Fashion trends, statement pieces, and quirky fads are cool and all but nothing beats some good ol' staple pieces. These wardrobe essentials are not only the epitome of fashion versatility, but they also earned the title for being accessible and timeless. Still, because of the endless styling possibilities that we can do with these pieces, there's no denying that mixing and matching them can be a bit too overwhelming.
We say, worry not! Step away from being just sticking with the basics — styling-wise — and unleash the full potential of your wardrobe staples with these fresh ways on how to wear them.
Why is it a staple: Even within tropical regions, the denim jacket still became a staple piece considering it's classic and straightforward structure. Originally made as work apparel for the likes of truckers, miners, and other tracks focused on physical labour, due to its functionality and heavy-duty design, it has transcended into becoming an iconic fashion piece from 1962 onwards as the casual counterpart of suits and coats.
Look #1: Rad In Retro
From left to right: PULL&BEAR Oversized Denim jacket: PHP1,895 (pullandbear.com)/~ USD39.90; PULL&BEAR AC/DC 1981 T-SHIRT, PHP1,195/~ USD25.90 (pullandbear.com); TOPSHOP Twill Button Shorts, PHP2,595/~ USD49.42 (topshop.com); SKECHERS D’lites Biggest Fan, PHP3,890/~USD70 (skechers.com)
Nostalgia is all the rage right now so why not take advantage of it? Aside from our denim jacket as the piece de resistance of this look, we chose an ode to AC/DC as our graphic tee for this ensemble to really channel a throwback feel. If statement tees or logomania is more up your alley, we're sure it'll receive two-stylish-thumbs up in the styling department as well. White high-waisted shorts provide an amazing contrast for creating an hourglass silhouette, complementing the layers you chose for your top. Should you wish to tie your denim jacket to your waist instead, it'll also provide a good colour block between the denim and the white fabric. Complete the casual look with chunky sneakers that are also making a comeback from the '80s and the '90s to channel retro vibes in its full effect.
Look #2: Futurama
From left to right: TOPSHOP Petite Simple Bandeau, PHP495/~ USD9.43 (topshop.com); PULL&BEAR Snakeskin print trousers, PHP695/~ USD15.90 (pullandbear.com); PULL&BEAR Oversized Denim jacket, PHP1,895 (pullandbear.com); ROSEGAL Thick high heel square head fashion boots, Php2,327.16/~ USD42.97 (rosegal.com)
There's no denying that the era of the '60s, '70s, and '80s brought us some of the boldest and most stylish trends that have trickled down even to modern-day fashion. What's interesting is that their concept of futuristic wear back in those days now give us a paradoxical vibe. If you cannot choose between either, this ensemble gives you the best of both worlds. The matching white tube top and ankle boots definitely capture the '60s idea of what future-wear would be like, encapsulating inspirations from man's space explorations and other extra-terrestrial fascinations. The snakeskin trousers represent both the past and present's love for animal prints, modernising and rebranding it to something bold and exciting. Lastly, the denim adds a classic appeal to the entire ensemble, tying both ends of the timeframe each element represents into one cohesive look.