Fashion-Forward Teen Nadia Lombardo Shares Style Inspirations

Photos by Joe Del Tufo

Nadia Lombardo, a senior at St. Mark’s High School, embraces upscale 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 as well. She loves fashion, and I would describe her as boho elegant. She has always taken the designer labels that my mom loves and updated them with cool boho pieces. I’ve learned a lot from her.

’Tis the season:

Fall is the best season for clothes. I love the transition of an oversized cardi 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 cords.

How do you personalize a school uniform?

I add a neutral-tone sweatshirt and jewelry. I always have my nails done in a trendy color, so I feel “dressed.”

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Favorite fashion era:

I love a modernized ’70s look. I love the bohemian style: miniskirts, frayed jeans, peasant blouses and tie-dyed shirts. I’m also tall, so both mini and maxi dresses work for me.

Nadia Lombardo
Nadia Lombardo. Photo by Joe Del Tufo

Talking ’bout my generation:

I think my generation embraces style but is more relaxed than ever.

Tips from the tube:

On The Carrie Diaries, [the main character] is a cool fashionista. She plays with patterns and textures that somehow work.

Style icon:

Paris Hilton—because of her confidence.

Top shops:

Urban Outfitters, Free People, Nordstrom, Burberry at King of Prussia [Mall].

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Oldest item 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 down to me.

Total turnoffs:

Ill-fitting clothes or dirty clothes.

Never leave home without:

My crocheted Urban Outfitters bag, Louis Vuitton key pouch and Glossier Balm Dotcom in coconut (a lip balm).

Best bling:

A Gucci silver ring with interlocking turquoise G’s that I wear on my middle finger.

Accessory addiction?

I love Air Jordans because they have so many color combos and are comfortable. Even though I’m very tall, I love to rock a pair of chunky heels!

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Wouldn’t be caught dead in:

A turtleneck. They make me feel like I’m being strangled.

Hippest artist:

Post Malone. His style is “vibey.”

Why fashion is important:

It allows people to express their personality.

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