Solange, Zendaya, Gigi Hadid…you know these celebs will kill it come their turn on the red carpet. Heck, the best dressed votes are basically already in their designer bags.
Unfortunately, there is a crop of stars who don't quite get as much style cred as they should. These ladies might not be endorsed by big designers or praised by the fashion gods that be, but their curation and execution of trends and poignant style perspective deserves recognition. You may not expect style inspiration from these under-the-radar trendsetters—but you definitely should.
You saw the Mad Men star grow up before our eyes, but you may have missed her style evolution. She went from child star to a 15-year-old master of prim, polished and, most importantly, youthful looks. She's a next-gen Alexa Chung, with a knack for balancing proportions, colors, prints and silhouettes like someone's who's been in the game for decades.
No offense to a few leading music mavens, but their style is missing a perspective. Does it make a statement? Yes, but what does it say? You may not be a fan of the "Water Me" singer, but at least you can get a sense of who she is based off her indie vibes and total disregard for what's trending. She's just as experimental in her music as she is with her style, and that's what fashion is all about: self-expression.
In our opinion, The Hunger Games actor is one of the most under-the-radar style stars in the industry. In recent years, Jena has proven over and over again that you can expertly merge edge and sophistication with the right textures. Whether it's festival wear or cutouts, The Shoe singer always offers up an alternative approach to trendy style.
OK, models live and breathe fashion and, therefore, are always ahead of the style curve. However, it's the way this English bombshell interprets and executes the latest trends that make her a standout. First of all, the tailoring of her clothes are always perfect. Then, there's the fact that she incorporates an element of surprise with every trend. High-low hem? Wear it to the side with pleated detailing. Pajama pants? Add a structured clutch to refine it. Winter coat? Let's belt it.