8 Style Lessons From Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, who would have been 115 on July 24, was not only a groundbreaking pilot, but also a fashion icon.

1. Dress up all-business pair of slacks and collared shirt with a short silk scarf.

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2. The one time it’s okay to pop your collar: if you have a killer coat.


3. Ditch the skimpy bikinis. Done the right way, one-piece swimsuits can be rather chic.


Penelope Cruz demonstrates.

4. Nothing is cooler or more timeless than a distressed leather jacket.

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That’s really all you need to know.

5. When wearing splatter paint print, be subtle.

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This is too much:

6. If you were wondering how to pull off the fur collar look, this is how you do it.

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The style works just as well (if not better) with faux fur, of course.

7. Yes, jumpsuits are cool. Also, pajama-style shirts.


Look — Tucker sells this identical top for $355.

Don’t forget to smile!

No matter how fabulous you are, you look dumb if you don’t crack a grin.

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