Top Cafes In Manila For The Perfect OOTD | Clozette

(cover photo from Huiminxoxo)


What makes a perfect OOTD? Is it just the outfit, your pose, or your makeup? We have news for you, your background counts as well! To take the perfect picture, you need to have a “set” that will complement your outfit, as well as make it stand out. And what better venue to take a picture, than a cafe? 
 
We all know about Starbucks and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf - they have delicious drinks and snacks, but when you’re in the zone to take a little OOTD snap, you can barely move because they’re both so packed with people!

To remedy that, we have come up with our own list of top cafes to go to when you’re in the mood for a little pick-me-up, some delicious food, and beautiful interior and exterior decorations for that perfect photo!

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Yardstick


Located at: 106 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

If you’re ever in the need of a simple space to take a picture of your fabulous look, Yardstick has you covered with their Unconventional Coffee Bar, a space that promotes openness and for customers and baristas to interact with one another. This space is unlike any other with its wide and simple aesthetic, making it perfect for a little photography session.
Toby's Estate


Located at: Salcedo Village, Ortigas, Century City Mall, SM Aura, and Bonifacio Global City

Sick of overcrowded places? Then this cafe is for you! Toby’s Estate looks like an artsy cafe at first, but it’s really a cozy and rustic location that will cater to all your needs. And when you’re in the mood to take your outfit snaps, there are a number of areas within and outside the cafe that will add something beautiful and unique to your photo!


TWG


Located at: Greenbelt 5, Bonifacio High Street, Shangri-La Plaza, Rockwell, and Resorts World Manila

For all the fancy people out there, TWG is one of the best cafe and tea places to take your OOTD. Its shelves are piled high with different jars of teas and coffees, their pastries and snacks look divine, and their glossy gold interior just screams, “take a picture!”


Subspace


Located at: Ortigas, Pasig City

Located in one of the busiest business districts, Subspace boasts more than just delicious and hearty meals. Its urban, grafitti-esque murals and space age chairs and tables make it a good place to take fun and geeky OOTDs.


Barkin Blends


Located at: Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Why not invite some furry friends into your OOTD snap? At Barkin Blends, where everything is funner and happier, cuddly dogs, animal posters, and colorful cupcakes makes this place every Instagrammer’s dream.

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What's your favorite cafe to take OOTDs? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!

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(cover photo from @beaconstantino)


Filipino stylist Bea Constantino wasn’t always into fashion. In fact, her passion for it came to her like fate - there was an opening for a fashion assistant at a local magazine, and since she desperately needed a job, she took it! She eventually fell in love with the industry, which came as a huge surprise to her, and hasn’t looked back since.


Describing herself as a stylist and a ballet dancer at heart, Bea boasts an impressive clientele such as Kim Jones, Solenn Heussaff, Ruffa Guttierez, and even Paris Hilton, styling the heiress-turned-businesswoman while she was here in the Philippines.

Watch her feature on ClozetteTV below:


In her special feature with ClozetteTV, she described the ups and downs of being a stylist, as well as her journey into becoming one, and of course, finding her own personal style! So to celebrate her passion for fashion, here are our 5 favourite looks from Bea’s own style!

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Pretty in Pink


The pop of colour from her blazer perfectly pulls her outfit of neutrals together, for a simple and fun look! Whether you’re casually strolling around the city or heading over to a business meeting, this outfit is perfect for any of that.
A Nod to Mod


The Mod era was definitely the best time for dresses, A-line dresses to be specific, because they just flattered everyone. Bea applies her loves for simplicity with this black and white A-line frock, but makes it stand out even more by sporting a statement lip and bold sunglasses.


Suit Up


Everyone needs a power suit, and this gray suit and red polo definitely screams that! But remembering to stay comfortable, Bea opts for a relaxing and loose fit, instead of a structured one, reminding all of us that suits can be fun too.


Back to Black


Bea’s laid back style turns this all-black ensemble into a 2-in-1 — it’s all about business in front with the button down and trousers, and party at the back with its flirty heels and backless top.


Cool and Comfy in Pastel


Going back to her love for laid-back looks, this lavender button down and heels combo goes well for any casual day out on the town. But the best part is that it can be dressed up for the night - just add a large blazer and add a little more height to your heels and you’ll be good to go!

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Who is your favourite Stylist? Let us know in the comments below and we may feature them next!
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Editor’s note: We sent our ClozetteINSIDER Contributor Sarah Timbang to catch the Ying The Label S/S 2016 fashion show at Digital Fashion Week in Singapore. Here’s her Insider experience as she watched the show from the front row! 

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The atmosphere outside Capitol Theater was a shock for someone who’s used to spending lazy Saturdays at home. This was such a welcome change given the vibe – everyone was dressed-up, made-up, and ready to take that moment on the red carpet laid outside the theatre as invited guests and the media filled the theatre to catch the S/S 2016 collection of Ying The Label. 


 
 
Upon entering the venue, I reminisced on those times when I would just watch fashion shows on TV. There were some confusion on the seating but I honestly wouldn’t mind seating way back or even standing near the crew, I was just too happy to be there.

It was also great to see style influencers whom I was just starting to know through their social media accounts but am already fan-girling from afar — well not really because I was just right across from them. Hooray for front row seats!


Scroll down to see some of my favourite pieces from the show!

 


With airy pattern and light fabric, this piece could be a summer favourite, spruced up with some chunky accessories.


 


Revealing but with just the right amount of skin, the back details still doesn’t take away the focal point from the hand painted pattern of the top.




For someone who has a flare for pieces that goes beyond the season, a pair of gorgeous white pants is a must have for that classic, all around look.




A personal favourite — with the intricate pattern of the skirt and embroidered design of the top, this is a great ensemble for a day-to-night look.




Simple and sleek with individuality as inspiration for the design, this dress tells us that one need not conform to the usual bold prints and colors of summer to standout. Simplicity is key.

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Which were your favourite pieces from her S/S 2016 collection? Share it with us in the comments below!

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