7 Signature Celebrity Looks To Inspire Your Wardrobe

From personal shoppers to stylists, celebrities get lots of help defining their signature style. Since most of us don’t have a sartorial support team on speed dial, we thought we’d step in with our insights into some of our favourite tastemakers’ secret style sauce. Whether you’re after Rihanna’s hip-hop swagger or Alexa Chung’s schoolgirl charm, click through to get a master class on your favourite celebrities’ personal style, and shop our picks to crib the look.

Alexa Chung

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The Brit It-girl favours schoolgirl staples like mary-jane heels and collared dresses, mixed with more adult touches, like a leather moto jacket. Don’t forget your high-top Converse sneakers and cut-off denim shorts for a weekend off-duty ensemble.

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The Row Nenette Merino High-Neck Sweater ($690)

?The model has been known to dabble with a turtleneck or two. The cropped cut on this version steers it far away from frumpy territory.

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Les Chiffoniers Pleated Leather Mini Skirt ($399)

?File this under foolproof combinations: edgy leather plus preppy pleats.

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Kate Spade New York Wicker Camera Shoulder Bag ($298)

?Talk about a charming conversation starter! This camera-shaped wicker purse would be ideal for a picturesque picnic.

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Valentino Garavani Mary Jane Style Pumps ($676)

?Chung rocks these chunky mid-heel shoes on the regular. We adore the rose petal pink hue for spring.

Ashley Olsen

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Two words describe this twin’s style: refined minimalism. Olsen often opts for understated, tailored garments, in contrast to her more free-spirited sister. When in doubt, dress in head-to-toe black!

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Ann Demeulemeester Leather Mules ($645)

?Mules are having a moment, and we bet Olsen would interpret the trend with a subtle iteration, like Demeulemeester’s ‘90s-inspired version.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Crocodile-Embossed Envelope Clutch ($88)

?As evidenced by The Row’s leather goods, the Olsens have a thing for exotic skins. Fake the look with this affordable crimson clutch.

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Elizabeth and James Mckayla Crepe And Silk-Chiffon Blazer ($485)

?Your average black blazer, this is not. Olsen isn’t afraid of loose silhouettes, and if she can pull it off at 5’3’’, so can you

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Elizabeth and James Bau Ring ($85)

?The design of this tube ring is utterly classic.

Kim Kardashian

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Kardashian’s new style in two words: grown sexy. Her Kanye-approved diet of body-conscious designer staples is actually easy to recreate, thanks to the neutral palette and classic shapes.

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Joseph Man Wool And Cashmere-Blend Coat ($895)

?Everything looks sophisticated with a menswear-inspired camel coat thrown on top.

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By Malene Birger Niharika Stretch-Silk And Georgette Camisole ($275)

?A blush camisole with a sheer panel fits squarely into Kardashian’s scintillating- meets-soft look.

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ASOS Pencil Skirt In Leather Look ($56)

?As of late, Kardashian has the crop top plus pencil skirt pairing on repeat.

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Aquazzura Black Amelie Pumps ($695)

?Don’t forget to add a touch of glamour to your basics, like these chain-bedecked black pumps.

Nicole Richie

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Ritchie has left her bohemian style roots in the past, in favour of a sleeker, edgier new look. High-octane glamour is also a big part of the actress’ world, so make sure to bring the drama with pieces that make a major impact.

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Khoshtrik Necklet ($190)

?We’re getting a strong Chanel vibe from this geometric-meets-minimalist choker.

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A.L.C. Andrew Pants ($198)

?Who says Beetlejuice can’t be a style inspiration? Richie has been spotted rocking a bold stripe on multiple occasions.

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Givenchy Antigona Medium Flames Pouch ($364)

?When it comes to prints, Richie often gravitates toward Givenchy’s directional patterns. To keep our bank account from going into shock, we’ll opt for this relatively more affordable pouch.

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Jenni Kayne Perforated Pointed Toe Mules ($625)

?These perforated slides hit on two major spring trends: mules and sport-inspired pieces.

Olivia Palermo

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Palermo’s style is oft imitated, but not easily recreated. Thankfully, we have insight into her style recipe: one part polished feminine, one part trendy, with a liberal helping of vibrant colour. Season with standout accessories to taste.

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Maison Martin Margiela Satin & Leather Belt ($395)

?What do you get when a classic brown belt and a rhinestone-bedecked evening belt have a baby? This utterly unique cincher.

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Shrimps Blue Fur Effect Vincent Clutch ($325)

?Palermo has a knack for inducing accessory envy. This two-tone furry clutch would fit into her repertoire seamlessly.

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Rachel Roy Avelli Ankle Strap Pointed Toe Wedge Pumps ($295)

?The comfort of a wedge with the sleekness of a pump? Colour us sold.

Reese Witherspoon

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Cute and classic is the name of the game in Witherspoon’s world. Brands like J.Crew and Tory Burch are mainstays in her closet, making her look a snap to emulate.

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Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer 50mm Sunglasses ($155)

?The actress has never strayed far from her classic Ray-Bans.

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J.Crew Embellished Cotton-Pique Shirt ($110)

?If your traditional oxford shirt feels a little staid, opt for a version with a playful jeweled collar.

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Elizabeth & James Morrison Printed Skirt ($471)

?Who can say no to a pretty print in an ultra-flattering cut?

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Tory Burch Carolyn Wedge Sandals ($325)

?Witherspoon is the patron saint of comfortable, adorable footwear. We’re confident these two-tone wedges would get her blessing.

Rihanna

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Harvey Faircloth Camo Print Jacket ($450)

?The singer is no stranger to a camo jacket. We love how this ultra-pigmented version is a fashionable take on the surplus staple.

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DKNY Cropped Printed Mesh Top ($95)

?Cropped jerseys are so Rihanna, and so having a moment. The singer can thank her close friend, Cara Delevingne, for reviving DKNY’s sporty-chic aesthetic as the face of the brand.

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Love Leather Tiger Printed Leather Miniskirt ($456)

?Whenever Rihanna shows her girly side, she does it in a thoroughly badass manner, with a piece like this leather tiger-print miniskirt.

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Moschino Bad Girl Leather Belt ($295)

?Rihanna is a self-proclaimed “bad gal,” making this belt a sure-fire winner.