Color is something one needs in their wardrobe, to break up the monotony of the black, gray, white, and dark denim palette that feels oh so safe and good. Don’t get me wrong, I love those colors or lack thereof but sometimes one feels more chipper and inspired than to don the usual usuals. Be careful though, because wearing color can make what you’re wearing appropriate or otherwise depending on what hues you choose.
United Colors of Benetton is a no fail place if you’re looking for shades that won’t put you off, paying close attention to color trends and always having their core colors make sure that you won’t look like you got dressed in the dark. Benetton has great washed chinos, cardigans, really comfortable pique polos, casual shirts and to my recent knowledge shoes! Check out the photos below.
Must-have oxford shirts.
What better way to top of your look but with a belt.
Gingham is it.
Suede loafers exuding just the right amount of laid back style and relaxed elegance.
I love this color as well, maybe next time I visit I’ll cop them.
The staff at at the store were really helpful and eager to assist (but not to the point of stalking their customers)
My shopping bag!
This is what I ended up buying! [clockwise: heathered gray pique polo, powder blue gingham check spread-collar shirt, mustard pique polo, chevron patterned brown leather belt, and washed light blue tropical weight pants.]
The chinos are slim, really light and breathable, perfect for our weather. I also like the more casual jeans style pockets, and yoke.
The embroidered “rivets” were also a nice touch.
The chevron pattern leather belt is really versatile, it adds a little detail without going overboard. I also like the width, no to skinny belts.
The mother of pearl buttons really add a little something to an already interesting shade of yellow.
I love gingham shirts, everyone needs this checked pattern in their wardrobe. Mods have been donning them since the 1960s, and is synonymous to fans of indie and mod music.
[powder blue gingham check spread-collar shirt, heathered gray pique polo both by benetton, tie by sm accessories]
[powder blue gingham check spread-collar shirt, mustard pique polo both by benetton, tie by sm accessories]
This last one is a numerous rule breaker, but surprisingly works. First of all, I used the darkest shade for the innermost layer which is uncommon, and secondly I haphazardly mixed checkers and stripes. Making an outfit work is tricky stuff, but sometimes stepping out of convention can set you apart and still have you dressed in sharp digs. Playing it safe gets you by but won’t land you in any list, not that we should care of course. Here’s what I wore. [heathered gray pique polo, powder blue gingham check spread-collar shirt both by benetton, tie by sm accessories, seersucker jacket by H&M]
Christmas season is here, so in line with the theme of giving and camaraderie and all that fuzzy stuff. I’m urging everyone to join and get a chance to come shopping with me! A 10,000 peso shopping spree at United Colors of Benetton is up for grabs, all you have to do is follow the steps below!
A. Email me a photo [firstname.lastname@example.org] of a photo of yourself wearing one outfit that’s inspired by any of the three looks I posted.
B. Join and follow the rafflecopter instructions below.
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IT’S THAT EASY! CONTEST IS FROM DECEMBER 27, 2012 TO JANUARY 6, 2013.
CONTEST IS OPEN FOR METRO MANILA RESIDENTS ONLY.
United Colors of Benetton is available at:
ROBINSON’S ERMITA - 1ST LEVEL MIDTOWN, MANILA
SM MEGA MALL, - 2/F, BLDG B. MANDALUYONG ROBINSON’S GALLERIA, - G/F, ORTIGAS CENTRE, PASIG
GLORIETTA 4, G/F, AYALA CENTRE MAKATI
BONIFACIO HIGH STREET - BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG
AYALA NORTH TRIANGLE,LEVEL 2, - N. AVENUE CORNER EDSA, QUEZON CITY