Vanessa Hudgens is sticking to her New Year’s resolution. The Journey 2: The Mysterious Island star donned a tangerine Tibi dress to The 5th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Party in Beverly Hills recently, and told PEOPLE it’s all part of the 2012 plan.
“My New Year’s resolution is to start wearing colors, and with this I just wanted to do something simple and classy,” she explained.
The bright hue wasn’t the only change for Hudgens: she recently swapped her hair extensions for a naturally shorter do. And the neck-grazing style definitely suits the actress — for now. “I was sick of having stuff in my hair,” she said. “I love change [and] I can’t keep the same hairstyle for very long. It’s just fun to reinvent yourself.”
Perhaps all this change came about because of Hudgens’s recent travels with boyfriend Austin Butler. “I went to Rome for the first time,” she revealed of their trip, “and I feel more inspired than I’ve ever been.”