I Think This Star Has the Most Exciting Style in Hollywood Right Now

As one of the most prominent voices of Gen Z, Yara Shahidi's incredible style is entirely connected to her political identity. Everything she wears is equal parts fabulous as it is significant. "Wearing what you want is a powerful political statement," she told us earlier this year. "Fashion is a reclamation of identity."

On top of her own outspoken political activism, she's a Chanel girl; she's starring one of the summer's major romantic films, The Sun Is Also a Star; and, of course, she's the lead on Grown-ish, the spin-off of Black-ish, where we first came to know her. There's simply nothing she can't do.

We've had our eye on her style for the past few years, but recently we've been obsessed with every outfit she wears. Working closely with her stylist, Jason Bolden, she breezily dons loud patterns, colours and silhouettes. Shahidi is unafraid to try out trends straight from the runway and will often wear an OTT piece with simple accessories.

With each uniquely inspiring look, we've fallen in love with the way she pulls off creative styling tricks. In a similar way, she has become a positive political voice for her generation. By guiding and not preaching, Yara is leading us by example into a way of using fashion as an authentic reflection of one's personal beliefs.

Looking through some of her most recent outfits, we've noticed four main pillars of her signature style. Keep scrolling to see some of our favourite Yara Shahidi looks.

Power Trousers

Yara Shahidi Style: Marc Jacobs Polka Dot Trousers and Fluffy Jumper

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Style Notes: Perhaps inheriting a love of Marc Jacobs from her on-screen mum, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara's '80s-style trousers work so well with a simple cardi. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Monse Patterned Top and Nanushka High Waisted Trousers

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Style Notes: A bold red always works well to frame an outfit, like these red Nanushka trousers with a patterned top. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Chloe Denim Jacket and Chloe Patterened Trousers

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Style Notes: Yara is a big fan of prints, as evidenced by the layers of Chloé prints she wore recently.

Yara Shahidi Style: Nanushka Beige Outfit

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Style Notes: This beige Prabal Gurung set speaks for itself thanks to the feather trousers, so her simple brown accessories are all she needs.

Yara Shahidi Style: Thom Browne shirt and pants with an Opening Ceremony coat, Loriblu shoe, Lady Grey/Sarah Magid earrings and Paige Novick jewelry

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Style Notes: Yara is a master of wearing "fashion" looks without a fuss. She pairs her Thom Browne set with an Opening Ceremony coat while out and about in New York recently. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Maje top, So Sonjia WIlliams Tulip denim pants with Christian Louboutin shoes

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Style Notes: The pyjama style of her Maje top balances out the volume of her So Sonjia Williams trousers for the ideal style equation. 

Statement Suits

Yara Shahidi Style: Giambattista Valli Snake Print Suit with Vram earrings and Brian Atwood shoes

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Style Notes: She somehow manages to make this head-to-toe Giambattista Valli snake print look low-key with simple Vram earrings and nude heels. Her layered thin roll-neck adds the perfect touch. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Pale Blue Suit at the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards red carpet

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Style Notes: What pulls this simple pale blue suit together at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards red carpet is the matching eye shadow.

Yara Shahidi Style: Peter Pilotto Tie Dye Suit

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Style Notes: The colours, sleeves and tie-dye style print of this Peter Pilotto suit is everything. The simple earrings and bold blue shoes complete the look.

Yara Shahidi Style: Gingham Suit at Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Style Notes: This gold-and-white gingham suit is simply perfection at the latest Toronto International Film Festival. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Adidas tracksuit with white trainers

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Style Notes: Yara told us earlier this year that she only really owns tracksuits and the rest of her wardrobe is courtesy of her stylist. You can see her love of tracksuits woven into every look. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Striped Suit New York Street Style

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Style Notes: This striped number is a suit in the most classic sense, but she still manages to add her own twist to the look with her Mary Jane heels.

Yara Shahidi Style: Nanushka Beige Outfit

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Style Notes: Head-to-toe beige look is still a favourite of ours, and we love the ease of this Nanushka set with gold Guiseppe Zanotti heels.

Denim Looks

Yara Shahidi Style: Nanuska top, TRE Oversized jeans with Casadei shoes

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Style Notes: Yara wears denim in a refreshingly fun and elevated way. We like how she pairs her flood-like jeans with a cropped Nanuska top Casadei heels. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Fendi Denim Jacket and Jeans with Brian Atwood Jeans

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Style Notes: This denim Fendi set with Brian Atwood shoes makes a chic case for the Canadian tuxedo. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Erdem shirt and Sacai shorts with Brian Atwood shoes

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Style Notes: Her Erdem shirt and Sacai denim shorts prove that any simple outfit can be exciting. It's just all in the details. 

Yara Shahidi Style: White Button-down and jeans with black heels

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Style Notes: The added layers and relaxed denim puts a twist on everyone's favourite outfit: the white button-down and jeans with heels. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Oversized Denim Suit

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Style Notes: Choosing an oversized denim suit makes for a relaxed look with a white button-down and heels. 

Red Carpet Gowns

Yara Shahidi Style: Prada Jumpsuit at the Met Ball 2019

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Style Notes: At this year's Met Gala, when the theme was Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion, everyone went in a wild direction. Yara made a Prada jumpsuit with a feather coat look breezy and cool.

Yara Shahidi Style: Chanel Dress and PVC Boot at Chanel Haute Couture Show

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Style Notes: As a member of the FROW at the Chanel Haute Couture S/S 18 in the PVC boots of the year.  

Yara Shahidi Style: Pink Tulle Dress at Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Style Notes: She attended the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in iridescent pink tulle layered over sequinned trousers.

Yara Shahidi Style: Chanel Dress and Bag at Met Ball 2018

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Style Notes: For the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination"–themed Met Gala, she wore head-to-toe heavenly Chanel.

Yara Shahidi Style: Black and White Tiered Gown at People's Choice Awards

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Style Notes: The black-and-white tiered dress pairs so perfectly with her bold lip for the People's Choice Awards in 2017. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Pink Maxi Dress with Floral Detail at Emmy Awards

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Style Notes: Channeling a Studio 54 mood for the 70th Emmy Awards, Yara keeps everything simple, save for the Carrie Bradshaw–sized floral detailing. 

Yara Shahidi Style: Black Sequin Mini Dress

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Style Notes: There's nothing better than an LBD, especially when it's covered in sequins.

Yara Shahidi Style: Pink Sequin Mini Dress with Bows

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Style Notes: A minidress made perfect with her OTT pink bow shoulders.

Yara Shahidi Style: White Button-Down with Satin Maxi Skirt

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Style Notes: Taking a note from Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, we love this classic pairing of a white button-down and satin skirt. 

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