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princess diana style icon

 

Princess Diana is known by many as a style icon. From elegant ball banquets to street style, Princess Di navigated through the 80's and 90's with flair until her tragic death in 1997. Her style has been seen throughout the years and even in recent trends.

 

Princess Diana rocking the bike short trend we are currently seeing in 2019. Check out the chunky sneakers!

princess diana harvard bike shorts style

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Diana was known for her elegance as well as charitable heart

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe' in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."- Diana, Princess of Wales

While there were many charities Diana supported, she is remembered for her working with the AIDS community. In April 1987, she made headlines when she shook the hands of a HIV-positive patient without gloves. This caused a stir in the world as people believed AIDS to be passed down by touch. Diana challenged people's perception and set an example of what a compassionate heart looks like. 

 

princess diana animal print swimsuit

 

Every fashionista knows that accessories are the finishing touch to a perfect outfit and Princess Diana knew exactly what necklace would stand out with her evening gown or what pair of shades would give her enough privacy from the sun and paparazzi. Get one of Princess Diana's inspired retro sunglasses here.

princess diana inspired sunglasses

Princess Diana has gone on to become a revered fashion icon. For any style or event you can find inspiration in what Diana wore 30-40 years ago. While she is missed by the people, she lives on in our memories and what we wear every day.

 

Artwork by: Autumn Ying connect with Autumn on Instagram @autumn.ying