The singer, 24, has an edgy new look, and has become a top fashion influencer because of it. This year, she scored a Louis Vuitton contract, rocked custom stage looks during her Revival tour and wears street style looks that are coveted by many (i.e. her 98 million Instagram followers). “I’ve always leaned toward a more classic look, but now I am taking more risks while still maintaining a classic sensibility,” Gomez tells PEOPLE. She gives a lot of credit for her new style to those who helped make it happen: “I’ve been fortunate to be able to develop relationships with designers, and that has been a huge part in the evolution of my style, as well as working closely with my stylist Kate Young,” she says.
Whether she’s performing (Lemonade!), walking the red carpet (MTV VMAs!) or posting a photo to social media (matching moments with Blue!), everything Queen B, 35, does turns into a major fashion moment. “[Fashion] is a tool for finding your own identity,” she explained while accepting, of course, the Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. “It transcends style, and it’s a time capsule of all of our greatest milestones.”
The singer, 28, can make any outfit work, work, work, as evidenced by her always-surprising street style (that YSL heart coat, though!) and red carpet gowns (like her fashion parade at the VMAs), but it’s her designer savvy that puts her over the edge as a total fashion powerhouse. Within the past year she created an all-denim footwear capsule with Manolo Blahnik and a Fenty x Puma collection that instantly sold out. So how does she do it? “I’m inspired by attitude more than anything,” the singer says.
You can always count on JLo, 47, on the red carpet (and on the streets and on the stage) for a hit of serious glamour. The key, says her stylist Rob Zangardi (who styles the star with Mariel Haenn), is that she’s always on. “Whenever you see a picture of Jennifer, the handbag matches, the shoes work and the hair is perfect for the look she’s doing,” he tells PEOPLE. #truth
While pregnant with her second child, the star, 29, has redefined the idea of maternity style. “There are lots of variables these days, but it’s fun to dress under the circumstances,” she says. Her parade of head-turning designer ensembles so far have included Atelier Versace (shown), Emanuel Ungaro and Juan Carlos Obando.
After landing the cover of the Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit issue in February, the model, 28, has used her platform to spread her message of body positivity. “I’ve never had more men come up to me and say thank you for changing their perspective on beauty,” she tells PEOPLE. And she’s not slowing down: This fall, she’s launching another capsule for DressBarn, continuing her lingerie line Addition Elle, modeling for major brands like H&M, NYDJ and Lane Bryant and even hosting the new season of America’s Next Top Model. Yes, she knows she’s busy, but she’s not stopping yet. “The only challenge I have is figuring out what’s next,” she says.
Kendall, 20, is at the top of her game right now: She walks the biggest fashion shows (hello Chanel and Fendi and Balmain!), landed a coveted beauty contract with Estée Lauder and works with her sister Kylie to grow their contemporary Kendall + Kylie collection. And on top of it all, she’s got 65 million Instagram followers tracking her every style move, including her eye-popping red carpet moments, like this Atelier Versace gown, has become a bonafide red carpet superstar. “When I’m wearing something that I truly love, you can see my vibe change and I’m just a happier person,” she tells PEOPLE.
At this point, there is no denying the power of Kylie Jenner. At 19, she’s making a name for herself as a budding entrepreneur: She has a blockbuster beauty line (her Kylie Cosmetics’ Lip Kits sell out every color), which she markets on to her incredibly dedicated social media following (she has over 72 million followers Instagram alone!). “Now I realize the influence I have, which is scary but awesome at the same time,” she tells PEOPLE. “I want to inspire people to expand their fashion.”
The actress, 46, inspires women by having fun with fashion, including with her own clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, which she launched last year (and loves to wear on the red carpet). Her biggest fashion tip? “It’s not so much about a dress as feeling good,” she tells PEOPLE. “You want to feel like yourself because then your best qualities shine through.”
Reese, 40, provides endless inspiration with her modern take on southern style, which she delivers season after season with her fashion and accessories line Draper James (just check out her new Vote Y’All bag inspired by the 2016 election). What style rule does she swear by? “It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed,” she tells PEOPLE. “If you’re pulled together, you’re definitely going to fit in with any crowd.”