January's Style Icons: Kate Middleton and David Bowie

At Day’s, we love classic style and bold taste. That’s why our January Style Icons are Kate Middleton and David Bowie. Kate’s known across the world as a stylish and sophisticated Duchess. David shook the world of music, becoming an influence to hundreds of musicians with both his wide range of musical talent and artistic fashion sense. As the start of a brand new year as well as a brand new decade, January 2020 is the perfect time to celebrate the uniqueness of these icons with some great pieces to add to your collection.

Kate Middleton’s Love of Classic Style

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue, and no icon better embodies this color than Kate Middleton. Kate’s engagement to Prince William in October of 2010 shook the tabloids, with her enchanting blue sapphire engagement ring. The ring once belonged to the ever-lovely Princess Diana, another icon that has been hailed for her sense of style during her years as a royal. Sapphires make stunning engagement rings, both because of their exquisite beauty and their gem hardness. They’re durable and beautiful, perfect for everyday wear as well as special moments.

https://www.brides.com/james-middleton-engagement-ring-inspiration-4772532      Kate Middleton © Getty Images

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Kate’s classic, but different, take on style has made her an icon in the world of fashion since that engagement. Tabloids drool over her affordable fashion and stunning gowns, but Kate is no stranger to bold prints. She embodies an elegance at all times, given that she is a member of the British Royal Family, but she stretches the boundaries of the meticulous rules surrounding the family. Gorgeous diamond earrings paired with boldly-colored gems are at home in Kate’s jewelry box, and she’s no stranger to the classic look of a gold hoop.

https://www.vogue.com.au/fashion/accessories/17-pieces-of-jewellery-kate-middleton-has-borrowed-or-been-gifted-from-the-royal-family/image-gallery/57420a9a81b9d9b1677bcb7d30b31230 https://www.vogue.com.au/fashion/accessories/17-pieces-of-jewellery-kate-middleton-has-borrowed-or-been-gifted-from-the-royal-family/image-gallery/57420a9a81b9d9b1677bcb7d30b31230
    Kate Middleton © Getty Images                                                                 Kate Middleton ©  Getty Images                                                              Kate Middleton © Splash News
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Quick take - want Kate’s style? Blend classic, elegant pieces with beautiful jewelry you can wear multiple times and in multiple settings. Browse Day's collection of Kate-inspired pieces.

David Bowie’s Glamorous Blend of Fantasy and Reality 

David Bowie is perhaps one of the most chameleon-like artists to ever grace the world’s stage. From Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane, Bowie became living art over his musical career. David also performed several roles in various films, from the titular Man Who Fell to Earth to Nikola Tesla in The Prestige to his most well-known role as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth.

https://mashable.com/2016/01/11/david-bowie-photos/                    AP Photo/Brian Horton

Bowie was bombastic and fearlessly broke gender limitations with his many personas, but David was never one to ignore good, classic styles. Modern, yet calling on inspiration from both the past and an imagined future, David’s style was never ordinary.

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David’s iconic Aladdin Sane look defines the Bowie legacy; the bold, two-tone lightning bolt strikes a sharp contrast against the pale background, paired with Bowie’s shock of red hair. When people think of Bowie, this is the image they have in mind, his most memorable and his most often imitated.

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/david-bowie-aladdin-sane-album/David Bowie © RCA

We love imaging this look with accessories. Bold crimson and brilliant blue both make a statement when worn individually, but paired together, they’re truly showstopping.

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Quick take - want to infuse your life with some Bowie bodaciousness? Be bold and fearless, blending dazzling pieces with futuristic-inspired accessories. Check out Day's curated collection of Bowie-inspired pieces.

Day’s Jewelers is excited to present these monthly Style Icons with some of our best pieces. We hope these Icons inspire you to live your best life in 2020!

Until next time,


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