They’re the new breed of strong and beautiful female pop icons that are helping define their generation, recognised worldwide for their talent in music, as well as their on-stage presence and unique identities.
Each one has her own distinctive style, reflected in every choice of outfit at each performance, as well as accessories and jewellery, and her take on fashion trends. They show clearly that what we wear and how we accessorise our outfits influences peoples’ perceptions of us.
This individual style and identity is something all of our female pop icons embrace wholeheartedly and with pride, making each one a powerful role model; their outfit choices tend to be quite daring, giving a focus on being an independent woman.
And because each artist is a fashion forward trend-setter, they have fashionistas tirelessly analysing everything they wear, while young women are left feeling they want to be just like them.
While many of their outfit choices clash colours, textures and prints, chosen jewellery pairings are bold and empowering, and express their personalities through the finished look.
Here, we showcase some of the key outfit, jewellery and accessory choices of our favourite female pop icons and style mavens:
Jewellery is important to this singer; she launched her own line of accessories a few years back. Earlier this summer she rocked short shorts, calf-high boots fishnets and a denim sleeveless vest at New Orleans Jazz Fest, alongside a great line of gold bracelet choices. With bright red lipstick completing the look, no wonder she went down a storm.
One of those artists known by her first name alone, Rihanna has famously sung about diamonds in the past. Her look is often outrageous, always changing. A great lover of the chunky necklace, as well as gold chains and cocktail rings, she isn’t someone who’s scared of showcasing her distinctive style with jewellery. She looks as good at a glamorous evening event as she does heading to the studio, and often effortlessly teams a casual outfit with full-on bling.
Playing at Somerset House in July, Jessie J rocked a skimpy black and blue striped one-piece with long nails, silver rings and a metal choker, alongside a septum ring. Nude fishnets and black patent ankle boots completed the look.
Known for her style and down-to-earth warmth as much as her musical prowess, Cheryl is almost never seen looking anything less than stunningly immaculate. Last autumn in Movie Week on the X Factor, she pulled off a Hollywood show stopper look with a long black evening gown, slicked back hair, drop earrings and a weighty diamond necklace.
Taylor is loved for the way she treats her fans, and her gorgeous country voice. Her amazing look has made her a cover girl for the September 2015 issue of Vanity Fair, shot by Mario Testino. She’s seen looking very sophisticated as she sits by a piano on the cover, with beautiful drop earrings. Inside, in one image she’s seen biting a tiara.
The popular singer teamed up a plunging leather minidress with a matching baker boy hat, heeled ankle boots, and perhaps surprisingly subtle gold jewellery, including a chain and earrings that, somehow, seemed to set off the outfit to perfection.