Zendaya’s Already Been Practicing Aaliyah’s Style

Dibs on Zendaya’s Aaliyah Baby Girl T-shirt.
Photos: @Zendaya’s Instagram

Yesterday it was announced that Zendaya will be starring in Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic (!!!), which is all sorts of brilliant because (a) Z’s basically been acting since she was born and will surely do the part justice, and (b) the ink hasn’t even dried on her contract, but she’s *already* nailing Aaliyah’s style.

The 17-year-old Disney actress has been taking style cues from the R&B legend for years, which is saying a lot because, well, she’s 17. Zendaya does a ton of paying homage to the late great Miss Haughton on Instagram (see what I mean?!), and she even dressed up as her for Halloween last year in an incredibly enviable ’90s-era Tommy Hilfiger getup.

So, check out our favorite times she’s channeled the Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number icon.

RETRO TOMMY HILFIGER

CROP TOPS + OVERSIZED JACKETS

Photos: Getty

ANIMAL PRINTS

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MAJOR SLITS

Photos: @Zendaya’s Instagram, Getty

BANDANAS

Photos: Getty

FROSTED LIPSTICK

Photos: Hollywood Records

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