Most Stylish New Yorkers 2011: Jared Eng and Amy Odell
Name: Jared Eng
Occupation: Website founder and Editor-in-Chief
What clicks: "I love a clean and modern look, usually with an unexpected twist," says Eng, whose must-read celeb website JustJared.com draws 14 million readers a month. His closet faves include a white ASOS scoop neck tee, paint-dipped Creative Recreation sneakers and NOOKA "Zaz" watch. One favorite ensemble: "I had to introduce a music artist during Z100's Jingle Ball last year, so I needed a stand-out outfit. I wore this great Burberry sweater with overlapping gold buttons on the shoulders. Michael Bublé even liked it!"
Haute stars: "Cate Blanchett is any designer's dream, she makes anything and everything look elegant," says the Queens, New York native, who recently teamed with Lacoste to create Just Jared Presented by Lacoste, a syndicated content series of exclusive celebrity interviews. "Kirsten Dunst isn't afraid of taking fashion risks and she manages to make her quirky retro style look chic and timeless. And Diane Kruger brings glamour, style, and refinement to every look she? wears. Plus, she always has a great arm accessory: Joshua Jackson!"
Fab finds: "The last accessory I picked up was the Double Finger Ring by Surface to Air. Everyone always asks if I've punched someone in a fight with it!" says the fan of both Alexanders: Wang and McQueen. "And last year I splurged on a brown Burberry shearling jacket, which keeps me warm all winter long!" Where does he like to drop dough for duds? NYC shops including Tokio 7, INA and Opening Ceremony.
Quote: "I love to shop online whenever possible. What's not to love about clothes arriving at your doorstep?"
Name: Amy Odell
Occupation: Fashion Editor
Shine on: The Austin, Texas native -- who oversees The Cut, New York magazine's addictive style website – calls her look classic with an edge. "I like things that are simple. I like to dress up. From time to time, I love a good blazer, tailored things. And sequins! Especially when you're going to see Beyonce, you gotta wear sequins."
Lost in translation: "Once I went out to dinner with my boyfriend's parents, and I wore these sweatpants by Alexander Wang, which were really cool at the time," says Odell. "I wore them with heels, dressed up, and I thought I looked really good. But his dad just did not understand my outfit or how sweatpants could be cool. So sometimes when you work in fashion, you sort of lose sight of what other people understand."
Royal fever: "I really admire Kate Middleton. Given her position, she can't be crazy with her clothing, but she does a really good job of looking chic. I'm obsessed with her," says the NYU grad, who trolls for designer steals on The Outnet.
Quote: "I like New York style because I think it's more accessible than what you might see in Europe. In Milan, a lot of the women are wearing super high heels and mini-skirts during the daytime. Here you can be casual, but still very put together."