Whether you scan the red carpet for the latest in celebrity trends or you prefer to get your style inspiration from Instagram these days, there’s no denying the influence our favorite actresses and musicians have on seasonal style and fashion trends.
While most celebrities have access to an entire glam team and endless stylists on speed dial, certain famous folks rise above the rest when it comes to their personal style—both on and off the red carpet—which is something that can only come from a combination of self-confidence and a keen eye for design.
Here, we’ve rounded up a list of 50 of the most fashionable celebrities.
From elegant French actresses to California-cool runway models, these celebrities have some of the most covetable styles on the red carpet (and on Instagram) at the moment.
When it comes to celebrities pushing the boundaries around style and fashion, Rihanna reigns supreme. The elusive musician and fashion designer has been recognized by everyone from Vogue’s CFDA committee to the British Fashion Awards for both her designs and personal style—which are all about celebrating what makes her unique, rather than following existing runway trends.
“When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work. I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that's a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think that's the thrill in fashion.”
English model, actress, and singer Cara Delevingne is best known for her signature bushy eye brows and androgynous runway looks—she’s tried-and-tested everything from a glossy bald look to a fitted blazer with little else—but the well-loved actress is most respected for her laissez-faire approach to fashion and the brazen confidence that comes along with it.
“I like a little bit of designer, with a bit of vintage and high street mixed in. I love it when you find those one-off key pieces, which end up becoming investment pieces.”
Fashion designer, best-selling author, and Instagram personality Rachel Zoe mixes her own designs with timeless classics, like vintage Chanel and Hermes, to create her own brand of laid back California-cool meets Parisian model. The ethereal designer prefers to stick with the classics rather than trends, by way of her impressive capsule wardrobe.
“I always say that I don't like it when people follow trends too much, just because it is on the runway. I think what you wear really does need to reflect what your own personal style is.”
For many fashion aficionados, Victoria Beckham is the reigning queen. While the former Spice Girl first made a name for herself in the music industry, her foray from singer to designer came naturally thanks to her unmatched eye and attention to detail that has propelled her into the upper echelons of the fashion industry.
“I love fashion, and I love changing my style, my hair, my makeup, and everything I've done in the past has made me what I am now. Not everyone is going to like what I do, but I look back at everything, and it makes me smile.”
Mary-Kate Olsen’s signature style has been described as everything from boho and quirky to timeless and elegant—and it’s largely due to her willingness to play with silhouettes and push boundaries with fabrics and fits.
“When I was young, clothes were really just about what fit, because Ashley and I were so tiny. So I understood fit before I understood style.”
Like her twin sister, Ashley Olsen has made a name for herself over the years thanks to her fearless fits, fabrics, and keen attention to detail—both with her own personal style and through her The Row runway shows and ready-to-wear collections.
“Mary-Kate and I are very aware of trends and style, but at the end of the day, we don't even think twice about it. It's just, 'What do I feel like wearing today, and how do I want to put it together?'”
Former model and creative director at Vogue, Grace Coddington continues to prove that personal style can be fun and playful at any age—even in the hallways of Vogue. The best selling author and style icon has been spotted in everything from luxury pajamas at the Met Gala to oversized, all-black ensembles in the streets of New York—and her personal style just keeps getting better with age.
“Fashion isn't just frocks. It's how we do our houses, our gardens, it's what we eat and drink.”
The queen of fashion herself as the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour is known as the most influential gatekeeper in the world of international fashion and beauty—but her pared-down style suggests she prefers to dress for herself rather than mirror runway trends. Oversized sunglasses and tweed frocks are her signature style—and you’ll never catch her wearing all black, which she deems as boring.
“Fashion’s not about looking back. It’s always about looking forward.”
Kendall Jenner took the fashion world by storm when she stepped away from filing reality with her family to embark on a career as a runway model. The international supermodel prefers to be relaxed and cozy—but that doesn’t stop her from showing off her fashion chops by way of vintage designer accessories, edgy outerwear, and trendy sunglasses.
“I guess my style's a little edgy but comfortable. I like being comfortable, for sure, and kind of casual.”
Kim Kardashian may be famous for, well, being famous, but the reality TV star has a serious eye for style—and it has only improved over the years. While her style is always over-the-top, Kim has some of the best designers on speed dial and has become somewhat of a muse for everyone from husband Kanye to Olivier Rousteing and Jacquemus.
“I’ll cry at the end of the day; not with fresh make-up on.”
Gigi Hadid is an entrepreneur, international model, and most recently, new mom—and her personal style seems to only improve as she adds more accolades to her resume. The stunning supermodel never shies away from bold runway trends and flashy couture—but she’s at her best when she styles herself at home with sister and fellow model Bella.
