The Frugal Fashionista
These five women will revolutionize your fashion. They each had world famous style and personal “looks” that we can make our own! Study them. Mimic them!
Audrey Hepburn ~Scarves and Gloves~
Audrey was famous for many iconic looks, but today I’m highlighting two somewhat under-rated styles: gloves and scarves. Though you probably won’t be tying an “Audrey scarf” under your chin anytime soon, don’t shy away from this timeless accessory…no matter your style, scarves are a must have! With Fall fast approaching, its time to get confident in gloves! I simply adore gloves, and although I have a fairly vast collection thanks to ebay, I never wear them. This winter I’m determined to break them out; so take the plunge with me and wear those gloves, whether short and sporty or up to the elbow in elegance.
Coco Chanel ~Layered Necklces~
Chanel often wore her favorite accessory, the pearl necklace, in a glorious collection of five to seven strands. This look is so easy to pull off, and adds instant pizzazz to any ensemble, be it jeans and a tank or an LBD. To prevent your outfit from looking chaotic, keep all beads in one color family. Anything goes, from pearls to plastic…just no mardi gras beads, please
Marlene Dietrich ~Menswear~
Next to Chanel, Dietrich was really the first to popularize menswear. She broke from the 30′s mold and made the androgynous look totally glamorous…yes, even before Madonna! I don’t own a top hat as of yet, but there are a million other ways to experiment with menswear, whether you’re a bold dresser or have more of a laid back style…just be sure to wear lots of mascara, blush, and lipstick! Accessorize with feminine accents, such as flowers, soft jewelry, and lace.
~Dramatic liner + pale lips~
This Italian bombshell loved drama! Ultra dark liner and sumptuous pale lipstick , it seems, were her best friends. This look is a show stopper on anyone. So come on, be bold with black!
Yes, she wore Confidence. When you think ‘Marilyn’ you think “glamour”, “bombshell”, and “sex appeal”. And no wonder…the once plain Norma Jeanne is now a world famous beauty icon. But take a look at this picture: she wasn’t a size 0, yet exuded confidence and style. The truth is, fashion comes down to being confident in who you are!