Hailee Steinfeld Gets An Edgy Movie Makeover

Hailee Steinfeld on the set of “Can A Song Save Your Life?”
Photo: Getty Images

In the world of pop culture fashion, it takes a LOT for us to do a double-take these days (after all, meat dresses, teddy bear shoes, and bright blue hair are kind of the norm… ). But even so, we had to check twice yesterday to make sure that it really was Hailee Steinfeld looking all art school-grunge on the set of her new movie Can A Song Save Your Life? We’re used to seeing the actress in her fair share of high-fashion getups, but for her newest role, as a young New York student named Violet, she’s traded Miu Miu for crop tops, hot pants, and sky high wedge booties. We love the downtown mishmash of her leopard rainbow tank, super short gray shorts, and layered jewelry. To complete the outfit, she’s topped it all off with dark eye makeup, a denim backpack, and, something we’ve never seen before on the smiley 15-year-old… a scowl.

Hailee Steinfeld on the set of “Can A Song Save Your Life?”
Photo: Getty Images

Hailee plays a highschooler in the film, and the costume crew is staying true to character by pulling the ultimate style trick- repeating key wardrobe pieces. The cast has only just started filming, but her suede booties and that same denim backpack have already made multiple cameos in on-set photos. Above, she’s rocking a pale denim miniskirt, a gray tank top, and some majorly ripped tights (’90s throwback!). We’re loving the edgy change for her, and clearly we’re not the only ones. Hailee herself tweeted photos of her costume yesterday, saying “Meet Violet.” Unfortunately, it’ll be a while before we can REALLY meet Violet- the movie doesn’t come out until 2013- but in the meantime, what do you think of Hailee Steinfeld’s on-set look?!

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