Style Files: Nadia Cayco

This Singapore-based Filipina doesn't like wearing jeans. Read on to know more about her style.
  |  Oct 23, 2011
photos and captions courtesy of Nadia Cayco
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Name: Nadia Cayco
Age: 21
School: De La Salle University - Manila, Nanyang Technological University - Singapore
Hometown: Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija

Random and indefinite. I don't have a specific style. I just wear whatever I want. I can go from classy and feminine look to rocker or boho chic—but never gothic. Whenever I don't feel like dressing up, I just wear shorts, a basic tee, and flip flops.
Smart shopper. I do like clothes from Mango, Forever 21, Topshop, and Cotton On but they are a bit pricey! So if I'm on a limited budget, I shop at SM Department Store and thrift stores. It's really, really expensive to shop here in Singapore so I often go to my favorite place to shop for cheap finds at Bugis Street Market.
Fave fashion designer. The ever so glamorous Coco Chanel and the late Alexander McQueen. As for the local scene, Camille Co of CoExist and Hazel Dy of Haze.
Always wearing. Blazers or cardigans. And a necklace that was given to me by a special someone.
Inspired. People from LookBook.  I get to see realistic, achievable, creative, and innovative fashion ideas from real people.
Style goddesses. Foreign style icons include Kate Moss, Vanessa Hudgens, Olsen Twins and Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf. As for the local style icons, they are Camille Co, Divine Lee, and Laureen Uy.
Style influence. I was highly influenced by other people. First, my friends and the girls in family—my mom and my two sisters, Nicky and Natasha. Second, people that I've met from this culturally diverse country. Lastly, people that I've met virtually through sites such as LookBook.
Closet palette. Before, my wardrobe was full of black and white, probably because these colors are so easy to mix and match. But ever since I've been with my Mexican roommate, she has influenced me to buy clothes with bright and loud colors such as yellow, neon green, orange, etc.
Unflattering bottoms. As much as possible, I avoid wearing denim jeans and denim jacket, and also bulky running shoes! Next in my list are cargo pants, pedal pushers and muscle-sleeve tops that are so unflattering. 
The basics. Blazers or cardigans, leggings, and boots.
Comeback trend. I would love to go back to the Victorian Era and wear those fancy hats, umbrellas, corsets (but not the killer one) and over-the-top gowns. I actually wore a similar gown on my 18th birthday. 
Vintage hand-me-downs. My mom's chunky and colorful accessories that she had ever since she was a teenager. Also, my mom gave me two sets of pearl earrings that I wear almost every day to complete my outfit.

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