Yesterday, the designer Victoria Beckham celebrated her big 40th birthday peacefully with her family, as she tweeted "Good morning! Special day with my beautiful babies and wonderful husband, I love you all so much x vb"
I honestly have been in the process of dedicating a blog post on the fashion icon Victoria Beckham for quite some time now and thought that what better day to publish it then right after her big four zero birthday! to celebrate all the success and influence that she printed within the fashion industry.
I am personally a very big fan of Victoria Beckham. Especially her clothing line that she does work hard for and devotes so much time to. Her creations are absolutely classy and beautiful, and are yet very minimal and somehow basic. Pastel colors and black & white, leather pants, and most importantly: high heels! are her specialty, which really influenced me in what kind of clothes I personally prefer to wear!
Today, I'd like to share with my beloved readers style tips and secrets that I have learnt from Victoria Beckham throughout the years that I have been a fan of her sense of fashion. Without further discussion, let's get into it :D

Fur and basics

On right: Victoria is wearing a jacket by Antonio Berardi
One thing I noticed about posh spice, is that she really adores fur! - I am not in any shape or form enforcing the idea of wearing fur, it is absolutely your own personal choice whether you would choose to wear real fur or not. I just personally love to incorporate real fur into my outfits, and I am guilty of buying it and wearing it. The argument of how ethical wearing real fur is is certainly not my type of expertise.

One other thing I noticed about her is that she really likes wearing it with all black! making fur the main focus of the rest of the outfit, which is one of my all time favorite style trends!

All black everything!

Coco Chanel once said: “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
I honestly cannot agree more!

Victoria Beckham proved this right! I love how Mrs. Beckham is often seen with black, white or both! they are two of my favorite colors and I love seeing how Victoria pairs basic black items - such as the black blazer - with other basic black items and still makes it look effortlessly stylish! I believe that one style secret she uses to get away with using too much basics is wearing her signature high heels!

The black dress is also another iconic fashion piece that Victoria is frequently seen wearing. I have previously mentioned on albalsamlife.com that the LBD (little black dress) is an essential item in every woman's closet - click here to see what other items should you have in your closet!

Posh spice also pairs the basic short cardigan with many of the other clothes that she wears, transforming a more high-fashion kinda look into a more wearable one.


Experiment with fashion, and have fun!

On the left: Victoria Beckham in prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton wearing a Victoria Beckham dress.
Although Victoria Beckham is often seen with a very minimal type of style, focusing more on basic colors like pastels, black and white, posh spice is not afraid to experiment with bold and statement accessories and colors.


Appreciating the high waists & pencil skirts

Victoria Beckham wears pencil skirts (high-waist) quite frequently, and she also likes to wear dresses that empower the waist giving her a feminine figure. I have to say that Victoria Beckham really showed me - and many other i'm sure - how to wear high-waist fashion and pencil skirts.
Generally, Beckham likes to have loose high-waist pats, but her pencil skirts she likes them body hugging, keeping them classy with the length that is just under the knee. 

When she does make the exception and goes for tighter high-waste pants, she interchanges it with loose tops. Never allowing any item to be left ... 'trashy'.



Casual Chic

Adding a statement purse, sky high heels or some good shades will go a long way when it comes to your style! even if worn with a very basic sweater and jeans or black pants.


The long trench coat

On the right: Victoria is wearing a coat by Victoria Beckham
I looovvveee trench coats! and I really would like to wear the super long trench coat, however, I always find it difficult to style long trench coats because they can easily make you look older, bulkier, and somehow ... 'messy' !! 

Victoria Beckham is often seen with a long coat thrown on her shoulders, or worn with a short black dress! I just love it and think it always looks great :D


The Mommy Duty - Stylishly!

Last but not least: Victoria Beckham manages to find time for her family, which is something I admire her for. Her children are also often spotted effortlessly stylish and well dressed. 

When she's on mommy duty, Victoria does often opt towards the more comfortable option .. but since she 'can't concentrate on flats', high heels are of course never out of the picture.



Happy birthday Victoria, and I wish you many more stylish years that we can all learn from x

with love,