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4 Ways To Look Chic And Classy This Season

From bold shoulders to futuristic metallics to wild animal prints, the runways at New York, Milan, London, and Paris Fashion Weeks were teeming with trends that scream for attention. While it's easy to get drowned in the sea of of-the-moment, decidedly modern pieces, classics will always remain as go-to staples to either break the monotony of a full-on printed ensemble or provide a welcome break from all the statement outfits you've been wearing lately.

Here are four classic palate cleansers to contrast the more-is-more aesthetic of the season.


Kaye Tinga


In with the nude! This feminine tone-on-tone ensemble with a lace top and floor-sweeping wide-legged pants looks so dainty yet sharp and smart at the same time.

Why it works on Kaye: Fashionista and entrepreneur Kaye has her calendar filled to the brim with events and appointments so this versatile piece can go from brunch to cocktails just as easily.

Make it your own: Find the right nude tone to match your skin, plus the dainty touches on the lace immediately elevates the outfit.


Karla Ong


A casual outfit can have that sexy appeal when worn with attitude. Balance out a crop top with high-waist denim pants. The dash of pale blue is a fresh contrast to the warm tones of the season.

Why it works on Karla: Pilates enthusiast and PR manager Karla’s most enviable feature is her toned physique, so it’s important that her clothes reflect her confidence and personality.

Make it your own: You don’t need a six-pack to pull-off a midriff, you just have to find the right high-waist jeans to sit on your waist perfectly.


Rissa Mananquil-Trillo


Subtle can stand out, too! This easy-on-the-eyes outfit in a clean palette of white, blush, and nude is simple yet stylish. As pantsuits are among the trends now, this one is on-point and effortless.

Why it works on Rissa: She may be a power woman, but she certainly knows how to keep it soft and romantic, as seen in this elegant ensemble.

Make it your own: Give monochrome a twist by adding one item of a similar subdued hue. Plus, did we mention this look also gives the impression of height?


Ann Jacobe


A romper is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down. You may wear it with a pair of sneakers or heels, and look sexy in it! The midnight blue hue is timeless, and can work for any season.

Why it works on Ann: Social media entrepreneur Ann Jacobe has an enviable shoe collection, making the romper the perfect choice for every day looks.

Make it your own: The key is finding the right fit—make sure it hugs your body in the right places.


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Produced by Ide8 team and Lorenz Namalata

Photography by: Miguel Alomajan and James Lopez

Styled by: Myrrh Lao To and team

Makeup by: MAC Cosmetics PH

Hairstyling by: Muriel Vega Perez and team

Production Design: Princess Baretto and team

Shot on Location at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Interns: Roline Red Ricafort and Jan Adriel Salvatierra