Over the years, Victoria Beckham has made more than a few transformations. Not only did she go from Spice Girls pop star to fashion designer and entrepreneur, but she has also changed her style in a big way. Her wardrobe is brimming with smart separates, and she is nothing short of a modern style icon.
Her approach to fashion can be summed up as minimal chic. Beckham knows what works for her and wears similar outfit formulas again and again: a crew-neck sweater with an ankle-length skirt, loose trousers paired with Adidas sneakers, or a long dress with pointed heels. She tends to stick to solids over prints but isn’t afraid to try bold, statement-making colors. Shades like electric green, tomato red, and royal blue are put into frequent rotation. Her outfits provide endless style inspiration, and we’ve rounded up the very best ones. Want to see which made the cut?
Go on to see Victoria Beckham’s most iconic looks.
As if you had any doubt, Victoria Beckham proved that she can still be the epitome of chic on a rainy day. Snapped in Paris, Beckham nixed a practical raincoat—and an umbrella, for that matter—in favor of her signature blouse-and-skirt-combo, adding matching leather boots.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham blouse, skirt, and boots
Bet you never thought you'd see VB in a tube dress, but here she demonstrates a super-chic take on the body-skimming look. This reinterpreted shirtdress from her own collection is eye-catching yet sleek, especially when paired with leather boots.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham dress, sunglasses, and boots
The holiday season is in full swing, which leaves us with one major quandary: how to dress seasonally appropriate without looking cheesy. Well, Victoria Beckham just solved the riddle. She wore a pretty red collared blouse tucked into a matching skirt and finished off the look with sparkly green accessories. Yep, this is how to do red and green without looking like a cliché.
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Victoria Beckham's latest airport outfit features a super-easy styling trick you can re-create for your next travel look: rolling your jeans to create an extra-wide cuff. She wore a high-waisted, vintage-inspired pair with sleek all-black pieces, including a slim turtleneck sweater and ankle boots. And with that, she wins the award for the simplest yet chicest airport look we've seen in a while.
On Victoria Beckham: What Goes Around Comes Around Vintage Levi's Cone Mills Denim
Leave it to VB to elevate your run-of-the-mill T-shirt and jeans. The designer brilliantly played with proportion by pairing a slim-fitting tee with slouchy flares that skimmed the ground just so. Turns out some outfits simply don't require that you show off your shoes.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Square Sunglasses ($315); Lee jeans
When styling head-to-toe pink, take note from Victoria Beckham, who opted for loose-fitting trousers and a matching top. By keeping the shirt untucked and accessories to a minimum, Beckham's pajama-inspired look was the perfect example of a polished yet relaxed look.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Resort 18 top and trousers
Copy Victoria Beckham and opt for a band tee and skinny jeans in the same color—the two staples are timeless, but the monochrome look feels extra chic.
Try matching your bag to a piece of clothing to tie the outfit together.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham top, skirt, and shoes
The trick to pairing strong colors? Keep things simple and stick to solids.
Borrow something from the boys like Beckham has done her with pinstripes and suiting. Make it feel feminine with a tailored cut.
You might not think to wear a button-down shirt under a dress, but here it lends a fresh pop of color.
A quick rule of thumb for finding an easy, chic outfit? Stick to one main color.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham sunglasses, sweater, and S/S 17 bag
Adding sneakers to loose trousers lends a cool, modern feel.
On Victoria Beckham: Adidas Superstar Sneakers ($80)
Beckham proves that loose, oversize pieces can look pulled together.
Victoria Beckham is almost always seen wearing the same pair of sunglasses. Find a flattering shape for your face, and pair them with any outfit.
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham sunglasses and S/S 17 skirt and bag; Manolo Blahnik Chaos Sandals ($725)
Do you have a favorite Victoria Beckham look? Let us know in the comments below.
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