Every year, and sometimes as often as every season, the media (including Social Media) crowns a new crop of style icons and trendsetters known as “It Girls.” According to the Urban Dictionary, an It Girl is the girl everyone wants to be. We love to follow what she wears, how she puts her looks together, who she dates, and where she hangs out. For the paparazzi it’s a full-time job!
But what really puts the “It” in It Girl? Is it her unerring sense of style? Her individuality and flair? Is it really about her confidence and self-esteem? Or is it all of the above?
It’s hard to put your finger on…It.
It Girls can spring from the ranks of socialites and starlets, Victoria’s Secret angels and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models, Hollywood stylists and fashion bloggers. Sometimes they inherit their It-ness from their celebrity parents. Often they’re known simply by their first names: Kendall, Gigi and Bella, Alicia, Daisy and Lily Rose.
When it comes to wearing jewelry and accessories, It Girls know how to adapt trends without looking too trendy. They know what to keep and what to discard (or put away for a while), before the magazine editors tell them to do so. And they’re not afraid to take risks and experiment by mixing fine jewelry with costume favorites.
For It Girls, more is sometimes definitely more….and being first is everything. But for real girls like us, having confidence and being true to one’s own sense of style is really what it’s all about.
So just go for it!
Glamour magazine named Swedish actress Alicia Vikander an It Girl right after The Danish Girl debuted. Her Louis Vuitton dress and subtle logo earrings at the Oscars channeled the iconic style of Audrey Hepburn.
The daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp, Lily Rose Depp has a quirky street style that attracted the attention of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. Here, she rocks a diamond headband at Chanel’s casino-inspired runway show. She’s also the star of the brand’s new eyewear campaign.
Star Wars rising star Daisy Ridley is a new fashion darling, on and off the red carpet. Photographed in everything from pencil skirts to midi dresses, her personal jewelry style is minimalist yet chic.
Sources: Glamour; The Zoe Report; Us Magazine; HuffingtonPost.co.uk; Cosmopolitan.com; BeautyEditor.ca; DailyMail.co.uk