The New Class of 8 Fierce-as-Hell Style Icons

Everything about fall is new, new, new. Whether it be the freshest trends of the season or shopping for all your back-to-school essentials, fall is all about turning over a new leaf and starting things fresh—in more ways than one. With that in mind, we're giving everything an overhaul, and we don't just mean the items we're ditching and keeping from our closets, but also where we're looking for inspiration.

Did you ever start at a new school as a kid? If so, you probably remember how freeing it felt to be able to transform into anyone you wanted to, simply because no one knew who you really were. Maybe it's because change is in the air or maybe we're just in need of a fresh dose of style inspiration, but either way, we're excited to usher in the new class of style icons.

These actresses, musicians, influencers, and activists are fearless, stylish as hell, and out to change the game in each of their respective industries. If you're not already familiar with the following names, we suggest you put them on your radar immediately. It's NBD, but they're all poised to be solidified as the style icons of our generation. Get ready to follow in 3, 2, 1…

Dua Lipa

It's Dua Lipa's world, and we're all just living in it. The Australian pop singer blazed through music charts this summer and has been documenting every absurdly cool outfit all over her 'gram. She's always ahead of the biggest trends and is a huge supporter of the latest up-and-coming designers, so I'm not kidding when I say it: Dua is gunning for world domination.

4am in Paris. Thank you @cartier for having me perform at your dinner ❤️

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Ladybird

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Top and St Louis Mini Skirt ($150) available in sizes XS to L.

Laura Harrier

Laura's hardly new to the spotlight. She's one of those rare faces that's figured out how to simultaneously balance her modeling and acting careers. Although she's starred in a number of movies already, it's her role in 2018's BlacKkKlansman that's officially put this Hollywood actress on the map for good, meaning we can only expect even more stunning red carpet moments from here on out.

bye cannes that was wild???????? ???? @bulgariofficial

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@tidalmag ???? @ericchakeen

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Emili Sindlev

The Danish stylist and influencer is all over the season's It pieces and has got such a knack for wearing highly-saturated outfits that we've crowned her the master of wearing color. It's her playful approach to the most current trends that consistently catches our eye. She's definitely one to watch.

Modern cowgirl ???? Photo by @thestylestalkercom

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Jorja Smith

You'll immediately fall in love with singer-songwriter Jorja Smith's soulful, jazz-inflected R&B music, but we're here to make the case for her cool-girl style. She's established an aesthetic that seamlessly fuses both romantic and streetwear elements, styling pieces like a slinky slip dress with a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers and wearing brands like I.Am.Gia and Miaou on repeat.

19 Questions interviewed by @nazaninshahnavaz for @ssense magazine ????shot by @sylaust

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just over two weeks til Lost & Found is out ????

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Available in sizes XS to L.

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi is a force. The 18-year-old actress-slash-activist is best known for her roles on the TV shows Black-ish and Grown-ish but beyond that is regularly cited as having the most potential in Hollywood to define and redefine the next generation of film and television. Oh, and did we mentioned how next-level her red carpet style is?

It wasn’t 10:10

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Available in sizes S to L.

Millie Bobby Brown

At just 14, the Stranger Things actress is already hitting milestones her peers only dream of, walking red carpets everywhere in looks by top designers like Raf Simons, Miuccia Prada, and Rosie Assoulin. Millie Bobby Brown had us captivated from day one, and it's only the beginning for her.

Available in size 2.

Rowan Blanchard

Rowan Blanchard is everything we admire about Gen Z in a nutshell. The 16-year-old actress essentially grew up on the internet and uses her platform of 5.2 million followers to spread social and political awareness and share her latest projects, whether it's a new movie role or fashion campaign with Coach, who she has an extended partnership with.

Available in sizes 6 to 8.

María Bernad

Scrolling through Madrid-based influencer María Bernad's feed is an immediate mood-booster. Her color-block outfits are cheerful, and her fresh styling just may be the jolt of inspiration to try something more outside-the-box than you typically do. She also runs her own Insta boutique, Les Fleurs Vintage, and has an eye for one-of-a-kind pieces, which she hunts down from antique markets on the daily.

???? by @inmarbi for @holafashion_es #mbfw wearing @needsupply green pants

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