Effortless Chic: Gen X Fashion Icons and Their Signature Styles

Effortless Chic: Gen X Fashion Icons and Their Signature Styles

The era of Gen X spans from the 1960s to the 1980s. With pop music coming up, celebrities started experimenting with their looks and made iconic fashion statements. 

From the lively long jacket winter womens’ collection to the sleek monochromatic ensembles, these fashion choices epitomized a flawless blend of defiance and sophistication. Adorned accessories, extravagantly bold makeup, and vibrant prints stand out as key fashion trends among Gen X.

Here are some of the main style icons of the 70s and the 80s and their personal style statements.

  • Johnny Depp’s Effortless Cool

Johnny Depp has always been in the limelight for carrying a disheveled look. Roughly tied-up long hair and distressed jeans with button-down shirts have been his staple style. The trend is back as loose-fit blue jeans for men are again gaining ground.

  • Kurt Cobain’s Grunge Aesthetics

Kurt Cobain was a maniac among Gen X. Boasting flannel shirts and ripped jeans, he was famous for opting for a carefree look and an unkempt hairstyle. Oversized sweaters and Christian Roth's sunglasses defined his style.

  • Janet Jackson’s Diverse Looks

From monochrome pantsuits to oversized blue denims and fitted tops, Janet Jackson started quite a few trends. Her buckled belts were one such accessory that allowed women to experiment with their looks. Pair it with a matching pair of shoes, ladies jogger pants and you are good to go.

  • Shahrukh Khan in Hoodies

Shahrukh Khan’s casual style was not only accentuated by his looks and hair but also by his clothes. His comfortable yet smart college wear included loose pairs of jeans and oversized hoodies. Bright sweatshirts, cool t-shirts with brand logos and smart bracelets completed the look.

  • Saif Ali Khan in Modern Office Wear

A straight fit pit of trousers with a coat or a blazer is the ideal office wear. A smart laptop bag completes the look and transforms the personality completely. Pair the suit with a bright tie and a white shirt and you are good to go.

  • OG Couple Goals: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

For a completely carefree look, honey can guide you better than Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Cool sunglasses, low waist distressed jeans or joggers for female and sneakers were pulled off by this couple like no other. Matching monochromatic black looks and smart jeweled accessories set them apart from the rest of the celebrities.