Rowan Blanchard may turn 18 today, but she's set herself apart in the entertainment world (and on the internet) through a powerful combination of talent and voice. After starting out in acting through roles in projects like The Back-Up Plan and Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, her big break was as the star of 2014's Girl Meets World, which attracted interest with its nostalgia factor and ran a successful three seasons with its talented cast and modern feel. Since then, the actress has taken on various other roles, including in A Wrinkle in Time and on The Goldbergs, but perhaps the most memorable arc of recent years has been that of her activism. Passionate about discussing what she believes in, she has been vocal (mostly on the internet, but also at the UN Women's annual conference) about issues like feminism, human rights, and gun violence. Through this, the world got to know her opinions as much as her talent, making her quickly gain a lot of attention as the voice of her generation (as noted when she covered our Fall 2018 issue).
These days, while Blanchard still cares about the issues she's highlighted, she no longer self-identifies as an activist. Due to finding her acting career and her activism to have a complex relationship (and, certainly, the growing pressure of being placed on such a pedestal), she's taken a step back to focus on herself and her career, which has resulted in her style taking the spotlight as she works on upcoming projects like Snowpiercer. A favorite of brands like Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, and Tomo Koizumi (which she even walked in February), the young talent has proven to have a taste for boldness and extravagance via snaps on her Instagram, which has become a fashion inspiration hotbed. Below, see ten of Blanchard's best looks, and get excited for more as she continues to enjoy the moment and have fun with fashion.