Picking 10 most influential style icons can be tricky, but global fashion search platform Lyst made things easier. They took a look at searches and sales and came up with a list of high-profile women whose fashion choices shaped our buying habits last year.
10. Ariana Grande
The young singer became a fashion inspiration for young millennials by putting oversized hoodies on the map.
Riri’s amazing fashion choices kick-started the Twitter thread “It’s ugly, until Rihanna decides it’s not.” Enough said.
8. Blake Lively
Gossip Girl star was the queen of suits in 2018, and started a fashion craze we never want to go away.
7. Chiara Ferragni
This fashion influencer earned her place on the coveted list by wearing three Dior gowns during her wedding ceremony.
6. Serena Williams
Legendary athlete started s fashion revolution on the tennis court with her tulle skirts and controversial Lycra catsuit.
Coachella was Queen Bey’s shiniest fashion moment of 2018. People went crazy for each of her outfits – including that iconic yellow Balmain hoodie.
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4. Cardi B
High fashion is all about extravagance and Cardi B reminded us of that with each and every eye-popping outfit she rocked this year.
3. Meghan Markle
The Duchess of Sussex made headlines with each of her fashion choices and brought modern flare to traditional style favored by the royal family.
2. Kim Kardashian
With 120 million followers on Instagram, the leader of the Kardashian clan never had any trouble helping major brands get their name out there.
1. Kylie Jenner
The young beauty mogul has driven more than two million searches this year alone, and each piece she’s been seen wearing became an instant best-seller.