Uy lists stylist, digital curator and fashion editor on her extensive CV; one that also includes running her established company StyLIZed Studio, where she leads a team of trusted stylists in her hometown of Manila. ‘My life as a fashion editor and stylist definitely helped in shaping my style. Having been exposed to various trends season after season, a sense of excitement when it came to trying and relating to trends came naturally.’ With a style that’s worth its salt in front of many a street-style photographer’s lens, it’s no wonder she’s so in demand. Describing herself as a ‘mood dresser’, Uy reveals her top rules for dressing.
1. FEEL GOOD
‘Getting dressed becomes easy once you shun typical conventions of what you should and what you should not be wearing, and just start wearing clothes that make you feel like your best self.’
2. COLOUR, COLOUR AND MORE COLOUR
‘I will never get tired of wearing colour. Anywhere from the ends to the middle of the rainbow spectrum, I’m all over it. Also, I always try to find an interesting mix of shades. Like pairing a mint-green dress with military green trousers. It wouldn’t hurt to know the tones that work well with your skin tone, too.’