What do Karl Lagerfeld, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, and Michael Kors have in common?
These prominent figures, among others, spend their days influencing the current "Fashion Du Jour." Yet, when it comes to their own personal style, they almost completely ignore trends, instead choosing to wear their own pre-defined personal "uniform." While the wannabes of the industry invest thousands of dollars, not to mention countless hours in search of the latest trends, changing their look on a daily basis (with hit and miss results) these style icons have stood the test of time and are flawless in their execution.
How do they do it? What's the secret? Well, it's actually a lot more simple than you think. These icons have found their essential style, and when I say that I mean "essence" in the philosophical sense:
The Power Suit
Well, you don't have to go FULL suit, but definitely the blazer. The likes of Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde choose a strong blazer to complete their every day look. It's elevated and says "I'm powerful." If you're looking to take on the corporate, or political ladder then this is your piece de resistance.
The Black Turtle Neck
From Steve Jobs to Elizabeth Holmes, and many in between, a simple black turtle neck takes all the thinking out of outfit planning. It pairs with anything, casual or formal. Keep it simple with a black pant (or jeans a la Steve Jobs) and you're done. If you're building an empire or starting a movement, this will do the trick. Let's face it, you have bigger things to think about.