A few weeks ago, Clothes Buffet Manila sent me a big zip bag stuffed with loads of clothes. Some of the pieces were so me, some weren’t so Ida-ish. However being an experimental girl, I tried styling each of the clothes sent to me by combining it with pieces in my wardrobe.
Want to see how I styled them? Well, read on baby girl (or boy??).
Piece #1: The Statement Shirt
Statements shirts appeal to the sight. I dressed up this piece by pairing it with something that would appeal to touch. I added different textures, namely fur and lace. It’s always good to experiment with different materials, just don’t go too crazy with your color palette if you plan to texturize your look, which is why I stuck to the safe side by going all black on this ensemble.
Fur Jacket by Terranova | Lace trimmed shorts by Zara
Piece #2: The Quilted Skirt
From all black to colorful neutral (lol, is there such a thing?). What I mean to say was that for this outfit, I wore more than two colors but still stuck to the more subtle, non-shocking colors. Maroon, navy blue, grey, with a hint of faded yellow on my shirt’s print.
I found the material of this skirt very dressy so I balanced it out by wearing a very ‘I don’t care what I look like’ loose vintage shirt which I then knotted up front to keep my waist’s shape. Who says you can’t look cool yet feminine wearing your dad’s shirt?
Shirt by Nike
Piece #3: Gold Lion embellished body-con cutout dress
I personally don’t like complicated and intricate cuts on my dresses. Not unless the complicated-ness is around the shoulder (straps) and back area then it’s fine. However, styled well, these kinds of peices might just work. For this piece, I wore it on its own and accessorized with metallic pieces to complement that little lion detail on my waist, I then topped with whole look with a hat. Keeping it clean and simple, this dress speaks for itself.
Hat by River Island | Watch by Marc Jacobs
Piece #4: Sequined Bolero
This piece was quite a challenge to style for me. Why?
- The puffy sleeves made a kind of kiddie impression to me
- Sequins have a high risk of coming off as tacky when not styled carefully
Fixing the kiddie dilemma, I thought I’d build a mature look out of it. As for the tacky dilemma, a straightforward and uncomplicated piece. So I paired it with this slitted fitted maxi skirt to address both dilemmas. Quite nice for formal events I must say. Although I might need to replace my skirt with a more streamlined one.
Skirt acquired from a bazaar | Watch by Marc Jacobs
Piece #5: Knit Sweater
Here’s a versatile piece that I love so much. You can practically dress a sweater with anything (especially a plain and neutral colored one). Shorts, pants, or if it’s big enough, you can wear it by itself like a dress. Just to be different from how I usually style it, I paired it with a high waist, knee length fitted skirt and to balance out the girly-ness in this look, I topped it with my favorite New Era NY cap. Wear it with sneakers or heels, sweaters go with anything.
Cap by New Era | Skirt by Bershka
And that’s my styling take on these pieces! What did you guys think about the outfits? How would you have styled the pieces mentioned to fit your style? Tell me in comments below <3
The Clothes Buffet Manila is currently happening in the Elements Tent, Eton Centris until tomorrow. A great chance to go crazy shopping without even looking at the price tag! Check their site to know more details about it.