8 Teen Style Stars Set to Rule 2017
You don’t have to be an adult to have an impact on fashion: 2016 was the year teens took over. This year the under-20 set’s personal style and business savvy served to inspire. Actress-activists Rowan Blanchard and Amandla Stenberg rose to prominence, beauty mogul Kylie Jenner kept people talking, and superstar siblings Jaden and Willow Smith made headlines by simply being themselves. From the rise of well-heeled actresses like 17-year-old Lily-Rose Depp to jet-setting influencers like 19-year-old Luka Sabbat, the industry is in the midst of a youthquake. Get to know eight of the influential kids who are destined to make an impact on fashion in the new year.
Millie Bobby Brown
As Eleven on Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown not only held her own in a cast filled with top-tier talent, she also captured the world’s attention. Brown’s personal style is age-appropriate—she’s still a kid after all—but her adorable choices from labels like Kate Spade and Coach already have people talking.
In between starring on Black-ish, wrapping up high school, and encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers, Yara Shahidi has emerged as a trendsetter. Embracing feminine labels like Tracy Reese while indulging her love of classic pieces from Brooks Brothers and Michael Kors, Shahidi has created an eclectic look all her own. After signing a modeling contract with Women Management earlier this year, Shahidi is almost certain to appear on covers and in campaigns during 2017.
A Disney Channel star with a taste for whimsy, Peyton List has spent 2016 mastering the art of cocktail dressing in sweet pieces from Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs. Never afraid to tackle a key trend, List recently became one of the faces of H&M—a brand that meshes perfectly with her young fan base.
With her movie star looks and stylish wardrobe, it’s hard to believe Doyeon Kim is only 17, but the photogenic member of Korean girl group I.O.I has accomplished plenty in her short career. Keeping her outfits sweet to fit her fresh-faced image, Kim often sports schoolgirl skirts and pastels onstage, but it’s her polished airport style that is the best indicator of her instinct for fashion.
The women of the Obama family are known for their impeccable taste, and Sasha Obama follows in her mom’s footsteps with her love of unexpected fashion. Whether she’s coordinating perfectly with big sister Malia in Naeem Khan at a state dinner or stepping out in a blue coat from Opening Ceremony as she did at the White House Christmas tree lighting about two weeks ago, Sasha’s choices are always appealing.
As one-fifth of perhaps the world’s biggest girl group, Camilla Cabello is used to wearing attention-grabbing pieces. Cabello and her Fifth Harmony bandmates use fashion as a means of expressing themselves onstage. With a solo hit on the airwaves right now and a clear preference for sexy clothes from Topshop, American Apparel, and the occasional Alexandre Vauthier Couture piece for the Billboard Music Awards, Cabello could be the next music star to be embraced by the fashion industry.