Freelance designer and artist Bea Marquez is undoubtedly a fan of an unpretentious lifestyle. A quick scroll through her Insta-feed, and you’ll be greeted with the minimalist corners of her modest yet well-designed abode and her equally aesthetic, fuss-free OOTDs that you’ll want to copy! With a WFH set-up, no one wants to get all dressed up but at the same time, being too comfy in your pambahay will not let you get anything done.
Lucky for us, Bea has the answer for these sartorial woes. Take some notes from Bea and her ensembles that are perfect for running quick errands and ticking off your to-do lists while still feeling comfortable when lounging around your home! What’s more, she’ll lead you to love neutrals, hardworking basic pieces, and she might just convince you into loving slow fashion.
Here are the best of Bea Marquez’s minimalist laidback looks you can easily copy.
1. Loose top + bike shorts
You can’t go wrong with this pairing. A loose, comfy top and stretchy bike shorts will let you freely move from one task to another, chilling on the couch, or even squeezing a quick workout.
2. Lounge sweats + velcro sandals
Okay, hear us out. You technically don't need shoes while inside your home. But for the sake of mirror selfies and that satisfying feeling of looking put together, it's totally worth it—especially when the footwear in question is the trendy dad sandals everyone's wearing. Style it with your fave co-ords and you're good to go.
3. Brown + Black + Gray
Often we're told to mix a bright hue and a toned-down color. But if you're gunning for an easy-on-the-eye palette, go ahead and mix your fave neutrals. Trust us, you'll always look put together.
4. Breezy blouse + Shorts
For those warmer days, opt for your favorite top and some shorts! You can even throw on your favorite kicks or sandals if you're off to run some errands, then you’re all set!
5. A jumpsuit
Throw it on and call it a day with this jumpsuit! As Bea describes this particular piece, it's "designed for walking, twirling, dancing in the kitchen, and for all the ways we sit at the desk."
6. A duster dress
We live in a tropical country where summers can get uncomfortably hot. So take inspo from your moms and lolas who favored duster dresses. They're totally onto something! But if you're not one to go for the floral-laden versions they often come in, do as Bea does and go for a long A-line dress with a delicious latte hue.
7. A linen LBD
We know LBDs are universally flattering, but could they be a pambahay option? Bea says, why not? If yours comes in a cool, sleeveless linen version, you've got nothing to worry about for you next Zoom meeting!
8. An asymmetric white top + Black chino trousers
Here's a classic combo that will look polished without trying too hard. Look put together and calmly collected clad in a one-shoulder linen top and a comfy pair of black trousers. Throw on gold trinkets for a more elevated feel.
9. Black bodysuit + denim skirt
Just because you're a minimalist, it doesn't mean you can't also be a hubadera! Go for a low-scoop back bodysuit (or swimsuit) and pair it with your fave denim bottoms. You'll beat the heat in style, for sure!
10. Linen top + White pants
If you're after a chill pambahay look with a pop of color, Bea has a tip. Pair a warm-colored linen top with white wide-leg trousers for a fuss-free outfit that will brighten up your day.