What do Nicole Richie, Blake Lively, and Vanessa Hudgens all have in common? They have a natural, enviable style and are constantly topping best-dressed lists. Seriously, a day does not go by that I don’t use one of these girls as style inspiration for getting dressed. Another thing they have in common? They used to be fashion disasters.
Coming into your own certainly happens with age, and as you can see from the style transformations below, these three have definitely learned from their mistakes to become the fashion icons they are today.
We may have loved Nicole since her Simple Life days, but much else can be said about her fashion choices in the early 2000s. A mix of club wear, beach wear, and too many bad trends to count, Nicole has expressed that she doesn’t regret her past style. She’s quoted as saying, “As much as I would never wear this outfit now, fashion and how you express yourself is just in the moment.” While I can definitely agree with Nicole on that point, I think that we can all say that her current evolved style, ranging from hippie chic to sophisticated and sleek, will stand the test of time.
Blake Lively began her career as a trend follower—but now, she’s setting the trends with her street style and red carpet appearances. Blake has evolved from the girl next door to the girl of your dreams. Classic with a hint of sexy, Blake manages to stun with every appearance with looks that are polished, yet still attainable.
From “Tween Queen” to pop star to bohemian chic, Vanessa Hudgens has been able to evolve her style through each phase of her career seamlessly. Currently, Vanessa seems to be trending towards “cool girl chic,” adding more polished pieces to her wardrobe. You’ll want to add every new picture of her that goes to your daily outfit inspo collection!
What’s your favorite celebrity style transformation?