Why This Teenager Is Our New Style Muse

Though we often seek inspiration from iconic females of decades past (Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot, we’re looking at you), we also have our eyes on today’s crop of young, up-and-coming tastemakers who are taking the fashion world by storm. Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg, who made recent headlines as Jaden Smith’s prom date, is one such starlet who’s grabbed our attention—and she’s only 16. We adore her fearless approach to fashion, as her edgy-yet-age-appropriate MO exemplifies a highly developed sense of personal style (an impressive feat for a teenager). Furthermore, she clearly has fun with fashion—something that can be oft forgotten with the pressures of being in the spotlight. Here, we reflect on some of her best off-duty style moments to date. As it goes with Amandla and her fashionable peers—don’t discount Tinseltown’s youngest stars, for they’re proving to be some of the brightest.

Vintage Florals + A Berry Lip

Photos: @amandlastenberg

Graphic Sweatshirt + Pleated Skirt

Multicolored Stripes + Vintage Shoulder Bag

On-Point Pops Of Red

Cropped Sweater + Printed Pants

Embroidered Overalls

Pro Print-Mixing

Patchwork Miniskirt + Sneakers

Major Mini-Buns

Septum Cuff + Metallic Dress

Half-Up, Textured Hair

Backwards Hat + Knit Pullover