The Simply Luxurious Life®: Rules of Style – Cindy Crawford  

January 27, 2011

Rules of Style – Cindy Crawford

For me, Cindy Crawford was the first supermodel that I remember laying eyes upon and, in that sense she was my first introduction to a lady in the media whose style I looked up to. Yes, I have her first workout VHS tape with Seal’s music included in the soundtrack, but her simple beauty and classic wardrobe are something I try to learn from.  I’ve never seen her in something outrageous (okay, the red Versace dress at the Oscars in 1991, but she looked amazing, truly) and upon further investigation, it’s clear she knows how to dress for her body and let her own beauty shine. And by George, she can cook too, as she shared her recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb pie  on Oprah.

Here’s a look at a few of her tricks we can all incorporate into our lives to look radiant, healthy and happy.

Take Care Of Your Skin

One of the most tried and true daily habit to help improve your style is to take care of your skin. Making sure to apply SPF moisturizer in the morning and throughout the day if you are outside, as well as daily cleansing followed by night and eye cream in the evening can allow your true beauty to shine and cause you to look younger as you gain wisdom with your years. While I’ve never tried any of Cindy Crawford’s beauty line Meaningful Beauty (I have religiously used Oil of Olay since I was a teenager), the biggest message is to be consistent and protect what you were born with.

Add A Belt & A Handsome Accessory

I find Cindy Crawford continually demonstrating how a simple dress whether it be for evening or day can be given that extra pop by simply adding a belt. The funny thing about belts is that when you see them shopping, you really need to be able to visualize them with an outfit you have in mind because the power they instantly add is amazing and tends to always grab compliments. Now the handsome accessory, well anyone on with a stylish confident woman would be a lucky man, don’t you think?

A Black Jacket

A black leather jacket tends to be Cindy Crawford’s wardrobe essential item and has said just as much in many interviews. Paired with jeans and a simple top underneath – everything looks California casual.

Jeans, A Tan, Sunnies & A Camisole

When you have legs like these, why not make jeans your go-to choice? Cindy makes white, gray, black and the basic blue jean look amazing, and with the variety of styles and fits available now, so can we.


A wonderful essential uniform idea for running errands, dropping your children off for school or perusing around town on the weekends is to add a jacket or cardigan over a beautiful camisole.  Paired with jeans, a stylish tote and comfortable flats, you are ready to run into anyone unexpectedly.

A Simple, Stylish, Comfortable Travel Wardrobe

Layers, jeans and boots – comfort, style and ease. Perfect for traveling and being confident that you will look departing and landing.

Black Dress, A Beautiful Blow-Out, Understated Jewelry & Flattering Make-Up

Looking beautiful has quite a bit to do with confidence and knowing what looks best on your body type. Granted Cindy Crawford was blessed beyond blessed, but she doesn’t detract from what her natural beauty is.  Her hair is styled in such a way that flatters her face, her make-up accentuates her strong features (eyes and cheekbones) and then she allows herself to shine while the clothes are merely in the background providing a classic and stylish foundation.

As you can see, it all comes down to understanding who you are and knowing your strengths and then capitalizing on them.

For more Rules of Style for women who are tall:

*Cameron Diaz

*Gisele Bundchen

*Molly Sims

*Inès de la Fressange

And for those a bit shorter in stature, but not lacking in beauty:

*Tory Burch

*Kelly Ripa

*Sarah Jessica Parker

{For all of you seeking even more style in your wardrobe choices, I have the pleasure of introducing you to an up and coming stylist from New York City. I am excited to announce that during the first week of February Tiffani Rogers of Living Chic will be visiting The Simply Luxurious Life blog and answering any and all questions you may have about fashion, style, what to wear when, what clothes flatter your figure and ideas on how to incorporate the latest spring fashions into your wardrobe.

How it will work: email me ( or leave a comment with a question you have here on the blog prior to the 1st of February. Tiffani will be answering each of your questions in depth, and we will reveal them here on Thursday, February 3rd. I look forward to hearing what you’re curious about and have confidence that you will find Tiffani to be a wonderful and valuable resource.}

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At January 27, 2011 at 1:11 AM , Blogger Tabitha said...

She's so beautiful. I've seen her quite a bit in LA, her butt is incredible! All those workouts have really paid off. I used to do that first fitness tape of hers too. I did some work for the doctor age developed Meaningful Beauty with, he's taken very good care of her face without making her look overdone.

At January 27, 2011 at 2:04 AM , Anonymous Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

At January 27, 2011 at 2:39 AM , Blogger Vanessa@Luxuria said...

The ultimate supermodel. I've never seen her looking bad. She always knows how to pull-it-out- of-the-bag every time.
I have tried her beauty serum from her range and it really is fab (and not pricey at all).
One can live in hope I suppose.
p.s I also have the video and remember never doing it, but just stopping to watch her!

At January 27, 2011 at 7:00 AM , Blogger Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

She's so elegantly chic. I never thought of it before, but in the photo where she's sitting on the sofa, she looks a little like a young Raquel Welch! Hope you're having a wonderful week, Shannon. It's an incredibly busy one for me (as usual). Always love your posts.

At January 27, 2011 at 10:31 AM , Blogger Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I've always been a fan--I used to see her a lot when I was at NYU and couldn't believe that she wasn't a waif, but a real life girl with curves and now I've seen her a number of times at Nobu in Malibu looking gorgeous as ever. She's got such pretty natural style.

xo Mary Jo

At January 30, 2011 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Terri said...

I love Cindy Crawford. She has such a timeless style & beauty. The best part about it, is that it seems so attainable. She seems so much more real than most of the other supermodels.

At October 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM , Blogger bottomline said...

Every Man's TASTE...period


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