More proof that 2014 has been an amazing year for Ariana Grande: The 21-year-old singer just landed the December cover of InStyle magazine. Grande stuns in a festive red Prabal Gurung gown (plus, her signature half-up hairstyle!) and gets very candid about the looks she loves (and hates), sharing her personal life on social media and more.
The star reveals that she’s unapologetic when it comes to expressing her style sense. “Polka dots and hair bows — I can’t,” she tells the magazine. “Give me a skinny jean, a YSL top, and a cat ear, and we’re good.” (Seriously, we don’t think we’ve seen anyone rock a cat ear as proudly as this.)
Grande shares a similar bold outlook on exposing her personal life (like photos of boyfriend Big Sean) on Instagram.
“I have conflicting feelings about it. On the one hand, I feel like I’m growing up and realize my life is my life and some things don’t need to be shared,” she said. “But I’m very spur-of-the-moment, very open with my fans. And if there’s a cute pic I like that’s a little personal and I want to share it, maybe I will.”
For more on Grande, pick up the December issue of InStyle on stands everywhere November 14.