Yara Shahidi has grown from the cute-as-a-button girl in commercials to the beautifully grown woman we see on our TV screens today. The actress, advocate, and philanthropist uses her platform in a way that shows her growth as an innovative soldier in today’s society. We’ve seen her use her voice to advocate against racial injustice, and she’s also played an active role in encouraging her peers to exercise their rights to vote. Her talent, brilliance, and tenacity earned her a letter of recommendation from none other than Michelle Obama. Yara has proven herself to be Generation Z’s driving force.
When she’s not trying to change the world through acting and advocacy, she’s slaying our lives on the red carpet. Her curls are always perfectly styled, her face is beat to the gawds, and her wardrobe is to die for. Working closely with her stylist, Jason Bolden, she loves to play with garment shapes and sizes, and she’s never shied away from couture looks.
From the SAG Awards to Milan Fashion Week, and the streets of NYC, we’ve counted down 14 of her most fashionable looks:
1. TRUMPET AWARDS, 2020Source:Getty
On December 13, 2020, actress Yara Shahidi posed during a photoshoot celebrating her appearance on the Trumpet Awards at The West Hollywood Edition in California.
With COVID restrictions putting a stop to typical red carpet moments, Yara opted for behind the scenes shots in a black and olive green JW Anderson ensemble.
2. LACMA ART + FILM GALA, 2019Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi looked radiant in a yellow Gucci gown at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in 2019. Because the event was in partnership with the luxury brand, it was only right for the starlet to show up in Gucci.
Her canary yellow, floor-length dress fit the actress perfectly, and the exaggerated sleeve did not overwhelm her small frame – give us more! Definitely one of her best looks!
3. 25TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS, 2019Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi attended the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Because she was named an official ambassador of the show, she was responsible for giving behind the scenes footage and intel on the SAG awards. The actress embodied the perfect ambassador wearing a Fendi Fall 2018 Couture jumpsuit.
4. 49TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, 2018Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi attended the 49th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
The Grown-ish actress wore a black Vera Wang Spring 2018 gown with light ruffled detailing and sheer panels. Per usual, Yara was styled to perfection. Her high ponytail was a chic, youthful way to make this elegant dress more age-appropriate for her.
5. 69tTH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, 2017Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi attended the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
The actress showed us why she’s considered red carpet royalty in this nude custom Prada gown. Between the embroidery, sequins, and the minty green vines on her dress, Yara looked like a modern-day goddess.
6. Reform L.A. Jails Summit + Day Party: Mental Health Matters, 2019Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi attended Reform L.A. Jails Summit + Day Party: Mental Health Matters on November 09, 2019 in Pasadena, California.
We’re all for a comfy, yet stylish, look like what Yara opted to wear. Swap your favorite jeans and tee for a cute skirt and tee, and say hello to instant style.
7. 2019 Glamour Women of the Year AwardsSource:Getty
Yara Shahidi posed with her woman of the year award backstage at the 2019 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Alice Tully Hall on November 11, 2019 in New York City.
She wore a high-low dress that cinced her waist and gave us major business at the top with major party vibes at the bottom of the dress.
8. Pirelli 2020 Calender PresentationSource:Getty
Yara Shahidi attended the Pirelli 2020 Calendar at the Verona Philharmonic Theater on December 3, 2019 in Verona, Italy.
She wore a long emerald gown with a matching emerald belt and sheer, flowing long sleeves.
9. Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles, 2020Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi was spotted in Beverly Hills on January 05, 2020.
She looked golden in a mini sleeveless dress with a huge bow that cinced her waist and draped down to the floor, adding instant flair. She complimented the look with large short box braids pulled up in a side ponytail.
10. Celebrity Sightings In New York City, 2020Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi was seen wearing an oversized flower coat by Moncler in Midtown on January 15, 2020 in New York City. Yes, yes, yessss!
11. Gucci, Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi attended the Gucci fashion show on February 19, 2020 in Milan, Italy for the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021.
We have to start with the hair! It’s the edges for us! She complimented her edges with a beautiful metallic gold long sleeve mini dress with a black collar and black knee high boots that gave us serious mod style vibes.
12. Freeform’s “Grown-ish”Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi appeared on the GROWN-ISH “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number” episode dressed as the late Aaliyah. In the episode, Zoey was celebrating her twenty-first birthday. The Tommy Hilfiger look was the perfect throwback to the iconic singer.
13. 51st NAACP Image Awards, 2020Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi arrived at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California wearing a colorful long sleeve dress, complimented with a natural mane.
14. Paris Fashion Week – Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021Source:Getty
Yara Shahidi was seen outside of the Thom Browne show during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on March 01, 2020 in Paris, France. It’s the face beat and hair for us! The tweed coat coupled with a pastel blazer and tie gave us major stylish boss vibes.