As fashion editors, our hunt for the next stylish It girl is a never-ending, exhaustive search, but in the case of these nine ladies, it admittedly wasn’t the most difficult of tasks. From a DJ/entrepreneur to a newly minted Disney princess, we think that the next Alexa Chung and Diane Kruger could be among us (although our favourite stylish veterans will always hold a special place in our hearts). Since there just so happen to be a lot of fresh faces on our radar as of late, we decided not to waste another minute before sharing them with you. Consider these the ones to watch!
Scroll down to see the new wave of ultra-cool fashion It girls and to shop their wardrobe staples!
The 26-year-old British actress, best known for her role as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey and her recent turn as Cinderella in Disney’s latest incarnation of the classic, has an elegant, ethereal style all her own. Check out her press tour style for the film if you need further proof.
The younger sister of one of our favourite top models, Suki Waterhouse, this blue-eyed British beauty recently signed with her sister’s agency, Next Model Management. We love Waterhouse’s cool menswear-inspired style, and given that looks and good taste obviously run in the family, we expect big things from Waterhouse.
It’s clear that Richie has picked up her share of styling tips from older sister Nicole Richie over the years. The 16-year-old has casual-cool style in spades. We fully expect for her to be a staple at fashion weeks to come, she’s already regularly stalked by paparazzi, and she’s accrued a massive Instagram following. All the makings of an It girl are in place. Check out our shoot with Richie to see the budding star in action!
Vikander’s breakout role came courtesy of her starring turn as Caroline Mathilde in 2012’s A Royal Affair. With a slew of films set for release this year in addition to this spring’s well-received Ex Machina, coupled with her recent signing as the new face of Louis Vuitton, we will be watching the Swedish actress’s every sartorial move.
Ever the multihyphenate, the resident New Yorker can count in-demand DJ, model, health/wellness/fashion/fitness blogger, Beautified app co-founder, and restaurant investor as her careers. We become more obsessed with her inspiring Instagram feed by the day and love her feminine take on cool-girl style.
The It model is most likely already on your radar, thanks in part to our consistent featuring of Hadid as of late. The sunny blonde’s style is sleek, accessible, and youthful at once. With campaigns with Guess, Maybelline, and Tom Ford, to name a few, and a slew of celebrity friends, we don’t expect the 20-year-old to go anywhere anytime soon.
From the moment that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’s teenage daughter attended the Chanel Metiers d’Art show in March wearing the most perfect Chanel matching set and schmoozing with Karl Lagerfeld himself, we knew we had a budding style star on our hands. To no one’s surprise, the haunting beauty recently made her modelling debut.
If you haven’t heard of Jillian Rose Banks, you soon will. The Los Angeles–based singer-songwriter released her debut album last fall and is hitting several high-profile music festivals this summer. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on the musician’s minimal, edgy, all-black signature style. We see household-name status in her future!