Up And Coming Celebrity Trendsetters To Watch In 2018Published on December 22, 2017. Updated October 2, 2019
2017 was a huge year for fashion with many up and coming stars leaving quite the first impression as they broke into the Hollywood scene. Whether they were a new breakout star or a familiar name who seriously stepped it up, there were undeniably a handful of standout celebs who proved their chic and stylish fashion sense in 2017! As memorable as 2017 was, 2018 is looking to be just as promising and we definitely have a few names on our fashion radar going into the new year. There’s no better place to look for outfit inspiration than the celebrities, so follow along as we select 12 up and coming celebrity trendsetters to watch for in 2018:
12. Olivia Culpo
The stunning Olivia Culpo rose to fame when she won Miss Universe in 2012 and has remained in the spotlight ever since! She’s grown to be an Instagram sensation and shares photos of her outfits as well as stories of her unboxing recent shopping purchases. She’s the first to jump on a trend if she’s not starting them herself and is undeniably a fashionista to watch going into 2018!
11. Emily Ratajkowski
Celebrity icon Emily Ratajkowski was another Instagram icon this past year and often shared photos of her luxurious vacations and chic attire. Her looks are typically quite revealing, but always fashionable and incorporate the latest trends. She is most definitely not too shy to rock a plunging neckline or thigh-high slit and it’s these risks that have led us to believe 2018 is definitely going to be a big year for this rising model and actress!
10. Suki Waterhouse
Model and actress Suki Waterhouse was undeniably a rising fashion star in 2017, and will most likely be even more so in the new year! This British It-Girl gets better every year and has coined her iconic style as a mix between effortless bohemian and sharp sophistication. In 2017 Suki appeared everywhere from paparazzi shots with her with pal Cara Delevigne, red carpet events, Burberry fashion shows to the cover of Vogue. Keep an eye out for Suki in 2018, she will not disappoint when it comes to fashion inspiration!
9. Sofia Richie
Nineteen-year-old model Sofia Richie made quite a few headlines in 2017 after being connected to Scott Disick, but the reason she stayed in the spotlight was her impeccable taste in fashion! In 2017 she was featured in campaigns with Tommy Hilger and designer denim brand DL1961 among others. She is a queen of street style and often wears trendy wrap dresses with sneakers or cool-girl hoodies as casual wear, but in 2017 she also proved that she knows how to dress up for a sophisticated evening dinner or red carpet event. Be sure to keep an eye on Richie going into 2018 for trendy fashion inspiration!
8. Irina Shayk
2017 was a huge year for supermodel Irina Shayk! The Russian stunner gave birth to her daughter with partner Bradley Cooper and was constantly jet-setting between New York, Los Angeles, and London for new modeling campaigns for brands such as Nike, Intimissimi, and Reserved. In 2017, Shayk made headlines for her chic fashion sense and great intuition with upcoming trends so we have no doubt she will continue to grow even more popular in the world of fashion in 2018!
7. Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander has been a style icon for years, but we have a feeling in 2018 she’s going to grow even more popular! Vikander stays true to the classics when it comes to her style, yet she always looks effortlessly chic and put together. Vikander is set to star as Lara Cross in Tomb Raider in 2018, so with the press and red carpet events that come along with that, we’re sure Vikander will be one of our 2018 go-to celebrities for fashion inspiration!
6. Naomie Harris
English actress Naomie Harris has become a powerhouse in the fashion industry this last year and we wouldn’t be surprised to see her success continue into 2018! The Pirates of the Caribbean and Southpaw star knows how to make her outfit look effortless by pairing solid colors together yet still incorporates prints and textures and styles them to perfection. She’s graced the front row of elite fashion shows all year and continues to wow us with her stunning fashion Instagram photos, which makes her a shoo-in as a fashion It-girl to watch coming into the new year.
Zendaya has risen from a Disney teen sensation to a stunning and mature young actress! The star appeared on quite a few red carpets this year and most recently starred alongside Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in The Greatest Showman. Her red carpet debuts are highly anticipated by her fans and she rarely disappoints when it comes to style! She takes risks with her fashion and constantly delivers with bold, statement looks that make jaws drop and heads turn. She’s undeniably a fashionista to watch for in 2018!
4. Olivia Jade
Eighteen-year-old YouTube sensation Olivia Jade is undeniably a star to watch coming into the new year! She is the daughter of popular Full House actress Lori Loughlin and posts beauty and fashion inspiration on her channel. Her fashion hauls are seriously swoon-worthy and the star has proven to have a knack for coordinating outfits and forecasting the newest trends. Keep an eye out for Olivia coming into 2018, she’s sure to impress and inspire when it comes to style!
3. Kaia Gerber
Sixteen-year-old Kaia Gerber had an unforgettable year in the world of fashion and landed a campaign with Marc Jacobs and opened the Chanel fashion show. She’s landed herself in the cool-girl model crew and is often spotted out and about with Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, which is just the cherry on the cake when considering her mother is the iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford. Although Kaia has definitely left her mark on the world of fashion in 2017, we have no doubts that she will continue to do so in 2018!
2. Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle was undeniably the It Girl of the year after news of her engagement to Prince Harry broke this past November. The duo remained out of the spotlight for the majority of 2017, but when they stepped out to announce their engagement it was clear that Meghan was going to be a fashion icon. Her white wrap coat sold out within hours and many fans swooned over Markle’s simple yet glam and sultry sense of style. We definitely have high hopes for this style icon going into 2018 and with the royal wedding around the corner this upcoming May.
1. Millie Bobby Brown
Of all the up and coming trendsetters for 2018, Millie Bobby Brown is definitely at the top of our watch list! This Stranger Things actress is just 13-years old and has already become a bonafide style icon and landed herself a spot on the cover of Vogue. Her style is elevated, chic and completely swoon-worthy considering her young age. The youth generation most definitely has one of the most polished style icons to look up to and we can’t wait to see what Millie has in store for 2018!