We’re about to say something that could be considered quite controversial, but we ask that you hear us out. Here it goes:
The most stylish celebrities wear the most “boring” clothing items. We realize that sounds like an oxymoron, but allow us to explain…Think of your favorite fashionable celebrity—maybe it’s Rihanna, Hailey Bieber, Victoria Beckham, Priyanka Chopra, or Kourtney Kardashian. Each one of these people, contrary to popular belief, doesn’t exclusively wear unique, kooky, and custom-made clothing. In fact, more often than not, they’re spotted wearing the most basic wardrobe staples, like skinny jeans, blazers, and tank tops. It’s not the pieces themselves so much as how they style those pieces that make their outfits so on-trend and eye-catching.
We know the importance of backing up a statement like that with cold, hard evidence, so that’s what we’re about to do. Keep scrolling to see five “boring” wardrobe staples that celebrities love to wear.
We love the way Hailey Bieber layered her checked blazer over a hot pink turtleneck.
Rihanna seems to be particularly fond of oversize blazers; she wears them regularly. Here, she pairs a peach blazer with shoulder pads with an ivory silk slip dress.
Kourtney Kardashian seems to be making blazers her trademark, as she wears them when she’s out and about with friends and when she’s walking the red carpet. Here, she pairs her oversize checked blazer with a simple tank top, shorts, and red leather boots.
Victoria Beckham is the unofficial queen of women’s suiting. She wears blazers and suit pants all the time. In fact, we’re having trouble remembering the last time Posh Spice wore a gown…
Priyanka Chopra is also in on the oversize blazer action. She pairs her black double-breasted blazer with a sparkling skirt and sultry makeup to make it a sophisticated red carpet–ready look.
Hailey Bieber’s black boots are high on the ankle and low to the ground. They give her black minidress a little extra edge, which makes this the perfect example of summery NY street style.
Beckham’s black boots are as strong as her army green jumpsuit and star black crossbody bag.
Priyanka Chopra’s black boots are all about sleekness and structure, as they taper off into a small square toe box. (We also have to take this opportunity to mention how much we love her plaid-on-plaid look.)
Chokers range from big and bold to barely there. Bieber chose to go the delicate route and wear a tiny silver diamond choker to the MTV awards.
Rihanna is never one to shy away from a bold statement, and the same holds true for the time she stepped out wearing these layered silver necklaces.
Victoria Beckham wears a silver chain-link choker with a classic white T-shirt and baggy jeans in the way only she can.
Look closely and you’ll see that Kourtney Kardashian’s choker is actually made up of two strands of silver diamonds.
Priyanka Chopra mixes her metallics, opting for layered necklaces that go between silver and rose gold. She throws in some diamonds, too—you know, for good measure.
Remember that photo of Beckham wearing that cool silver chain link choker we just talked about? Well, we need to talk about it again. Here’s the full photo. Peep her rolled jeans and vibrant red heels.
Hailey Bieber wears a pair of cuffed light-wash jeans while out and about on the streets of NYC. Real question: Is this our new go-to weekend look?
Rihanna’s rolled her jeans so they would graze the tops of her white stiletto boots. We get it. You want to show off your jeans, but you still need people to see your shoes, too.
Kardashian stepped out in distressed denim, ’70s-inspired aviator glasses, and an amazing old-school Iron Maiden graphic tee. We loved this look.
Even Beckham’s graphic tees are on brand with her high-brow humor. Her cheeky T-shirt reads “fashion emergency.”
Anyone remember the time Rihanna stepped out wearing a Princess Diana shirt? We love the way she styled it with an oversize leather jacket and half-rimmed sunglasses.
Next up, three London trends VB, Kate Middleton, and Alexa Chung can’t stop wearing.