The Style Files: Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham has undergone one of the greatest image transformations and has firmly cemented herself in the ranks of the fashion industries most talented and most stylish.
Her days of Posh Spice were ruled by sleek bobs, mini hemlines, and catsuits. When she was Queen of the WAGs, she was leading a pack of footballers’ wives -- which included Cheryl Tweedy (who was then dating left back Ashley Cole), Coleen Rooney (then girlfriend, now wife of Wayne Rooney), and Abbey Clancy (who was in the early stages of her relationship with Peter Crouch) – in denim short-shorts, oversized sunglasses and skimpy tops at major sporting events like the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Her and husband David attracted a lot of negative attention from fashion critics in the late nineties and early noughties when they arrived at events in matching outfits (like the Versace matching black leather trousers-and-jacket combo they wore to a Millennium New Year’s Eve party in 1999).
These days, Beckham is known as one of the biggest names in the fashion industry with a critically acclaimed business that now boasts 400 stores in over 50 countries internationally and has grown from dresses to suits, coats, handbags, and her signature accessory, sunglasses. Beckham has gone from sitting on the side-lines in tacky outfits like the zebra-printed leather bustier dress she wore to the 2007 MTV Movie Awards to style supreme with a steady look that is chic but simplistic and focuses on sharp tailoring, structured silhouettes, oversized styles, and her signature oversized sunglasses.
Here, we look at how you can recreate Beckham’s iconic style:
Beckham is a big fan of tailored looks. Last November, she received an award for her outstanding contribution to the fashion industry at the People’s Choice Awards and showed up to the event proving why she was worthy of the special honour in a white blazer and matching trousers, teamed with a lace slip-style vest and black heels. She took the title of street-style queen when was stepped out in a lilac three-piece suit teamed with an oversized lilac shirt and mint heels on her way to a promotional event for her clothing label. And we’re still lusting over the scarlet wide-leg trouser suit the designer wore during a visit to New York. Queen V knows the power of a good suit and you should too. Here are our favourite styles you can buy from our retailers right now:
Blouses And Trousers:
If she’s not spotted in a suit, Beckham’s next go-to are trousers and blouses combos. From the snakeskin blouse she teamed with hot red trousers to the polka dot blouse she wore with white wide-leg trousers, it’s a simple combination with a powerful impact. Here are our favourite styles you can buy from our retailers right now:
Beckham is rarely spotted without her signature oversized sunglasses. Here are our favourite styles you can buy from our retailers right now:
Feature image credit: Instagram/@VictoriaBeckham