Boohoo – My style icon

When I was asked if I would like to take part in the ‘My Style Icon’ challenge, I was instantly intrigued and interested. Regular readers of this blog know that celebrity style, and getting the celebrity look are areas that I am really interested in. But to actually trying to recreate an outfit myself, from a limited budget of just £30, this was something that I thought would be difficult. Who exactly would I choose as my style icon?

I had to think about this long and hard. I love the style of many varied women. The retro style of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Marianne Faithfull are all amongst my style faves. Today I would love to delve into the wardrobes of Jessica Alba, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Miranda Kerr and Cate Blanchett. But, in the end, I decided to opt for a lady who, like me, is a mother and is also a similar age to me. A lady whose style I have loved since my grungy early 90s period. I’m talking about the one and only Gwen Stefani.

The Look I want to recreate.

df8d35dde63d419c0240244102d0155eI love this glamorous look from Gwen, a classic Studio 54 style jumpsuit, with long hair and Gwen’s trademark red lips. I thought this was a look I would be able to recreate using the Boohoo Plus size range, which has a great collection of catsuits. Although the look wouldn’t be identical, it would at least have the essense of Gwen’s look.

Boohoo Plus Plus Gabriella Drape Side Jumpsuit £20 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Plus
Plus Gabriella Drape Side Jumpsuit £20 click to visit Boohoo

The Plus Gabriella drape side jumpsuit is a rather daring pick for me, the back is low, the sides are low and the front is low. I must admit  will be wearing this with a cami underneath, but I do love it, the slinky, silky fabric is gorgeous, it doesn’t cling, and I feel all Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface in this (another style icon come to think of it.). I couldn’t see Gwen’s shoes, but I know she often opts for simple, but very high stilettos, so that is what I chose (from the clearance section for £8 – but now out of stock.)

My Gwen Look







You can view all the Boohoo plus size jumpsuits here.

15 thoughts on “Boohoo – My style icon

  1. I adore Gwen Stefani! She always looks immaculate and her styling is impeccable. A true role model for those of us who want to stay looking great as we get older. Perfect choice of style icon and I love the jumpsuit you’ve picked out. Tx

  2. Great look.. it is a very toned down look for Gwen but I really like it! A black jumpsuit is definitely a great wardrobe staple item


  3. I absolutely love gwen stefani, I recently created this updated grunge look with a dress- taking inspiration from No doubt ‘Don’t speak’ video 🙂
    I love this Jumpsuit and I love your recreation look 🙂 #ukbloggers

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  5. I love that outfit, you look fab and it really suits you! I’m not quite brave enough to try a jumpsuit as I’m so short!
    Becky xx

    • Love Gwen, it’s not effortless, it’s very high maintenance.But so glam!

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