As the year winds down, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on the year's best-dressed. Without a doubt you have your own favorites, but for today we'd like to recognize (in random order) the following ladies for the way they put themselves (sometimes with a little help) together. 1. Nicole Richie
We don't care about the recent scuttlebutt with her former stylist, because our favorite looks are the ones she puts together on her own. She's become a superstar for the red carpet, but we personally adore what she chooses for bumming around town.
Her mother's imagination (Danielle Steel) has clearly filtered down to her daughters. Victoria is a lovely young lady with perhaps our favorite personal style in all of New York. While always polished, her ability to combine unexpected elements result in a youthful sophistication we appreciate.
Mary Kate Olsen
Many people don't love the way this Olsen dresses, but we do. In the safe monotony of Hollywood, MK is a rare individual who is able to pull off experimental combinations. She's always months ahead of the trends and more influential than one might imagine.
Gwen is fierce. We are in awe.
No matter what's going on in her life, Kate always manages to be the epitome of effortless chic. Since she outdoes herself every year, we eagerly await to see what 2007 has in store for the world's style leader. (We're also dying to see her upcoming Topshop line.)
While she flies under the radar compared to her more avant-garde sister, Ashley is still tops for us. Possessing an impeccable eye, Ashley's beautiful taste in shapes and silhouettes belies her age.
Our new favorite style obsession is this lovely top model. Irina has a great eye for putting outfits together and, with a few years to hone her skills, she might be the new Kate Moss.