Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all:
Hailee Steinfeld seems to have zero trouble when it comes to accessorizing; she’s an avid wearer of chokers and even stacked her bracelets while celebrating Swarovski’s signature Crystaldust Collection. But one piece of jewelry we rarely see on the star? Earrings, since Hailee still doesn’t have her ears pierced.
“I’ve worn clip-ons before to events, which is always super nerve-racking because I’m paranoid they’re going to fall off,” she said when we chatted with her over the phone. “I’m just constantly touching my ears to make sure they’re still there. My mom wanted me to be old enough to make my own decisions about piercing my ears, and now that I’m old enough, I’ve decided I’m too indecisive. So that’s where I’m at.”
As for if she’d ever get anything else pierced, like her belly button or nose? “I don’t know,” she told us. “I think ears would be the only thing. I mean, that could change, but as of now, I have no interest in any others for myself.”
Fair enough, Hailee. The star’s making bare lobes look pretty chic, anyway. Look through for a few looks that Hailee, naturally, didn’t pair with earrings, then dare yourself to ditch your studs, hoops, and drops for a day.
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