All the People We Want to Be in 2016

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The Writers | January 4, 2016

An incomplete list without your additions, so have at it

It’s 2016: “New year, new me.” Regardless of what “resolution” means to you, who do you want to be?

What about Iris Apfel for her accessory-centered weight training program. Batman for his built-in sunscreen. Picasso for his sword (just as much as his shorts) and anyone who wears sequins for the hollering hoot of it. What about women who wear color like it’s the last thing they’ll ever do? What about she who stands without a slouch, gets tan lines without the ouch and dares the city to come at her winter whites with any crap?

Of course, pictures of all these human honey bees would make a lot more sense, so scroll like a jewel-bellied troll and then way down in the comments, add your colorful epitome of #goals. Typing them out loud is half the battle.

  • Lauren Hutton for the tan lines. (Photographed by Fred Seidman via Town & Country)
  • Solange Knowles for exemplary work with monochrome: Exhibit A. (Photograph via Who What Wear)
  • Exhibit B. (Photograph via Elle UK)
  • Exhibit C. (Photograph via Daily Mail UK)
  • ...and for keeping it real with various degrees of volume. (via Popsugar)
  • Steve Jobs circa 1984: great turtleneck, excellent jeans and a really cool handbag that looks like an old school computer. (Photographed by Normas Seeffs via Fortune)
  • Iris Apfel for her tremendous bicep and neck strength due to all jewelry weight-training. (Photograph via Harpers Bazaar)
  • Leandra wants to be Jamie Lee Curtis because she landed the ad deal of the century when Activia enlisted her to spread the gospel and rhetoric of probiotic poops. (Image via Cosmopolitan)
  • Batman for Coppertone: he's never going to get skin cancer, which is admirable. (Vintage Coppertone Ad via Flickr)
  • Anna Ewers in this W editorial, because she obviously has insane self-control (notice how the ice cream is untouched). (Photographed by Venetia Scott via W Magazine)
  • Leandra would like to be a barrette, because she has a feeling they are the comeback kid of 2016. (Photograph via Sophie Buhai)
  • Adwoa Aboah on the cover of Italian Vogue for making a stock pin and pinky ring look punk-meets-put-together. (Adwoa Aboah Photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia December 2015)
  • DJ Khaled because he's so inspirational and Amelia's sick of complaining. (Photograph from DJ Khaled Snapchat via The New York Times)
  • Amelia wants to be the kind of girl who wears this dress to the supermarket. (Photograph via @artsxdesign)
  • Hari Nef is that girl. (Photograph via @harinef)
  • Note to self: incorporate more sequins into daily life even though December parties are over. Note to mom: don't worry, I'm not gonna start smoking just because I want her outfit in the previous picture. (Photograph via @harinef)
  • Amanda Brooks for the outfits and her Instagram for the endless amount of countryside inspiration -- aka, reasons to disconnect. (Photograph via @amandacbrooks)
  • Lauren Bacall in all her winter wardrobe glory. (Photograph via NBC News from Getty Images)
  • This Pre-Fall Rochas girl for her cropped pants over tall boots. (Rochas Pre-Fall 2016 via Vogue Runway)
  • Pablo Picasso for the shorts, sword and navy/clay color combo. (Picasso in His Studio via Chapman Brown)
  • This No. 21 Pre-Fall girl for her excellent standing-while-waiting-for-the-subway posture. (No. 21 Pre-Fall 2016 via Vogue Runway)
  • Finally, this Creatures of the Wind Pre-Fall 2016 model. Her unsaid tip: try to give less fucks while wearing dangerous-near-coffee colors like white and light pink. (Creatures of the Wind Pre-Fall 2016 via Vogue Runway)
  • Not sure who I want to be more in this picture, to be honest -- Elton, Diana or Cher? (Photograph via Marie Claire).
  • Leandra Medine

    im so over cropped pants and tall boots.