“I feel like I try to keep learning every time I step off a runway, I try to get better with each one.”
Like her older sister, Bella Hadid has a natural flair for style and stunning natural beauty that allows her to look good in pretty much anything she throws on. While the 24-year-old runway model is known for her bold looks, she prefers dressing down and laid back (and does so extremely well).
“I think there's a right time for everything, and I'm a true believer that everything happens for a reason. I always love to dress up, but I usually end up in a leather jacket and boots!”
Singer, actress, advocate, and overall reigning queen of pop culture, Beyonce’s sartorial choices could stop traffic. While we don’t see as much of the elusive star as we used to before she largely stepped away from the limelight, her Instagram content and Ivy Park clothing line leave little to be desired and continue to influence street style across the globe.
“My biggest thing is to teach not to focus on the aesthetic. It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.”
Best known for her role as Astrid Leong in Crazy Rich Asians, Gemma Chan’s style is just as elegant and sophisticated as the beloved character she played on screen. Her sophisticated approach to fashion has hit endless best-dressed lists thanks to her keen eye and fearless sartorial choices.
“If you find something you are passionate about, you've got to try. Even if something doesn't quite work out, disappointment is a temporary thing. Regret lasts forever.”
Classic Americana meets modern sophistication with Blake Lively’s personal style. The accomplished actress is known for styling herself—in everything from cutting edge couture to Forever 21—and her versatility and fashion finesse has earned her a spot as one of Hollywood’s top fashion icons in the process.
“I think it's very attractive when people cook. So I don't wear sweatpants. When you dress sexy to cook, too, it's like, damn, I got a girl who can cook and look like that? And I always have really cute aprons.”
When Ariana Grande first started topping the charts, her fashion sense was distinctly cutesy and young, but the award-winning musician has come a long way.
While she may be best known for her ultra-high ponytail and bunny ears, her red carpet looks are grown up, sophisticated, and skillfully thought out.
From her hair and makeup to her off-duty looks and red carpet hits, Selena Gomez knows how to look good under any circumstance. Her eclectic style and playful approach to fashion have resulted in some of the best red carpet looks of the decade—and her latest venture in the beauty industry only solidifies her eye for personal style and owning one’s fashion sense.
“I have to admit, at first, it was really overwhelming and I would get stressed about putting things together. Now, it's like trying to figure out a puzzle piece, and I love that...There are so many things that I don't even know and would love to discover more about.”
Nicole Kidman’s sense of style is timeless, unique, and bold—much like the characters she plays on screen. Her signature ginger waves and piercing blue eyes pretty much allow her to look good in everything while her high-end taste and elegance result in unmatched refinement—whether on the red carpet or on Instagram.
“You don’t have to be naked to be sexy.”
From the Twilight saga to Karl Lagerfeld muse, Kristen Stewart’s foray into the fashion world was anything but traditional. The actress and filmmaker’s daring approach to fashion has certainly paid off, resulting in countless high fashion campaigns and front row appearances.
“I like fashion because it’s sort of my job, so I’m into it when I have to be. But when I’m not working, I wear jeans and T-shirts. I go to vintage stores all the time to find funky T-shirts.”
Actress, singer, and former model and backup dancer, Zendaya has had quite the career for a 24-year-old—and her bold fashion choices mirror that multi-faceted approach to work and life. Her style is eye-catching, bright, and daring, which has resulted in many best- and worst-dressed list appearances.
“I've gotten to a point with fashion where I just don't care. I wear and I do what I want because I like it, because I am confident in it, because it makes me feel good.”
Jennifer Lopez is an enigma—there’s no way around it. The 51-year-old superstar places major emphasis on her health, fitness, and overall wellbeing and that commitment to herself translates into her sartorial choices—whether it’s a barely-there red carpet dress or perfectly cut workout gear on Instagram.
“Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed.”
Zoë Kravitz gets her unmatched style naturally—as the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, it’s safe to say that great fashion sense is in her blood. Best known for her laid back approach to dressing, the actress and singer always serves excellent street style and red carpet looks, blending grunge and natural elegance seamlessly.
“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that's when you're most beautiful.”
Taylor Swift’s personal style evolves and shifts every few years—think of her as a fashion chameleon. Unlike most modern celebrities, the well-loved singer has never really opted for a signature style, instead reinventing herself based on her moods and where she is in life.
“Style is such a personal thing; it's your way to be an individual.”
