Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Best Street Style Icons of 2012

Who Would You Vote For?

As the year comes to a close, I've decided to review the 'Looks of the Week' popularity ranks of celebrities that stood out with their stellar sense of street wear. And the nominees are in! Although each of them flaunt an entirely different classification of 'what is style', they all have equally inspired our attention. Let's rewind on the eight best street stylista's of 2012 and vote on who reigns supreme. Please click on each image for a larger view.

Alessandra Ambrosio
Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio displayed her love for 2012's colour trends with pilings of pastels and neons. She never misses an opportunity to show off her amazing pins, let's not forget that she gave birth to her second baby in May this year. Alessandra expresses her indie city chic style with frayed denim shorts and fringing, colorful tie dye prints, open-toe flat sandals, Chloe wedge sneakers and suede Isabel Marant ankle boots, worn from winter through to spring. She accessorizes with skinny belts, Westward Leaning sunglasses and a Mulberry or Celine trapeze bag.

Poppy Delevingne
One of the breakout street style icons of 2012 has to be British model and socialite Poppy Delevingne. The most intriguing part about her style is that it's unpredictable, you never know what Poppy will impress us with next. She picks out classic pieces from high end designers like Chanel, Temperley London, Dolce & Gabbana and Sass & Bide, which she creatively mixes with her exceptional styling skills. Just the right choice of heel, jacket, bag, hat and belt completely transforms her outfits into something outstanding. And the paparazzi seem to agree as well.

Gwen Stefani

The punk chic appeal of Gwen Stefani is always welcomed, she makes rock star style more accessible. Gwen injects a grand level of verve and vivacity to her savvy street ensembles in the most effortless way. She leans towards dashing blazers, trench coats and attractive jackets, layered over leather, patterned or plaid pants, in either a slim or slouchy silhouette. Gwen wears a pair of pointy-toe pumps as well as she does Doc Martin combat boots. Stella McCartney round frame sunglasses, red rouge & funky hats are an intrinsic part of her look


Jessica Alba
One actress who has dazzled us with her street style this year is Jessica Alba. I haven't seen a look of hers that could not be easily reinvented. Jessica owned the coloured denim trend for 2012, having a pair in every colour. She also loves Current/Elliott printed jeans & floral pants. Jessica infuses bright hues into her outfits with flair... she also does an impressive endeavor of wearing neutrals. For winter, Jessica incorporated slick blazers, parkas & leather biker jackets into her covetable wardrobe. Fun coloured sunglasses, cozy Theodora & Callum scarves, every type of designer handbag and heel accessorized Ms Alba's ultra modish looks. 

Miranda Kerr
We can't possibly vote on the biggest style icons of 2012 without mentioning Miranda Kerr. The Australian supermodel had us captivated by her debonair air of intellectual and tasteful style. From floaty feminine summer dresses, figure-loving skinny jeans and sophisticated coats...to sexy stilettos, ballet flats and thigh high boots, Miranda has it covered. She has been rarely spotted without a designer Prada/Celine/Hermes/Givenchy duffle bag over her shoulder and Stella McCartney sunnies shading her eyes. Her contemporary and uncomplicated style has been inspiring to watch during the year.

Olivia Palermo

New York socialite Olivia Palermo brightly shaded in 2012 with her bold employment of trendy colours & complex stylings. Olivia proved that she isn’t afraid to mix different shades, and introduced us to many new colour combinations. Her love for vibrant prints was also evident with numerous pairs of floral pants and skirts. Olivia masterfully blends high & low end brands to create luxe and inventive looks. This year, her style dossier encompassed sharp blazers and tailored coats worn over skinny trousers, along with snazzy heels & a designer tote.


Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift brings back retro charm of off-duty actresses from the 1950s with her wholesome all-American girl-next-door style. She charmed us in flirty floral frocks with A-line skirts & nipped-in waists, a cardigan casually thrown over. Stripes also remain one of her favourite prints, her collection of black & white sweaters is endless. Taylor comfortably walked through 2012 in Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, brogues & loafers, an occasional peep-toe sandal in between. Even in a pair of narrow-fit pants, Taylor is always utterly feminine and graceful. A bright red lip & Ralph Lauren messenger bag have been her best accessories this year.  


