Every year has its top fashion icons, and 2018 is no exception — but who are this year’s leading fashionistas and what can we expect from them when it comes to fashion?
Check out these five celebrity icons for amazing fashion tips to make a positive change to your style both day and night throughout 2018…
Ariana Grande is a global megastar with a voice we all instantly recognise. Her music videos have been viewed more than nine billion times online and she has won three MTV Europe Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and four Grammy nominations over the course of her career. But not only is she a massive success in music, she’s also a force in the world of fashion.
Daytime Ariana Grande fashion
Although she swings from sultry evening vixen to cute and girly daytime, Ariana Grande’s fashion choices almost always reflect a hint of femininity. She’s a massive fan of cropped tops but is also very skilled at showing the right amount of flesh. During the day, you could go for a short graphic tee with a pair of full-length, skinny jeans or opt for an oversized sweatshirt with cute, high-waisted denim shorts. Grande is definitely into her athleisure, and retro jumpers, trainers and leggings all fall under this on-trend umbrella. Distressed denim makes up a large part of Grande’s style, so make sure to incorporate plenty of light-wash denim shirts and frayed jackets into your daytime wardrobe.
Night-time Ariana Grande fashion
Ariana Grande has an enviable figure and works it like a pro — mostly in cute short tops and low-riding jeans and trousers. At night, ditch the casual cropped top for the more glamorous bralet. Whether you go for black lace or navy satin, pair yours with chic tapered trousers for a knock-out, evening-ready outfit. Grande has a petite figure and can really rock a cute playsuit or bandeau dress. Get these styles and tweak them to match your personal taste — go for a floral motif with heels for a feminine appeal or try a metallic embellishment for a sassier, night-prepared look. Grande is very confident with her style, so don’t shy away from splashing your evening wardrobe with bold checks, bright colours and her signature over-the-knee boots!
As she is set to join the British Royal Family in May, Markle’s fashion is under more scrutiny now than ever before. So, how do we get the soon-to-be-royal look?
Daytime Meghan Markle fashion
Markle’s fashion differs depending on the formality — not surprising considering who her in-laws will be. Image is very important, and during formal day occasions, Markle often wears long, belted coats and boots with a slight heel to create an attractive, sophisticated silhouette. At more casual events — such as when she attended the Invictus Games with Prince Harry — we’ll usually see her in a simple jeans and buttoned-down shirt combo.
However, getting her style doesn’t mean dressing prim and proper at all times. For example, her outfit to Christmas lunch with the royal family was one of her most iconic fashion moments — she opted for a stunning, high-neck, midi dress in black to dine with her future in-laws. So, embrace bolder options.
Night-time Meghan Markle fashion
In the evening, it’s important that Markle strikes the perfect balance between stylish and sophisticated — but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t wow the crowds when she steps out.
Markle adores demure shirt-dresses and bolder, off-the-shoulder numbers. But the emulate her style, you must create an ‘imbalance’ — so, if you wear a short skirt, compensate with a coat or long-sleeved top to cover the upper half of your body and retain a sense of sophistication. Similarly, if you feel like a strapless jumpsuit or low-cut dress is appropriate for the evening, go for full-leg or maxi lengths. Stay sophisticated, minimalist and modest — and remember to choose just one part of your figure to highlight.
Margot Robbie is a fast-rising star in Hollywood after shooting to fame in her native country on the set of Neighbours, but what makes her a fashion icon and how can you steal her cool style?
Daytime Margot Robbie fashion
With regard to style, Robbie has never forgotten her roots and perfectly merges casual, beach-ready vibes with a sultriness that suits the red carpet. During the day, you can emulate her carefree style by pairing classic sneakers with cute playsuits. Go for mini sweat dresses with a retro backpack, and opt for ripped jeans or denim shorts with an oversized logo jumper. Floaty shirts and plain blue denim jeans with pumps or sandals is also a typical day-perfect outfit for this rising star.
Night-time Margot Robbie fashion
Emulating Robbie’s look, you get a world of choice — from sexy jumpsuits and floaty tops to edgy prints and classic award-show party dresses. In the evening, go for floor-length dresses created from ruffles and lace to create a romantic silhouette or try a single-colour, strapless mini design with matching shoes for a clean and crisp look that exudes femininity. Robbie wears monochrome palettes often, so have a collection of black and white pieces at your fingertips to get the same contemporary vibe.
Gigi Hadid has been involved with fashion since she was two years old — but is 2018 this model’s year to shine? To get her look, you have to channel confidence and individualism, bringing pieces of the catwalk to each of your outfits.
Daytime Gigi Hadid fashion
Despite her youth, Hadid has had decades of experience in fashion and you can tell it with every outfit she wears. When emulating her look, make sure to infuse each outfit with a hint of ‘high fashion’. Try a neon puffer coat with jogging bottoms and pair of glam sunglasses or go for a plain top and distressed-denim jacket with a pair of chic, skinny patent leather trousers. Hadid is also a big fan of the athleisure trend, so incorporate plenty of cut-off sweatshirts, colourful leggings and sneakers into your wardrobe.
Night-time Gigi Hadid fashion
Hadid has perfected the casual-chic vibe, but that doesn’t me she doesn’t bring her A-game when it’s time to dress up for the evening. Faux fur and bold prints give Hadid’s look a twist of luxe fashion, while merging these with plain pieces — such as high-waisted black trousers and plain long trench coats — helps to emphasise each vibrant motif and fabric.
Go for tapered trousers with a corset-style top or throw on a long dress with bare shoulders. If you want to show more leg, the supermodel often flaunts her pins with a maxi slit dress for the perfect balance of seductiveness and sophistication.
The youngest lady in our list, it’s amazing how much influence the beautiful Sofia Richie has had on fashion in such a short space of time. The American model and daughter of Lionel Richie has been a part of the celebrity circuit for many years, but is only recently becoming a one-to-watch in the fashion world recently…
Daytime Sofia Richie fashion
Richie was almost born for flawless daytime fashion — every snap of her looks unreal and you often see her in cool hoodies paired with joggers or simple denim shorts matched with plain cropped tees. But that’s not to say she doesn’t dress up when dressing down. To get her look, take casual tops and trousers and accessorise them with heeled ankle boots, sunglasses and chic handbags. Richie is also a fan of different denim and knit styles. So, bring plenty of chunky jumpers and denims in all colours, waist-styles and washes into your daytime wardrobe.
Night-time Sofia Richie fashion
You’ll notice if you scroll through snaps of Richie that she adores trouser styles and makes amazing outfits built around cool pants. In the evening, create a powerful, feminine look by wearing block-colour culottes with a bralet or cami. Alternatively, you could go for tapered bottoms with a bodysuit to flaunt a gorgeous silhouette, or even rock a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans and cold-shoulder shirt with stiletto boots.
Another skill of Richie’s is customisation — she can take any look and spruce it up with accessories. Emulate her talent by taking a simple trousers-boots-and-top outfit and making it pop for an evening event with faux-fur coats, statement jewellery, suede clutches, and chunky belts. When it comes to evening dresses, Richie rarely goes conventional. Instead, opt for plunging necklines, chrome colours, asymmetric designs, and unusual textured embellishments to stand out.
Of course, you should embrace your individuality, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take style inspiration. Blend the above tips into your wardrobe to inject celebrity glamour into your day and night looks.