Iris Apfel is something of an enigma in the fashion world. The 99-year-old style icon is best known for her bold, fearless approach to fashion—that has only gotten bigger, and bolder over the years. Her colorful frocks, feathered coats, and oversized spectacles are her signature—all of which only she could pull off.
“I always feel that if you're gonna be uncomfortable and unhappy in something just because you think it's in or it's chic I would advise you to be happy rather than well-dressed. Its better to be happy.”
From Scandal to Little Fires Everywhere, Kerry Washington plays some seriously badass women on television—and that energy certainly translates into her day-to-day wardrobe. The actress’ sophisticated style features just the right amount of bold sartorial choices that have earned her a spot on many best-dressed lists over the years.
“Clothes can help you transform into who you need to be perceived as.”
Tracee Ellis Ross
Actress, singer, television host and producer Tracee Ellis Ross has a distinct bohemian-meets-boss style that’s all her own. Whether it’s sparkling gold couture or a casual satin one-piece, her style strikes an ideal balance between casual and chic.
“For me, fashion started as a way to protect myself—to have a bit of control over how the world perceives me. And I think, for many, that's still the case. I think fashion has evolved for me personally into a form of creative expression.”
Lily Collins made major waves this year with the lust-worthy looks she donned in her Netflix Original, Emily in Paris, but the actress's off-screen looks are just as expensive and well-curated as her on-screen counterpart. From colorful pant suits to head-to-toe Chanel, the actress has an undeniable eye for design.
“I've always loved fashion design. I love drawing and creating looks and styling.”
Considered to be one of India's highest-paid actresses, Priyanka Chopra is a boss in her own right—but her unique fashion style only adds to her laundry list of accolades. The actress and film producer showcases her Indian roots in her runway looks—especially through her work with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee—which has resulted in some of the most stunning looks the red carpet has seen in decades.
“I never thought I am stylish. For me, style is always a representation of what you want to wear but doing it in a unique way and expressing yourself. Every girl loves to be stylish.”
Elle Fanning is best known for her work in Maleficent and The Great, but the Hollywood starlet has also made a name for herself as a muse to fashion designer Marc Jacobs. As such, Fanning has become one of the fashion world’s most ethereal campaign models, and her personal style reflects that uniquely delicate aesthetic.
“I love Marc Jacobs. He has a vintage flair. But I've always worn a lot of vintage stuff, so it hasn't been a lot of designers. If I see something that I like, I just buy it.”
American actress and poet Lili Reinhart may be synonymous with her onscreen portrayal of Betty Cooper, but the 24-year-old star’s fashion sense is all her own. Her street style is elegant and timeless, preferring trench coats, classic denim, and cozy fits, while her runway looks are always bold and daring.
“It's just a matter of finding the styles, finding the fabrics, shapes, that accentuate your own body. You can't be altered, but the clothes can.”
Je-ne-sais-quoi meets timeless cool when it comes to French actress Marion Cotillard’s personal style. Her typical looks consist mainly of dark colorways, tailored fits, and a certain elegance that looks straight out of the pages of Vogue Paris.
Fun, bold, eclectic… Janelle Monáe’s personal style is at the intersection of everything it takes to make a fashion icon. Her fun and fearless approach to style and life range from high fashion couture to more down-to-earth designs—but her bold hairstyles always pull her looks together.
“Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.”
Despite being just 18-years-old, Billie Eilish has established herself as one of the music industry’s most unique and well-dressed stars. Her signature slime green hair and high end designer duds blend together seamlessly, creating a sartorial dichotomy that’s all her own.
“Clothing and fashion are kind of my security blanket, almost.”
Equal parts sex symbol and style icon, Emily Ratajkowski is known for her daring approach to red carpet and off-duty looks alike. From her risque Instagram posts to her street style looks, the model and actress proves that showing a little skin may be more chic and elegant than society gives it credit for.
French-American actress and model Lily-Rose Depp has quickly become one of the latest Chanel muses—and it shows through her personal style. Known for her perfectly cut runway looks and French-meets-New York approach to street style, the 21-year-old actress already has a natural sense of style.
“I also think [fashion] is such a mood booster. The world feels very still lately and just there's moments that are stiller than others. I think that if you're feeling bored or just kind of down or whatever. For me, it's like play. It's just fun.”
Equal parts sweet and sassy, Reese Witherspoon has given us some of the most beloved on-screen fashion icons of our time (hello, Elle Woods!). The entrepreneur and actress wears many other hats these days, but her colorful, breezy style is as covetable as ever.
“Costumes, fashion, it's all an expression of self, and the more you push the boundaries, the more that people work at creativing alternative ideas, the more it changes people's ideas of beauty.”
