Our style icons of the year

As 2018 comes to a close, we give props to five extraordinary women who have blazed a trail in style and beauty this year 

Lupita Nyong’o: From her spellbinding red carpet dresses to her fierce, natural hair, Lupita always looks effortlessly beautiful. She can rock everything from a sweater dress to combat boots and still look elegant – and her flawless make-up always makes a statement.

Ariana Grande: 2018 was the year Ariana really came into her own. In spite of personal ups and downs, she conducted herself with grace and dignity. Rocking that signature high ponytail, she always lets her natural beauty shine through.

Kylie Minogue: She introduced the world to her new album in 2018 – but Kylie’s stunning style is timeless, even after 30 years in the business. The Queen of Pop just never seems to age: although she says she’s over crop tops, we reckon she can wear whatever she wants!

Adwoa Aboah: Activist, stylist, model…general goddess. Adwoa Aboah does fashion and beauty her way. And it rocks. We salute her individuality and natural gorgeousness. (And very close-cropped cuts are set to be huge in 2019.)

Amy Adams: Last but absolutely not least, can Amy Adams do any wrong? Stylish, ridiculously talented…and her ravishing red hair is everything. We can’t wait to see her latest movie, Vice – we’re already living for her red carpet choices at the premieres. Go Amy!