From Disney Channel's Shake it Up to Dancing with the Stars' season 16 runner-up; subject of Hollywood headlines last spring when Fashion Police's Giuliana Rancic slammed her dreadlocked Oscar ‘do to member of T. Swift’s notorious "Bad Blood" squad and Forbes’ “30 Under 30”—the 19-year-old rising star is covering all the entertainment bases and looking perpetually fierce while at it.
Despite gaining mainstream Disney success circa 2010, Zendaya has transcended the network’s dreaded “child star” curse. Gracing the December 2015/January 2016 cover of Complex magazine, she conveyed authentic cool with a low-key twist while discussing family, identity, career goals, her former mouse house peers and what it’s generally like to be “19 going on 80."
In line with her interesting sense of self, however, is an equally interesting style. While countless celebs admit to darker days of stylist-less dressing for red carpet events and beyond, she manages to consistently rock it for virtually every occasion.
Fusing fashions throughout the decades, Zendaya draws from an eclectic mix of aesthetic inspiration:
She keeps it elegantly classic