I Dressed Like My Favorite Style Icons to Get Out of My Fashion Funk

Yusra Siddiqui
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I think I've established here clear enough that I have an avid love for pop-culture. Whether it's the latest music trend to blow up on TikTok (Have you listened to Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo yet? If not, please do) or the cool TV show that everyone is watching (Hi, Bridgerton), I like to keep tabs on it all. Some may say I have issues, I like to think it's just a hidden talent. What many may not know is that my love of pop-culture also stems from my love of fashion, because it's no secret that there's a variety of stars and fictional characters that bring on the style game that people remember forever.

In high school, I loved saving scenes from my favorite shows and movies to recreate their looks to wear. (I was extra, I know.) Since 2020 has left me still in quite a bit of a fashion slump, I thought I'd go back to my roots and mimic outfits from different style icons with what I own in my wardrobe. It can be easy to fall into a routine of wearing similar items, so trying to play with different characters' style definitely helped me remember what I loved about clothes and styling in the first place.

Cher Horowitz

Sweater vests may be a trend you see today, but it was in the early 2000s where Cher Horowtizs dominated the style. Her preppy yet forward style is one of my all-time favorite, so I had to do a little vest over collared shirt action in her honor.

& Other Stories Oversized Wool Knit Vest ($89)

Reformation Sky Silk Top ($148)

Mango Straight Trousers ($25)

Hilary Banks

When I think of Hilary Banks I think of luxe fabrics, gold jewelry, and boxy retro blazers, so that's exactly what I pulled out to mimic her style. I've had this vintage YSL blazer for years and it completed the look.

Frankie Shop Cotton Blazer ($290)

Mejuri Croissant Dôme Ring ($75)

Zara Satin Lingerie Style Dress ($40)

Rachel Green

There are two things from Rachel Green's wardrobe that have always stuck with me—blazers and overalls. I've had this pair of overalls sitting in the back of my closet for some time, so this was the perfect outfit to pull it out for.

Pilcro and the Letterpress Relaxed Denim Overalls ($148)

Mango Double-Breasted Blazer ($50)

Converse Chuck Taylor® High Top Sneaker ($55)

Princess Diana

I'd be lying if I said I didn't buy this sweater right after watching The Crown on Netflix. Princess Diana's sweater collection is one to marvel at, and the costume designers of the show replicated her iconic ensembles perfectly.

Rowing Blazers Sheep Sweater ($295)

Urban Outfitters Mira Chunky Chelsea Boot ($79)

Who What Wear Mid-Rise Regular Fit Wide Leg Pants ($37)

Lizzie McGuire

Fun fact: I owned Lizzie McGuire flip-flops that I wore with almost every single outfit in middle school. From the small peaks we got at adult Lizzie before the reboot was canceled, I'm sure she'd still be all about pattern mixing and flared jeans in 2020.

Levi's High Loose Jeans ($98)

Zara Oversized Animal Print Top ($40)

Urban Outfitters Ruched Baguette Bag ($39)

More Things I'm Eyeing to Get Out of My Fashion Funk:

Ganni Crystal-Embellished Floral-Print Organic Cotton-Poplin Blouse ($159)

H&M Rib-Knit Sweater Vest ($30)

Brandon Blackwood Bianca Puffer Tote ($88)

Lisa Says Gah Paisley Polo Long Sleeve ($189)

Vagabond Shoemakers Alex Loafer ($160)

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