The noughties have seen a host of new fashion icons who have played a role in inspiring and redefining style. Whether she's dressed up for the red carpet in a dazzling, dramatic gown or off duty in her chilled 'California surf' style, Blake Lively always turns heads. Her fashion icon status was cemented when Karl Lagerfield named her as the new Chanel muse. Alexa Chung's quirky, preppy style has also earned her the respect of a top design house; Mulberry's classic 'Alexa' satchel is inspired by and named after the presenter/model and she regularly graces the FROWs. The Olsen twins have gone beyond inspiring designers and their accessory label 'The Row' has grown in popularity since its launch. Featuring classic, minimal designs it fits perfectly with their effortless use of oversize pieces, classic cuts and layering. Another fashion icon of the decade is Kate Middleton, causing a shopping frenzy anytime she wears a high street piece. Her elegant ladylike style is always spot on and she manages to balance the expectations of her position with style. Her down-to-earth re-wearing of everything in her wardrobe has also earned her a lot of respect and admiration.
These women truly are fashion icons and every one of them can inspire everyday style. What's your take on noughties fashion icons?
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Alexa Chung Chanel Straw Bag.