Vanessa Hudgens may be busy rehearsing for her latest role in Broadway’s Gigi, but in between stage time, she’s managed to reprise her role as the face of Bongo. And this time, the stylish star is taking her job one step further: She helped design the spring collection! We’ve got the exclusive scoop on the collaboration and some fun behind-the-scenes photos, below.
The actress, who has been working with the junior apparel brand (sold exclusively at Sears and Kmart) for a few seasons now, helped designers create pieces for the new line based on clothes hanging in her own closet.
“The Bongo designers were actually inspired by my own personal style,” she told PEOPLE. “They wanted to do stuff that felt very organically me, so crop tops that have matching pencil skirts, fun prints, cute dresses, and they’re super-cute.”
How exactly would the star describe her personal style? “Daring, bohemian and chic,” she said, which is exactly the type of pieces Bongo fans can expect to find in the brand’s latest collection, appropriately-named “The Best of Vanessa’s Style.” And because Hudgens is the queen of music festivals, that easy-going vibe was also incorporated into a few pieces. “It’s Coachella-inspired, of course, because that’s what I look forward to in the spring.”
And of course Hudgens has a few looks that are her favorites. “There’s a really cute black motorcycle-inspired jacket that’s really great and versatile,” she shared. “There’s also a little skirt that’s black, white and gray, and it has V-line situation going on — I just think they’re so fun.”
Hudgens, who is living in N.Y.C. while working on Gigi, revealed that her move to the Big Apple has changed her style.
“It’s a lot more layered,” she shared. “I’m such a California girl, so when it comes to the cold, I don’t do very well. So, just a lot layers. And a lot of black.”
If you’re eager to get your hands on Bongo’s latest collection, check out Sears and Kmart stores and shop it on Bongo.com.
What do you think of the star’s new campaign? Do you have a favorite ad? Should she start her own line one day?