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The Budget Babe's Top 10 Celebrity Street Style Stars of 2016

See which ten celebs topped our list of best-dressed street style stars in 2016.
As another year comes to an end, it's time to look back at the top style influencers of 2016 - the celebrities who inspired our daily "look for less" recreations the most with their enviable yet attainable fashion sense. We crunched the numbers and these top 10 starlets and supermodels came out on top, from Alessandra Ambrosio's casual boho-chic sensibility to Gigi Hadid's edgy, envelope-pushing ensembles. Read on to see who made the list and why, plus my personal favorites who made fashion in 2016 so much fun!

Primped and Polished: Lori Loughlin's Plaid Blazer and Riding Boot Look for Less

Lori Loughlin Look for Less
This year we saw a re-imagining of schoolgirl style, simple silhouettes and plaid prints that are a major step up from the uniforms I was envious of as a child. Chloe Sevigny wore the trend with a layered turtleneck and dress ensemble and here, Lori Loughlin puts her spin on the style with a fitted jacket and muted neutrals.

Lori stepped out in her Smythe Peak-Lapel Plaid Blazer ($695) paired with a white tee, skinny black jeans, dark brown suede boots and a coordinating satchel. She kept it simple with accessories, wearing a gray scarf, gold trimmed aviator sunglasses and a black leather belt.

This look is so clean and put together, plus it totally brings images of boarding school girls to mind with major equestrian vibes. Perfect for a day out on the town running errands or grabbing lunch with a group of friends. Shop my picks below to steal her style and get the entire look for less than half the cost of her jacket!

Lori Loughlin Look for Less

Shop the Look for Less:


Tommy Hilfiger Plaid Two-Button Blazer, $89.99 (on sale from $119.99) // H&M Jersey Top, $9.99 // H&M Slim-fit Pants, $29.99 // Chinese Laundry 'Riley' Riding Boot, $41.60 (prices vary by size, 7 for reference price) // MG Collection Shoulder Bag, $41.72 // Nine West Faux Leather Belt, $12.99 // Bolongaro Trevor Stole, $31 // zeroUV Aviator Sunglasses, $10.95

Lori Loughlin Photo Credit: STPR, PRPhotos.com

One-Piece Wonder: Alessandra Ambrosio's Satin Jacket and Jumpsuit Look for Less

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less
A good jumpsuit is a definite closet must-have. Dressed up or down, this piece is always in style and so simple when you're crunched for time or looking to simplify your look.

Alessandra Ambrosio rocks this sleeveless romper over a simple black tee, paired with a waist-tied bomber jacket, leather sneakers and mirrored sunglasses. I love the original color palette and Alessandra's ASTARS 'Marching Orders' Jumpsuit ($129), but in this recreation I wanted to switch it up a bit with a more versatile black jumpsuit and slouchy gray tee.

Steal her Alessandra's style with my affordable picks below, including a look-a-like purple satin jacket from Topshop!

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less

Alessandra Ambrosio Photo Credit: STPR, PRPhotos.com

Posh in Pink: Joan Small's Shearling Coat and Suede Boot Look for Less

Joan Smalls Look for Less
The ombré trend is still in full swing and my favorite way to style it is by focussing on one statement item and coordinating the rest of my ensemble to accent the softer tones.

Here, Joan Smalls highlights her scarf by pairing it with matching shades of cream and light pink. Joan styled the piece with a luxe faux fur coat, bootcut pants, a cropped ribbed sweater, boot, mirrored sunglasses and a black cross body bag. I love the simplicity of a neutral background that emphasizes and coordinates with one key piece.

This soft pink hue is my favorite for winter, it's not too pink to be considered a pastel spring shade and reminds me of Pantone's Rose Quartz Color of the Year 2016. Read on to shop my finds styled to coordinate with the Merona Pink Scarf from Target for only $5.23!

Joan Smalls Look for Less

Joan Smalls Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

Grunge Glam: Sofia Richie's Denim Overalls and Velvet Slipper Look for Less

Sofia Richie Look for Less
It's no secret that fashion cycles through trends inspired by previous decades, but this year was by far my favorite. I loved seeing a resurgence of '90s and early '00s fashion trends — styles that I was obsessed with growing up.

Clearly my fellow millennial Sofia Richie agrees! Sofia styled her '90s-inspired dungarees with a cropped crewneck, structured handbag, merlot-hued slippers, white sunglasses, a multi-layered chain necklace and large structured handbag.

My favorite feature has to be her denim — so relaxed but effortlessly giving off cool girl vibes. Recreate the look and steal Sofia's style with my shopping finds below, featuring the most comfortable pair of overalls from Levi's!

Sofia Richie Look for Less

Sofia Richie Photo Credit: Bruja, Pacific Coast News