The street style bubble that started in 2010 has yet to burst, with the personal style industry only growing and gaining influence in 2011.
Street style bigwigs like Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia, and Shala Monroque continued their dominion over the internet, but 2011 also introduced the world to a new crop of editors, stylists, and buyers who have envy-inducing style.
The best part is watching someone's style grow dynamically in front of the lens. These aren't the girls putting on full looks from the runway, they're pulling items from their own wardrobes and mixing them with new trends. If there's anyone to idolize for having great style, we think it's this new bunch.
Our group includes Julia Sarr-Jamois, the fashion editor at Wonderland, who you may recognize by her amazing hair and round sunglasses, and Kate Foley, a buyer at Opening Ceremony, who's known for her platform shoes and red lips. Click through to find out the rest of the the newest names in street style in 2011!
With model looks and a signature cowboy-gone-girl style, Marina Muñoz is not only making waves on street style blogs, but also getting real jobs out of it. Maybe you've seen her modeling for Opening Ceremony or Madewell, or in the pages of Vogue?
Speaking of Opening Ceremony models, buyer for the store Kate Foley has been known to take a turn in front of the lens. With her hint-of-pink hair and mixmatched style, she basically embodies Opening Ceremony's dream client. No wonder she's in charge.
Not only does Julia Sarr-Jamois have the greatest hair ever, but she's also the best dresser, using neons and mixed prints liberally. But you probably already know this since you've seen her all over Tommy Ton's Style.com feed.
Not to be confused with another of our favorite Mary Kates to street-peep, Mary Kate Steinmiller was voted Racked's hottest editor of 2011. We're just glad to see that someone with a natural beauty and ladylike style can still be a babe. You go, MK!
Elisa Nalin might just be the queen of colorblocking. She's about the only living human who can wear all the colors under the sun and not look like a crazy rainbow. Congrats to her for that.
Gaia Repossi is the Annie Hall of the 21st century - I mean no one can wear a pants look like she does. With a wardrobe full of Céline, Gaia never disappoints.
Move over Hanne, Abbey, and Freja, the new model popping up all over street style blogs is Frida Gustavsson. Known to leave a show with the hair intact, Frida's casual looks populate all the best street style blogs and every Tumblr of people aged 15-25.
Preetma is one of the newest additions at Vogue, who's "Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl" feature on Vogue.com left us drooling over her ability to wear socks with tights and not look like a middle-schooler. Plus she has a degree from Princeton and a law degree from Vanderbilt, so you know she's got the brains to back up her street cred.
While most street style nowadays feels forced and stale, Francesca Burns is one of the street style starlets who you know is actually cool in real life. Bleached hair, cat-eye sunnies, and Prada banana prints are only the tip of the iceberg of Francesca's kooky style that we love.
Ada Kokosar is the only living human who can tuck baggy pants into boots and maintain any credibility as a stylist. She clearly has a gift. You may have seen her effervescent style on Garance Doré's blog or the Sartorialist... she's a favorite of the street style power duo.