Summer's Best Dressed 2012: Kristen Stewart, Kate Middleton and Alexa Chung Top Our List

10 July 2012 by

School's out for summer, but who's top of the fashion class and who should get detention? In this week's Grazia (out now!), we bring you our mid-year style report of the best-dressed stars of 2012 so who made the grade? Take a look at the stylish stars in the gallery above and for the titles we've crowned them with, see below...

1. Fashion Butterfly: Kristen Stewart

While the 22 year old actress doesn’t fit into any of the obvious style icon categories - feminine, sexy, pretty - what she does have is more elusive, cool. We admit we previously mistook that surly expression and gawky body language for awkwardness, but we now realise it’s something else: attitude.

2. Royal Swot: Kate Middleton

This lady knows how to grab the limelight in grey. It's a colour so subtle it’s practically invisible so that all anyone sees is you. Clever.

3. Spirit of Summer: Alexa Chung

The brilliance of this star's easy-breezy downtime summer style is that it’s so unapologetically girly and, like all the all-time greatest summer looks, her outfits seem so effortless; from her wash-and-wear hair, to her barely-there make-up and classic retro shades. 

4. Premiere Princess: Emma Stone

Her squeaky-clean girl-next-door is usually ingeniously understated in demure daywear and she knows when to bring on the drama at night too...

5. It Couple: Olivia Palermo and Mr Butler

Kate Moss may have complained to Grazia earlier this month that dog-walking was ruining her wardrobe; (‘it’s a nightmare! You can’t do a dog in a heel!’), but here's a style-setter who doesn’t seem to be having any problems putting together major looks around flat footwear.

6. Comeback Queen: Kate Moss

She’s been called girly, gamine, even boyish, but womanly? This supermodel may live in her favourite fall-back wardrobe of skinny jeans and jackets these days, but when she does pull out all the stops, no one can touch her.

7. Head Girl: Diane Kruger

When it comes to fashion role-playing, here's someone who gets a gold star. There isn’t a look she can’t fully-embrace with a conviction that rouses us to a standing ovation.

8. Festival Queen: Kate Bosworth

Her ever-changing outfits have headlined Coachella for the past few years; from her sexy Suno tie-dye dress in 2010 to last year’s stars and stripes Topshop vest. And this year was no exception.

9. Grazia Girl: Solange Knowles

This multi-talented lady has suddenly shot to the front of the class, making a splash with a sunny burst of Grazia yellow, a colour she carries off beautifully.

10. Chameleon: Rihanna

Is anyone having more fun with fashion right now? We don’t think so. The world’s coolest style star has the world’s biggest dressing up to play with, designers falling at her feet to dress her, and you never know what she will be wearing next.

So have you guessed yet? For the answers, see this week's Grazia where we also bring you the fashion delinquents heading to the bottom of the class too. Naughty!


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