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by Jill Manoff

When it came to naming the next face of BONGO, there was no question: It had to be Vanessa Hudgens; the actress (We’ve loved her in “High School Musical,” “Spring Breakers” and more.), singer and music festival regular clearly has style that’s in sync with the spring collection. Just check out her pics in the “boho-chic” campaign—and read all about her faves (from albums to fashion icons) in our Q&A.

BONGO Girl Vanessa Hudgens

searsStyle: How would you describe your style?

Vanessa Hudgens: I would describe my style as constantly evolving. One day, I’ll feel super-bohemian and the next day, I’ll want to feel completely chic. It really just depends on the day and my mood. A few of my fashion inspirations would be Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Moss, Nicole Richie and Bianca Jagger.

sS: What spring trends are you most excited to wear?

VH: Trends that I’m seeing for spring: short shorts, crochet and a lot of fringe. Fringe is the best for summer. For spring, Bongo has some amazing high-waisted shorts, which are a must-have for summer, and a bunch of really beautiful lace and crochet—which are just fun and flirty.

sS: What accessories will be your go-tos this spring?

VH: My favorite accessory would probably be…everything! I love having it all! Rings and bracelets, and necklaces…You’re a girl! Have fun with it!

sS: What are your top tips for dressing for a music festival?

VH: At music festivals, I usually wear shorts—high-waisted shorts, because you can run around but feel comfortable. Crop tops are also a necessity because it’s hot and you want to feel free.

sS: What’s always on your spring packing list?

VH: A long skirt, a couple of crop tops, high-waisted shorts and tons of jewelry.

sS: What's on your playlist right now?

VH: Right now, my playlist consists of Arcade Fire’s new album. I'm so obsessed with it. “Reflektor” is honestly one of my favorite albums in a while.