Lots of Best Dressed of 2010 lists floating around last week---namely one from Vogue and another from Teen Vogue. All the usual suspects: Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, and Alexa Chung. Snooze.
But one newcomer gets my vote hands down: Carey Mulligan.
Carey's style feels refreshing to me precisely because it's not so much trendy/disposable as high fashion/timeless.
It's very retro and ladylike with just the right dash of age appropriate quirk.
Loooooove all the longer hem lengths and higher necklines. The exact opposite of typical starlet T&A hoochie mamas (Blake Lively, I'm looking at you...and your ever on display twins.)
Her sweetly sexy style reminds me of Mia Farrow. She's also got a Sofia Coppola vibe if Sofia were blond and British.