Fashion icons are defined as influential people who introduce new styles which spread through out fashion culture and become part of fashion. They initiate a new style which others may follow. These influential people may be famous personalities such as political leaders, sports personalities, or celebrities.

A fashion icon is well know for being highly fashionable. The media constantly refers to today’s celebrities as icons of fashion. But, how do you truly define the commonly used term “fashion icon?”

When I think of the term fashion icon I think of style, elegance, and looks that will stop you in your tracks.
Being a fashion icon means setting trends and staying stylish for years to come. They are diverse and unique. It’s important to be authentic when developing your personal style. Becoming and fashion icon takes hard work, passion, and patience. If that is your true desire never give up during the process. Do your research, develop your style, and work towards success for as long as you desire.

Of course being a fashion icon extends beyond style. Icons want to shape and influence cultures across the world. They understand fashion, stay up to date on current events, research history, and develop a personal philosophy. They take the time to consider what look and vibe they want to portray. Fashion icons are unique, knowledgeable about past and current fashion.

One doesn't have to like their style to appreciate their contributions to fashion. Researching fashion icons is only a few key strokes away on your phone or computer. Fashion icons get their inspiration from someone or somewhere. One can be inspired by an icon, just don’t forget to make it uniquely yours. If your icon is from the past, read about them and look at photos. If they are current , stay up to date on their style.

Some of my personal favorite icons are Josephine Baker, Grace Jones, Naomi Campbell, Diana Ross, Michelle Obama, Billie Holiday, Tracee Ellis Ross, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Lena Horne, and Cicely Tyson just to name a few. These phenomenal woman set standards. They wrote hit songs, broke cultural barriers, and was the First Lady of the United States. Even in eras where racism was rampant and resources were limited, they used their power to create their own style. Their styles evolved over the years, their attention to detail, and the ability to put together immaculate outfits established them as fashion icons.

You can be a fashion icon. I can be a fashion icon. Fashion is art and icons play by their own rules. Pull out your canvas which is you and start creating. Today you have been touched be Styles From The Stoop By Stephanie.
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