If you're planning to rebuild or revamp your wardrobe, the first thing you need to stock up on are your basics. Treat them as the foundations for your daily look, since the right picks can easily be accessorized and highlighted by other pieces.
Here is a list of options to browse through, especially when you're already bored with your usual polo-and-slacks work look and are in dire need of an upgrade.
Uniqlo recently launched their 2019 Fall/Winter LifeWear collection, and it's a slew of muted earth tones that you can add to your comfy yet classy wardrobe.
Hana Tajima Ribbed V-Neck Long Sleeved Dress
Elevate this neutral piece with a pair of heeled boots or mules, or add a bit of form with a wide belt.
Hana Tajima Beige Coat
This beige coat can go with almost anything in and out the office especially during the rainy season.
Ines De La Fressange Crew Neck Sweater
P1,990, available at UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store in Glorietta 5
You can wear this on top of a white collared shirt for a preppy look if you're lamigin, or wear it on its own with a pair of blue jeans on a casual Friday.
For more information on Uniqlo's new releases, visit their website.
If you're looking for reasonably priced but high quality basics, Memo is one of your best bets. This local brand has recently launched a collection of classic silhouettes which you can easily mix and match--and many of the pieces are under P1,500!
Striped Suit Set in Blush
Blazer (P1,499), Slim Trousers (P1,099)
Coords will never go out of style. Buy the blazer and trousers in one go, or get them one at a time. Either way, they can easily give your look a sophisticated focal point.
Open-Collared Shirt in Dusty Mauve and Mustard
Go monochromatic with a matching pair of slim bottoms, and highlight your collar bone with thin, overlapping necklaces.
Pull-up Travel Trousers
These ultra-comfortable drawstring trousers look just as polished as their buttoned counterparts. Try wearing your pair with a long-sleeved bodysuit and sleek flats.
Tela is a local label that aims for fashion sustainability. Backed by the BAYO Foundation which uses fabric woven by a local community in Argao, Cebu from scraps, it aims to lessen textile waste while offering stylish OOTD alternatives.
Emily linen dress
P2,150, available online
Pair this dress with chunky heels during weekdays, and slides during the weekend.
Jumpsuits offer instant chic-ness for days when you're to lazy to mix and match clothes.
Here are some interesting pairs you can pair with your basics during weekends!
These are sandals you need to break-in by using them in water, as they mold to your feet and get sturdier every time they get wet. Best worn at the beach or by the pool, but they're also great weekend footwear and go well with your usual casual picks!
TRY: Original in Mustard, P2,995 at Robinsons Magnolia
TRY: Retro Slides in White, Pewter, Tan, Black, P2,995 at Robinsons Magnolia
Melissa's Mirror Collection will get you nostalgic for those days when jelly shoes were the trend, and they're comfortable enough to walk in during your weekend errands!
TRY: Melissa Jean + Jason Wu in Gold, P3,895 in Melissa branches
TRY: Melissa SHE in Black, P2,895 in Melissa branches