I adore Cate Blanchett. I think she is one of the most intelligent, most capable and most stylish women on the planet at the moment. Who can forget her wonderful performances in both the Elisabeth movies and as Bob Dylan in I’m not there? But she is equally impressive on the street and the red carpet in terms of style and to me she is a true 40+ style icon!
So what makes her a style icon?
Cate Blanchett consistently looks very stylish in all the clothes she wears. But she is also willing to take risks. I admire that, because it’s all too easy to go with an elegant and safe style and never be on the worst dressed list. Cate often goes for a fashionable look, which is usually surprising, often incredibly stylish and never boring.
I love how she can rock the men’s wear trend:
But she is equally good at doing high glamour:
And few ladies could pull of these looks:
This is just the first of over 40 style icons I plan to feature on this site. Who is your favorite style icon?
All the best,
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