There is no denying that 2020 was a year for the books. While the year brought immense challenges, it also fostered a newfound energy to reflect, retreat to the basics, and embrace the things that make us genuinely happy. For me, it was fashion that brought joy to my days—whether it was through a feeling of escapism by dressing up rather than staying in my pajamas or browsing Instagram to look to my favorite celebs for outfit inspiration . And though there were fewer extravagant red carpet ensembles this year (but some amazing virtual ones ), celebrities sported effortlessly cool looks in 2020 , complete with a mask.
From Yara Shahidi wearing a relaxed gray suit paired with a peek-a-boo cutout turtleneck to Kendall Jenner leaning into winter whites in a monochromatic look, celebs epitomized this new hybrid outfit that is at-home approved yet still incredibly chic to wear out. This year celebrities traded dramatic gowns and sequins for trousers and sneakers, and I am more than okay with that. Keep scrolling to see the best celeb outfits of 2020, according to yours truly.
On Bella Hadid: Penny Lane vintage jacket; Montelpare Tradition Patent Round-Toe Loafers ($143); Mejuri Heirloom Ring ($550); Jacquie Aiche rings. Bella Hadid wins fall with this look.
On Zoë Kravitz: PradaSuede Coat ($4950); Saint Laurent Pierre Leather Penny Loafers ($695); Fendi Green Nappa Leather Baguette Bag ($2190). Zoë Kravitz perfects how to wear a monochromatic yellow look, and I am here for it.
On Kendall Jenner: Skims Seamless Face Mask ($8); Musier Paris Pants Becky ($191); Prada Cleo Shoulder Bag ($2350). Now, this is how you do a winter white. Thank you, Kendall.
On Selena Gomez: Totême suit; Everlane The Re:Down Sleeping Bag Puffer ($198); Puma sneakers; Cartier necklace. Selena Gomez just made the sleeping-bag puffer the coat of the season.
On Kaia Gerber: Imaan x Frame Leather Blazer ($1394); Celine Flared Suede Pants ($3100). Kaia Gerber is the queen of effortlessly cool ensembles.
On Taraji P. Henson: Le Superbe coat; Gucci Globe-Trotter GG Beauty Case ($1980). Taraji P. Henson is definitely convincing me that this Gucci bag is going to be my next splurge. Who’s with me?
On Bella Hadid: Nensi Dojaka Ssense Exclusive Brown Mesh Bodysuit and Black Wool Pleated Trousers; By Far Gina 90 Chain Sandals ($678). Introducing my next “night-out” look, even though it may be worn on a night at home.
On Yara Shahidi: Missoni suit. Yara Shahidi proves that the perfect grey suit does exist.
On Kamala Harris: Carolina Herrera Tapered Double-Faced Stretch-Wool Blazer ($2290) and Double-Faced Stretch-Wool Straight Leg Trousers ($990); Tory Burch Satin Bow Blouse ($398); Manolo Blahnik BB 105 Suede Pumps ($665). An iconic moment in both history and fashion.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Nasty Gal Power Through Cropped Blazer ($38) and Power Through Wide-Leg Pants ($26); Nike M2K Tekno Sneakers ($100); Ray Ban Sunglasses ($204). Behold another casual suit I absolutely need.
On Kendall Jenner: Slvrlake White London Straight-Leg Jeans ($143); Gucci handbag; Skims Seamless Face Mask ($8). On Hailey Bieber: Jacquemus Alzou Cropped Cardigan ($316) and Valensole Bra Top ($135); Levi’s 501 Jeans ($69); Versace mules. Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber make a strong case for high-waisted denim paired with skimpy, yet sophisticated, crop tops.
On Dua Lipa: Dion Lee Two Piece Tube Top ($490) and Black Fishnet Tailored Trousers ($694); Alexander Wang Ryan Shoulder Bag ($550); Chrome Hearts + Bella sunglasses; Prada Block Sneakers ($920). Dua Lipa takes the prize for being my style icon of the year.
On Addison Rae: Inamorata The Sullivan Top ($95), The Cherry Top ($85), and skirt; Prada Re-Edition 2000 Nylon Mini Bag ($795) and Monolith Patent Leather Laced Shoes ($950). Yes, I am a TikTok fan. Yes, I remember the exact moment Addison Rae wore this look. And yes, I am still obsessed.
On Kendall Jenner: By Far Eve Bag ($420); Nike SB Dunk Low Sneakers ($956); Vehla Dixie Sunglasses ($180). The outfit formula of the year is undoubtedly top + baggy trousers + sneakers.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Inamorata El Camino shirt ($95) and Solana Shortboard ($95); Veja Esplar Low-Top Sneakers ($120). Emily Ratajkowski inspired a variety of matching sets this summer through this look. It was the perfect alternative to loungewear.
On Suki Waterhouse: Moncler + 1 JW Anderson Abbotts Hooded Quilted Jacket ($1995); The Row x Oliver Peoples Edition Board Meeting 2 Sunglasses ($330). A puffer with a crop top? If Suki can pull it off, we can, too!
On Kim Kardashian: Skims Everybody High Neck Bodysuit ($58); Legaspi x Rick Owens coat; Balenciaga Knife Booties Sequins; Chanel sunglasses. There’s no denying full-leather loos were a major fall fashion trend. Take a styling cue from Kim Kardashian and keep it in the neutral color family.
On Dua Lipa: Alexander Wang Jersey Boning Bodysuit ($275), Pleated High-Waist Pant ($695), Ryan Shoulder Bag ($550), and Sienna Bungee High-Heel Sandals ($677). Another day, another amazing outfit from Dua Lipa.
On Katie Holmes: Gucci Ace Sneakers ($590); Sharkchaser Medium Bubble Bag ($840). I have been keeping an eye out for the perfect plaid pant ever since I saw Katie Holmes in this look.
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