When you need to know the definition of a word, you look in the dictionary. When you need advice on how to best take care of a cold, you ask a doctor. But if you want to know what to wear? You can read fashion magazines and blogs, but if you don't have time to browse the net for outfit inspiration, you can look to some of fashion's most iconic dressers for help. This next crop of ladies have such singular looks, and the secret to their outfits is as simple as adding the right accessory.
Check out these tips we stole from some of the most iconic women in fashion, which will have you looking as effortlessly stylish as they do.
If your outfit's a little conservative, take cues from Grace Kelly, who uplifted buttoned-up looks with cool sunglasses for an instant dash of cool.
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Rihanna's vibe is very sexy, but she adds a tomboy edge to her looks with oversized outerwear — bonus if it's borrowed from the boys.
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Victoria Beckham almost never wears flats, which could be part of the reason why she looks so chic all the time. It's easy to take a simple T-shirt and jeans to the next level — just throw on a pair of fly heels to bring polish to a casual look.
Motorcycle jackets make pretty much everyone look cool. No wonder the piece is one of Kate Moss' standbys.
Grace Jones has worn some amazing outfits over the years, and even more amazing headgear. Work your outfit around your topper to bring an avant-garde flair to your look.
Audrey Hepburn was known for her personal style that was both classically feminine and charmingly boyish. But if you're going to rock a menswear-inspired look, take a cue from the actress and keep your makeup refined yet feminine. A bit of cat eyeliner is a good way to add a girly touch to any outfit.
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Iris Apfel's accessory game is the stuff of legend. And although you might not want to duplicate the expert way she layers jewelry, you can still find statement pieces that are so great on their own, you can keep the rest of your look relatively simple.
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Nobody can wear mixed prints like Solange Knowles — nobody! If you're a bit nervous about mixing prints yourself, look for pieces that do it for you, so you can slip it on and hit the streets looking terrific.
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