The 15 Most Underrated Style Icons That Deserve Your Attention

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In the style world, we talk a lot about fashion icons. Of course you have the certified legends such as Rihanna, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy on the women’s side, and Michael Jackson, Prince, and David Bowie on the men’s side, but what about the style icons that are “underrated?” The ones that are flying under the radar so to speak? Well, that’s what we’re here to discuss today, the truly underrated style icons, both in the past and present. The people who constantly rock cutting edge fashion, but are overlooked when it comes to the many different “best dressed” lists that are put out on a yearly basis.

So now that begs the question of what is considered to be a style icon. In our book, a style icon means you have years worth of memorable looks to your portfolio. To be fair, you can’t really call someone a style icon if they’ve only been in the industry for a couple of years (even if they have a great sense of style). With that said, by our estimation, in order to qualify for this list, you need to have been in the industry for a minimum of ten years (and even that is slightly pushing it). Now that we have established our definition of what we think qualifies as an underrated style icon, let’s take a look at some of the best.


Janelle Monae

Justin Timberlake

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Gene Kelly

Pam Grier

Green Day

Kool and the Gang

Avril Lavigne

Fefe Dobson

Robert Palmer

Gene Tierney




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1. Sisqo

2. Janelle Monae

3. Justin Timberlake

4. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

5. Gene Kelly

6. Pam Grier

7. Green Day

8. Kool and the Gang

9. Avril Lavigne

10. Fefe Dobson

11. Robert Palmer

12. Gene Tierney

13. Usher

14. Coolio

15. Migos

What do you think of our list? Agree or disagree? Make sure to keep up with us for more style content.

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