There are It Girls, and there are Girls that have simply got It.
The difference in 2016 with the fashion girls to watch – as opposed to those we continue to love from 2015 – is that their style is remarkably mature with a refined edge that we love to see in screen and catwalk stars alike.
In a move that is predicted to prove a complete 180 degree turn on the influx of ‘athletic-overdose‘, glamour is back in a big way, and our favourite international ‘It Girls’ for 2016 are blazing a trail in the trend.
If you’ve been living under a rock with zero internet coverage and a shortage of fashion magazines this year, you may not know who Alicia is. In January 2016 Alicia will hit the cinema’s in her acclaimed ‘The Danish Girl’ role, walk the red carpet at the Oscars (at which she is nominated) and no doubt grace many a fashion page – possibly alongside with her beau, fellow thespian Michael Fassbender. As Louis Vuitton’s latest muse, this sublimely beautiful Swede is one to watch (And copy. Just saying).
Why we love Alicia’s Style: It’s free and easy, in an unstructured but incredibly feminine way.
Rebecca Taylor Diagonal Dot Dress, $851.33 – available at Shopbop.
Jonathan Saunders Peach Silk Chiffon Della Dress, $1,945 – available at Avenue32.
Alice McCall Magic Dress, approx. $373 – available at Pixie Market.
Although she only made it to runner-up status in the reality show Make Me A Supermodel, this Aussie beauty of Pakistani and Saudi Arabian descent has proven that she doesn’t need a reality contest to get her to the top; she’s done it on her own. Since hitting New York in 2009 – when she walked a whopping nine shows during the Autumn Winter season – Shanina has gone on to be ‘winged’ a Victoria’s Secret Angel and grace the cover of Harpers Bazaar in three countries. Shanina oozes the perfect mix of Australian confidence with international sass and a beauty that is both exotic and innocent.
Why we love Shanina’s Style: It’s edgy but elegant, with sass and sophistication in equal measure.
McQ – Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Dress, $2,568.29 – available at Shopbop.
T By Alexander Wang Rayon Spandex Short Sleeve Dress,
$589 now $294.50 – available at David Jones.
Sleeveless Cut Out Midi Dress, $52.50 – available at Missguided.
With a surname like that, you know your future is going to be bright. This PYT – at the ripe young age of 18 – has just landed her first ad campaign and debuted on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week 2015 alongside Georgia May and Lizzy Jagger. But don’t expect Lottie to be displaying any of the rock/heroin chic her sister is famous for. Lottie’s look is far more mature, a little more preppy, but with quirks and individuality that simply must be in the DNA.
Why we love Lottie’s Style: It’s fresh, youthful and classically cut, but with a worldly edge and a fun twist.
Wheels & Dollbaby Holding Court Dress, $385 now $269.50 – available at The Iconic.
by johnny The Wave Cut Shift Dress, $350 now $175 – available at The Iconic.
High Neck Lace Trim Swing Dress, $46.20 – available at Missguided.
America: Bella Hadid
Another younger – equally genetically blessed – younger sister of an international ‘It’ girl, Bella Hadid is sure to give Gigi a run for her money in 2016. Having recently won model.coms ‘Breakout Star’, and wowed the crowd at the 2016 Chanel Haute Couture Show alongside Gigi and Kendall, Bella has secured her status in the supermodel pecking order. On the red carpet, Bella stands apart from the crowd with her exotic colouring, athletic build and apparently relaxed approach to all things celebrity and paparazzi.
Why we love Bella’s Style: Because she keeps it pared back. It’s fuss free, timeless and always exceptionally made!
True Decadence Tall Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Cut Out Waist, $148 – available at ASOS.
La Mania Valli Strapless Gown, $2,633 – available at Matches Fashion.
TFNC Maxi Dress In Pleated Chiffon,
$82 now $27 – available at ASOS.