It could have been the moment she encapsulated bittersweet young love through a humble acoustic strum on Youtube in her teenage years, or how she beat out thousands to open for her personal idol Taylor Swift at the age of 15, but Indonesian songbird NIKI has always held the magic of being relatable. Since her official debut after being signed to record label 88rising, the singer-songwriter has been an emerging force in the industry and an inspiring role model for Gen Z —releasing hit after hit like ‘I Like U’ and ‘La La Lost You’. Now 24, the prodigious artist is still trudging ahead, after the recent release of her studio album, Nicole and shortly after, her first world tour titled ‘The Nicole Tour’. Starting with North America then Asia last year, the series of stopovers in NIKI’s tour have since birthed a myriad of looks onstage, styled by her longtime stylist Katie Qian.
It’s worth nothing that NIKI’s tour looks mirror the hitmaker’s youthful exuberance and stripped-back approach in her music—with everyday pieces that could easily be wardrobe staples. Of course, when paired with the artist’s soulful vocals and sweet charisma, NIKI has done what she’s been doing best—shining on stage.
Below, Vogue Singapore looks back on our April issue cover star’s tour looks so far—with shopping recommendations to best emulate them.
Cool-girl next door
These days, serenade dressing can look as effortless like NIKI’s get-up. Trust the ‘lowkey’ star to switch things up with a layering trick, coupled with baggy jeans and platform loafers.
High school sweetheart
The outfit that screams ‘High School In Jakarta’, another banger that tells the tale of NIKI’s life in her cherished hometown. A teensy picture channelled through an A-line mini and cowboy boots.
While she is only 24, NIKI has been on a long journey since breaking out in music. Through the years, she has grown—personally and professionally—now embodying a more mature self. A colourful blazer with a sexy touch underneath makes for the perfect statement on stage.
It’s a foolproof outfit that’s easy to move around in while conveying that nonchalant du jour all at the same time. A belted jumpsuit, which does wonders to elongate the singer’s petite frame, while creating a flattering silhouette.