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Monday, October 29, 2018

My Timeless Pieces and How I Take Care of Them

One of the reasons why I was not really into fashion (aside from being boyish and lazy back then) is that I don't have the luxury to splurge on every new trend that hits the town. I was always under the impression that fashion requires a lot of money (blame that to magazines and fashion writers who only feature designer brands, as if frugality has no place in fashion).

I was doing okay with my casual style until one day, I got into a job position that requires meeting and interacting with some of the big names in the industry. From then on, I set all my life bars higher, including my style.

Don't get me wrong though. I am still the same old Sarah who's a rugged urban chic, sporting a messy hair on normal days. I am never really that crazy about clothes and fashion but it's good to dress up once in a while because I feel like I am Khaleesi, Kate Middleton, and Audrey Hepburn all put together. And yes, it does feel like I can conquer the world even if at times I'm just doing it for fun (read: Instagram).

I wouldn't call myself a fashionista, not even close. But for the ladies out there who, like me, are just starting to explore the frustrating but fun and fabulous world of fashion, I'd like to share with you some of my own timeless looks that — no matter what season and trend is in — would never be out of style.

MY TIMELESS PIECES
1.) White tops can essentially be paired with any bottom. I pair it with a plain, printed, or patterned jeans, skirt, square pants, name it. It basically works with anything.

 2.) A black top and a little black dress should be in everyone's closet. Black looks elegant and chic. No matter what occasion and how simple my outfit is, black gives me that powerful and sophisticated vibe effortlessly.

3.) Grey skirt, like the white top, can be paired with anything. Subtle or bold colors? Plain or patterned prints? Body-fitting or over-sized tops? Anything will look good on a neutral-colored bottom. I wear sneakers with it if I want to look sporty or step on my heels or flats for that girly look.

4.) A plain day dress will always save the day. I have one that I use on almost any occasion. Depending on the shoes and accessories I wear, I can go from smart to sporty chic real quick.

5.) A cardigan, blazer, or a light jacket can give my outfit an upgrade. I love how it adds appeal and goes well with all the pieces I already own.

My style is not exactly lookbook worthy. It's nothing like Khaleesi nor Kate Middleton nor Audrey Hepburn. It remains simple but at least, I expressed myself more than I could do in my usual jeans, shirt, and sneakers.
I honestly do not have a lot of clothes. I have downsized my closet dramatically, tossed the unused ones to the donation box, and left the basics behind. These are the wardrobe staples that will remain constant in life despite the ever changing, sometimes ridiculous, fashion trends. But of course, alongside having less clothes is the challenge in making them last longer.

CLOTHING CARE TIPS
Being a notorious outfit repeater, I make sure I properly maintain my clothes to its finest condition as possible. Clothes that look old and faded don't look flattering — unless you are going for a rugged vintage look. I protect my clothes from getting worn out quickly and it has significantly reduced my clothing budget (perfect for stingy people like me). And here's how I kept my clothes in tip-top shape that you might also find helpful:

1. Use a lint remover to ensure your clothes will always look crisp and clean. Lint balls and fluff (himulmol) can make clothes look older than they really are.

2. Wash less often. Actually, there are clothes that need not be washed after every wear. Bottoms and outer clothing, for example.

3. Read the labels. The washing instructions are there for a reason. Read and know how to wash your clothes because not everything should be washed the same way.
4. Avoid using bleach unless absolutely necessary. Bleach contain strong ingredients that can weaken fabric easily.

5. Hand wash if you must. There are clothes too delicate to be tossed inside a washing machine.

But if your busy lives made it certain that hand washing is not an option, luckily, there are washing machines that were created to go the extra mile and make our lives easier.

So lastly,

6. Use only washing machines that will not only help preserve your garments but do better in preserving the environment as well. The new washing machines nowadays could save more energy than the old ones we've had for years.

I am talking about the Electrolux washing machines. With their new technology, clothes can look as good as new as it delivers deeper clean and better color protection even after many washes.

And it doesn't end there. What comes after laundry is another chore we dread the most. Ironing. But! There's no need to worry. Electrolux got you covered. There's nothing these washing machines cannot smooth out. Your clothes will be gently washed to reduce wrinkles while at the same time ensuring they are spotless clean — which could also mean, a lower electricity bill and more bonding time for the family!
Seriously, we got better things to do than ironing clothes.
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GOING MINIMAL IS THE NEXT BIG THING
It's almost 2019. People are going minimal . It's about time we make smarter shopping decisions. Admit it, we have more clothes in our closet that we do not know what to do with. Why don't we just focus on fewer, higher quality pieces instead?
Avoid this situation. Declutter.
Honestly, we do not need a lot of clothes to become fashionable. Don't let the fear of repeating clothes get the best of your style. Fashion is supposed to be fun. Just mix, match, and rework what you already have, and you'll never have to find yourself saying, "I don't have anything to wear".

