I’m guilty of just reaching for my trusted pair of jeans on lazy days or when I’m already running late. Though it does help cut down dressing time because jeans aren’t hard to pair with other pieces, it does tend to limit your look.
Jeans may be versatile and can be worn to a lot of occasions when you’ve got the right accessories. Still, you have to step out of your comfort zone, and learn that for every occasion, there’s an alternative that is just as stylish and practical.
If you don’t believe us, just keep scrolling down as the #TeamPreenPH girls Martine Cajucom, Laureen Uy, Janine Gutierrez, Jessica Yang, and Rhian Ramos make a case for us through their latest Instagram posts.
What’s a better way to dress up your jeans for a night out? Usually, it’s with a pair of high heels, a nice white shirt, and a cute purse. If you keep all those elements together and swap the jeans for a long skirt with a cute print, however, you’ve got a killer outfit. Next time you’re out with your girls, reach for something like this wrap-front skirt (P1,690) from H&M that features a playful print with an interesting wrap detail and you’ll do just as good as Martine did over the weekend.
H&M. Available at SM City North EDSA, SM Makati, SM Fairview, and SM Mega Fashion Hall. For a complete list of stores and information, visit their website.
Culottes and wide leg pants are catching on these days. You can’t beat how they’re comfortable and very chic especially as they come in different designs and colors, suited to your own personal style. Laureen recently picked up a nice khaki pair for the daytime, which can easily transition into an evening look with black heels and a revealing top. You can do the same thing with this pair of black culottes (P2,295) from Zara then move on to more colorful pairs or even a faux leather one, for when you want to have a little more fun while still exuding an effortlessly cool vibe.
Zara. Available at Greenbelt 5 and SM Mega Fashion Hall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
When it’s a shirt-and-sneakers kind of day, we know that it’s hard to give up denim. So instead of picking up your skinny pair of jeans, go for some high-waisted denim shorts the way Janine Gutierrez did. Tuck in your shirt into these mineral wash denim cutoffs (P1,350) from Forever 21 and you’re more than ready for some outdoor activities
Forever 21. Available at SM Makati, SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, and SM Fairview. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Don’t underestimate the power of a good playsuit. You can wear it with almost anything—and it’ll work. You can throw on a jacket and some heels for the club, or wear it under a breezy shirt to add some contrast and texture to your usual day ensemble. Channel the same energy Jessica has in her recent post with this black tux playsuit (P2,250) from Miss Selfridge.
Miss Selfridge. Available at Greenbelt 5. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Just as how you would toughen up a delicate, ruffled top with some ripped jeans, why don’t you opt for a leather skirt instead? It’s Rhian’s choice lately and it will help you look more on-trend. You can go for a basic black skirt or for a colored one like this red leather skirt (P1,700) from Promod and wear it with your favorite tops for a quick wardrobe update.
Promod. Available at Greenbelt 5. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.