"Currently obsessed with" can be replaced with "always obsessed with" when regarding Zac Efron. Like most of the teenage girl population in 2006, I was swept up by the High School Musical phenomenon that this brunette starred in. Hell, Zac might be the only reason I'm gay. But besides my infatuation over his piercing blue eyes, Zac is one of my favorite celebrities for his laid back personality, seemingly effortless style and enduring work ethic. Like his ex Vanessa Hudgens who took acting risks with Spring Breakers and Gimme Shelter, Zac has been polishing his acting skills with The Paperboy and The Lucky One. His most recent role takes a comedic detour in That Awkward Moment, which features Zac in his birthday suit at one point during the movie. I don't know what it is about Disney, but all of their former stars have an affinity for taking their clothes off in their adult careers.
Birthday suits aside, Zac's style has always been a key influence on my own. I love his all-American image that plays with rough details and clothing classics. The man can wear a simple graphic tee one day and be strolling to the Oscars in Calvin Klein the next, all while staying true to himself.
Emulating Efron's everyday style means being rugged, carefree and undoubtedly handsome. I crafted this outfit after Zac for any guy wanting a laid back look. A tee and distressed jeans from H&M are relatively inexpensive and never go out of style. These Rag & Bone combat boots are an investment, but footwear is always worth the extra dollar. Leather is a style essential this season and, naturally, Zac wears it well.
When Zac isn't traveling the world, getting naked for our entertainment or keeping a successful private life, he's on the red carpet looking more beautiful than anyone else. Zac cleans up nice with simple understated colors. For the most part, his wardrobe sticks to navy blue, black and gray. With pieces from Nordstrom and Topman, this look is the more affordable version of something Zac would wear to a movie premiere. With these Efron essentials, you can look red-carpet ready too.