My Top Three Style Icons

My sense of style has changed drastically over the past few years. I’m now at a point where I feel confident in my appearance and style choices. It’s a long road for a lot of people, finding who you are and what your vibe is. I think I’m finally there now.

My style is very much my own, and I don’t heavily base my choices on anyone in particular. There are three people, though, who I do look up to and adore their taste in fashion. I don’t go out of my way to copy them, but sometimes there’s a killer look you just have to nail.

Simone Butler

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Simone Butler, the bassist for music legends Primal Scream. For me, Simone’s style is ‘the three L’s’. Leopard print, leather and lethal heels.

The ‘Naked Lunch’ Soho radio presenter is approaching her 40s and is proving you don’t have to stop wearing leather mini-skirts at 25. She pushes the boundaries and snaps the stereotypes. Fashion has no age limit, and that’s something people really need to realise. I’ve never seen anyone cooler than Simone on stage in a pair of platform boots the height of the Empire State building playing bass like it’s absolutely nothing, when I look like Bambi on ice in heels that high.

These photos I snapped at the Primal Scream gig at Keele in 2016 epitomise her iconic look. If I look half as good as Simone in 20 years’ time, I’ll be happy.

Alexa Chung

There was no way I wasn’t going to feature Alexa. There’s a reason she won the British Style Icon award three years running.

She is the absolute queen of diversity. She can go uber-girly with prim and proper peter pan collars and classic British heritage looks, or the polar opposite with risqué rocker get-ups.

If you’re inspired by Alexa’s style, it means you’ve ultimately been inspired by the likes of The Spice Girls, Wednesday Addams and Kate Moss. Alexa’s book ‘IT’ features insight into her own style icons and why. It’s a great read if you’re in love with her look. There’s also so fab exclusive snaps and some pretty questionable drawings by Chung.

Being a fashion Queen, there’s no wonder she’s bagged her own clothing lines. My personal fave was her M&S range. I bagged a stunning silver metallic blouse from the collection in a vintage shop for £8.

David Bowie

I mean, obviously right? David Bowie has had that many personas and looks he’s influenced pretty much everyone and everything in one way or another, whether it’s music, fashion, even makeup.

Glam rock is such an iconic, bold look that blurs the lines or masculinity and femininity. It’s a look that Bowie pioneered perfectly.

His androgynous look broke gender stereotypes, giving people the confidence to express their individuality and sexuality through the medium of fashion.

Whether you’re rocking a pastel suit co-ord or a crazy printed jumpsuit, Bowie’s extravagant style can be seen in so many statement pieces.

Who are your style icons and why?

Beff x


  1. loverosiee1
    July 10, 2018 / 10:51 am

    loving this post girl. there is always something different on your blog and i am so here for it. i see a lot of bowie in your styling!

  2. July 11, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    Ohhh my style icon is Millie Mackintosh! xx

    • beffshuff
      July 11, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      I love Millie! First started following her when she went out with Professor Green x

  3. B
    July 15, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I’m not sure I have a style icon as I’m a bit boring with my clothes, something I need to fix!! love all the leopard print though. xx

  4. July 18, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    yessss Bowie is an absolute Icon! He was amazing and still remains an Icon – Alicia

  5. July 24, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Yasss! Bowie forever x

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