It’s quite easy to be overwhelmed with clothes. When you go inside a store and buy something that catches your attention, you normally overlook how it would look like with the rest of the items in your closet. When the times comes when you finally decide to wear it, you become so dumbfounded that you just end up wearing that item with all your other favorite items in the hopes of making it all work.
One way to get past this is to focus on one or two key pieces, and build the rest of your outfit around that. They key pieces don’t have to be the loudest-looking ones. They can be your most recent purchases, or just the clothes that you passionately feel like wearing.
You can also try wearing something simple first before working on it slowly by wearing the right accents and accessories to spice things up.
For this look, I opted to focus on two key items - the denim jacket and the classic black pumps. I wanted my new faded denim jacket to stand out so I chose a simple white tee and a nice black midi skirt to go with it.
As usual, I wanted a surprising pop of color! Socks are my favorite add-ons to any outfit.
Clearly, someone still not over the socks-with-heels trend! :)
Here’s a better photo of my shoes and my jacket. I challenged myself quite a bit by trying to mix something as grungy as a denim jacket and something as girly as these lace pumps (available in Rustan’s Makati and Alabang, btw). I hope the combination worked!
For this next one, I decided to work on my existing white top and black skirt ensemble. It’s a classic combination that’s perfect for matching accessories.
Kept my neck and wrists free from accessories because…
…leopard prints are such busy, fun prints! But that’s what makes them some of the best accents ever. <3
Key pieces aren’t limited to just these, of course. Focus, if you can! For example, you can create drama by wearing one statement necklace and keeping the rest of your outfit fuss-free and print-free. Invest in versatile items that you can mix and match depending on the kind of look that you’re going for. These things include accessories of different styles, or sophisticated basics that can be used in different occasions. Speaking of basics, white tops and black bottoms are every girl’s must-haves, I believe. They’re match everything, and they *always* make you look effortlessly chic.
Actually, the possibilities are endless and this post is all over the place (and not to mention, a week too late). It helps to deliberate on the things you buy and wear, once in a while! (Also, I need to listen to my own advice, haha.)
Thanks mom for helping me with my photos even if I’m a little blurred. I love you still! <3
Last Valentines day, I wore a rose-colored one piece and cream pumps for my dinner date with my favorite boy. The day after, I still had a Valentines hangover so I opted for this color scheme when I went to UST for a photography and styling talk.
The students from Arkitrato were so nice giving me this cute bouquet which matched my outfit completely! The sweetest thing, really. I absolutely love flowers and I never think they’re sayang even if I know they’re going to wilt anyway. The gesture of giving flowers and the feeling after receiving them, traditional I may sound, do not compare to anything else.
My boyfriend gave me a bouquet of 11 pink roses and 3 yellow tulips last Tuesday. It was our second Valentines as a couple, but our first actual Valentines together since I was out of the country the first time. He was so sweet last year though, making such a huge effort sending the loveliest flowers to my hotel room in New York. <3
How did your Valentines Day go? I’d love to hear your story too!
P.S. I wore different shoes to the photography and styling talk but I couldn’t resist photographing these babies right away as soon as I got home and was greeted by easily the most perfect pair of strappy cream heels.