So yes. Rory Gilmore. She is sweet and big-eyed and preppy, and that's all well and good, but what makes me love her is she always has a book. Books: The best accessories.
Although terribly handsome men are also excellent accessories. They go surprisingly well with plaid skirts, saddle shoes and headbands.
The most terribly handsome of all the terribly handsome men is Jess, the cranky super-smart, antihero intellectual. He deserves his own style icon post someday! (And for that matter so does Miss Patti and Luke and Kirk and the list of great, weird characters goes on...)
Once she went to college, Rory ditched the school-girl look for more sophisticated fare. She's still very prim, but she's also classic and fabulous How can you not be when you're the daughter of Lorelai Gilmore?