Celeb style steal: Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is a style icon. There, I said it. But I’m not her biggest fan - not because of her pout or her skinny collarbone or her ability to wear high heels every day, every where. No, I just don’t admire her style on a day-to-day basis.
I like mussed up, relaxed and effortless, whereas Victoria is polished and preened and infinitely perfect. I sometimes want to shake her and force her into Converse and an army jacket. I think she would look great, but I think she might put up a fight.
However, while she may not be my cup of tea, she undoubtedly has hoards of style admirers and people trying to emulate her every fashion move.
She’s refined her own look and is always true to herself regardless of the current trends. She knows what works for her and plays it safe without being boring.
In silk harem pants and a boyfriend blazer Victoria Beckham looks chic, stylish and considerably more relaxed than usual. I, for one think it’s a welcome change.
Her new clothing line has been phenomenally successful despite the fat price tag of €10,000 per dress and her style star continues to rise despite the doubters.
If you’ve got the cash and want to nail the VB look you only need to buy three things; A Rouland Mouret dress, A Hermes Birkin bag and YSL “Trib Two Double Platform Pumps”. Easy.
If however you’re working off a budget, keep the following in mind:
Go for fitted dresses in block colour. LK Bennett do great versions that are Audrey Hepburn-eque, while Black Halo (available in Harvey Nichols) offer some bodycon styles that are chic and sexy.
Jeans are ultra fitted - if you don’t want to spring for DVB’s (Victorias own label), check out Warehouse for their skinnies and Topshop have an endless range of styles too.
Avoid print. Victoria generally steers clear of anything with loud prints and opts for neutral basics instead. This allows her to mix and match separates and is a clever way of getting mileage out of your clothes.
Buy quality pieces. Beckham doesn’t do shabby chic, so buy the best you can afford.
Accessorise. Go for statement pieces. Big sunglasses, chunky jewellery, statement shoes and a massive bag.