Forget style icon, embrace style inspirations instead — fashion blogger Heidi Nazarudin shares how you can develop your signature style.
The problem with style icons is the very fact that they are “iconic”. They are women who represent a certain look. Whether this look is natural or created by stylists, a lot of ordinary women tend to misunderstand. They work very hard to achieve these looks in their personal lives, aping their icons instead of adapting some style advice and cultivating their own styles.
Inspirations, unlike icons — as its name suggests — inspire. They are not products of their stylists. Their style is a creation of their own, and they inspire other women to work towards an enhancement of their own fashion sense. That’s when you can take their style and recreate your own version rather than simply mimicking what they’ve done. Here are five of the many styles that you can take inspiration from.