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Vanessa Hudgens at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

November 14, 2012|By Jenn Harris
  • Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York.
Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in… (Charles Sykes / Invision…)

Vanessa Hudgens, the star of the Disney "High School Musical" films, is tackling more adult roles in the upcoming "Machete Kills" and "The Frozen Ground." But the 23-year-old has retained her youthful, slightly punk edge when it comes to her personal style -- she's more likely to don a pair of combat boots on the red carpet than a pair of sparkly stilettos.

When she participated in "The 24 Hour Plays,"  Montblanc's creative fundraiser for the Urban Arts Project, in New York City on Monday,  the actress opted for a sleeveless white top, simple black pants and lace-up boots. She was equally as casual-chic in a shirt with studded collar, leather jacket and booties at the recent Hurricane Sandy celebrity telethon fundraiser.

While most of the models and starlets who attended last week's taping of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show donned ultra-short, body con dresses, Hudgens opted for a sexy but warmer look. She hit the pink carpet in a knit dress and leopard coat and braved the chill in stockings, leg warmers and knee-high boots.

For a similar look to keep cozy at any holiday party, try the waffle-knit sweater dress for $99 from Marciano and the faux leopard fur coat for $138.60 from Express.com. Hudgens' luxe red lips and sparkly key pendant necklace add some glamour to the ensemble. For a similar necklace, try the Blu Bijoux Live to Give key pendant necklace from Max & Chloe for $36.

A good pair of boots and funky leg warmers are fun ways to dress up your cold-weather attire. Try the Nine West Shiza boot for $124.99 from Amazon.com or the Nine West Inthehouse boot for $163.17, also from Amazon.com, and the black slouchy leg warmers for $9.99 from Newegg.com.

Happy shopping.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

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Middle photos, from left: Waffle-knit sweater dress, $99 / Marciano; faux leopard fur coat, $138.60 / Express.com; Blu Bijoux live to give key pendant necklace, $36 / Max & Chloe.

Bottom photos, from left: Nine West Shiza boot, $124.99 / Amazon.com; Nine West Inthehouse boot, $163.17 / Amazon.com; black slouchy leg warmers, $9.99 /  Newegg.com.

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