People Staff
December 30, 2013 12:00 PM

Pixie Cuts

Hollywood’s hottest haircut (as seen on Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Hudson and Kristen Chenoweth, above) was fashion’s answer to a fresh start.

Fancy Sweatshirts

Street chic and high fashion collided in a combination of comfort and edginess (like this $49.90 example from Express) craved by cool girls everywhere.

Braids

From supermodels on designer runways to celebrities on the red carpet, at music festivals and going on coffee runs, this trendy twist became the go-to updo of the year.

Wedge Sneakers

Blurring the lines between sport and style, high tops like these Isabel Marant sneakers became a staple of casual fashion.

Rainbow Loom

Crafty kids went crazy for these DIY colorful rubber band bracelets.

Candy Crush Saga

The most popular mobile game of ’13 has been played more than 150 billion times.

Grumpy Cat

With a permanently grumpy face caused by feline dwarfism, the Internet superstar (real name: Tardar Sauce) has a book, calendar and a movie in the works.

Fitness Bands

Activity trackers like the Nike+ Fuelband SE made people accountable for their every move.

Vine

The Twitterverse embraced this mobile app that allows users to post videos that run for a maximum of six seconds; Harry Styles (left) shared a tooth-brushing clip.

Prancercise

Joanna Rohrback, 61, galloped to fame with a YouTube routine embraced by the likes of John Mayer, who cast her in his video for his song “Paper Doll.”

Cronuts

N.Y.C. chef Dominique Ansel’s croissant-doughnut hybrid inspired imitators around the country.

WORDS of the YEAR

Twerk

A sexually provocative gyrating dance move (above) popularized by

Miley Cyrus

Hathahater

An individual with an inexplicable hatred of actress Anne Hathaway

Vaping

The act of puffing on electronic cigarettes or vape pens

FOMO

Fear of missing out—a compulsive concern about social interactions going on elsewhere

Squee

An exclamation of delight

The Year of the SELFIE

EVERYBODY’S SAYING CHEESE: THE OXFORD DICTIONARIES NAMED ‘SELFIE’ THE NO. 1 WORD OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé & Fan

Queen Bey caused a viral sensation when she posed with a teen while on tour in Australia.

Bo & Michelle Obama

The First Dog smiled with the First Lady on the White House lawn.

Brooke Shields & Christie Brinkley

Two beauties re-created their funny faces from a memorable ’87 photo.

Bradley Cooper & Gerard Butler

The actors captured their budding bromance at Wimbledon.

Geraldo Rivera

The FOX newsman got kicked off a panel at Duquesne U for posting the half-naked shot.

Zooey Deschanel

The actress immortalized her makeup job as Papa Smurf on the New Girl set.

James Franco

In a life chronicled with countless selfies, the actor showed that he dozes while he poses.

Hillary & Chelsea Clinton

The former Secretary of State and her daughter shared their first selfie together.

Sasha & Malia Obama

The First Girls stole a moment at Dad’s Inauguration.

Kim Kardashian

The reality star dramatically revealed her post-baby body.

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