There’s no denying that Heart Evangelista is one style force to be reckoned with. Anyone who follows the style maven on her socials knows that she lives and breathes fashion, from being invited to the most sought-after shows in Paris or Milan Fashion Week to attending the most high-profile events here in Manila.
That said, Rome wasn’t built in a day in the same way that Heart didn’t become a style maven overnight. Just like most of us, the 37-year-old also had her fair share of trying to figure out her personal aesthetic. Curious to see the evolution of Heart’s fashion through the years? Below, we chronicled her sartorial journey, from her humble origins as a local stylista until she became the international style star that she is today.
Heart Evangelista’s Style Evolution
The year 2015 saw Heart as a 29-year-old with a penchant for neutral colors. In her OOTDs, the multi-hyphenate would usually be seen donning versatile closet staples, such as bodycon dresses, skinny jeans, button-down tops, and blazers. To up the ante of her looks, Heart would usually add an off-kilter touch such as chunky accessories or a boldly patterned piece in houndstooth or animal print.
In 2016, Heart would always be spotted flaunting her extensive Hermès collection, with most of her OOTDs featuring either a Birkin or a Kelly purse in varying colors and textures. The bag became her outfit’s defining feature, usually as a statement piece that elevated her regular OOTD. A staple of the style maven's ensembles during this era was some type of outerwear, be it a blazer, a button-down shirt, or a jacket worn over a tee and pants or a dress.
Heart's love for outerwear persisted in 2017, with the style star regularly donning long robes and oversized blazers. Always one to gravitate towards dainty ensembles, she was also usually clad in floral pieces back then.
Heart at 33 years old was making a case for mixing and matching different prints together, showing us that it’s all about how you carry an outfit that matters! Whenever she was wearing a more neutral color palette, we would typically find her outfits with a pop of color injected into them.
Tailored pieces were definitely Heart’s go-to in 2019; she loved donning an oversized blazer or a suit dress. Whenever she would wear an extra large rendition of this timeless staple, we would usually find her styling it with a playful top and a mini or midi skirt. underneath. She would even occasionally sport OOTDs with loud prints, but she'd opt for minimal accessories.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit us in 2020, lockdowns were imposed and most people’s style took a casual turn with everyone required to stay at home. Because of this, Heart’s outfit of choice on a normal day would be a flowy dress that still made her look effortlessly put-together.
Tweed was one of the style star’s favorite things to wear in 2021; the fabric, typically associated with luxury fashion house Chanel, is commonly found in most of her ensembles. This was also the year that Heart began to explore her more hubadera side, choosing to don more bralettes that bared her mid-riff.
Now a purveyor of the hubadera aesthetic, Heart has clearly become more confident in her own skin. Her tried-and-tested style formula usually comprises of a skin-baring top and whatever the current it bag is. She's also a regular on the frontrow of fashion weeks, from New York to Paris to Milan, and is a certified favorite among streetstyle paparazzi.
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