Kate Bosworth nabbed top billing on our list thanks to her mastery of creating on-trend looks that never feel like they’re trying too hard. Whether channeling downtown or up, she’s a true style star.
Brit important Alexa Chung has made a name stateside for her ability to mix and match pieces in a combination that’s always unexpected, but always spot-on.
A bonafide movie star, Gwyneth Paltrow has perfected her signature blend of trendy elegance so well that it’s turned into a business of its own with special designer collaborations e-tailing on her digital lifestyle bible, Goop.
Aussie Miranda Kerr cuts such a stylish turn taking son Flynn out or strolling city sidewalks that it’s often hard to remember she has an actual job. While we’d venture that most males would vote for her Victoria’s Secret garb, an entire contingent of chic women prefer it when she’s clothed.
While an easy to pinpoint obligatory difference exists between the style of the Duchess and the rest of this list (one requiring palace approval), there’s no denying Kate Middleton has mastered her look. Never flashy and always classy, the trimly tailored pieces she sports have inspired a generation of dressers.
The personality that comes through in all of Solange’s stylings has been recognized and certified by one of today’s biggest mammoths of style: J.Crew. The girl-about-town’s chic with a touch of spunk was tapped for a recent campaign for sister-brand Madewell.
More than just a pretty face, the former ballerina and model is also somewhat of a daredevil when it comes to clothes. She stuns in frothy, romantic gowns, but doesn’t shy away from pushing the sartorial boundaries with unexpected shapes and silhouettes.
The supermodel spent this year adding the ultimate coup to her street style persona: a rockstar husband. A perennial resident of the best dressed lists, we don’t see anything changing in the upcoming year for Kate Moss.
Sophisticated looks work perfectly on Kerry Washington. The actress has had a banner year of mixing lady-like separates and dresses with accessories that could easily make her the best dressed secretary around.
We’ve been a fan of Olivia Palermo’s polished, uptown-girl style ever since her early days on The City. In an era where model-off-duty grunge is copied again and again, her particular brand of polish is a sight to behold.