Olivia Rodrigo Redefines Gen-Z Style in a Leather Blazer & Buzzy Converse

We are barely one month into 2021 but one thing is for sure: Olivia Rodrigo is Gen-Z’s newest style star.

The 17-year-old actress took to Instagram last night to give another glimpse into her on-trend style. The outfit layered a graphic crewneck sweatshirt over a periwinkle collared shirt and cuffed jeans with a sleek leather blazer to match.

A sleek piece of leather attire has become one of the biggest trends this fall — and now this winter, too. Whether in the form of a trench, leggings or, in Rodrigo’s case, a jacket, the effortlessly cool material offers an easy way to add a glam yet edgy touch to all looks, as exemplified by the likes of Katie Holmes, Kendall Jenner, Zoe Kravitz and more.

Adding in one more en vogue piece to the look, the “Drivers License” singer tapped Converse for her sneaker of the day. The high-top pair featured a classic high-top silhouette, accented with exposed stitching and signature All Star patches. Formed with durable canvas uppers, the signature Chuck 70 silhouette falls in line with growing retro footwear trends that have taken over the industry. You can shop Rodrigo’s black kicks for $85 at Converse.com.

Amidst the health crisis, the world of fashion is turning towards clothing that provides a sense of comfort and stability with ease of wear; that includes everything from biker shorts and hoodies to retro sneakers like Rodrigo’s pair. In regards to footwear, there has been an increased appreciation for sneakers in general in addition to for 1990s-style silhouettes — think thong sandals and chunky platforms — as celebrities and fans alike look for familiarity in their shoes.

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Converse Chuck 70.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Converse

As for the Gen-Z star herself, Rodrigo’s style always remains ahead of the trends. Her off-duty style includes everything from Dr. Martens, Vans, Urban Outfitter and more surprisingly wallet-friendly brands, increasing her relatability for young fans across the world. When it comes to formal occasions, though, you can find the “High School Musical: The Musical” actress in designs courtesy of Nicholas Kirkwood, Sies Marjan, Tamara Mellon and other high-fashion labels.

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