Style Icons to Emulate Now

By  December 10, 2013

Gone are the days when the carefully crafted appearances of Hollywood’s stars served as the utmost standard of beauty. Today our screen sirens appear a bit more authentic as their photos (good and bad) appear all over the Internet. There are a few ladies whose style stands out and qualifies them as our modern-day icons. — Channing Hargrove

Olivia Palermo Olivia Palermo

This mean girl turned stylist-socialite never disappointed when she was in front of the camera shooting MTV’s The City. And she still doesn’t. She commands attention when she steps onto the scene in a mix of high- and low-priced pieces.

Solange Knowles Solange Knowles

Quirky-cool never looked too convincing until Beyoncé’s little sister did it. Unafraid to switch up her hair, mix and match prints, and speak her mind, this gal wins our praise for letting her style showcase her true personality. 

Blake Lively Blake Lively

This Gossip Girl is the face of Chanel for a reason. Her outfit choices—not to mention her hair and makeup looks—are always on point, whether she’s walking the red carpet or caught candidly with husband Ryan Reynolds.

Kerry Washington Kerry Washington

Who ever said classic needed to be boring? The actress who plays Scandal’s Olivia Pope always leaves something to the imagination with her ladylike sartorial choices—and it works.

Nicole Richie Nicole Richie

Richie’s style is composed of equal parts bohemian, edgy, and glam. A master of mixing these very different aesthetics, this mother of two can execute any look with confident attitude.

 Rihanna Rihanna

Short hair, long hair, red hair, blond hair—this singer just doesn’t care. Rihanna is “the only girl in the world” who can pull off her unique style, which takes her from Alexander Wang’s front row to dates with Drake or Chris Brown.