Style Icon: Jackie Kennedy Onassis


We all seem to admire the high profile ladies of the world when it comes to fashion. I don’t know about you, but I would love to raid Kate Middleton’s closet and have dreamed about it many, many times. When I first started out, I reviewed some of my favourite style icons, including Kate Middleton and Audrey Hepburn. Both, of which are pretty high profile people, but you cannot deny the fact that these amazing and powerful ladies harbor the most amazing style!!

Today, I am adding another wonderful style icon to the list! This first lady is practically the best dressed woman of all time!! Whether she was visiting India, sailing on a boat or boarding a plane, Jackie Kennedy Onassis was always dressed to the nines!!

Pill box hats, strands of pearls, bows and white gloves are just a few of the classic pieces Jackie brought to the forefront. In everything that she did, her style came through and never disappointed her adoring fans.

These photos that I have chosen to include in this post (all linked and sourced, by the way) are three of my most favourite looks Jackie Kennedy wore. Let’s look at the look below at this action shot of Jackie with her camera. She is sailing on a boat, and she looks like perfection – the head scarf and the dress with the classic sunglasses – absolute perfection!!

The most classic style comes through simplicity. Minimal pieces that make a statement without any flash or flare (although, I do love the flash and flare).  Sometimes, you just need a clean crisp oxford and a strand of pearls. It’s conservative, beautiful and chic all wrapped into one, and I for one, love to sport the classics every now and then!  It’s certainly better to look classic than to look classless…that’s for sure.

Jackie Kennedy (Onassis) was such a powerful woman. Not only is she a timeless style icon, but one of the great women to look up to. I love looking back at her ensembles and pieces that she chose to wear – always looking so full of life and elegance!!

If you love Jackie O as much as I do, you need to check out this book. It is a picture book of all of her greatest looks throughout her marvelous and highly social life. It’s called “New York Jackie: Pictures from her life in the City”. I found my copy at Winners,  but it is also available on Amazon.

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It is such a good coffee table book – I sometimes use it to look for inspiration! I’ve looked through this book several times and never get tired of seeing all of these photos!!


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