Stars Reveal Their Fashion Crushes And Style Influences
When you feel like your wardrobe needs a pick-me-up or a straight up overhaul, where do you look for inspiration? Often, we turn to our favorite celebs, who always look impossibly put together like it’s second nature. Sometimes stars are naturally stylish or they have personal stylists to help. But many times they look to their fellow celebrities for inspiration too. It makes sense that Elizabeth Olsen would look up to her fashion designer sisters, but we bet you’ll never guess who David Beckham turns to! Even Harry Styles has an unexpected style crush.
Harry Styles Has Always Looked Up To This Country Princess
Harry Styles takes inspiration from none other than Shania Twain. The former One Direction member cited the country star as a huge influence on his musical abilities as well as his unique fashion sense.
“I think both music and fashion, [my] main influence was probably Shania Twain… Yeah, I think she’s amazing,” Styles told Entertainment Tonight in 2017, just before he headlined that year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. While Harry likes to keep it country, Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra has been inspired by Manhattan’s Elite…
Everything Elizabeth Olsen Knows Is From Mary-Kate And Ashley
It’s not surprising that Elizabeth Olsen’s style would be inspired by none other than her older twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley. The mega-mogul twins left acting behind in their youth to take the high fashion world by storm.
“I grew up wearing my sister’s clothes, so it’s easy for me to say they’re my style icons… They’ve taught me that classic pieces are an amazing investment,” Elizabeth told InStyle. The younger Olsen didn’t come onto the scene until her older sisters were pretty much gone from it, but it’s clear that they’ve continued to have quite an influence.
Priyanka Chopra Loves Blake Lively’s Boldness
Priyanka Chopra says she’s always admired the style of Blake Lively. Whether she is making a bold statement on the red carpet or playing it effortlessly cool on the streets, Blake Lively is like a real-life Barbie doll.
“I love Blake Lively and her style… She has this amazing, bold, and yet feminine perspective on clothes, and I love the way she dresses,” the Quantico actress told InStyle. Chopra herself has been known to walk the red carpet in simple, yet eye-popping gowns that emulate Lively’s confidence and stature.
Haley Bennett Appreciates Nicole Kidman’s Risk-Taking
“Nicole Kidman’s style always tells a story… Even when she’s taking risks, she still looks elegant. Plus, she’s so statuesque. It’s amazing how well everything fits her,” says Haley Bennett.
The Music and Lyrics actress was probably referencing Kidman’s look at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. Kidman wowed the red carpet with a shiny silver number that was indeed a bold move, but she pulls it off with as much class as a British royal. Bennett’s looks on and off the red carpet have been just as daring, but also feminine and chic, so you can clearly see the inspiration.
Rihanna Is A Fashion Queen For Everyone
From her jaw-dropping statements at the Met Gala to her casual yet sexy street style, Rihanna has been hailed as a fashion slayer for years. “She goes for it, and usually when she goes for it, she hits the nail on the head,” says model Dilone to InStyle.
Her style may have evolved over the course of her career, but in every era of Rihanna fashion, there was never a dull moment. Selita Ebanks remembers her fashion risks. “She wears the most random pieces and I love how she puts everything together,” the model and actress told Us Weekly.
David Beckham Looks To An Old Hollywood Icon For Style
David Beckham may be retired from Manchester United, but as the husband of high fashion heavyweight Posh Spice, he knows a thing or two about personal style. The soccer star tells People that he is a “casual dresser” and that he takes his inspiration from a certain Hollywood icon.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Steve McQueen, and people like that, and James Dean. People like that I always look at their style and it’s just effortless. Most of the time it’s just a plain white T-shirt and a pair of jeans, but they make it look good,” Beckham says. Katie Holmes is another person who thinks of Hollywood’s Golden Age when it comes to style inspiration…
Olivia Wilde Is Desperately In Love With Eva Longoria’s Adorableness
Olivia Wilde has a fashion crush on a certain desperate housewife. The actress told Lucky, “Eva Longoria always looks so put-together and [expletive] adorable. But I can’t imagine walking everywhere in those heels… I just don’t have it in me. My style is never uncomfortable.”
