[UPDATED as of 11:28 PM, June 27]: If you're a 30-something woman with a crazy work schedule, it should come as no surprise if you constantly reach for your basics—they're just so easy to style and to pull off! But as you rely on these staples almost every single day of the week, you want to make sure to give some overly used, worn-out pieces a break (why not even donate them?), too. 


Check out these local labels where you can shop (or hoard) for fresh, upgraded basics

1. Weave 

Weave puts a playful twist to minimalist pieces; they're perfect for when you want to look more stylish without making drastic changes

TRY: Weave One Sided Ruffle Dress Mustard, P2,495, Uptown Mall, BGC, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, and SM Megamall

2. Crisp Studio

Look every bit like a boss lady when you put on this local brand's crisp, structured basics with interesting details. 

TRY: Crisp Studio Tana, price available upon request, available online 

TRY: Crisp Studio Lala, P1,250, available online 

TRY: Crisp Studio Evi, P1,750, available online 

3. Mosaic  

Mosaic is brimming with work-friendly pieces with sharp tailoring that will never make you feel underdressed when worn at important office meetings. 


4. Everyday Casuals 

This local label serves a wide variety of basic, ultra-feminine blouses you'll love reaching for on chill weekends when you just want to wear jeans. 

TRY: Everyday Casuals Kelly Top, P600, available online 

TRY: Everyday Casuals Serina Top, P600, available online 

TRY: Everyday Casuals Annika Top, P600, available online

5. Straightforward 

As the brand name suggests, you'll find lots of fuss-free basics like camisoles, button-down shirts, and shift dresses here that you can mix and match with the clothes you already own. 

TRY: Straightforward Ribbed Stretch Knit High Neck Dress, P849 (from P999), available online


TRY: Straightforward Lux Linen Blend Minimalist Top, P749 (from P849), available online

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