Vanessa Hudgens Wears Denim Maxi Skirt & 5 Other Outfits That Prove She's Upgraded Her Style Since Hitting Broadway

Vanessa Hudgens has always been one of my favorite style icons. The actress and singer is the epitome of a trendsetter — constantly getting ahead of even the most out-there fashion trends and somehow always getting it right. Most recently, Vanessa Hudgens wore a denim maxi skirt for a stroll through the streets of New York City, proving that the unique garment is the ultimate go-to essential for summertime dressing. Trust me, you need one of these in your closet, stat.

The belted, high-waisted skirt featured a series of large buttons at the center splitting into a thigh-high slit, which showed just the right amount of skin to prevent Hudgens from looking like a frumpy grandma. She paired her denim bottom with a cropped embroidered tank, a wide-brim straw hat, and metallic flat sandals — she literally defines cool-girl style in this outfit. Her bed-head wavy bob and bold red lip gave a touch of glam to the look, making for the perfect combination of bohemian and chic.

Hudgens has always been a style chameleon, experimenting with different looks and playing up her fashion sense constantly. But since moving to NYC for her starring role in the Broadway show Gigi, her style has drastically changed and is even more on fleek, if that's even possible. She has fully transformed from chilled-out Cali girl to a sophisticated, downtown-chic New Yorker.

First, here is that super cool denim maxi ensemble.

Since I am obsessed with everything she steps out in, let's take a look at her 5 best NYC outfits.

1. Girly Meets Edgy

Florals and leather are my absolute favorite combination.

2. Business In The Front, Party In The Back

So ladylike.

3. Upgraded Nautical

I NEED this in my closet, right now.

4. Tribal-Inspired

Seriously, I wish I could hire her as my stylist.

5. Grungy Glam Girl

This look definitely takes the cake. It's sooo Carrie Bradshaw circa Sex and The City.