Lately we’ve been thinking a lot about personal style: How do you cultivate it? Where does it come from? While pondering all these questions, we’ve come to realise that style isn’t always on purpose, and it definitely doesn’t live in a vacuum. Whether you consciously realise it or not, your style is likely shaped and influenced by what you see others wearing.
Whether it’s your mum, your favourite celebrity, or even a fictional character, there’s bound to be someone (or multiple people) who have shaped your taste into what it is today. It’s been said that we only understand ourselves in the context of how others see us, and as far as fashion is concerned, that’s a pretty accurate assessment.
Because we were curious to see which women have played a major role in influencing our style, we decided to compile a list of women who have inspired the Who What Wear Australia team over the years. It was certainly a trip down memory lane, and funnily enough, it turns out the same names popped up time and time again. Chances are, you’ve been inspired by these women too at some point. Lesson learned: style is personal, but there are some definite trend-setters. To see a timeline of the women who’ve inspired us, and to ready about our favourite style icons, keep scrolling.