    • Amelia Diamond

      that’s so dumb

      • Dorothy Young

        I am getting a salary of more than 4500 dollars each week , that is awesome. Over a year ago I was in a horrible condition , jobless and Bank account with only few bucks . Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 68 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

        http://inovativeclan.skul.de

        xx…

      • Leticia Kahn

        I am getting a salary of more than 4500 dollars each week , that is awesome. Over a year ago I was in a horrible condition , jobless and Bank account with only few bucks . Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 68 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

        http://orbitaldestiny.c.pl

        cc…

      • Velma Ramirez

        I am getting a salary of more than 4600 dollars each week , that is awesome. Over a year ago I was in a horrible condition , jobless and Bank account with only few bucks . Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 68 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

        http://homesearch.de.im

        jnl…

  • http://instagram.com/shypony Josie Fillat

    i am totally down for the Picasso look for 2016. Also, Schiaparelli (right)

    • http://Medium.com/@hager_emma Emma Hager

      Schiap!

      • Leandra Medine

        This could be right now! Like tomorrow!

        • http://instagram.com/shypony Josie Fillat

          DO IT

  • Claire

    all people worth wanting to be… In 2016 I’m still aiming to be Tavi Gevinson, Mindy Kaling, and Tina Fey all at once, with a wardrobe full of Chloe.

    http://www.outfitsandobservations.blogspot.com

    • Amelia Diamond

      I always want to be Mindy Kaling. I’m re-reading her book and forgot how funny it was

      • Quinn Halman

        A new friend described me to her old friends as the Jewish Mindy Kaling so I changed about 3/4 of my social media bios.

  • http://Medium.com/@hager_emma Emma Hager

    Mary Hunter Austin because her descriptions of the High Sierras + the desert are some of the most beautiful I have ever read. Her preciseness is astonishing (you don’t need to be an “outdoorsy person” to appreciate it!) and she used her craft to shed light on Native American rights and land preservation in the age of rapid, greedy, relentless expansion west.

    (and I suppose for what it’s worth, she looked like a badass with her long, flowing hair and felt hat, too).

  • Allie Fasanella

    about to blow up this comments section a baby bit

  • Allie Fasanella

    solange is my heart and soul and i’m genuinely sad every day that i’m not her

    • Ashli Molina

      same.

    • Sindiso Tshuma

      Welcome to my world. Not being her is one of my few regrets in life.

  • Allie Fasanella
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    • Amelia Diamond

      hahahh

  • Allie Fasanella

    also hari nef is everything and she retweeted my tweet one time so are we close? i’m gonna say yes.

    • Leandra Medine

      Guess whose episode of Oh Boy launches tomorrow?????????

      • Allie Fasanella

        oh boy oh boy !!!!! so stoked :))))

  • http://theinnerlining.com/ Maia Wilson

    I want to be this baby because he/she has no cares in the world, but to be happy. And it is morally acceptable to be naked with people actually thinking they are cute–rolls and all.

    http://theinnerlining.com/

    • Amelia Diamond

      THIS BABY

  • kevynryan

    Is adwoa aboah holding a green skittle?

    Also, I vote winter white head to toe cropped trousers tall boots come at me

    • Amelia Diamond

      I have no clue what that is and now can’t stop staring at it. ..yes? Maybe?

      • kevynryan

        Yeah. Same. I need it to make sense.

  • http://www.kaftanmag.com/ kaftanmag

    I wish I could be (14) the girl who looks so put together in the super market, when I often look like (6) aka. Steve Jobs with a sort of a twist… http://www.kaftanmag.com/

  • Minimalistmuso

    I’m jealous of Solange wearing so much colour but too afraid as I’d look like a girl in a banana suit flogging a smoothie stand instead of a pop star.

  • BK

    Firstly, that green Rosie Assoulin outfit MADE for Solange, yes? I would like to be as wealthy in cash and gentleman lovers as that outfit is in crisp buttons.

    Secondly, I’m aiming to be Obama this year, because he has zero fucks to give about people’s opinions in his final year of presidency and will use executive power to introduce some sort of gun control legislation whether the NRA/Congress likes it or not before dropping the mic for a final time and the attitude behind such a mentality, my friends, is something to commend, regardless of his success or failure.

    • Amelia Diamond

      BK you have been KILLING it in the comments section today. I keep LOLing. “I would like to be as wealthy in cash and gentleman lovers as that outfit is in crisp buttons.”

      • BK

        Honoured to serve, m’am

  • Leandra Medine

    i really want lauren bacalls shoes.

  • Romina C

    I want to be Keira Knightley’s character in Begin Again.

  • Michelle High

    Wow I just wrote about Solange today! Monochrome & Matching sets. Wild…

    https://mediumish.com/2016/04/20/wcw-solange-knowles/