What do a Queen, a Lawyer, a Rapper and a First Lady Have in Common? Fashion.

Elite Daily wrote a post about how the successful are known to have uniformity with their outfits. Of course, on the top of their article, they have pictures of both FaceBook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s Steve Jobs. “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity” they say.

Of course, as a fashion enthusiast, I say NO

I think fashion is an important component of character expression, and I definitely don’t think it has anything to do with success. So, to argue Elite Daily’s stance that successful people wear the same thing every day, I would like to dedicate this article to the many successful people who don’t let their successful inclination to “uniformity” affect their sense of fashion.


Amal Alamuddin-Clooney

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I can’t begin to explain how captivated I am by this woman. Not only is she breathtakingly beautiful, but she is smart, too! This British-Lebanese character not only takes great strides with her head-turning fashion sense, but is a lawyer, author, multi-linguist and activist! George is a lucky guy.


Kanye West

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Love him or hate him, Kanye has his foot in the fashion world just as much as he does the music industry. This dude is iconic for his looks. He even has a say in Kim K’s wardrobe! Kanye is definitely a success, and his passion for fashion makes him OK with us!


Michelle Obama

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This was an easy one. The first lady has been working her style in the media since day one of the Obama presidency. And the dress she wore at the Kennedy Center Honors definitely earned her a spot on this list! Not only is Michelle the first lady, but she is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard, and she was a lawyer and a writer. Fashion, beauty and smarts!


Jack Dorsey

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I’m team Twitter when it comes to the co-founder/creator’s fashion sense in comparison to Mark Zuckerberg. Jack Dorsey doesn’t have to wear the same thing everyday to beast on the social media market. He might be bumping heads with Mark in the social media market, but he definitely KO’d him when it comes to his style. Props, Jack!



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When you think “successful women”, Oprah should be one of the first that pops into your head. Philanthropist, talk show hostess, actress, producer–the list goes on. On top of all that success, she still makes time for fashion and beauty!


David Gandy

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You might be thinking, “Sara, obviously he has to have style–he’s a model.” Yeah, I guess, but how can you not have him on a list of successful people with fashion sense? I mean, look at him. A tux is a tux, but David adds his own style to an otherwise plain concept. Not all models have an obviously natural sense of style, you know? David makes the list!


Queen Elizabeth

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Crown or hat, the Queen is iconic. There’s no one more successful. I mean, she’s historic. Her majesty the Queen is working it in the fashion world with her own personal style at 88 years old. She’s powerful and wonderful with her effortless wardrobe!


Simple might be easy and comfortable, and it might even be fashionable. However, it definitely doesn’t define intelligence or success! There are countless successful people, far beyond my quick list, that make time for fashion. So, to Elite Daily, I have to say sorrybut I disagree. Fashion and power can come hand-in-hand.