This one's for all the minimalists out there who dodge microtrends and stock up on only the essentials. If you're craving a subdued, earthy color palette and timeless, easily-stylable silhouettes, this list of coffee-colored basics will be right up your alley.
Beloved global retailer Uniqlo recently launched a collaboration with the Japanese label Mame Kurogouchi, and it's safe to say that the clothes are the sophisticated basics you've been searching high and low for. The collection is all about clean lines and cuts, sleek colors, and maximum comfort.
They've basically nailed everything you need to start a refined yet laidback capsule wardrobe.
Shop: Uniqlo x Mame Kurogouchi collection
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1. Cinnamon Brown Bra and Panty Set.
One of the collection's goals is to blur the lines between innerwear and clothing, and this bra is a prime example. It taps right into the contemporary infatuation with the bralette and all its counterparts: We can totally imagine wearing this bra under a blazer, teamed with high waisted trousers. The matching hiphugger, too, is a staple piece that you'll want to hoard.
Mame Kurogouchi Wireless Bra Airism Cotton, P1,290, Mame Kurogouchi Airism cotton hiphugger, P390, UNIQLO
2. White T-Shirt
Here's a non-basic essential for you. This white t-shirt has a distinctly cut neckline, and oversized fit, and classy half-sleeves– it's a subtly innovative take on a proverbial classic.
Mame Kurogouchi Airism Cotton Oversized Half Sleeve T-Shirt P990, UNIQLO
3. Little Black Dress
You'll never not need an LBD, so better invest in one with a flattering cut and simple design, so it'll go with everything else in your wardrobe. This slip dress doubles as an inner and a minidress. So worth it.
Mame Kurogouchi Airism Plunging Bra Slip, P1,490, UNIQLO
4. Straight Neck Cami
You'll never regret investing in a cami that, when worn with the right combination of items, will work in any occasion. This form-fitting cami will be the most-worn item in your closet in no time.
Mame Kurogouchi Airism Open Back Bra Camisole, P990, UNIQLO
5. Streamlined Cotton Pants
Everyone needs at least one pair of comfy pants in their wardrobe. Because this pair comes in the loveliest wheat shade, it'll be such a treasure to style– it will match literally anything.
Mame Kurogouchi Airism Cotton Pleated Pants, P1,490, UNIQLO
6. Slit Skirt
Another wardrobe must-have: a high-waisted maxi skirt that'll fit you like a glove. This skirt features a slit, and comes in the collection's foundational brown hue.
Mame Kurogouchi Airism Cotton Slit Skirt, P990, UNIQLO
7. Knit Dress
Despite being devoid of frills and embellishments, this dress still manages to make a bold statement, thanks to its state of the art silhouette. It's so flawless in its simplicity.
Mame Kurogouchi Airism 3D Knit Sleeveless Cocoon Dress, P2,490 , UNIQLO
8. Sleeveless Tee
A sister to the white t-shirt, this elevated tank top features wide cut armholes, and side slits for extra flair. Simple yet stylish.
Mame Kurogouchi Airism Cotton Oversized Sleeveless T-Shirt P990, UNIQLO
9. Bra Dress
This dress is absolutely genius, and will be the antidote to days when you feel like you have nothing to wear. It's selling point is its built-in bra. Yes, you heard that right: This slip dress is equipped with a discreet, snug bra that was engineered to fit naturally.
Mame Kurogouchi Airism Cotton Sleeveless Bra Dress, P1,490, UNIQLO
10. Nude Cami with a plunging neckline
For your hubadera 'fits, you'll need a trusty cami like this second-skin nude number. Its built-in pads will ensure that you'll never have to worry about bulky bra wires ever again!
Airism Plunging Bra Camisole, P990, UNIQLO
Shop the Uniqlo x Mame Kurogouchi collection here.
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