Vanessa Hudgens Stuns in Velvet Gown and Disco Ball Heels for LuisaViaRoma x UNICEF Gala

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Vanessa Hudgens swapped her boho style for a princess-worthy look at the LuisaViaRoma x UNICEF gala in Capri, Italy, over the weekend.

The “Tick, Tick,…Boom!” actress wore a green velvet gown by Alexandre Vauthier for the occasion, styled by Jason Bolden. The piece featured a sharp one-shoulder silhouette accented with a knotted strap, as well as a sleek thigh-high slit and elegant green silk lining. Hudgens and Bolden accessorized the look with a chic top knot, as well as sparkling rings and angular diamond post earrings from Ortaea Fine Jewelry.

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Vanessa Hudgens attends the LuisaViaRoma x Unicef gala at La Certosa di San Giacomo on July 31, 2021 in Capri, Italy.
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For footwear, the star slipped on a pair of Aquazzura mules. The Yes Darling style featured black leather crossover straps, as well as 2.8-inch metallic silver heels. The heels specifically boasted glamorous globe-shaped accents at their base, covered in dazzling crystals, which brought a refined and sleek finish to Hudgens’ ensemble. Her mules retails for $950 on Farfetch.com.

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A closer look at Hudgens’ mules.
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Aquazzura’s Yes Darling mules.
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This isn’t Hudgens’ first time in mules. She’s previously worn pairs by Schutz this summer, while the style has skyrocketed to become one of the season’s most popular shoes. Mules have become a go-to shoe due to their ease for slipping on and off, and their stylish roots in ’90s and early 2000s fashion. Pairs in varying colors and heel heights have also been worn in recent weeks stars like Rihanna, Emily Ratajkowski and Jordyn Woods, often from high-end labels like Bottega Veneta and The Attico.

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VIP Guests attend the Filming Italy Festival at Forte Village Resort on July 24, 2021 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy.
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When it comes to shoes, Hudgens’ preferred styles vary between sleek and sporty. The “High School Musical” alumn is known for her penchant for wearing chunky sneakers for off-duty looks and the gym, usually from labels like Naked Wolfe, Mercer Amsterdam, and Balenciaga. When hitting the red carpet, she can often be spotted in sleek pointed-toe pumps and platform sandals from brands like Versace, Brian Atwood, and Stuart Weitzman. Hudgens also mixes affordable styles into her off-duty wardrobe as well, such as Tkees flip flops, Crocs clogs and Adidas slides that all retail for under $50.

Slip on a pair of chic black mules this summer, inspired by Vanessa Hudgens.

Aldo, mules
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To Buy: Aldo Syngrapha mules, $90.

BCBGMaxazria, mules
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To Buy: BCBGMaxazria Dana mules, $198.

Wandler, mules
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To Buy: Wandler Ava mules, $287 (was $478).

Click through the gallery for more of Vanessa Hudgens’ boldest street style moments over the years.

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