By Nikka Garriga
MANDALUYONG CITY, METRO MANILA—Fashion icon and entrepreneur Laureen Uy began to discover her flair for fashion at 15-years-old by writing, styling, and modeling for a local fashion magazine.
She was recently hailed as the resident stylist for footwear brand Crocs for their New Crocs, New You campaign.
“Fashion for me is really about knowing your personal style. It’s how you experiment with any particular clothing and add a piece of yourself into it,” she says.
Despite having what we imagine as a fashionista's dream closet, Laureen shares some of these basic staple items that you can mix and match with the rest of your seasonal pieces:
Little black dress. Nothing beats the simple yet sophisticated look of a black dress. With the right coverall and accessories, you can transform this timeless piece to an office day wear or a dinner date.
Killer pumps. Well, it doesn’t necessarily have to be sky-high and black. You could go for the classic nude shade, a basic two-inch heels or a peep-toe.
They can be paired with just about everything—from dresses, trousers and even your skinny jeans—for that extra edgy look.
White shirt. The trick here is choosing the neck line that works for you. Go for a V-neck and/or a crisp polo-shirt then top it off with a button-down cardigan for a casual occasion.
Flattering denims. No closet is complete without that favorite pair of jeans that snug your figure just right. Some of the most common pieces include boot cut and flare pants. Opt for the basic solid colors like gray, black or the classic blue.
Comfy flats. Ballet shoes as they are often called, this particular item completes any dress-down or casual look.
Made popular for their clogs shoes, Crocs has unveiled a new line of collection for the more fashion-forward Filipina without compromising comfort.
“We all like to play dress-up but we’d always find ourselves opting for a comfy alternative to end the day,” Laureen says.
Certified fashionista or not, these items are great to invest on because they never go out of style no matter the change in trend, says Uy.
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