beauty & Style

Basmah Qazi

Why Jackie O remains one of the world’s true style icons

Why Jackie O remains one of the world’s true style icons

2019 is the year of Instagram, with many fashion enthusiasts taking to the social media platform to display their stylish threads and designer outfits.

But despite the constant stream of success the photo sharing app brings, few people have proven to have style that is timeless, such as the women who were around long before Instagram.

So, who are we talking about? Why, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis of course.

The former US first lady remains as synonymous with understated elegance and European-chic in today’s time as much as she did back in 1961 during her time in the White House.

It’s been 25 years since her passing, but Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ legacy still lives on through fashion trends.

She was credited for introducing pillbox hats, tailored pastel ensembles and pushing esteemed designers Oleg Cassini and Valentino into the spotlight.

Then came the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, which saw the trendsetter’s aesthetic shift towards outfits that are more boho and comfortable.

Whether she opted for flowing gypsy skirts or Gucci tote bags, one thing was for certain: Jackie Kennedy Onassis had flawless style.