If done right, you will be slaying that OOTD no matter what the new trend pieces will tell you. And with proper care and the right washing machine to boot (read: Electrolux), your clothes will look new for longer; and you, sharper than you already are.

#ElectroluxFashionCare #TimelessStyle






28 comments:

  1. THANK YOU!! This makes me feel less guilty about being a notorious outfit repeater (I don't shop for clothes that much, unless necessary). How is Electrolux better than most well-known brands?

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    1. I guess, it's their feature that reduces wrinkles during wash. I told myself before that I shall bless the day when wearing wrinkled clothing is considered most fashionable. But nah, this washing machine is better than that.

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  2. Babae na jud ka sarj! Always love the way your write. I'm not even interested in fashion but I finished reading this long entry without even noticing. So accurate about women having to many clothes but have nothing to wear. Kami 5 sets of clothes can last us a month. Hahaha

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    1. Ikaw lang ang lalaki na nagcomment. Hahahaha

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  3. It's a good read Sar, thanks for sharing. I like how you do the mix and match on your white tops. Will definitely try it out.

    Also, I remember the chic black dress you wore on our Christmas party 3 years ago (about 2 years, maybe? can't exactly remember.. hehe), but it's surprising you still have it! :D

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    1. That was three years ago. Yep, I still used that dress until now. :)

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  4. Nice Sar! Love your looks. I need to declutter too. I have so many clothes that I don't even use. �� Are you promoting electrolux now? Good job!

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    1. Decluttering has made my life easier. I'm not promoting, I just believe in the brand. ;)

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  5. Daghan na kag na cover sar, from travelling to fashion :) Ikaw na gyud ang gitakda :)
    Pero agree ko sa gamay nalang ug clothes, mas dili naka ma mublema ug isip unsa suoton heheh

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    1. Diba? Pag mas daghan ug clothes meaning mas maglisod kag choose unsa imong suoton you'll end up na walay masuot hinuon.

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  6. I love all the looks! Slay! Thank you also for making it okay to repeat outfits. Nakakapressure minsan sa social media yung di mo na susuotin kasi napost mo na. LOL

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    1. Sinusuot ko pa rin kahit na post ko na. Minsan pa nga I repeat wearing the exact outfit (from head to toe). Haha

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  7. I always love the way you dress :) it simple yet elegant.. and yes doesn't need to be branded or extravagant!in the end its not the dress that should matter its US who gave justice and life to the outfit we are wearing :) and you always RoCk!! on how you handle and carry yourself ! be it on denim, dress, skirt etc.. stay sexy, fashionable and pretty!

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    1. Yep. I believe fashion is not what you wear but how you carry yourself. Kaya wala sa brand yan.

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  8. Pretty! Love your outfits. Gusto ko yung washing machine na di na kailangan magplantsa. Kung afford ko lang. Huhu hehe

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    1. Thank you!

      Buy now, save 25% off! :D

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  9. Sar, this is just perfect for me kay we're moving soon and nagabasa nakog sugod unsay ayos paliton na gamit and you know washing machine is a MUST sa atoa. Thank you for this article, I'll check this product. And yes, nagabalik jud kog damit maskin 2-3 years na sila so I really need to take care of them para mag last longer. XO

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    1. Hui! Yaaaay! When ang house warming? :D

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  10. Nice ka Sar! How I wish pareho tag lawas or atleast confidence. Lol. Pero wait murag mas need nako tong washing machine nga di nako ma force mamalantsa. Hahah tapulan mode.

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    1. Mao pud nakadala sa ako ba. Tapulan kaaayo ko, I want an Electrolux washing machine so bandly. Hahaha

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  11. Agree with all of the points you've covered, and I am planning to buy one of those front load washing machines, thanks to you!

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    1. Yay! That's good to hear. Wish I could get my hands on their washing machine too.

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  12. Love it! I'm also decluttering and I'm selling preloved items, clothes, shoes, etc. Less clutter, less stress. My mama would also love that washing machine para di na laging nagpaplantsa.

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    1. IKR? Yung feature talaga na di na magpaplantsa yung pinakagusto ko eh. Laking life saver.

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  13. Galing! Super like your outfits!

    Agree ako sa mga comments dito. Ganyang washing machine ang kailangan ko yung di na kailangang magplantsa. Tambak na nga labada tambak pa ang papalantsahin lalo na yung mga uniform. Sarap ng buhay kung ganyan.

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    1. Hooray for new technology! Pinapagaan buhay natin.

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  14. Nice! It's been a while since I saw your doodles. Babae na ka!

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