Victoria Beckham
Queen V doesn't need any title to recognize her immaculately chic street style. Victoria Beckham has undoubtedly been one of the most elegant street style icons of the year, never setting a foot or hair out of place. I guess its easy to look this amazing all the time when you can have the luxury of your own fashion line. Posh is always polished in figure-hugging midi-dresses, smartly cut cigarette trousers and flaired-leg jeans, crisp white shirts and pencil skirts. With a crocodile chain handle clutch under her arm, skyscraping heels or peep-toe boots and those distinguishable sunglasses, Victoria defines urban glamour.

Who has been your favourite Celebrity Style Street Icon of 2012?

1. Alessandra Ambrosio
2. Poppy Delevingne
3. Gwen Stefani
4. Jessica Alba
5. Miranda Kerr
6. Olivia Palermo
7. Taylor Swift
8. Victoria Beckham

I would love to hear your vote!


*Please write your vote down in the comment box below. I will tally them up and reveal the final result in my next post. Thank You!

107 comments:

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

This was a hard one. I vote for Gwen Stefani and Jessica Alba. I love the style of those two. I'm back from my blog break Sam! Hope all is well doll. Have a great weekend.
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Denisa said...

All are amazing and feminine. But I really like VB. Have a nice day.

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Rosa C. said...

Voto 7. Taylor Swift
Kiss :)
Chocolate Rose Style

ZxM Style-Squared said...

POPPY AND GWEN ARE MY NUMBER 1S!!!!!BEHIND THEM ARE OLIVIA PALERMO AND VICTORIA BECKAM!!!LOVE THE PHOTOS, GREAT JOB!!!

Jody_Cailin said...

The first thought of mine when i read the title was : 6. Olivia Palermo. She is a great inspiration for me ♥

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

OMG, such a great pile of fantastic outfits...
Maybe Poppy and Olivia, they have that hippy-chic look I prefer... Ilina

Adeola Naomi said...

Oh dear!
This is such a hard choice because they all actually deserve my vote but I will have to settle and vote for Victoria Beckham and Olivia Palermo!
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

HeartsAndCrosses said...

My heart is saying VB, her style is just so effortlessly chic and I love Olivias and Cara syle as well! Im not a massive fan normally of gwen setfani, but her style in the photos youve chosen is amazing! Great post

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x

GeorginaGoodman said...

All their styles are wonderful xx

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Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

I vote for Miranda Kerr, I have a total girl crush on her hihi:)

I thank you for sweet words on my blog and I wish you

HAPPY NEW YEAR:)

LOVE M

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

Jessica Alba rocks !
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The. Name. Is. Isabel. :O said...

They all look fabulous, but I have to say I love Poppy Delevingne's style : )

rae said...

really cute post idea. i think all these woman have incredible style. the ones that i tend to link the most because they are probably closer to what i would wear would have to be taylor and poppy. poppy is just incredible.

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xx rae

Francesca said...

This is the most difficult one. I even got out a sticky note to tally all of the looks I loved from each one. Overall though, Taylor Swift won for me, with Olivia Palermo in a very close second. They are all so stylish though!

Agnieszka (Aga) Guerrero Olesinska said...

Love Taylor Swift ladylike style
Kisses
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Ileana said...

Love them! It is too idfficult...I like Taylor Swift and Victoria!!! :S
xoxo

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Catriona MacLeod said...

I am going to go for Taylor Swift! She always manages to look comfortable, yet stylish.

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Milex said...

love everything here

Janet Mandell said...

LOVE LOVE victoria she definitely more my style. BUT love miranda, olivia, poppy....they are all amazing!!! GREAT post and pics. LOVED looking at them all :)

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The Purple Clown said...

