In honor of her birthday, 10 times Kelly Ripa was our style icon

Kelly Ripa Debuts Shocking Bright Blue Hair: 'I Look Like a Superhero!'
Kelly Ripa Debuts Shocking Bright Blue Hair: 'I Look Like a Superhero!'

Happy birthday Kelly Ripa!

Everyone's dream bae Kelly Ripa turns 45 today, October 2. To celebrate her birthday, we hard core stalked her and compiled a list of reasons why she's our style icon, accompanied by awe-inspiring pics.

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In addition to being the only mom cool enough to pull off pink hair, she always seems to be ahead of the trends. Here are the 10 times Kelly Ripa was our biggest style inspiration.

1. When she proved that red, white and blue totally works:

2. When she pulled off opal hair:

3. When she mixed gingham print flannel with sequins and somehow still looked fabulous:'

4. When she brought back the half-up hair look:

5. When she rocked this trendy sheer jumpsuit (not to mention those hot pink heels!):

6. And this sexy sequined one:

7. When she redefined "pretty in pink":

8. When she proved that mix and match prints are the way to go:

9. When she looked old Hollywood glam in a waved bob:

10. When she sported trendy girlfriend jeans before they were even a thing:

Take a look through the gallery bellow to see more of her best looks, and be sure to wish her a happy birthday!

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