Though Wilde has been seen veering towards grungy, laidback looks, you can see that she has taken fashion cues from Longoria. Despite the fact that Wilde says her style is a bit “messy,” she still manages to look complete, just like Eva. Both women’s outfits are thoughtfully put together, complete with the perfect bag and accessories.
Lily Collins Loves Cate Blanchett’s Edginess
Lily Collins looks up to Cate Blanchett for her fashion musings. Blanchett has never been one to shy away from looks that veer on fierceness, but overall convey a sense of luxury that probably only a two-time Oscar winner can achieve.
“Cate’s red-carpet picks never fail to surprise me because they are so edgy… She can rock anything from a pantsuit to a studded, feathered Givenchy gown. Her choices are ageless, and her hair and makeup are divine too,” Collins says. The actress is known to rock flirty ensembles but often accentuates them with bold statement pieces that are a nod to Blanchett.
Katie Holmes Looks Back To Hollywood’s Katharine Hepburn
“Katharine Hepburn. She was always herself and it never looked like the clothes were wearing her,” Katie Holmes told InStyle. Katharine Hepburn conveyed a level of elegance that was only achievable by the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Hepburn managed to make pants and blazers look sexy. Her affinity for simple shapes and colors only did wonders to accentuate her striking features, rather than stand out as something she was wearing. This is something that you can definitely see in Holmes’s street style, as she is often wearing jeans but still looking cute while doing so.
Zoe Saldana Takes Fashion Inspiration From Everyone Around Her
When Zoe Saldana needs a little fashion inspo, she looks no further than her contemporaries. “Sienna Miller, Julianne Moore, these kinds of effortless beauties. Diane Kruger. I just love looking at their styles and feeling inspired by their choices,” Saldana once told Gotham magazine.
But Saldana’s relationship to fashion goes way back. She indulges that her grandmother kept books on Coco Chanel growing up and was a seamstress back in the ’60s. “[She] worked for design houses throughout the city. She really loved fabrics and textiles, so it was natural to my family… It was never about luxury; it was about art.”
Hayden Panettiere Loves The Classic Grace Kelly
Hayden Panettiere cites Grace Kelly as someone who has influenced her style. “Grace Kelly was always so beautiful and so classic. I always keep her in my mind because that’s what I’m aiming for,” Panettiere told InStyle.
Before and after she became a princess, Grace Kelly’s sense of style has been one of sophistication with a hint of feminity. She conveyed the poise of a lady, but the elegance of a strong woman. You can definitely see how this has influenced Panettiere, whose style takes cues from Kelly but has been updated for the present.
Meghan Markle’s Style Crushes Are Constantly Changing
Meghan Markle says that she goes through a revolving door of style inspiration. “I always say Gwyneth Paltrow, but it’s changing. As I’m taking more risks personally, I am responding to other people who take a little bit more fashion risks… I love how Miranda Kerr dresses – a bit more playful,” she told Good Housekeeping in 2017.
Since then, Markle has become the Duchess of Sussex after marrying Prince Harry. Her new status as put a magnifying glass on her personal style, which has increasingly become refined and classy, just as a princess should be.
Amy Smart Thinks Kate Moss Is Effortless
“Kate Moss looks gorgeous. She gives the feeling that she’s not trying too hard, yet she always looks so beautiful and sexy,” actress Amy Smart told InStyle. Of course, Kate Moss is a supermodel, so looking nonchalantly sexy and chic comes naturally.
Still, Moss has been regarded for her unique sense of style. She dares to take on edgy pieces but still somehow makes them look feminine without being dainty. This is something that you can see in Amy Smart’s red carpet style, where she often wears ensembles that are refreshing from her street style.
