Ever since she first spiced up our lives in the 1990s wearing platform sandals, Victoria Beckham has been a fashion icon. She’s gone on to develop her personal style into a signature mix of ladylike silhouettes and menswear-inspired separates. Her love for fashion goes beyond what she dons on the red carpet, extending into her own fashion label. Streamline your daily look with classic pieces for a wardrobe worthy of Posh Spice herself.
Beckham’s off-duty style is very classic, with a mix of form-fitting pieces and menswear-inspired cuts. Try pairing dark-wash bootcut jeans with a loose button-down shirt, tucked in only at the front. Another look Beckham favors is an A-line skirt that falls just below the knee, topped off with a fitted sweater and belt. She always has a blazer on hand, either oversized or fitted, depending on the weather. Tones are kept neutral, but if she goes for a bit of color it is only present in one item of clothing for a color-blocked effect.
Red Carpet Ready
Beckham favors a sleek, body-conscious look for the red carpet and special events. As with many of the pieces in her own fashion line, she loves dresses in neutrals and jewel tones that hug the figure. Find dresses with a structured fit that have a square or boat neckline and land just below the knee. Her outfits always have a lower hemline if they are cut lower at the neck, and a slightly higher hemline if cut high at the neck to maintain balance.
Beckham loves playing with simple accessories to change the entire look of an outfit. Add a contrasting belt over top of your sweater or bodycon dress to further define the waist. Stock your wardrobe with classic 50s-inspired accessories, such as round black sunglasses, a black- or gray-quilted bag and pointed black pumps. Beckham sports all three with both casual and event attire. Keep a neutral fedora or newsboy hat on hand to look chic even on a lazy day.
Hair and Makeup
Beckham has experimented with many hair and makeup looks over the years, but most often comes back to long waves and a smoky eye. Have your hairstylist cut your hair into long layers, with the longest landing just below your shoulder and the shortest falling to your chin. Part your hair in the center, and style it by wrapping 1-inch wide sections of hair around a 1-inch curling wand. Keep your makeup natural and add definition to the eyes. Sweep a taupe shadow through the crease of your eye with a fluffy brush, and line your upper and lower lash lines with black kohl liner. Swipe on a creamy nude lipstick to finish things off.
References and ResourcesVogue: Victoria Beckham, Fashion Timeline
Elle UK: Victoria Beckham's Style File