The fashion icons to watch out for in 2018 and how to steal their styles

2018 fashion icons

We all take inspiration from different celebrities when it comes to fashion — whether it’s just what the latest shoe trends are, or how to channel your inner style diva at a special occasion.

Do you want to know which leading ladies you should be keeping an eye on this year if you want to rock a flawless fashion-focused look? Check out these five celebrity icons for amazing tips to make a positive change to your style throughout 2018…

Margot Robbie

Australian acting superstar, Margot Robbie, is expected to enjoy an outstanding 2018. With an Academy Award nomination already under her belt, her style is sure to be under the spotlight this year…  

Margot Robbie day fashion tips

As a proud Aussie, Robbie often rocks a beach-perfect, laidback, surfer vibe in her everyday outfits. During the day, you can emulate her carefree style by pairing classic sneakers with cute playsuits or go for a mini sweat dress with a retro backpack. Why not try 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.

Margot Robbie evening fashion tips

If you want the Margot Robbie look, get ready to be spoilt for choice when it comes to styles, prints and cuts. She rocks everything from girly playsuits and boho shirts to edgy prints and classic award-show dresses. In the evening, 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.

Meghan Markle

You can imagine how much pressure Meghan Markle is under to get the right look for a new royal — yet, she never fails to look on-trend. So, how can we achieve the same?

Meghan Markle day fashion tips

Markle is modern and confident, and we can see this in her daytime attire. Obviously, dressing formally is now part of her new role, so image is very important. During formal day occasions, Markle often wears long, belted coats and boots with a slight heel to create an attractive, sophisticated silhouette. At more casual events — such as when she attended the Invictus Games with Prince Harry — we’ll usually see her in a simple jeans and buttoned-down shirt combo.

Never think that the Markle look is all about demure dresses and modest prints. For example, her outfit to Christmas lunch with the royal family was one of her most iconic fashion moments — she opted for a stunning, high-neck, midi dress in black to dine with her future in-laws. So, embrace bolder options!

Meghan Markle evening fashion tips

Being charming and sophisticated is all a part of being a British Royal, so dress to impress in an understated manner if you want to channel the Meghan Markle trend.

Markle cleverly maintains a sense of individualism and youth in her fashion, despite her new status. To emulate her style, you must create an ‘imbalance’ — so, if you wear a short skirt, compensate with a coat or long-sleeved top to cover the upper half of your body and retain a sense of sophistication. Similarly, if you feel like a strapless jumpsuit or low-cut dress is appropriate for the evening, go for full-leg or maxi lengths. Stay sophisticated, minimalist and modest — and remember to choose just one part of your figure to highlight.

Gigi Hadid

Almost since birth, Gig Hadid has been a part of the fashion world. To get her look, you have to channel confidence and individualism, bringing pieces of the catwalk to each of your outfits.  

Gigi Hadid day fashion tips

No matter what, Hadid wears her outfits with style and confidence — perhaps because she’s been in the industry for so long. When emulating her look, make sure to infuse each outfit with a hint 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.

Gigi Hadid evening fashion tips

Of course, Hadid is a pro at the dressed-down look, but she can transform a red carpet into a catwalk just as easily. Go for tapered trousers with a corset-style top or throw on a long dress with bare shoulders. 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.

Infuse your outfit with luxe fashion by wearing faux-fur trims and bold prints. Then, merge these with plain pieces — such as high-waisted black trousers and plain long trench coats — to get the Gigi Hadid vibe.

Sofia Richie

Not long ago, few people in the UK had heard of Sofia Richie. Today, 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…

Sofia Richie day fashion tips

Even when she’s dressed down for an off-duty day, Richie has a certain style that looks incredible. To get it, go for hoodies paired with joggers or simple denim shorts matched with plain cropped tees. For something a bit more dressed up, try 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.

Sofia Richie evening fashion tips

Rather than typically feminine dresses and skirts, Richie is often snapped in a variety of flattering trousers 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.

When it comes to evening outfits, never forget to accessories with statement jewellery to channel your inner Sofia Richie. Take a simple trousers-boots-and-top outfit and make 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.  

Ariana Grande

Renowned across the globe, Ariana Grande is one of the biggest names in music, with music videos that have been viewed more than nine billion times online, three MTV Europe Music Awards, and four Grammy nominations under her belt. But what makes her a fashionista to watch in 2018?

Ariana Grande day fashion tips

Ariana Grande oozes femininity when she dresses — whether she’s going for youthful and innocent or mature and seductive. She’s a massive fan of cropped tops but is also very skilled at 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.

Ariana Grande evening fashion tips

Grande is an expert in highlighting her best assets, and often opts for hip-hugging jeans, fitted tops and cropped designs to show off her figure. 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 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!

We all need some inspiration when it comes to fashion — and where better to get it from than leading ladies who have expert stylists on their speed dials? Blend the above tips into your wardrobe to inject celebrity glamour into your day and night looks.


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