Shopping can be difficult and expensive, but there are ways to cut down the cost without sacrificing style. I’ve been styling for quite a while now and let me tell you that buying a ton of clothes is not really the way to go. You will just end up with, well, a ton of clothes you will only use once or twice.
My advice? The trick is in the mixing and matching. Here’s a quick article on the basic things girls should have in their closet.
10. Long Dress
Many people think that long dresses are only for formal occasions. But that’s not true. Long dresses are very easy to match with your favorite heels, sandals, or even ballet flats. I suggest you get a plain long dress so you can use it for either a formal event or even for just running an errand.
Peg: Fashion Blogger Camille Co (Photo from her Instagram)
9. Ankle Strap Heels
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world, right? For me, ankle strap heels is the right pair. You can match it with jeans or dresses.
Peg: Fashion Blogger Tricia Gosingtian (Photo from her Instagram)
8. Boyfriend Jeans
This is something every girl should have. It is perfect for Philippine weather and can be worn both dressy or dressed down.
Peg: Fashion Blogger Patricia Prieto (Photo from her Instagram)
7. Basic Shirt
A nice shirt can go a long way. It can be matched with any bottoms, depending if you want to dress it up or you’re aiming for a more casual look.
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Though many girls think that it’s too small for all the things we carry in our bags, a clutch is actually very practical. A beautiful clutch can be a statement piece in any look.
5. White Sneakers
2016 has definitely been the year of white sneakers, and this piece is perfect to match any look. We’ve seen white sneakers paired with jeans, dresses, cullotes, and even long dresses.
Peg: Fashion Blogger Kryz Uy (Photo from her Instagram)
4. Little Black Dress
This is no secret, a little black dress is something all girls need. It is the most basic item you should have in your closet. It is a classic, and the perfect canvas for any look you want to achieve.
Peg: Fashion Blogger Vern Enciso (Photo from her Instagram)
This piece of jewelry is usually forgotten when coming up with a look. A nice pendant necklace is something you can wear with any look and is just the right amount of sparkle.
Peg: Blogger Dani Barretto (Photo from her Instagram)
2. Gold Watch
Aside from its practical use, a pretty watch also serves as an accessory for your look. A timepiece will always be in style. A gold watch, for example, can be a statement piece or something to complement your style palette.
Peg: Fashion Blogger Lissa Kahayon (Photo from her Instagram)
Because the Philippines is a tropical country, sporting sunglasses hits two birds with one stone: you protect your eyes, and can look stylish and great while at it.
Peg: Blogger Kim Jones (Photo from her Instagram)
If you are going shopping soon, don’t forget to invest in these 10 style pieces that you can always mix and match. Just take inspiration from these bloggers!