Style Breakdown: Couple Looks | Clozette

Gone are the days where you declare “she’s my girl” or "he’s my boy” on your matching couple tees. Now there are so many other ways you can call him yours without compromising style as more and more couples are displaying their love and their love for fashion through couple-outfits, 


Since Valentine's Day is not too far away now, we've put together a few couple-fashion looks you may want to give a try!


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Unisex


Get the look:  Steve J & Yoni P Net-A-Porter Denim Bottoms & (Korea only) SJYP SHOP Tops 


The unisex trend has been very in and there are many brands offering unisex outfits you can easily match with your partner. It’s probably the easiest and the more common trend to work with. It could be a sweater (a hot item now amongst couples in Korea), with the girl sporting the bright playful tones while the guy goes for toughed, classic colours. Another way to style the trend is by taking a plain coloured tee or sweater and styling it in a mister and missus version.

Get Similar


Get the Look: Customellow


Here’s another easy way to go fashionista lovey-dovey! The Similar Look trend is not only popular amongst couples; it can also be worn with your BFFs! It can be easily achieved by wearing a piece of the same colour as your partner or by wearing a similar item in a different colour, cut, style, or silhouette. 



Channel your inner Justin and Veronika



Justin O’Shea, buying director of Munich-based site MyTheresa.com, and his girlfriend Veronika Heilbrunner prove that you can still be hip and trendy and fashionable even while running a top online brand. Justin, often in three-piece suits, subtly and sweetly coordinates with Veronika's outfits as they go about in their daily tasks. This couple proves that even if you’ve got different styles, there’s still a way to pull-off that well-coordinated coupley look.




For Him and For Her



If you’re not in the mood to crack your brains for an outfit, ready-made couple wear is no longer what it was before! Korea being big on all the lovey-dovey stuff has many on-line shopping sites made just to sell trendy couple items! Sites like Funhancouple and Stylestoker provide international delivery and these sites sell everything from beach wear to sleepwear to coats and even different outfits classified for different events. 



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There are days when you feel like wearing a great outfit but you just don't know where to snap a photo of it. Yes, we feel your pain. Your OOTD's background matters because it will either highlight or overpower your look. Surprisingly, there are a lot of normal, everyday places you can snap a quick OOTD for a visually dynamic photo.


Here are a few ideas we spotted from our Fashion Community


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Photo from mitsueki


First on our list is just right outside your doorstep---literally! When there are days that you don't feel like going too far to search for a simple background, your door will do. The simplicity of a door's rectangular frame and light-coloured pane is just the right background for casual OOTDs. For a touch of rusticity, the door of a shed would make a compelling photo as well!


photo from joycelynthiang


Another place perfect for OOTD shots is at the stairwell. Lucky for you, stairwells are everywhere! What's nice about the area is that you can play around with your poses. You can stand beside the railing, sit on the stairs, or hold on to the railings. In fact, with the area's clean-yet-rustic finish, it's a great background for any OOTD style as long as your camera has been placed at an angle that flatters you from head-to-toe!




photo from aponytale


If you have on a grungy, monochrome, or boyish outfit for the day, search no further than the back alley! Most cities now have vibrant yet grungy alleyways that make for a unique OOTD background and adds a touch of street style to your look. Just make sure to apply the "rule of thirds" to your shot and keep in mind the passers-by. 




photo from AnicoHannaMG


Why is the parking lot a great place for your OOTD shot? Two words: perfect lighting. To add to that, open parking lots are spaces you can really experiment with. You can pose any way you like without anyone bothering you---well, other than the occasional car moving in-and-out of the lot. Bonus points if you spot an empty lot because that's where you can really try a lot of different poses and let your outfit truly take centre-stage. 




photo from HLRYYS


The city is full of buildings, so use them to your advantage and take that perfect OOTD shot. Buildings great backgrounds because of their plain, clean walls and ample lighting. Study the building's structure and find a spot where you can do that candid, walking pose and voila! A picture-perfect OOTD. Amp it up a bit by playing with shadows or the building's architectural elements such as the gates, door, or glass windows. 




photo from aponytale


Spot any Graffiti Walls lately? Well, you can use those for your OOTD shots too! If you're wearing a colourful outfit, contrast it with a plain but artsy-looking wall. If you're wearing a simple or monochromatic outfit, a colourful graffiti wall will add an urban feel to your look. If all else fails, a simple and plain wall will do!   



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Daydreaming about summer vacation already? We hear you. Our thoughts are already wandering to the sunny shores of Boracay Island, the most popular summer destination in the Philippines – with its fine, white sand, clear, aquamarine waters and fun-filled parties that last for days. 

For many of us, Boracay is the highlight of our summer and we spend weeks in preparing for it. But before you finish (over)packing, make sure you don’t forget these essentials to make the most of your trip.

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Waterproof Sunscreen


This should be the first thing that goes in your bag. You’re more vulnerable to sun damage at the beach than you are in the city, so you’ll need at least SPF50+ to adequately protect your skin.
Whitening Toothpaste


In such a fun-filled island, we have no doubt you’ll be flashing those pearly whites all day long. Your smile is your best accessory, so keep it dazzling! Brush your teeth with Closeup’s Deep Action Toothpaste with Micro Shine Crystals that help remove yellow stains, polishing your teeth to a beautifully white finish!


A Figure-Flattering Swimsuit


You might be pressured to start exercising for that beach bod just right after the holidays. Relax – it’s all about finding the right cut, one that makes you feel comfortable and sexy. There are a variety of styles to suit every shape like the classic one-piece suits, triangle bikinis, tankinis, maillots and many more.


Your Comfiest Flip-Flops


We love walking barefoot by the beach. But for times when we want to avoid the scorching sand, rocks and seashells, a chic pair of flip flops is a must.


A Stylish Beach Hat


Keep your head well-protected from the summer heat by covering it with a stylish beach hat, like a wide-brimmed straw hat or a lightly-woven fedora.


Scratch-Resistant Sunglasses


Likewise, keep your eyes shaded from harsh sunlight. Opt for a pair that is scratch and water resistant as you will likely be spending a lot of time around the elements.


Microfiber Towel



Constant exposure to the sun, wind and saltwater will surely take a toll on your hair. So take the gentler route in towel-drying your locks by using a microfiber towel, which has a finer surface texture that is kinder to your hair cuticles and reduces frizz.


Damage Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner



At the end of the day, make sure to use an intensive damage repairing shampoo and conditioner. Your hair will thank you for it.


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