Unlikely Style Icons – Vol 1

I love people who are their style. They extend their personality into the whole of their lives. They wear who they are. Its often said the best thing to wear is confidence, because then you can wear what you like. Well here are some of the style icons we can all take inspiration from, unique, independent, and who dare to be different, but without it being a mask to fit in, or stand out, its just who they are . . .

Elton John

Elton John – The greatest example of being your ow style, big, bold, creative, yet at times refined and subtle. The same attributes that make him one of the greatest artists of all time. We may remember the wigs, the duck costumes and the lavish fancy dress, but Sir Elton should be remembered as a man that actually knew his way round his wardrobe.

lil kim

Lil Kim – Ok the last couple of years may have tipped the wrong way, but you cannot deny that for many years this is a lady that was writing the agenda not following it. She invented a whole style genre that wrote the rule book for a generation of musicians.

Paula Yates

Paula Yates – Sexy, Sassy, Smart, Empowered, she was the Queen of mixing a slightly grunge look with glam. Dressed up or dressed down its was always true to her heart.


Cyndi Lauper – She owned the 80’s alternative style scene, had a fierce musical duel with Madonna, and if anything has become more assured about her unique look as she has got older. Its fair to say that while it might not be as bright or full on, she has kept the sense of fun and zest for life, after all Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

grace jones

Grace Jones – She is iconic, you see a pic and know instantly who it is. Sharp, hard lies, and screaming power and strength, we all know i reality she would have chewed up Bond ad spat him out.

ab fab

Absolutely Fabulous – No explanations needed, every character was their own version of a style icon, fro cardigans to krug, everything on this show was fierce

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

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