We've always suspected it, but after meeting Yara Shahidi at a Puma event in Los Angeles this week, we can officially confirm that she is, in fact, the coolest and smartest 18-year-old around. (Oh, and did we mention the most stylish, too?)
Shahidi co-hosted Puma's #DoYou event with former Teen Vogue Editor in Chief Elaine Welteroth, where the duo chatted about how they subscribe to Puma's mantra. Per the brand, the #DoYou philosophy "encourages women to be confident, motivated, and uncompromising in every aspect of life, including their style."
For the event, Shahidi chose one of Puma's newest (and coolest) styles: the Suede Bow Sneakers ($90), which we're dying to get our hands on. She kept it casual by pairing them with skinny jeans, a Puma jacket, and a Chanel crossbody bag.
Backstage, we caught up with Shahidi, who shared the importance of mentors in a person's success. "The number one question to ask a mentor is Why? Why do they do what they do? It's important to learn their motivation and find your own motivation." Wise words from an 18-year-old, right? Read on to see what Shahidi wore to the Puma event, and then shop her sneakers below.