Quick Shift

Featured on CHALK Magazine’s March 2011 Issue.

My take on transitional dressing, transforming clothes from last season into summer appropriate outfits. Thanks to Bianca Santiago Reinoso for this, and Edric for the photos! All clothes from WAGW!

 

Name: Kryz Uy

Age: 21

Occupation: Fashion blogger, writer, stylist, model, creative director of WAGW (What A Girl Wants) Inc.

1. Floral Polo

One of the easiest pieces to bring back for summer is the ubiquitous floral polo. This print, be it in painterly, watercolor or an other form, signals to nature coming bloom, and exudes an easy summer dressing appeal.

This summer, stow away the leggings and jeans. If long enough, your floral polo can be worn as a dress or tucked into basic denim cut offs for a more casual look. Since you will be showing much leg, balance your outfit by opting for a buttoned up upper half. Accessorize with fun summer pieces that match the colors of the prints in your polo.

2. Holiday Knits

Fresh from the holiday trends of last season is knitwear. My closet is practically covered in knits! Be a frugal fashionista by reworking this piece into your summer wardrobe.

Pair this fall staple with a printed maxi dress in the summer’s hottest prints. Gather and tie at a corner of your top to add shape to your look. For that sexy effortless appeal, let it fall slightly under one shoulder (as if it wasn’t done intentionally), and don’t bother to fix it! Pull everything together with wooden accessories and comfortable flats.

3. Bright Colored Bottoms

Nothing screams summer 2011 more than color. We lost much of it last season, but its time to bring it back! A pop of color is an instant indication that those fun and fresh summer days have arrived.

When wearing brightly colored (and short hemmed) bottoms, you draw much attention to your bottom half. Make sure to keep it sweet (and not racy) with a dainty and conservative top. This outfit works best for petite people, as it elongates the appearance of your legs.

4. Oversized Basic Tee

The most versatile item in any girl’s closet has to be the plain and basic tee. This item can take you through seasons of trends and back.  For the more reserved and conservative, it’s an alternative summer piece that doesn’t call too much attention.

Channel an easy boho vibe by pairing it with basic denim cutoffs, tucking in the front, but leaving out the back. This way, a draping effect occurs, and the look becomes even more easy and effortless. Match with a turban and some cute summer wedges to really liven up that summer in your outfit.

5. Animal Print Bandeau

There’s no summer without a bikini top waiting to be worn. However, bikini tops and bandeaus aren’t just for the beach. They can be styled to suit many occasions, one such is summer.

For the more daring fashionistas, wear a deep plunge top or dress without a tank top underneath. Instead, grab your beach bikini’s and allow them to peek through, showing off your glowing summer tan.

If you’re showing too much skin, match with heavy beaded accessories that lay right on top of your décolletage. Dress up your whole outfit with chunky platform heels in an unexpected shape and color.

 

Prom make-up

I used:

Sorry for this really short post! Rushing through sooooo many things! (Like feeling horrible about my credit card bill. Kill. me. now.)

 

Let’s go to PROM!

I gatecrashed a prom last Saturday.

Laureen did too. She hasn’t ever had one, and I thought it would be fun to join in.

Okay okay, kind of unbelievable. Truth is, Laureen, Domz and I were asked to judge the “Best Dressed” award for the Zobel prom.

After what must have been 20 rounds around the gigantic ballroom, we finally chose 5 lovely nominees.

And our favorite gown for the night, worn by this cute Kim Chiu look-a-like!

Here are the male candidates (missing “Kim Chiu’s” date, whom we also chose.) It was sooooo difficult choosing nominees for the guys as most of them dressed in the exact same way!

Aside from our standout favorite, of course, whom we could not include due to some fairness qualifications.

Makati Shang was overflowing with made-up high school students in their evening bests. I had so much fun meeting new people and eating a ton of that impossibly delicious Smoked Salmon. This experience made me miss high school and the carefree lifestyle I had back then. I only wish that those kids make the most out of the last few years/months of their high school lives.

Thank you so much Zobel Prom Committee for having us!

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