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    Princess Diana’s Style Will Always Be Iconic, So I Built Outfit “Recipes” Based Off 6 Of Her Most Loved Looks, And Now They’re Helping Me Get Dressed Every Day

    Lady Di's style will forever be iconic.

    Hello! My name is Alana, and I used to work in the fashion industry. I'm starting a series where I try dressing like different styles, trends, celebs, or places each month. Last month I tried dressing like a Pinterest Girl, a popular trend on TikTok, and this month, I'm retreating to more familiar territory: Princess Diana.

    A photo of me in a cheetah print coat sitting on the steps of an old house in Portland, ME

    Princess Diana is the people's princess for a reason — not only did my grandma love her, but parents and today's youth love her, too (as evidenced by the many TikToks trying to emulate her style). Her legacy lives on in her charitable endeavors, as well as her impeccable taste.

    Diana, Princess of Wales, wears an outfit in the colors of Canada during a state visit to Edmonton, Alberta

    I can only wish to embody even a hair of her charm and taste, but I wanted to try! The thing about Diana's style is it's so effortlessly and undeniably chic, but also quite approachable. Like, she's a radiant beam of light here, but her outfit is so casual, relaxed, and easy. In a sea of micro trends, seeing this is a breath of fresh air.

    Diana, Princess of Wales makes a three day visit to Bosnia - Herzegovina as part of her campaign to raise awareness about the devastating effects landmines have on peoples lives and to call for a complete ban on the production, sale and use of land mines

    So, let's get into all the looks recreated! First, I grabbed the style inspo shot of Diana, then I made a little "recipe" cheat sheet for the look, and then I tried it myself. I only used what I had in my closet, so most of these are interpretations, rather than exact copies. But that's what makes it fun!

    Diana's outfit, my cheat sheet recipe, and me trying the outfit out

    1. Alright — here we go! To recreate: Diana's casual chic look

    Diana, Princess Of Wales At Guards Polo Club. The Princess Is Casually Dressed In A Sweatshirt With The British Lung Foundation Logo On The Front, Jeans, Boots And A Baseball Cap

    The recipe: blazer + crewneck + jeans + boots + cap

    A flat lay of Princess Diana's blazer outfit interpreted for 2023

    The result in real life:

    My result wearing blazer, jeans, cowboy boots, and a crewneck

    The side-by-side:

    Princess Diana photo and my outfit compared next to each other

    2. Onwards! The look to recreate: Diana's varsity jacket/school drop-off outfit

    Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jacket to drop off her son Prince Harry at Wetherby School in London, January 1991. Prince William (left) is leaving with her, accompanied by a friend

    The recipe: varsity jacket + skirt + long sleeve + chunky belt + hoops + tights + loafers or flats

    A flat lay of Princess Diana's varsity jacket outfit interpreted for 2023

    The result in real life:

    Me in the varsity jacket outfit

    The side-by-side:

    Princess Diana photo and my outfit compared next to each other

    3. Next! The look to recreate: Diana's Canadian ski tuxedo

    Diana Princess Of Wales On A Skiing Holiday In Lech, Austria With Prince William And Prince Harry

    The recipe: a Canadian tuxedo! (Jean shirt + jeans) + leather bomber + ski boots/boots + belt

    A flat lay of Princess Diana's denin-on-denim outfit interpreted for 2023

    The result in real life:

    Me wearing my Diana inspired outfit

    The side-by-side:

    Princess Diana photo and my outfit compared next to each other

    4. The look to recreate: Diana's effortlessly chic outfit

    Diana makes a three day visit to Bosnia - Herzegovina as part of her campaign to raise awareness about the devastating effects landmines have on peoples lives and to call for a complete ban on the production, sale and use of land mines

    The recipe: white button-down + jeans + belt + loafers + optional matching accessories

    A flat lay of Princess Diana's casual chic outfit interpreted for 2023

    The result in real life:

    Me wearing my outfit interpretation

    The side-by-side:

    Princess Diana photo and my outfit compared next to each other

    5. The look to recreate: Diana's iconic workout outfits

    The recipe: Crewneck + bike shorts + dad sneaks + sunnies + tote/gym bag (optional)

    A flat lay of Princess Diana's gym outfit interpreted for 2023

    The result in real life:

    Me in my Diana-interpreted gym outfit

    The side-by-side:

    Princess Diana photo and my outfit compared next to each other

    6. And finally, the look to recreate: Diana's "quiet luxury" polo outfit

    Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) wearing a navy blue sweater and straight leg white trousers at a Guards Polo Club match at Smiths Lawn, Windsor, May 1986

    The recipe: sweater + layered button-down + trousers + optional matching shoes/accessories

    A flat lay of Princess Diana's polo outfit interpreted for 2023

    The result in real life:

    Me interpreting Diana's polo outfit with my cat

    The side-by-side:

    Princess Diana photo and my outfit compared next to each other

    Alright, that's a wrap! While I was a tad scared to try and emulate a style icon for the public, this was actually so much fun. And after trying out some of Diana's iconic looks, I truly think it's possible for anyone to put their styling magic to the test and try out these Princess Diana outfit "recipes"! This could be you:

    Let me know if you try any of these out, and if there's anything I should try next! XOXO, see ya next month!