Kenyan-Mexican actress and author Lupita Nyong'o has quickly become a bonafide style icon thanks to her striking hairstyles, bold beauty looks, and elegant approach to red carpet dressing. Whether she’s gracing the cover of Vogue or playing a villain on-screen, Nyong'o is always dressed to kill.
“You can't rely on how you look to sustain you, what sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion; for yourself and for those around you.”
Emma Stone’s trademark ginger locks and red lip have garnered attention from everyone from Vogue to French fashion house Louis Vuitton. The actress and muse is best known for her androgynous blazers, trench coats, and well-cut denim that are both style and laid back.
“I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun.”
Emma Watson wears many hats—and while ‘style icon’ may not be the most important professional accolade, there’s no denying that the actress and activist knows how to dress. Her timeless style is both pretty and sophisticated; combining blazers and riding boots with edgy accessories like leather jackets and diamond chokers.
“I love fashion. I think it's so important, because it's how you show yourself to the world.”
Cardi B has exceptional style—and her followers are lucky enough to get a pretty generous glimpse into her wardrobe by way of Instagram. The renowned singer has an eye for high end design and pairs classic Hermes and Chanel with more playful pieces like no other.
“We work our ass off, we make sure everything is on point from the amount of cleavage is shown to the way that clothing is tailored.”
Whatever Meghan Markle wears in public sells out almost immediately—whether it’s a classic tote from Everlane or a dress from an up-and-coming designer. Her eye for fashion and her own brand of confidence is unmatched and it shows in both her royal-leaning and more California-influenced looks.
“You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women.”
English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa may be new to the public eye—but she’s already establishing herself as a talented musician and bonafide style icon. Her looks are a unique blend of grungy and glamorous that give off an enviable cool girl vibe.
“I live for that grungy-prissy juxtaposition that Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Drew Barrymore wore in the '90s.”
Singer, songwriter, producer, actress, style icon… Solange Knowles is multifaceted to say the least. Her signature style is rooted distinctly in the seventies and often features bold prints, metallics, and creative cuts—both on and off the red carpet.
“If a piece makes you look good and makes it easier to get dressed, it wins.”
Hollywood’s resident cool girl Chloë Sevigny leads the way when it comes to laid back, effortlessly chic style. Her quirky, classic style features a lot of blazers, flannel, and denim but what’s most enviable is her commitment to self confidence.
“Fashion embraces the weirdos. They're into that. There are always young people that people in fashion are interested in. You know, youth and vitality and energy - it brings something different.”
The original social media it-girl, Alexa Chung’s sense of fashion takes everything we loved about the sixties and translates it into the present day. Her classic, French-inspired looks are timeless and have been recognized by Vogue’s CFDA awards many times over.
“Stick to the classics, and you can't ever go wrong. I see old ladies on the street who have fabulous style and realize it's because they are probably wearing really classic items that they've had for years and years. I think if you find something that suits you, you should just stick to it.”
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is behind one of the world’s most well-known fashion icons, Carrie Bradshaw, but the actress and designer has become well known for her own style over the years as well. At the intersection of trendy, playful, and elegant Sarah Jessica Parker’s looks are always on point.
“People should dress the way they want. Any rules for age or shape are silly. If you walk out the door feeling good about yourself, that's what counts.”
Caroline de Maigret
Best known for her bestselling book How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits, French author and model Caroline de Maigret has that enviable French girl style that just can’t be replicated. Her looks usually include old, vintage jeans paired with right off the runway Chanel pieces that the rest of us can only dream of scoring.
“Fashion gets boring to talk about after five minutes but style is so much more, I can go on about style for hours. Style is everything—culture, your personality and what you do—that's what makes style.”
English model, actress and businesswoman Naomi Campbell is a timeless style icon. Since she rose to prominence in the late 1980s the revered runway model has always been looked to for sophisticated style inspiration.
“It's a new challenge to see how people can change your look. I like words like transformation, reinvention, and chameleon. Because one word I don't like is predictable.”
Known for her unique, menswear-inspired style, Diane Keaton has been a widely underrated fashion icon for decades. From bowler hats and blazers to high rise jeans and wide-leg trousers, Keaton’s whimsical style is unmatched in Hollywood.
“I don't carry little purses. I carry big duffels, always.”
Yara Shahidi may be just twenty years old, but her sense of style spans well beyond her years. The actress and model is playful and fun with a side of sophistication that suggests a deep-rooted love of fashion as a form of self-expression.
“If you look at the history of art and fashion, it's always been political. It's always been pushing boundaries.”