When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was hide inside my mother's walk-in closet and slip into her sequin tops, bold-shouldered blazers and kitten heels. Yet, my fashion fantasy only lasted as long as mom was busy grading papers or frying chicken. In a matter of minutes, I'd be found and given that look which translated into: "You better get back to your room and clothes." So, you can see why I envy Willow Smith and her edgy style that's practically nurtured by her mama, Jada Pinkett-Smith.

The youngest star of the über-talented Smith family definitely had her cutesy moments on the red carpet wearing fluffy frocks and ruffled rompers. However, once she released her catchy dance record "Whip My Hair" in 2010, Willow's vocals and outfits were turning heads. From lace-up Converse shoe-pants to one-sleeved leather jackets, she's given fellow Roc Nation artists Rihanna and Rita Ora stiff competition. And that includes taking risks with her constantly-changing coiff.

As Willow celebrates her 12th birthday on Wednesday (October 31st), we're taking a look back at the youngster's style over the years. Vote on all her looks in the slideshow below.

Meanwhile, head over to The Daily Beast to find out how fashions It girls are getting younger.

Flip through our many other style evolutions.

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  • 2007: Critics' Choice Awards

  • 2008: "Hancock" premiere

  • 2008: "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" premiere

  • 2009: "Imagine That" premiere

  • 2010: American Music Awards

  • 2010: Z100's Jingle Ball

  • 2010: Milan Fashion Week

  • 2010: Milan Fashion Week

  • 2010: Kids' Choice Awards

  • 2010: 'Karate Kid' Germany Premiere

  • 2010: London

  • 2010: 'Karate Kid' Premiere

  • 2010: BET Awards

  • 2010: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

  • 2010: "The Perfect Game" premiere

  • 2011: Whip Your Skates Back And Forth Party

  • 2011: Grammy Awards

  • 2011: Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

  • 2011: "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" premiere

  • 2011: BET Awards

  • 2011: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" Premiere

  • 2011: KIIS FM's Jingle Ball

  • 2011: Holiday in the Hangar

  • 2012: BET Honors

  • 2012: Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

  • 2012: Premiere Of Sundance Selects' "First Position"

  • 2012: "Men In Black 3" New York Premiere

  • 2012: "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" New York Premiere

  • 2012: BET Awards

  • 2012: "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" Premiere

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