Amazing post! These ladies are amazing! My faves are Poppy and Gwen!

xx
thepurpleclown.com

Emm said...

Poppy & Kerr! xx


Emm
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Kacie Cone said...

Miranda Kerr!!

Jessica Buurman said...

love all the style.
But my favorite is Jessica Alba.

http://www.shopjessicabuurman.com/lookbook-street-fashion_c314

Thanks for this wonderful post !!
XOXO

Gill said...

Miranda Kerr...DEFINITELY!

Charlotte Everaert said...

Hey, thanks for your sweet comment! :D
I definitely love Olivia's looks .. She's always so perfectly dressed!
xo Charlotte

aliceroxy

Shahrzād said...

I love them all, because they have leur propre style chacune! But my favorite: Poppy/ Kerr and Olivia.

http://leguidedelama.blogspot.com

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! What a stunning idea for closing the year!! I'm really in difficulty since all these women are stylish and got a cool sense of style! But I think my fav for 2012 is Miranda Kerr!:) Hope your weekend will be great dear and enjoy the last of 2012!! Kisses!!:*♥

Tie Bow-tie said...

I think it can be Victoria or Olivia. Both of them are gorgeous!
Have a nice weekend!

Smita said...

Love Taylor and Alessandra's style the most, but all are amazing!
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NewlyLoved said...

geeze where to start! i love all their styles but my favorites are def Olivia, Victoria, and Poppy!
xo Jessica
www.NewlyLoved.com

The Urban Market said...

Difficult choice. I vote for Poppy Delevingne, Miranda Kerr and Olivia Palermo.
Nice selection, as always.

Valeria.
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Ali Hval said...

Oh man, this is a difficult choice! I can narrow it down to two--POppy and Taylor. They're both so cute and stylish, and I feel like ther styles kind of match what I would wear. Still... There are other looks which I could pick, too!

I hope you have a great new years, Sam! :D

Gabriele said...

victoria beckham for sure! Her style is flawless, always so classy and sexy.
Xo

karolinka_997 said...

Very nice blog!:)
Beautiful pics. I like Beckham!

I follow you - you follow me? :)

xoxo Caroline

S said...

My faves are Poppy, Miranda and Olivia, even if i relly like Taylor too!^^
Great selection!
xxx
S

http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Carmen said...

To me Poppy has the best style :)
xx
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Anouka said...

All are very inspiring ladies! VB is one of my favourites though.

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Eloise said...

Poppy Delevingne and Olivia palmero have my vote! Love how they make everything look so effortless and chic!

xx

Daniella said...

Hi Sam, What an amazing post and full of so much style! You have made it quite difficult to choose a favourite though, as I pretty much loving them all but that said for me Victoria Beckham just never seems to fail on looking incredibly classic and chic, every look is perfection in my eyes! I also have a huge soft spot for Olivia Palermo :)

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Daniella xox

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam,
really cool post! It was not easy to choose only one! But I vote for Poppy Delevingne/2! I love her style! Happy new year! kisses chris

blackberryfashion said...

Amazing outfits:) My favourite is Victoria Beckham :)Happy new year!!!

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Miu said...

Definitely Miranda Kerr!

I love your idea :)

Harija said...

Jessica A!!
Happy Holidays!
My Lyfe ; My Story
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FASHION TALES said...

I love Gwen and Olivia's style so much! xo Happy new year dear. /Madison

MateaTPol said...

its 7.taylor ist so my style

Nicoleta_B said...

Very intresting post!!!


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Josie said...

Oooh this is such a hard choice! Victoria Beckham has never looked better and I just love Gwen Stefani so much. I think my number one would have to be Miranda though, she always looks so amazing xxx

Lucie Srbová said...

This is actually pretty difficult! I always adore Miranda and Olivia but I think I will probably go for Poppy! she is awesome. :)

Kisses, Lucy:)

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

Love these ladies, such great effortless style
Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

zhannaq said...

What a great post!! I think Mirenda Kerr is my favorite!! Wishing you an amazing New Year filled with happiness and most importantly health. I am so fortunate that I met you in the blogasphere!!
XO,
Zhanna

Bravoe Runway said...

