There’s a handful of celebrities out there who have mastered their personal aesthetic, so much so that they have become style icons in their own right. Nadine Lustre is undeniably one of them. Since her nascent years in the show biz industry, Nadine was able to tread and explore fashion territory, resulting in her signature style that she is now known for, which can be described as “feminine glam meets streetwear.”
Aside from her affinity for early 2000s fashion (like her itty bitty tops) and hubadera pieces, Nadine gravitates towards au courant streetwear items like wide-legged jeans, dad sneakers, and the occasional oversized tee. It’s the blend of these two polar opposite elements that make her style so unique and so appealing that you can’t help but be sartorially inspired. To honor queen Nadine’s aesthetic, we’ve rounded up some of her most stylish looks you can always turn to for fashion inspo:
1. A chic black pantsuit with just a bra
Nadine likes mixing streetwear with revealing items. Here, she puts an unexpected twist on the classic pantsuit by wearing nothing but a bra underneath the suit jacket, with a pair of Off-White boxers peeping beneath unzipped trousers. For a luxe touch, she finishes it off with Chanel dangling earrings.
2. Cropped top, cargo pants, and chunky sneakers
Staying true to her hubadera aesthetic, Nadine pairs a white cropped top with cargo pants and chunky sneakers that both come in a beige hue—most likely her take on the monochromatic trend.
3. A classic travel OOTD
Working a leather jacket into a travel OOTD comprised of jeans and T-shirt isn’t anything new, but we love how Nadine updated the look with cool white booties instead of typical sneakers. She also kept it glam through layered necklaces.
4. Bikini, skinny jeans, and headscarf
In what was probably one of her most Instagram-worthy posts of all time, Nadine made wearing bikinis look cool by topping it off with unzipped skinny jeans and completing the look with nostalgic accessories like her very ‘70s oversized metal-rimmed sunnies and 2000s-esque headscarf.
5. Just a black sequined jacket
Okay, so this may not be a snapshot of her complete outfit but it’s the mystery that makes us so inspired. But first of all, let’s talk about how divine that black sequined jacket looks! We love how the worker jacket was given a diva’s touch through black sequins that made the fabric look oh-so supple. We wonder what Nadine styled it with… Could it be a mini skirt? Another bikini? Maybe flared trousers? We leave it to you to try for yourself.
6. A bikini top and skinny jeans
How does someone like Nadine deal with Manila’s perpetually scorching heat? By mixing casual separates with beachwear, of course! Celebrities have recently been doing the same, but Nadine was way ahead of the pack. Here, she keeps fresh in skinny jeans and a ruched bikini top, which she polished with a few accessories.
7. Champagne sequined gown
Nadine loves that glam Instagram girl aesthetic (think lip gloss, glitter filters, etc.) so it wasn’t a surprise when she showed up at the FAMAS Awards 2019 in a vintage-inspired sequined gown in a classic champagne hue, which matched the golden color of the statuette she brought home for Best Actress.
8. Just an oversized pullover sweater
When Nadine isn’t wearing 2000s pieces or hip streetwear, she’s embracing her inner ‘90s girl through oversized shirts and pullovers. The trick you need to know in this particular outfit, however, is how she donned her pullover as a dress. We suspect she was wearing chunky sneakers with this outfit!
9. Feathery formal separates
In another episode of “iconic Nadine Lustre” Instagram posts, the queen flaunted her femme fatale side with blush-colored coords: a ruched mini skirt and a twisted top fringed with feathers. As if this outfit needed more reasons to take flight, Nadine finished her look with a trendy petite purse dangling on her finger.
10. Layered cropped tops and wide-legged jeans
Nadine’s unique aesthetic couldn’t be more prominent than in this photo. The wide-legged jeans and white sneakers are a given, but it’s the layered cropped tops that really had us invested in this look. We love how she literally mixed streetwear with something feminine by throwing a translucent glittery cropped piece on top of her sports bra. Genius.
11. A white bodysuit and a sporty mini skirt
In this summer travel OOTD, Nadine proves that streetwear doesn’t mean drowning yourself in baggy, oversized pieces. To stay cool in the heat yet true to her style, she goes for a tennis skirt, plunging bodysuit, and a dad cap. An easy summer hack!
12. Cropped shirt and joggers
We’re rarely given a glimpse of Nadine in a super chill casual outfit, so this photo offers us some insight. For a lazy day outfit, she opts for joggers and (of course) a midriff-baring cropped shirt. We love how this outfit still looks polished enough to wear to the mall or during errands.
13. A white button-down with a black bustier
Although this outfit is fit for the stage and not the street, there are still some takeaways we can get from this. First, it’s that bustier tops totally go well with a knotted button-down shirt—it’s a look that’s appropriate for our weather, too. Next, it’s that shiny PVC leather can be wearable IRL even if it’s just a pair of knee-high boots and not pants… we’re sure this look has already convinced you to try it out.