My Style: Nandini Ramaswamy-King

 In Culture, Interviews

Seasonal Instructor, Saint Louis Zoo, Artist and Actress


Describe your personal style. Would you say it’s more wild or tame?
My personal style depends on which part I’m playing. I often find myself changing clothes in my car, Superman style. Overall, I would say I try to dress tame—but the wildness keeps surfacing!

What are you wearing today?
A Skif tank, a Free People skirt from Nordstrom Rack and necklaces and bangles from India.

What artist, actress or character would you love to trade closets with?
I would love to trade places with artist Tessa Guze, and I would love to trade closets with Heidi Klum. It’s not her TV style that I like, but her everyday street style. It’s casual, yet eclectic.

What items from your closet can you not live without?
My scarves. I only have about a billion of them!

What is your go-to piece?
My comfo cargo/military pants. They bring out the “nature girl” in me!

What trend are you loving right now?
I really like asymmetric hemlines.

What is your biggest fashion pet peeve?
Trends—I hate when there’s a cute trend and it floods the market. It ruins it!

What is the next piece you hope to add to your closet?
I’ve been daydreaming about an ivory-white silk shirt.

Where do you shop in STL?
Vintage Haberdashery and Nordstrom Rack are my current faves. I also like Sole & Blues, Express for pants, H&M and—last but never least—Target!




Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

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