In the words of Diana Vreeland, “You gotta have style.” The iconic editor wasn’t referring simply to clothes, but rather a point of view. A way of dressing. We’re always drawn to women who have a distinct personal style, even if it isn’t how we would necessarily dress ourselves. It can be subdued or flamboyant—you just have to own it.
We’ve been longtime admirers of Vogue Runway Director Nicole Phelps’s pared-down, effortless style, and as we head into the more chaotic months of the year, we figured what better time to praise the power of a no-frills look than right now?
Take a look at Phelps’s coolest fashion moments below, and shop our gallery of picks to achieve her vibe.
Style Tip: Dress up a pair of black trousers with a pajama shirt and block heels.
Style Tip: Team a drapey sweater with slacks and stilettos.
Style Tip: Layer a graphic tee underneath your blazer, and style with wide-leg pants.
Style Tip: Mix and match your neutrals.
Style Tip: Find an amazing overcoat and let it do the talking.
Style Tip: When in doubt, a white tee with black separates always looks chic.
Style Tip: Pair a chunky knit with '90s-inspired denim and a pendant necklace.
Style Tip: Make an oversize clutch the star of your look.
Style Tip: Invest in a statement coat you can wear with everything.
A statement coat doesn't have to cost you a fortune.
A timeless bag should be in every woman's wardrobe.
The perfect menswear-inspired shoes.
With a versatile pair of trousers in tow, you can never go wrong.
We love the timelessness of a pinstripe blazer.
We bet you'll never want to take off this dainty necklace.