With a year of royal weddings, celebrity gossip and glamorous award ceremonies ahead of us, we’re excited to see what 2018 has in store. But what can we expect when it comes to fashion?
If you want to use this year to make a change to your style and enhance your day and night looks, check out these five celebrity icons of fashion to find out how they dress to wow the paparazzi 24/7…
With her wedding to Prince Harry set to take place in May 2018, Meghan Markle will be all over our screens this year and beyond. So, how do we get the soon-to-be-royal look?
During formal daytime events, Markle typically wears long belted coats and heeled boots to create an attractive, but sophisticated silhouette, while more casual occasions — such as when she attended the Invictus Games with Prince Harry — often see her in a simple jeans and buttoned-down shirt combo.
But it’s not always low-key and demure during the day with Markle. For example, her outfit to Christmas lunch with the royal family was one of her most iconic fashion moments ever. The actress opted for a stunning, high-neck, midi dress in black to dine with her future in-laws. So, embrace bolder options.
Due to her engagement and soon-to-be official association with the British Royal Family, Markle has to be careful when it comes to dressing up for a night out. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t wow the crowds when she steps out for the evening.
Markle is no stranger to cute shirt dresses and daring off-the-shoulder numbers. However, her style centres on creating an imbalance — which means: if she wears a short hemline, she’ll compensate with a coat or long-sleeved top to cover her upper half. Similarly, if she feels like a strapless jumpsuit or low-cut dress is appropriate for the evening, she’d likely opt for full-leg or maxi lengths. Stay sophisticated, minimalist and modest — and remember to choose just one part of your figure to highlight.
From child star to global music icon, Ariana Grande is one of the biggest names on the scene. 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.
Ariana Grande’s style is very feminine — cute and girly one minute, and glamourous goddess the next. She’s a massive fan of cropped tops, but is also very skilled and 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.
Grande is an expert at flaunting her figure and she knows that she looks amazing in short tops. 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 party 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!
Modelling since she was two years old, it’s not surprising that supermodel, Gigi Hadid, is one of 2018’s biggest style icons. To get her look, you have to channel confidence and individualism, bringing pieces of the catwalk to each of your outfits.
Whatever Hadid wears on off-duty days, she infuses her look with shades 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.
She may be a trailblazer for the casual-chic look, but when it’s time to glam up for an event, few stars do it better than Hadid. Faux fur and bold prints give Hadid’s look a twist of luxe fashion, and merging these with plain pieces — such as high-waisted black trousers and plain long trench coats —helps to emphasise each vibrant motif and fabric.
Wear dresses with longer hemlines and bare shoulders, or opt for tapered trousers with a corset-style top. 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.
From Neighbours to Hollywood, Margot Robbie’s meteoric rise to fame has made her one to watch in the world of fashion.
As an Aussie girl, Robbie effortlessly blends the casual, beach-ready look with feminine glamour. 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.
Robbie is a huge fan of everything from sultry jumpsuits and boho vibes to edgy pieces and classic Hollywood glamour — so don’t shy away from getting creative with your evening-ready outfits. 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.
Born in 1998, Sofia Richie is the youngest entry in our list of this year’s fashion icons. 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…
Richie has a fantastic daytime style. You often see her photographed 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.
Richie rocks a lot of trouser outfits. 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.
If there’s one thing Richie does flawlessly, it’s accessorise. 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.
We all have individual looks that we should love. Blend the above tips into your wardrobe to inject celebrity glamour into your day and night looks.