Fashion-forward teen Nadia Lombardo shares her style inspirations
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St. Mark’s High School student Nadia Lombardo embraces high-end brands and a modernized 1970s aesthetic.
Your fashion mentor:
My sister Stefania is 22 and just graduated from St. Joseph’s University, where I hope to go too. She loves fashion, and I would describe her as boho stylish. She’s always taken the designer labels my mom loves and updated them with cool bohemian pieces. I learned a lot from her.
It’s the season :
Fall is the best season for clothes. I love the transition from an oversized cardigan with a miniskirt and Jordans, or a Burberry knit dress with Dr. Martens. I also love Urban Outfitters crop tops with high waisted jeans or drawstrings.
How to customize a school uniform?
I add a neutral sweatshirt and jewelry. I always get my nails done in a trendy color so I feel “dressed up”.
Favorite fashion era:
I love the modernized look of the 70s. I love the bohemian style: mini skirts, frayed jeans, peasant blouses and tie-dye shirts. I’m also tall, so mini and maxi dresses work for me.
Let’s talk about my generation:
I think my generation is embracing the style but is more relaxed than ever.
On Carrie’s notebooks, [the main character] is a cool fashionista. She plays with patterns and textures that somehow work.
Paris Hilton, because of her confidence.
Urban Outfitters, Free People, Nordstrom, Burberry at King of Prussia [Mall].
Oldest piece in your wardrobe:
My sister’s Burberry raincoat. She got it when she was 12, and when she got a new one, she passed it on to me.
Total number of stops:
Ill-fitting clothes or dirty clothes.
Never leave home without:
My crocheted Urban Outfitters bag, Louis Vuitton key pouch and Coconut Glossier Balm Dotcom (a lip balm).
A silver Gucci ring with interlocking turquoise Gs that I wear on my middle finger.
I love Air Jordans because they have so many color combinations and they’re comfortable. Even though I’m very tall, I love wearing a pair of chunky heels!
Would not be taken dead in:
A neck rolls. They make me feel like I’m being strangled.
Post Malone. His style is “vibey”.
Why fashion is important:
It allows people to express their personality.
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