When you’re putting together a new outfit to impress at a job interview, to wow a first date or just to look good while out and about, looking to celebrity fashion is a great way to get some ideas. We might not be able to afford the high priced designers and custom tailored outfits that you see in celebrity fashion, but by using the style of celebrities as an inspiration, it shouldn’t be difficult to figure out how to put together similar outfits on a budget.
Here are some of the classic celebrity fashion styles that you might want to look into for your next party, interview, date or just for fun.
The rat pack style essentially consists of your favorite suit and a fedora, tie optional. This style doesn’t work for everybody or in every situation, but at the right club, at the right party, the Frank Sinatra style can really lend you a tremendous amount of cool.
Jackie Onassis Kennedy is still a style icon to this day. Even if you don’t know who Jackie O’ is, you know her style from movies like “The House of Yes” and the Doctor Girlfriend character from the animated series “The Venture Brothers.” The pillbox hats, white gloves, pastel coats and skirts all make Jackie O’ a permanent fashion icon, one who will keep on influencing styles several decades from now.
Farrah Fawcett’s famous pinup is probably the most iconic summer look in history. The red one piece swimsuit and beautiful feathered, curly blonde hair cemented Fawcett as an icon on many teenage boys walls and in the mind of many young girls looking for the perfect fashion to hit the beaches with. While this one is a little tricky to pull off when it’s not the summertime, it really is perfect for a trip to the beach.
You can’t really get away with the Captain Marvel superhero style that Elvis wore in his later years unless you’re a professional Elvis impersonator. The cape, the sequined jumpsuits and the rhinestone belts are a little much for daily wear, but the cool, loose fitting suits, the duck’s-butt hairstyle and the blue suede shoes are an iconic look that you can pull off at parties and on dates without looking like you belong in a Vegas show.
Modern Celebrity Fashion
We’ve listed some classics here, but if you’re looking for a more modern kind of look, there are a few points to keep in mind that help guide people like Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep down the runway.
1. Subdued Colors
Black, white and gray tones are very popular these days. The most color you typically see is some deep, dark blue.
2. Conservative Cuts
In the past, you’d see musicians wearing ridiculously high collars and oversized clothing. Today, it’s more “business casual.”
3. A Neat Fit
Finally, all celebrity fashions these days look very comfortable. If you can do a little trimming and clipping at home, you can make yourself a home-tailored celebrity style suit or dress.