2|3|4]


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