Fashion icon Anna Wintour is synonymous with classic style. From her pearl statement necklaces to her tweed skirt suits and those signature black Chanel sunglasses, her chic demeanour is unmistakable. Yet while there have always been elements of timeless pieces in her repertoire, the Vogue editor-in-chief’s earliest style moments are surprisingly bold.
She has unquestionably inspired some of today’s biggest trends. From fearless leopard print to bold neon dresses and silky slip skirts, scroll down to see some of young Anna Wintour’s chicest looks that are trending with fashion girls over 20 years later.
THEN: From her leopard-printed coats to ridiculously chic frocks, Anna propelled the animal print to new heights.
NOW: Leopard print is now ubiquitous and we're certain that's thanks to Wintour's love of the pattern. Fashion girls everywhere still love it in a slip dress or slip skirt as seen on the Insta set around the globe.
NOW: We can't move for polka-dot dresses, whether they're designer, high street or on Instagram.
Barely There Strappy Sandals
THEN: The Vogue U.S. editor in chief has been wearing the same style of neutral (Manolo Blahnik) strappy slingback sandals since the ’90s. The versatile shoes will simply never go out of style.
NOW: Our favourite fashion muses are loving the barely there strappy sandal trend this summer—as seen all over our Instagram feeds.
THEN: Anna Wintour put the versatile silvery slip skirt on the map.
NOW: Today, the style set is giving a modern take on the versatile slip skirt by pairing it with a sweater and heels or boots.