We live and breathe celebrity fashion, so before we bid 2017 adieu, we’re honoring the outfits that inspired us the most this year. From fancy frocks to off-duty denim, celebrities encouraged us to dabble in new trends, often demonstrating easy formulas for tackling more than one simultaneously. And while celebs have access to a wide range of designer labels, they aren’t afraid to introduce affordable brands into the mix. Here, the 11 best looks and styling tricks that made this year such a stylish one.
The announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal engagement was truly a fairy-tale moment, but the fashion girls in us have to point out the impeccable outfit Meghan chose for the occasion. Her bridal-white-coat-and-pumps pairing has us eagerly waiting for all her polished, royal style yet to come.
From stunning gowns to a head-to-toe menswear suit, Blake Lively brings a touch of modern glamour to each of her flawless ensembles. Though she isn’t one to follow trends ad nauseam, this impeccable checked number was the epitome of our fall style goals.
It can be easy to forget supermodel-in-training and Cindy Crawford offspring Kaia Gerber is a mere 16 years old, especially when she steps out in elegant dresses and accessories. Though she can rock anything, we sincerely appreciate that this ladylike number flatters any body and any age.
We’re convinced our favorite fashion chameleon, Zendaya, can pull off any trend she tries—or invents. Her millennial pink set gives new meaning to the term power suit.
No one has perfected everyday street style quite like Olivia Palermo. She’s mastered the juxtaposition of high-low dressing and gifted us with countless outfit formulas along the way. This neutral sweater and midi skirt combo, worn to Topshop’s LFW show no less, has to be our favorite example.
Shortly after announcing baby number three is on the way, Jessica Alba shone in a gorgeous dress that only amplified her stunning pregnancy glow. Ruffled, mixed-print styles were everywhere all year long, but her luminous look had to be our favorite.
We can’t help but look to Gigi Hadid and her model friends for casual outfit inspiration and the motivation to try out every trend. A printed blouse and leopard booties wasn’t the craziest combination Gigi tried this year, but the subtle statement stuck with us.
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Whether you’d argue she brought the everyday to the red carpet or the red carpet to the everyday, we know one thing's for sure: Kendall Jenner brought the drama with this ingenious mix of high-fashion and casual staples. She had us pairing voluminous tops and cutoffs for the rest of summer.
In case anyone was starting to think they could top Bey, she captured what can only be defined as an “everyday” Beyoncé look: a full Gucci moment donned while out and about, eight months pregnant, with twins. Bow down.
We thought Selena Gomez’s darling midi dress and matching scarf stood out at Coachella, and not just because it was where she and The Weeknd became an official item (RIP that relationship). When everyone else was going overboard with festival fashion, her outfit’s simplicity shone through all the drama.