The Breakout Style Stars of 2018

Dec 17 2018 by
Categories : Celebrity Style

These celebs had the best fashion game this year. 

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    As the year wraps up, we're looking back on all the celebrity styles we loved. Scroll down to see our breakout style stars of 2018. 
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    Thandie Newton

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    Though she's no stranger to the red carpet, The Westworld and Solo: A Star Wars Story actress impressed us with her innate sense of style this year. From a vivid shade of pink to a kaleidoscopic floral pattern, she pulled off each look with unmeasurable confidence. It's just a matter of time before Newton stars in a major luxury fashion campaign, don't you agree?

    From left to right: Richard Quinn, Schiaparelli spring 2019 and Brandon Maxwell spring 2019
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    Rachel Brosnahan

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    We loved The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star's chic and feminine choices. Smart styling and minimal accessories put the spotlight on the actress and didn't overwhelm the unique details of each look, like an embroidered bodice or asymmetrical neckline. 

    From left to right: Carolina Herrera resort 2019, Christopher Kane and Oscar de la Renta spring 2019 
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    KiKi Layne

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    Despite being a newcomer on the red carpet, the star of Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk is already serving looks. She described her style as "elegant funk" and with the film a major award season contender, we can't wait to see more fashion wins from her next year. 

    From left to right: Calvin Klein, Valentino resort 2019 and Miu Miu 
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    Stephan James

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    Not to be out-shone by his If Beale Street Could Talk co-star, Toronto's own Stephan James' sharp suits made the case for more monochromatic looks. The actor looked undeniably confident and cool every time. 

    From left to right: Grayscale, Gucci and Grayscale 
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    Henry Golding

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    We can't forget about this year's other breakout leading man who captured our hearts as the dreamy Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians — in his first film, NBD. Whether he's sporting a more casual look or looking dashing in a tuxedo, there's no style he can't pull off. 

    From left to right: Paul Smith, Tom Ford and Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2018 
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    Gemma Chan

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    She may play Nick Young's fashionable cousin Astrid in Crazy Rich Asians but the British actress' style is just as fabulous and enviable in real life. We adored her elegant and chic red carpet choices.

    From left to right: Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta fall 2018 and Simone Rocha fall 2018
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    Awkwafina

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    It was a busy year for the rapper and actress — she released an EP, co-starred in two major box office hits Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians and hosted the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. We applaud her experimentation with different styles and are even bigger fans of how she's stayed true to her personality no matter what she's wearing. 

    From left to right: Vivienne Westwood fall 2018, John Paul Ataker and Fendi pre-fall 2018 
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    Tessa Thompson

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    The Creed II and Sorry to Bother You actress and former ELLE Canada cover girl has always been a style star. She blew us away this year with gorgeous, refined looks that still made a statement. 

    From left to right: Valentino Haute Couture fall 2018, Christian Dior fall 2018 and Rosie Assoulin spring 2018
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    Elsie Fisher

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    The young actress made her mark this year as the star of comedy-drama Eighth Grade. Her sophisticated style stayed youthful with bright colours and bold patterns that struck the right balance of fun and serious for the Golden Globe-nominated rising star. 

    From left to right: Thom Browne, Cos skirt and Kate Spade New York bag, and A.L.C fall 2018
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    Dua Lipa

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    It's only fitting that the pop star's style is as fun and memorable as her music. From voluminous princess gowns to blinding metallic minis, she got our attention both on stage and off. 

    From left to right: Alexandre Vauthier fall 2018, Giambattista Valli spring 2018, Saint Laurent 
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    Amandla Stenberg

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    The Hate U Give star has been on our radar for a while now but she really stepped into the spotlight this year. The actress is fearless when it comes to style and we admire how effortlessly she mixes it up for the red carpet. 

    From left to right: Ralph Lauren blazer and Levi's x karla jeans, Gucci pre-fall 2018 and Huishan Zhang fall 2018 
Categories: Celebrity Style