May 20, 2015 01:00 PM

Zendaya is just like any other 18-year-old. She loves spending time with her friends (who happen to include Taylor Swift and the rest of the “Bad Blood” squad). She goes to prom (okay, Fashion Prom). And she has an after school job (she’s the face of Madonna’s Material Girl junior’s line). We caught up with the incredibly busy teen at her latest Material Girl appearance to find out all about her one-of-a-kind style.

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“Material Girl is definitely a brand that is all about adding your own personal style to things, and I love that,” she told PEOPLE about the line created by Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes (both fashion — and hair color — risk-takers).

The star never shies away from adding her own signature flair to outfits and maintains she doesn’t have any regrets. “I don’t have a least favorite [look], because everything I wore at the time I liked, and it’s all a part of my style evolution,” she said. “My identity is to be a little bit of everything and to experiment with lots of different looks.” (Looks that are often inspired by #OOTD posts on Instagram and Tumblr.)

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One constant in her closet? Sky-high heels. She may be 5-ft.-10-in., but Zendaya never met a stiletto she didn’t like. “I always tell my fans that people are going to comment on your height regardless, so you might as well be as tall as possible and look good doing it!”

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And of course we had to ask her about her very first Met Gala she attended earlier this month. She wore a custom Fausto Puglisi sun-motif dress which took some serious planning — she started seeing sketches a month in advance. “I had only two fittings,” she shared. “I liked the fact that it was mature and fit the theme but didn’t lose the fun, fresh youthfulness that I wanted it to have.”

Describing her experience she said, “Going to the Met Ball was a night to remember, overwhelming but in the best kind of way.”

What do you think of Zendaya’s style motto? Were you a fan of her Met Gala dress? Share your thoughts in the comments!

–Colleen Kratofil

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