By Kim Peiffer
Updated Jan 16, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

Hailee Steinfeld discussed how her new bangs have motivated her to step up her style

She may only be 17 years old, but actress Hailee Steinfeld has already undergone quite the style transformation. But the inspiration to amp up her style didm;t come from a designer or another celebrity -- it came from her own hair. "I cut bangs a couple of months ago and they’ve been the reason that I actually do something with myself, because you have to do something with your bangs and then you end up doing everything," she told at the Tory Burch flagship store opening party in Beverly Hills. "I had an itch to do something different and I wasn’t ready to cut my hair short, and I thought 'bangs would be perfect.'

"I had them before and I remember loving them and so I wanted to. I wish I knew how to cut them myself with a pair of scissors!"

She’s already been nominated for an Oscar, took on the iconic Shakespeare role of Juliet, and is one of our favorite style muses. 17 years old.