Hello everyone. Today I thought I'd introduce a new feature to the blog: Style Icon. Since discovering Arbonne and deciding to avoid things like mineral oil and parabens in my beauty products, I've realised that more and more brands I used to love are just no go areas for me now. I've done a huge clearout of my beauty stash these past few days and I'm throwing away more than I'm keeping. It has made me realise that unless more brands want to commit to better ingredients in their products, my blog is definitely going to have to move away from beauty, particularly product reviews, because I'm going to run out of content! As fashion was something I love well before beauty and makeup, it makes sense to add a fashion/style related feature to the blog. I'm going to be sharing people, fictional or not, whose style inspires my own or I think just look downright amazing.

Today's style icon is Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf. I adored Gossip Girl and was very sad to see it go despite the fact that it had obviously run its course. I loved the characters, I loved getting a New York fix and of course, I love love love watching really stupidly rich people. However, it's probably the visual aspects of Gossip Girl I liked the best, the men were always impeccably dressed and the girls had wardrobes to die for, particularly my favourite character Blair. She is definitely the daughter of a fashion designer!

There are so many things I love about Blair's style. Of course, the first that springs to mind is her signature headband. The girl really knows how to rock a headband, particularly a nice big bow. It's something I'm very jealous of! Not to mention she has an amazing collection of hats too that are simply gorgeous. I actually do manage to wear hats, particularly berets, quite often myself, but I do really intend on incorporating more headwear into my look this year, just like Miss Waldorf.

I also like that Blair is always incredibly co-ordinated. She matches prints with true flair and the way she puts colour together is fabulous. I like how she'll wear something like a skirt with a small detail in a certain colour and match her blouse to that. Not to mention, she is really not afraid of colour at all and that is something I really like to see. All too often I see myself and other stray back to black but Blair seems to have worn every colour under the sun. The fact that's she is seen sporting yellow and green coats is just wonderful to me. There is also lot of embellishment on her clothing such as large ruffles, again, something I wholeheartedly approve of.

Blair Waldorf Inspired

Miss Selfridge pencil skirt
£35 - missselfridge.com

Zara shoes
£37 - zara.com

Black hairband
£39 - etsy.com

Here I've put together an outfit inspired by Blair. It's definitely something I'd consider wearing myself and I hope you like it too!

What do you think of my new style icon feature?