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Style in 2012: The Year Memes Hit the Streets

Style’s been trending webward for a decade now, but 2012 was the year the memes really hit the streets. Tumblr reblogs and Pinterest boards actually shifted the way IRL kids dressed in a sort of moebius strip that stretched from candy-raver throwback jams to carefree beach beauties (not to mention the entire sordid Internet life, death, and resurrection of #seapunk). Meanwhile, music and fashion continued to bleed into each other’s DNA, and while some looks (Danny Brown in cowboy fringe) were better than others (Gwen Stefani and Karlie Kloss as “Native Americans”), we thanked the ghost of Nicholas Ghesquire that musicians kept their clothing interesting. Here, the year at a glance.