As a former Disney superstar and noted dance-pop songstress, it’s quite obvious that Vanessa Hudgens is no stranger to the Hollywood spotlight treatment. She’s easily pulled away from her High School Musical image for her role as Mimi Marquez in the 2010 production of Rent, and especially for her work in films like Sucker Punch and Spring Breakers.

Not much has changed in the way of work these days either ever since she secured herself yet another role earlier as the titular character in the 2015 Broadway Revival for the musical Gigi. And if you haven’t heard already, will also appear on Fox's Grease Live as Betty Rizzo alongside actresses Keke Palmer and Julianne Hough in January 2016. Needless to say, she's booked.

It's been almost 10 years now yet we still can’t help but remember Vanessa as the 16-year-old Gabriella Montez from the HSM series. (Our inner Wildcat simply won’t allow it!) But if you’ve been following her for as long as we have over the years, you’ll know that the ageless beauty has since matured into more of an Instagram style icon nowadays.

As our way of celebrating her 26th birthday with a nostalgic twist, we're taking a closer look at how Vanessa's style went from high school to high fashion in just a matter of years.

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