Actress and naturalista, Yara Shahidi’s is currently gracing the cover of Kode Magazine, alongside, Zendaya, Aja Naomi King, Kat Graham, Serayah and Kiersey Clemmons in honor of Black History Month. The starlet’s character, Zooey on the primetime TV show, Blackish is full of sass and style, but if you haven’t noticed, she stuns off the screen as well.
Yara has a simplistic sense of style that our fifteen-year-old selves could learn a lesson from. She also dresses age appropriate, not revealing too much and proving that it is possible to be classy and stylish. You can repeatedly find her pairing dresses with sneakers, and her collection of co-ords is one to be coveted.
Naming Kerry Washington as her style icon, Yara spilled to Instyle magazine,
“I frequently wear things that are far too conservative for a teenager. I’ll roll up with saddle pants and blazers and button-down shirts and oxfords.”
We definitely see the connection to Mrs. Washington, as they both have a classy, yet edgy touch to their style and they are not shy about prints. Yara also shared an essential lesson she learned from the veteran actress—
“…not to change who you are or your values or morals for a role, because what’s really authentic is when someone is true to who they are.”
Growing up in Hollywood can make it easy to lose sight of who you are and what you really want. Yara’s confidence and consistency shows her seriousness about this lesson she took from Kerry Washington. Her unwavering fashion sense displays that she remains grounded and true to herself.
Here are nine of Yara’s most inspiring styles: