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Google is the new fashion police

DesignTighe Flatley, Gap Inc. bloggerComment

In the past, we turned to our friends, our moms, or the latest issue of Vogue as our trusted guides for style.

These days, though, we turn to Google.

As part of Google's annual Year in Search, the company released its top-searched questions related to all things style.

Here are some of our favorites:

No. 2: What to wear on the first day of school?

One of fashion's biggest moments isn't Paris Fashion Week, or the September Issue — it's the moment the bell rings for the first class of the year.

Now that the first day in September is long gone, what can kids wear for the first day back from holiday break? GapKids and Old Navy have you covered with some great choices for gifts that will give guys and gals serious style cred.

No. 3: How to fray jeans?

Distressed denim was all the rage this year, including a very DIY experience of ripping, cutting, fraying or otherwise marking up your favorite pair of jeans. During September's New York Fashion Week, Old Navy paid tribute to the trend with an event teaching people the basics of individualizing their own pants. Get your sandpaper ready...

No. 5: What should a bride wear to rehearsal dinner?

Formal and not-so-formal wear is always a tough one. Much like dressing for New Year's Eve or other holiday events, some of these tips for holiday dressing could also apply. You want to look great and event-appropriate, but you also don't want to upstage the host.

Oh, and No. 1: How to walk in heels?

We get it. With all the new ways shoes — and other clothes — are being made these days, we anticipate having to ask "How will we walk in those?" well into 2016.