In the fashion industry, when it comes to trends, whatever Anna Wintour says, goes—no questions asked. As the editor in chief of Vogue, Wintour is constantly critiquing new trends, seasonal collections, and emerging designers to which she deems whether they are in or they are out. And let's be clear: Wintour's stamp of approval is not easily achieved. That being said, Wintour has claimed a few key styles as her signature staples that she is almost always seen in—styles that have clearly passed the seemingly impossible test. Let me break it down for you.
Overall, Wintour's wardrobe staples consist of a printed maxi dress, layered necklaces, some type of trench coat, knee-high boots, and, of course, her signature sunglasses (which at this point, are rather innate). In addition to these timeless classics, Wintour also will style her outfits with her approved seasonal trend pieces—whether it's a handbag or a new print.
At the end of the day, though, Wintour remains loyal to her signature styles and has practically perfected her outfits down to a science. Fortunately, so have I. I not only scoured the internet for Wintour's approved styles and silhouettes, but I also found them all in one place. Ahead, discover the eight styles Wintour has endorsed herself to shop now at Nordstrom.
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Perhaps Wintour's most iconic wardrobe staple is a floral dress. But it's not just a floral dress—it's a very precise floral dress. The dress is typically tailored at the waist, maxi or calf-length, and often has an elevated, mature floral pattern.
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A jewel-tone statement necklace is an accessory I never knew I needed. The stack of necklaces complete every look, serving as the missing puzzle piece in putting together an Anna Wintour–approved outfit.
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While Wintour loves a good trench coat, this season, she brought us a subtle yet new twist to the trusted trench. Elevate your classic outwear pieces by adding embellishments.
Wintour's summer version of knee-high boots? Strappy sandals. Try a super-complex strappy number or opt for a simpler pair. There are a plethora of options this season.
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Over year-round florals? That's just fine. Update your floral dress with a paisley number in order to achieve this look.
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Catching onto the "Anna Wintour outfit" formula? An update to the classic trench, this leather duster is a fresh take on the wardrobe staple. There are plenty of color variations to play around with.
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If you haven't gotten on the baguette train, it's time to hop on now. It's the perfect bag to carry you into spring.
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Snakeskin knee-high boots were everything this fall and will still be everything this spring. Experiment and have fun with the different colorways and heel lengths.