It's always the minimal pieces in our closet that give up on us first. So if there's any part of your wardrobe to splurge on a little, it will be on basics (whatever your definition of that is) that you'll wear over and over.
Below, we run down 10 minimal dressing-friendly pieces to shop that can last you for years:
1. Leupp Kaoru Black QR
A sleek monochrome timepiece like this one from Leupp complements any outfit with ease. But in case you're up for a quick color change, the quick-release mechanism will make swapping strap colors less of a chore. The best part? It won't burn a hole in your pocket, which in our book is the perfect excuse to cop more than one!
Kaoru Black QR, P2199, LEUPP, leuppwatches.com
2. Bally B-chain Baily Minibag
What this Bally bag lacks in size it makes up for in elegance and functionality. Its round shape paired with the gold B-chain hardware will elevate any outfit, regardless of the colorway you choose. The four compartments inside and on the rear of the bag also get plus points for making organization possible.
B-Chain Baily Minibag, price unavailable, BALLY, Rustan's
3. Longchamp Le Foulonné Zipped Crossbody Bag
Believe it or not, the minimal and androgynous vibe of this Longchamp crossbody is but a bonus. Its real perk is the soft, durable leather (achieved with the drumming technique it's named after) that only gets better as the bag gets older.
Le Foulonné Zipped Crossbody Bag, price unavailable, LONGCHAMP, Rustan's
4. Rimowa Never Still
While we're still waiting to pull our beloved luggages from storage, a stylish backpack like Rimowa's Never Still should cover us for all weekend trips and staycations. It's basically the brand's world-famous luggage made compact, made out of smooth, full-grain leather and water-repellent canvas.
Never Still Backpack in Gray, P52,400, RIMOWA, Greenbelt 5
5. Crocs Classic Sandal
Have you heard? Wearing Crocs is cool again, so this is the perfect chance to snag a pair for both your days in and out. If you want something low-key and versatile, the Classic Crocs Sandal is your best bet. Have yours blinged out in Jibbitz charms for a personalized twist, or just cop Korean rapper and visual artist MLMA's "villain twin" design for ease.
Classic Sandal in White, starts at P1745 (no charms), CROCS, shopsm.com
6. Onitsuka Tiger Dentigre Strap Sandal
The chunky and strsandals trend is also here to stay, and Onitsuka Tiger's Dentigre Strap is the ultra-chic fusion of the chunky and strappy sandals trend, which by the way, is definitely here to stay. Get it in all-black for that casual, warrior-esque feel, but don't rule out the white-yellow colorway either!
Dentigre Strap Sandal, P8190, ONITSUKA TIGER, Greenbelt 5
7. Harlan + Holden Therapy Shoes
If you want to channel the polished, snug fit of a sneaker without losing the comfort of a lounge slipper, Harlan + Holden's lightweight, stretch-knitted Therapy Shoes are exactly what you need. Slipping into these is almost as easy as putting socks on, except unlike socks, the pair has a rubber sole and memory foam that'll keep you comfy and out of accident's way.
Therapy Shoes in White, P5950, HARLAN + HOLDEN, harlanholden.ph
8. Aigle Macadames Low Rubber Boots
Rain-proof shoes are a must for the wet season, and Aigle's urban chic rubber boots will get you through the heavy downpours without sacrificing style. No more covering your beloved shoes in plastic bags!
Macadames Low Rubber Boots, P8990 (on sale for P5844), AIGLE, Zalora
9. H&M x Brock Collection Corset Top
The corset top comeback is one of the best things to come out of quarantine. H&M's collaboration with Brock Collection just happens to have a chic take on it, and if we were you, we'd grab a piece before it's all gone.
Corset Top, P1190, H&M x BROCK COLLECTION, SM Megamall (available starting June 17)
10. Uniqlo x Mame Kurogouchi AIRism Camisoles
Mame Kurogouchi's Uniqlo collection is an impressive line of effortless basics. For one, everyone needs a trusty camisole in their closet, and this range has two kinds that comes in four versatile colors.
AIRism Plunging Bra Camisole, P990; AIRism Cotton Open Back Bra Camisole, P990, UNIQLO, SM Mall of Asia
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