Our Sweet 16 Favorite Hailee Steinfeld Outfits

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAILEE STEINFELD! Today, you’re officially sweet 16, and in honor of you and your day of birth, one of our ABSOLUTE favorite fashion plates (regardless of age!), we’ve rounded up our personal 16 favorite looks that you’ve rock since stepping out in the spotlight courtesy of True Grit. Sure, that only makes for two years of ensembles to choose from, but believe us, there were more than enough to choose from. In all honesty, whittling the list down to 16 was actually pretty difficult! To make it all a little more digestible, here are our sweet 16 Hailee Steinfeld outfits broken up into a few thematic categories. Enjoy!

SPARKLY AND SWEET

We’ve picked out our 16 favorite outfits Hailee Steinfeld has ever worn.
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Since it is her sixteenth birthday, we’ll start with the most sweet-16 ready set: Hailee’s sparkly and sweet outfits. There are two ways she prefers to implement her sartorial sparkle. Sometimes it’s a full-bodice of sequins and beading like we saw on both the poofy princess Marchesa she wore to the 2011 Academy Awards (and paired with SNEAKERS to the Vanity Fair party!) or that lovely midi skirted Miu Miu dress she wore to the 2011 BAFTA Awards. And other times it’s a touch of shine on a dress or blazer’s collar à la her “Muta” by Lucrecia Martel screening outfit and 2011 MTV Movie Awards red carpet tuxedo.

CRISP AND PREPPY

We’ve picked out our 16 favorite outfits Hailee Steinfeld has ever worn.
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Hailee can also curb the fussy frills for more tailored lines, crisp whites, and other preppy staples. Whether she’s rocking a GIANT top knot with a sleeveless shift, looking effortless cool in a sateen finish shirt and pants set, attending a garden party in a navy check jacket, or hitting the red carpet in a sporty necklined Prabal Gurung gown, Hailee always nails the fresh-faced, polished steez.

BOLD AND QUIRKY

We’ve picked out our 16 favorite outfits Hailee Steinfeld has ever worn.
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In the same breath, Hailee can wield a bold trend like none other. What other teenager do you know with the range to bounce from Texas tuxedo to graphic tee and Mary Katrantzou skirt? Or who can pull off a little Chanel tweed jacket with denim cut-offs and metal cap toe combat boots (also Chanel)? And then come right back around and work the living daylights out of a VIVIDLY striped Prada red carpet look?

CUTTING-EDGE AND CLASSY

We’ve picked out our 16 favorite outfits Hailee Steinfeld has ever worn.
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One of the things we most admire about Hailee is her ability to capitalize on the latest fashion-forward ensembles while still looking totally age-appropriate. She keeps herself covered up and classy but doesn’t sacrifice any cutting-edge factor. Miu Miu and Chanel make for excellent go-to labels to get that job done for the powerhouse PYT, but Steinfeld’s been known to dip into a little Stella McCartney from time to time.

What’s YOUR favorite Hailee Steinfeld look so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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