Gina Rodriguez Loves The Way Tracee Ellis Ross Slays
Gina Rodriguez loves the fashion sense that belongs to Tracee Ellis Ross. The Jane the Virgin star told InStyle in 2017, “Tracee Ellis Ross slayed all year long… She’s so confident in everything she wears, and it shows. That dress she wore to the Emmys? Come on.”
Of course, Rodriguez is referring to the Chanel Couture gown Ross wore to the 2017 Emmys. The dress has eye-catching silver embroidery and a feather trim. Ross has never been one to shy away from interesting shapes and patterns in her ensembles. Rodriguez usually plays it a little safer, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know a fashionista when she sees one.
Amy Adams Says That No One Does It Like Oprah
“Oprah Winfrey… She seems to be somebody who dresses herself and I don’t feel like anybody else dresses Oprah,” Amy Adams once told Vanity Fair. Oprah always presents herself with class and sophistication, just like one of the richest women in the world should.
Oprah isn’t shy about color and is consistently photographed in looks that really make her pop. Though her outfits mean business, there is still a fun element that makes her look approachable. Looking at Amy Adams’s style both on and off the red carpet, you can see that Oprah’s affinity for bright colors has really taken effect. Coming up, you’ll see that the best advice might come from your own partner…
Lucy Hale Won’t Lie About Looking To Her Peers For Inspiration
Lucy Hale says that she takes her fashion cues from the past and the present. She once told WhoWhatWear.com, “I love the classic [style icons] like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller, but I really admire girls my age, like Vanessa Hudges and Miley Cyrus, for their everyday style.”
The Pretty Little Liars actress has definitely taken those two worlds and made them her own through her clothing. She is often seen in edgy outfits with skinny jeans, booties, and leather. But she can also make these ensembles flirty and chic with flattering tops and pointed heels.
Shenae Grimes Is Inspired By Chloe Sevigny
Shenae Grimes says that Chloe Sevigny is one of her style icons. “I love Chloe Sevigny,” the 90210 actress said. “She has such an individual style and everything is just so sharp and flattering on her.”
Sevigny’s style is what one might call “effortlessly cool.” Different fabrics and patterns make the rotation on her outfits, while layering is key. Grimes has certainly incorporated this into her own street style, albeit there is a more relaxed, almost grungy vibe that she exudes. Sevigny’s style is more “New York,” while Grimes’s is very much “LA.”
Kim Kardashian Should Probably Just Hire Her Husband As Her Stylist
Kim Kardashian’s style is heavily influenced by her own husband, Kanye West. Kim has been vocal about all the ways that Kanye has changed her style, from embracing minimalism to introducing her to high fashion designers.
West is recently to blame for the tiny sunglasses trend that has taken over the Kardashian-Jenner clan. In an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim says, “[Kanye] sent me a whole email like, ‘You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It’s all about tiny little glasses. He sent me like, millions of ’90s photos with tiny little glasses like this.”
Jenna Coleman Thinks Keira Knightley Adds An Edge To Romance
Jenna Coleman admires the style of fellow Brit, Keira Knightley. “Keira Knightley has a romantic vibe, but she still has an edge to her style,” Coleman told InStyle. The Doctor Who actress wears a darker color palette than Knightley, but there are some obvious nods to Knightley’s style in the present.
Knightley always appears to be draped in feminine florals or flowing skirts and dresses. But in the event that Knightley opts for pants, you can see where the edge comes from. Effortlessly chic, she looks like she’s on her way to some serious business on the streets of Paris.
Julia Garner Thinks Sofia Coppola Has A Beautiful Take On Style
“I think Sofia Coppola dresses amazing… She’s such a talented filmmaker too, but her taste in clothes is really beautiful,” Julia Garner tells InStyle. The muted elegance and delicate ambiance in Coppola’s films bleed into her fashion sense.
The Lost in Translation director has a chic and understated street style that would make her the queen of any modern-day office. The same goes for her red carpet style, although she has been known to venture into bold pops of color. Garner has taken note from the director as well. The Ozark actress is always pictured in chic, simple outfits.