Well...my favorite is definitely Victoria Beckham. I would wear anything and everything from her closet..if I could get into it. LOL.

Kat said...

loveeeee miranda kerrs looks! shes perfect :D

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trishie said...

I vote for Taylor Swift. Sweet and feminine with a touch of retro.

Happy New Year!! x

sonia de macedo said...

It's a tough one but I'd vote for Poppy!

Have a happy New Year!
SDMxx
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Rebecca said...

I love so many of them, but I think my vote goes to Poppy!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Hey girl, I am totally voting for Poppy cause she has such a unique style !Sending you best holiday wishes for a great new year! Amaze us with your great and interesting posts!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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snoopellie said...

def Alessandra Ambrosio and Taylor Swift <3

hope you're enjoying the last days of the year. :)

xx
ellie
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Y además sombreros said...

Me quedo con Poppy Delevigne.
Besos y feliz 2013

Chloé said...

What a great post! There are so many outfits to inspire my sketches.
My vote is for Poppy.

xxx
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Diana Marks said...

Love this post!!! So many great outfits!!

Happy New Year!

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BERTHA NATASHA said...

i love Victoria and Poppy!

Nee said...

hi sweety! thank you for this amazing post! i really enjoy all those pictures - good work Sam:)
it's a really really REALLY hard decission to choose the best icon... they're all amazing, stunning and have something unique. but i think that fashionwise i can relate to miranda and olivia the most. maybe a bit more miranda than olivia... :)

ps. i wish you the best with studying too!
and have a happy and unforgettable new year!!:)
lots of love xx

Fashion-Bridge said...

Oh my! that's a really difficult one;) I love all the ladies and I'm definitely a fan of Olivia Palermo's style.But I'll vote for Alessandra Ambrosio. Her boho chic style is beyond fantastic!
Happy New Year dear Sam! all the best for you in the coming year! And I hope to see even more incredibly talented written and super stylish posts by you:)

Xx

Alexandra

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Ivana said...

Victoria and Olivia are the winners in my book! They always look so fabulous, chic and stylish, whatever the occasion!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas Sam! I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for you! I'm so glad that I can call you my friend!

Have a fantastic New Year's Eve!
xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Stephanie said...

Amazing collages of all these outfits! Love all these styles!

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Je ne sais quoi said...

Thank you Doll for the beautiful wishes! :)
I vote for nb 5 Miranda Kerr :D she's just lovely!
xx
nini

Coco Bolinho said...

Hi gorgeous!
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!
I vote for OLİVİA Palermo for sure!!!
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Shes Dressing Up said...

So many amazing outfits! Gwen Stefani is always going to look awesome <3

Fashionthroughtravel said...

My favorites are Poppy Delevigne, Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo and of course Victoria Beckham! Love their looks!
I had a great Christmas holiday thanks! Waiting for NYE tomorrow now :)

VintageDanielle said...

I like this idea doll! I can't decide between Miranda and Taylor swift. I just adore their feminine styles.

TRENDSURVIVOR said...

Love them all but I would wear Poppy's every outfit!

xxx
Nina
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Carla said...

Great post! These women are so stylish!! Love Gwen and Victoria! xoxo

Cambria said...

I love Poppy and Miranda...and even though I hate to admit it...Taylor! Actually she's my fav, I just love her vintage, feminine style :)

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Josie said...

I hope you have a wonderful new year Sam! xxxx

Rahul Bhatia said...

Such a refreshing post to start the last day of the year! Sam, this is not fair to ask for voting for an individual! Is it possible to vote for all:)

Gina said...

Sam, what a cool post! They are all such amazing stylista's but my vote goes to Olivia and Taylor Swift is a close second.

Happy New Year, sweetie! Thanks so much for all of your kind words and support on my blog. It means a lot coming from such a fabulous blogger.

XO, Gina
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kathrynbee.blogspot.co.uk said...

