Rita Ora’s Style Icon Might Surprise You

When we caught up with Rita Ora at the Billboard Music Awards the other night, we couldn’t have been more surprised to learn who she looks to for style inspiration (the girl’s got that edgy-meets-sexy thing on lock). Her muse of the moment? Wait for it…Willow Smith. That’s right, Willow Smith of the “I Whip My Hair My Hair” variety. Along with her fab friends Lily-Rose Depp and Zoe Kravitz, 14-year-old Willow is not only Hollywood royalty (hey, Will and Jada) but also an It-girl on the make. Not familiar with the artsy songstress? Here, a crash course in what we think makes her one to watch.

Her Mix of Sporty And Glam

She's as quick to slip on platforms as she is to pull on a hoodie.

Her Outdoor Gear

She wears city-girl clothes on picnics, wilderness hikes and rock-climbing expeditions.

Her On-Point References

She does throwback style in a modern way. Case in point: high-shine disco trousers worn with track sneakers.

Her Bold Beauty Choices

Like a true fashion girl, Willow keeps her beauty look low-fi (with the exception of the occasional swipe of bright lipstick).

Her Youthful Point of View

She generally dresses age appropriate, which is testament to her cool factor.

Her Far-From-Basic Basics

She has a knack for styling ubiquitous wardrobe staples in a unique, why-didn't-I-think-of-that way.