FAVE 5: By The Water | Clozette

There's no denying that there's something calming about the ocean or any other form of water for that matter. Aside from that, they're also really nice to look at — not to mention take photos of or use as backdrops. Ahead, beauty by the water, courtesy of the Community.

Lady in red

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Of bays and bridges

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With 'Infinite Styles' as its theme, the Panasonic Manila Fashion Fest champions boldness and innovation. This season, we saw vivid colours, playful patterns and the glamorous revamp of retro trends. It's all about keeping it fresh and cutting-edge to keep up with the dynamic taste of the modern fashionista. With that in mind, here are the beautiful designs that captivated us. 

Marmalade orange top and houndstooth skirt combo from Yong Davalos

Signature trends from different decades merge seamlessly in this look. There's the block-coloured top with billowy sleeves which is a trademark of mod fashion. You can also spy a fanny pack — a trend that's big during the '80s — only this time it was fashioned to have a classier, updated look. Finally, the ensemble was unified by the retro houndstooth pattern. It's impressive how taking inspiration from the past created a look that's nothing short of fashion-forward.

Playful prints and fringes from Harvic Dominguez

A play of prints and patterns is evident in Harvic's latest collection. The designs are reminiscent of the hot, summer weather that reigns in the tropics for most of the year, and this one, in particular, caught our eye because of the careful balance in the colours and elements. The bold chevron top was matched with pale pink palazzo pants, but the playful, sartorial element remained intact throughout the look by the addition of the fringes and flower patches on the sides. 

Two-piece houndstooth dress from Rica Rico

This chic two-piece outfit called the 'Reese dress' is from the Rica Rico's Destination collection. The best thing about the design is its versatility, it can be worn in more ways than one. This is especially helpful if you're travelling and trying to save luggage space. Aside from wearing it as it is, you can also pair these separates with other clothing to create a new look. With this piece, you can mix, match and unleash your styling creativity. 

Pleated and ruffled dress from NAOKI

NAOKI's collection for this season featured structured clothes that are contrasted by soft elements. In this particular piece, the pleats and ruffles blended well together in a way that's not ostentatious. On the contrary, even with the addition of these icings, it managed to remain sophisticated-looking. It's unconventionally elegant. 

Pastel-coloured clothing from Jun Escario

One thing that we appreciate about clothing designs is its wearability factor. Dramatic bell sleeves aside, we can definitely see this pastel-toned ensemble being worn in a day-to-day setting without looking out of place, yet still retaining that extraordinary look. We also love the intricate eyelet design of the top, which paired nicely with the blush pants. 

Next, check out the looks that we love from last season.



Long story short: Dakota Johnson's style is the epitome of understated charm. She not only proved herself as a leading lady in the big screen with films like the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise and How to Be Single, she's also definitely raised the bar with her red carpet looks and street style outfits. Her style has a mix of femininity, fun, and just the perfect amount of allure.

Here's a rundown of some of her most notable looks.

Lady in Red 

Dressing Johnson in this hot hue makes her the centre of attention. Although she wears this colour often, her looks are played up. From her #girlboss two-piece suit look in Calvin Klein, sultry and feminine slip dress from Cushnie Et Tochs, to her fresh and playful tiered dress from Gucci, Johnson shows how wearing red can take you anywhere.

The Mini Dress 

Never one to shy away from showing off her legs, Johnson keeps it flirty and sophisticated with mini dress looks. She donned a sequined CHANEL dress during the 2015 MET Gala, a metallic dress with ruffle accents on the sleeves from the cult-famous brand The Vampire's Wife, and an upgraded LBD from Versace.

Gucci Goddess

Johnson plus Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci, is a match made in heaven. Johnson's charm didn't go unnoticed, so when she was named the face of Gucci Bloom perfume, it was only expected that she'd strut the red carpet and events in none other than pieces from the world-renowned Italian luxury brand.

Elevated Cali Girl

Johnson is the type of girl who keeps it laid-back without sacrificing a good look. For her street style, she loves effortless silhouettes and bright colours. Her outfits are both lunch date and vacay-approved.

It's safe to say that Dakota has made her mark in the fashion industry. Her style has evolved into a combination of chic and trendy, and we definitely can't wait to take some more fashion and styling inspirations from her in the future.

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