We all know how the classic list goes – black slacks, black pumps, blazer, day dress, the perfect heels, a little black dress etc, etc. The pieces sound all so sophisticated and dressy. Don’t get me wrong, they are essentials and there will always be a time where you will need or be required to wear them. Emphasis on “a time” though, that means that these pieces aren’t really needed on a daily basis. What about those days where you just want to look casual and chill? What about those days where you don’t want to make “tiis ganda” (Conyo lol) but still want to look decent and put-together? I’m pretty much like that. Trust me, you’ll be like that if you have to think of a decent outfit every single day of your college life while taking into consideration the stress and pressure (uncomfy clothing adds up to the stress, you know) you’ll be enduring for the day. So here’s the list a made for myself and for people who share the same style and sentiments that I have ;)
First on the list, is the perfect white shirt. For real, you could make a lot of outfit combos with this piece and the fact that it’s plain, avoids people from making sure that you’ve repeated the piece over and over again (lol). It’s neat, and you could style it any way you want. Want something a little bit dressed up and sophisticated? Pair this piece with denim/leather jeans, some strappy heels, big sunnies, a top knot, and viola! Instant celebrity-ish look. Not really the girly type? Tuck this in high waist cutoffs, sneakers, and a snapback. Yo homey. Jk. You guys get my drift on how awesome this piece is, right? (Photo of how I wore mine)
Where to get it: I recently bought mine yesterday from Topman. They were on sale and I got mine for 50% off ;) but I’m pretty sure you can find one from the department store.
I swear, before, jeans were my legs’ number one enemy. All of my jeans made my legs and hips look huge. So, so sad. Finally, I found a pair from Bershka (Photo here), it looked promising so I tried it on and – oh my gosh – they were perfect. Sure my legs were still curvy and thick, but the jeans didn’t make it any more big. It actually hugged my legs in a way that it enhances my legs’ curves. After that, I started wearing jeans again and I must say, jeans really make or break an outfit. Wear one that doesn’t have a great fit, and you’ll look lousy, wear one that has great fit, well, wow. hihi. All I’m trying to say is, find the perfect jeans and the top + jeans outfit will always work, always.
Where to get it: I’ve observed that great fitting jeans are all over this season. I got mine from Bershka, Forever 21, and Topshop.
The white cami pretty much works like the perfect white shirt except it’s sexier, and can be mostly used as an inner clothing. I usually wear mine under my plaid, camouflage, and denim button down shirts. Also under denim jackets and vests. I feel kind of exposed when I wear this on it’s own (conservative loljk) but when I’m feeling extra gutsy, I do wear this with high waist shorts and sneakers.
Where to get it: Forever 21 offers the best plain cami at the most affordable price for me.
I’m not a sneaker head but I prefer wearing sneakers any time of the day. I prefer wearing one with pants, shorts, skirts, and sometimes even with dresses (if it doesn’t look wrong). I wear them almost everyday! Nothing beats the comfort and the carefree look and vibes it emits.
Where to get it: depends on what kind of sneakers you want, actually. I got mine from Vans. My current favorite, my all black sneakers (Photo here), are from Cotton On. I’m also currently eye-ing Nike’s Roshe Run and Converse’s classic white high tops.
I added the word versatile for a reason. Try to get leggings that aren’t so sheer. That sheerness could lead to embarrassment and outfit mishaps (think: underwear exposure). As of now, I have two treggings (trousers that fit like leggings) and more than 3 black leggings. Like my sneakers, I wear these almost daily to school. It’s comfy, it’s sleek, it goes with almost everything, it slims out my legs, and I can move around easily without worrying if my butt cheeks are already exposed (haha dang bandage skirts). If i want to look a little bit more formal, I usually tuck in my top into my high waist treggings.
One time, I wore a plain white pocket tee and tucked it into my HW treggings, I didn’t know that that was also the day the ACG (Arts College Government) was doing their shoot and their dress code was a white polo and black pants or skirt for girls. My classmate thought I was also part of the shoot! Ha ha. See how two basic pieces, a plain white shirt and high waist black treggings, could make you look casually professional. Here are some photos on how I wear mine (Muscle shirt + Treggings // Oversized sweater + leggings // Cami top + Floral bomber jacket + leggings // Corporate-ish attire)
Where to get it: I have one hand-me-down Zara treggings from my mom. I also got one from Mango which was on sale. I saw one yesterday at Topshop but it was kind off pricey (P1,800++). As for the leggings, I bet you could easliy find one from the department store!
We all know how bipolar our weather is here in the PH. Getting a basic, fluffy, cozy hoodie is a must. Pick one that isn’t to thick but is not so thin either. I know what you’re thinking, “Will I not look lousy or like I’m going on a jog or something?” well, that’s exactly why I’m advising that you get a hoodie with just the right thickness and right material so that it won’t look lousy at all. If you do find that perfect hoodie, well cheers to you because it will not look wrong in usual daily outfits when you’re feeling a bit chilly. A blazer or structured jacket/coat is good too but it’s not as comfy as this and we are talking about chill clothes in this post, right? Ha ha.
Where to get it: I recently saw one from Forever 21 men. Also from Topman, Uniqlo, and Cotton on.
There are days when it’s too hot to wear pants and you just want to set your legs free. The perfect shorts are the answer to that. It’s important to know what kind of shorts you want. Do you like those with the classic cuts or are you into the v shaped cuts that’s very popular lately? As for me, I prefer the latter. I don’t know, they just feel more “street” than the ones with the straight cuts and street is definitely my style. Also, it’s very important to buy a size that fits you. Don’t buy a size too large because you’ll end up looking very very lousy and it would be a waste of money but don’t buy a size too small either because you want to look “sexy” there’s absolutely nothing sexy about overflowing fat. Get your right size and I promise, it will lift the right places and hide the right parts. Another thing, I also prefer investing in denim shorts rather than leather, cotton, or whatever other fabric because denim exudes casualness (cotton too but it feels more like athletic wear) and is very versatile.
Where to get it: Oh….. the shops are endless. The usual, Forever 21, Topshop, Cotton On, Zara, tiangges, but my current favorite shorts come from Vanilla Breeze Clothing (Photo of my go to shorts). I also loooove these shorts (Photo) it’s branded One Teaspon, a foreign brand that isn’t in the Philippines yet but I hope it does arrive here though.
So that’s my list of the top 7 things every girl should have in her wardrobe, the chill edition! I hoped it helped all the lazy bums out there jk, I’m a lazy bum. Do you guys have all the stuff listed here? Did I miss out on anything? What about you guys, what’s in you list? :) Comment below! :)