More often than not, we find ourselves in a rut with respect to style. Even with hordes of clothing and racks full of shoes, it becomes more difficult to bring innovation to style, with each passing day. This is exactly when one could use an inspiration and who better to look up to than smart women in fashion, who know how to work their way around wardrobes.
With her chic Parisian vibes and a penchant for bright lips, Jeanne Damas exudes effortless style. At 25 years of age, the young model and entrepreneur has walked the runway for Jacquemus, started her own label called Rouje, and amassed thousands of fans worldwide. Her style can be described as understated yet flattering, one that seems to come to her most naturally. If anyone can pull off boyish pants and feminine dresses with equal ease, it’s Miss Damas.
Blair Eadie’s much followed handle on Instagram is a showcase of her sartorial style against picturesque backdrops that never cease to amaze. With what can be best explained as feminine, her style is graceful and classy. Ruffles and flounces make major appearances as do bows and smart winter layers. Formerly a merchandiser at GAP, she started her blog ‘Atlantic- Pacific’ in 2010 in order to contribute to the growing street style influence. From working with Gucci, Tory Burch and Target to being featured in leading publications, Blair Eadie is leaving no stone unturned with her impeccable style.
The struggle with body and image issues leads many of us to strive endlessly in order to bring changes in our appearances and leaving us drained. Taking it all in her her stride, Tanesha Awasthi embraced her curves to find happiness on the inside. She launched Girl With Curves in 2011 as an outlet for her personal style and since has been appreciated for her unapologetic boldness. Partnering with brands such as Old Navy, Nordstrom and Wacoal amongst others, Tanesha has inspired girls and women of all ages to embrace and love themselves for who they are, regardless of appearances. Her cascading curls and great style are surely to watch out for.
Unique style, great humor and original takes make Leandra Medine’s Man Repeller what it is today. Bringing her own kitschy and cool style to the front, Leandra founded Man Repeller in 2010 with the initial idea of wearing what she loved , even what men would term as repelling.
Today, it is a media company/community that applauds self expression. If you have ever been told that fashion cannot be used to present your views, go through Leandra Medine’s brainchild that offers everything from style advice to culture and lifestyle edits.
Few people need no introduction. British icon Alexa Chung is one of them. Her style speaks volumes about her great taste and personality, so much so that if you are ever in a doubt about what to wear when, Alexa Chung could be your ultimate inspiration. Her sartorial style led Mulberry to launch a handbag named ‘Alexa’ after her in 2009. Amongst other things, she frequently writes for British Vogue as a contributing writer. The writer and model who has inspired fashion circles for long with her unmissable, modish statements, has recently ventured into designing with her eponymous label. What is to come next? Only all the good things, we are sure!
Loo Nascimento’s love for bold colours and eclectic prints makes her a fashion favourite. With vivid lip shades, array of headgears and several hair colour transformations, she is no stranger to experimenting with fashion. The Brazilian model turned to entrepreneurship in 2011 with her clothing and beauty label Dresscoraco. Since then, there’s been no looking back for the famous model who is followed worldwide for her distinct style.
Minimal and chic is how Sylvia Haghjoo’s preferences stand out. Before becoming a full-time blogger with her website Hug-You in 2010, Sylvia worked with German retailer Unger. Having collaborated with mammoth brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc and Mercedes Benz amongst countless others, the fashion blogger’s every move is enticing. If you have trouble with styling subtle shades and minimalism in a classic way, Sylvia Haghjoo is the lady in the shining armour for you.
With a career that began as a stylist, LaTonya Yvette quickly made her mark and opened her own fashion consultant firm to cater to bigger brands. Today, she has been featured in leading publications like Elle, Refinery 29 and Huffington Post and boasts of a large client base. She also works as a writer, using her blog not only as a fashion and lifestyle outlet but a diverse platform with essays on motherhood, commentaries on popular culture and excerpts from her own life. Expect style tricks and tips, with a variety of musings.
Now that you know where to find your daily inspiration, don’t shy away from using it to reinvent your existing wardrobe.