The Fashion Fix: 5 Things We're Loving At The Mall Right Now
Second-skin jeans that make your legs slim, megawatt jewelry to give yourself, and more!
It seems as though a huge chunk of our time is spent online these days, and this only means we've most likely spent hours on end online shopping too! We do love a good online shopping session—how could you say no to zero queues for payment, pain-free feet, and thousands of options at your fingertips?
There are times though, when a good old visit to the mall is just what we need to feel good! Nothing beats a good window shopping session to pass the time, but what's better is when you truly find something you like, and get to take it home with you! Can I hear an amen, fellow shopaholics?
In this edition of The Fashion Fix, we rounded up some of the latest launches from our favorite brands in the mall: From the budget-friendly hub Surplus, to high-end gifts you can get yourself from Cartier, read all about it below:
Looking for something to treat yourself with for a job well done at work, or at home? You deserve it, METRO woman! Spoiling yourself is a great way to boost your self-esteem, and motivates you to do even better on your next project! What better way to do so than with a new piece of jewellery? Nothing says I love myself more than going through a fancy boutique and finding a sparkly piece that speaks to you!
We love the Magnitude collection—the new high jewellery collection by Cartier, a beautiful combination of precious stones, and ornamental hard stones rarely seen in high jewellery. Cartier does this beautifully by way of combining unlikely materials: diamonds and rutilated quartz, sapphire and matrix opal, emeralds and rock crystal, and pink diamond with morganite and coral. The result is eye candy, a fresh collection highlighting the clashing of elements. Cartier is at Greenbelt 4
Models-of-the-moment Maya Stepper and Miles McMillian are the new faces of 7 For All Mankind's Fall/Winter 2019 campaign, shot by photographer Sylve Colless. The new collection puts an emphasis on the imperfect, raw, and authentic by depicting these it models in their element—minus the well-calculated poses. Movement is at the center of the collection, allowing the wearer to be in sync with a mobile, on-the-go lifestyle. Patent crinkle leather, indigo denim, liquid gold, soft suedes, and exaggerated denim flares are seen in the women's collection. On the other hand, men will enjoy no-fade denim, water-resistant suiting, merino wool sweaters, and elevated basics, suited for today's modern man. 7 For All Mankind is at 2/F Greenbelt 5
Spanx Distressed Denim Leggings
You've heard of Spanx as inner wear, you know—those magical pieces of underwear used to shape our bodies to perfection when certain types of clothing call for it! But what you haven't heard of yet are Spanx as outerwear, this time in the form of jeggings! Now isn't this brilliant?
We all know how tricky and downright difficult it is for us women to find the perfect pair of jeans at times, so this product is a godsend. It hugs the body in all the right places while allowing you to move freely and as comfortably as possible, and it's especially made for a wide variety of body types. It features a pull-on design sans zippers or buttons, giving your lower belly the flatness you're looking for. Made with fabric that feels like premium denim (none of that fake denim print), it stretches yet has more structure than typical jeggings. It has real pockets too, so that's a win-win! Spanx is available at Rustan's Department Store
Penshoppe's The Conscious Generation Collection
Retail giant Penshoppe launches its newest line of edgy separates and basics via TCG. or The Conscious Generation, made for today's crop of individuals who speak their minds, and take hold of their future. It is their mission to delve into finding deeper meaning to their lives, and serving a bigger purpose outside of themselves. They make a difference, and they're proud of their individuality. This collection is made up of elevated essential items in neutral, universally-flattering hues of nudes, browns, grays, and blacks, with a touch of mustard, blush, and key electric shades. Silhouettes are inclusive, supporting effortless style for all. Available in select Penshoppe stores. Check out penshoppe.com for more info
Surplus Flagship Store, SM Makati
If you have yet to discover the treasure trove of fashion finds at Surplus stores in many SM malls, now is the time! We specifically suggest you head over to SM Makati's Surplus branch—the Surplus flagship store—as it was recently reopened and its vibe completely reinvented. Once a simple boutique blending in with the rest of its surroundings, this Surplus store has evolved to become a go-to destination for fashionistas with a nose for great styles that come at even better prices. Fun interiors, interactive spots, a spacious layout and tons of selections that range from active wear to executive offerings await for both men and women.(Pro tip: Surplus stores' winter selections are arguably its biggest draw. If you're headed to a temperate country during the fall or winter that requires you to be ready with stylish outer layers, the jackets, coats, and sweaters at Surplus are what you need! Extra points are awarded for the fact that they come at very reasonable prices).—Sara de los Reyes