By now you’ve probably heard the reports that Grace Coddington is stepping down as creative director of Vogue.
Fear not, Vogue diehards! Grace—and her signature red hair—will remain at Vogue as creative director at large. In the meanwhile, she’s devoting more time to projects like the upcoming film adaptation of her personal memoir Grace, and her fragrance collaboration with Comme des Garcons.
Even at 74, Coddington has added yet another title to her long list of accomplishments: style icon. Grace’s styling days may be slowing down at Vogue, but her personal style hasn’t lost any steam. You too can stand out like Grace using these four rules.
1. It’s all about the hair. Don’t go running out to your colorist in hopes of matching Grace’s iconic coif. Do take a note from Grace: if and when you find a cut or color that suits you, STICK WITH IT.
2. Black is all you need to be chic. Sometimes Grace adds a white button-down, but generally her looks begin with all black.
3. Add on bright accessories. This one’s a fashion no-brainer. Adding a pop of color is always a good thing.
4. Cats are cool. Cats are becoming as important to fashion (at least on Instagram) as this season’s must-have bag. Grace is a self-proclaimed Cat Lady but who can fault her? She also is the creator of Catwalk Cats, an illustration series—which may be turned into an animated film!
I can’t wait to see what the amazing Grace will do next!