Toss up between Poppy and Olivia for me - I can't decide which is better!
I love your blog btw, it is great. Check out mine if you have time.

Happy new year! xx

MOSAMUSE said...

Gwen Stefani is always my fav!
xo
MOSAMUSE

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Fashion-isha said...

This is such a fun post but I have to say Poppy wins. I love her style!
xo
Sharon

Alessandra said...

Loving Poppy Delevigne!

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thirtysomethingchic said...

I love jessica alba, taylor swift, and gwen stefani.
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Jacy said...

Oh my goodness...how to choose between Poppy Delevigne, Miranda Kerr and Olivia Palermo?! They are all such styled goddesses!
I supposed if I had to choose my very favorite based on these street style looks it would be Poppy Delevigne. She is so unexpectedly put-together at all times and I don't know how she puts together the things that she does, but it always looks incredible!

~Jacy

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Sarah C. said...

Miranda Kerr has been my fave all year long! Just stunning!

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Joyce said...

wow I really like this post, so much outfit inspiration! hmm I think my favorites would have to be Olivia Palermo and Taylor Swift. But seriously all of them have amazing outfits. ahhh it's so hard to choose :)

Kristyn Assise said...

Oh my goodness, those are all such good choices! i would have to say that Gwen Stefanie would be my top pick. You set up such a good list of choices!

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JanM ♥ said...

Hi Sam! It's been a while! How have you been?
These choices are tough. LOL! Surprisingly, Taylor Swift is my favorite one! Who is yours?

Hope you're having a great time during the holidays :)

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

It's got to be Poppy, Alessandra and Miranda who nab my votes I think, but really love pretty much every single outfit up here. Great post Sam! This is giving me something to think about in the New Year for sure, need to have a bit of a wardrobe update...

Hope you had a fab Crimbles and widhing you a very Happy New Year!xo

Wendy said...

Alessandra Ambrosio!
You also a fun, beautiful and fabulous New Year!! May all you wishes come true!! <3

XxX
http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com

ftashion said...

Taylor Swift! Love her casual and effortlessly chic look all the time.

Hey girl, have a great new year ahead!

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asude glaze said...

Gwen Stefani is a living icon in my opinion, I love her and her sense of fashion
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Anthea F said...

great looks!

Happy new year!
New post!
Anthea

me and you said...

Victoria is Amazing, I love her style! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!would You like to follow?:) xoxo A.

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Bellissimi look (: Reb, xoxo.

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Francesca. said...

Ohh, this is such a tough choice! Taylor Swift is my favourite celebrity, so I might be slightly biased; aside from her, though, Miranda Kerr has to be my best-dressed celebrity of 2012, she's amazing! xx

Jelena Dimić said...

They are all amazing! :)

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Little Rus said...

I'd always pick Victoria and Olivia - they have impeccable style!
Happy New Year!
x

Miss Top Ten Image said...

I completely agree with Little Rus. In my opinion Olivia and Victoria are the best!!
Dear I wish you a super happy 2013. May this new year comes full of tones of love, health and work!! I'm so glad to have discovered your blog and hope you keep on with your exquisite work!!
xoxo
Patricia

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Paula RL said...

Wooooooow love all of them!

XOXO, Collage Minimalista

Always Maylee said...

Olivia is my favorite, she is just so effortlessly chic! Miranda and Jessica are also beautiful!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rainbow Gatherer said...

poppy!
happy new year =)

Marina H said...

I just love street style and love getting inspirations from fashinistas as these ladies. They all look amazing


<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

hello and happy new year! Just found your blog and it's stella! these icons are all equally inspiring, although I must say I don't really pay much attention to celebs as fashion inspiration and pay more attention to bloggers, I suppose because it's more in price-range :D

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Marie said...

Love your blog :)
Celebrities' style is always inspiring me, I especially adore Olivia Palermo's one haha :)

Bisous! Marie

Pinky said...

Celeb style is always inspiring! Some of Miranda Kerr's looks are gorge <3 xx