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(INSTAGRAM // iamhearte)It’s no secret that celebrities like Heart Evangelista lead a lavish lifestyle. About a month ago, the Pinay sweetheart was branded as one of the real life Crazy Rich Asians, featured in a Harper’s Bazaar segment that had her hanging out and discussing fashion with author Kevin Kwan, among other affluent style icons that fit the bill. Ah, the front row seats at NYFW, the personalized fittings with couture designers. If only we were Crazy Rich Asians, am I right? While we may not be able to live as opulently as they can, we can certainly mimic their style. Although most of us can’t afford designer labels, there are a few notes we can take from Heart: our very own beautiful, talented, Crazy Rich Asian.
Steal Her Style: How to Dress Like Heart Evangelista
1) Say “no” to skinny jeans
(INSTAGRAM // iamhearte)Skinny jeans don’t seem to be part of her style repertoire, and we totally get it. Instead of pairing her eccentric feather blouse with second-skin denim, she opts for the boyfriend fit, indicating that you don’t need to showcase every curve and crevice of your body to dress it up. Looser pant silhouettes, like these High waist cropped boyfriend jeans and Retro flared jeans can be just as easily incorporated into a sophisticated outfit, so take it easy on your skinny jeans.
2) Embrace the midi
(INSTAGRAM // iamhearte)Although you’ll see that she wears a mini or knee length skirt every now and then, the majority of her snaps feature the midi hem. Whether it’s a dress or skirt, it’s clear that she’s fond all things midi, and who can blame her? It’s elegant without being overly formal, it’s the least offensive of the hemlines, and it’s easier to walk in compared to minis and maxis. Plus, it’s the perfect length to show off her shoes, and as you might have noticed, she has an exquisite heel collection.
3) Don’t forget your handbag
(INSTAGRAM// iamhearte)If there’s one item that you should really be investing in, it’s a handbag. Clothes and shoes will experience the inevitable wear and tear, but the one accessory that will potentially last your whole life is a handbag. Looking through her photos, Heart never forgets to show off her bag of the day. Her sense of fashion is impeccable, from her makeup all the way down to her choice of purse. They say that shoes really make an outfit, but the right handbag bring an entire ensemble to the next level.
4) Have a wide range of blazers
(INSTAGRAM // iamhearte)The fit, the collar and the tailoring—there’s nothing in your wardrobe that polishes an ensemble quite like a blazer. Heart is all for them blazers evidently, and she’s not just limiting them to the classic black staple. Other than this checkered piece above, she’s been seen wearing items in bold colors as well as muted tones, such as pastels. In fact, she’s yet to be seen in a black blazer, at least on Instagram, that is. Of course, with that many blazers in her collection, there’s no doubt that she does have at least one in black hanging in her closet. To upgrade your style, consider shopping for this Slim business blazer or this Sleeveless cape blazer.
5) Always wear heels
(INSTAGRAM // iamhearte)Who would have thought that a PAWS t-shirt could be dressed up like this? Heart makes everything possible style-wise, and with this kind of outfit, she’s showing everyone that you can wear almost anything with heels. Yes, heels can be pretty uncomfortable, but when you wear them as often as Heart does, they won’t bother you as much. Also, heels just makes everything look better. Switch that midi with distressed jeans and she would still look oh-so-chic.
6) Make sure your hair always looks good
(INSTAGRAM // iamhearte)If you look through her Instagram, one of the other things that’s consistent in her posts is how sleek her hair is, including this photo above. The fact that she looks this good while having her morning coffee on the weekend is unfair. It’s rare for most to look this put together on their day off, but a simple ponytail or bun can make all the difference in your appearance. Even though she is in a slip, she still looks put together. So there you have it. You may not be a Crazy Rich Asian like Heart, but you might be able to look it by following in her fashion footsteps!
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.