GUEST STYLE BLOGGER: ALIANAH YEN
GUEST EDITOR: IVAN JIM LAYUGAN
FOUNDING EDITOR: RONA LIN
PHOTOS BY RENE PASCUA & DONALD RENTIQUIANO
22 SEPTEMBER 2016
The Beanie Domination
CHRIS, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
Currently addicted to: Animé, cooking, Korean culture
Binge-watches: The Walking Dead, Steven Universe, Fairy Tail, My Hero Academia, TLC
Comfort activities: Listening to music, singing, writing songs, cooking, swimming, talking with closest friends, watching movies
Comfort track: “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United
Listens to a lot of: Jazz, indie, soul, R&B, acoustics, blues, classical, mellow pop
Style principle: Balanced distribution of colors, patterns and textures
Caught the fashion bug at age: 7, but started applying it at age 17
Style history: My Dad would watch fashion TV and I’d occasionally watch with him. I was so much interested to wear my own thing then but my lack of confidence hindered me from doing so. Maybe it’s because my taste in fashion was old school and at the same time not conventional, a step above average I suppose. So I waited until I got into college.
Favorite style item: Glasses
Just wearing glasses gives a little bit of flare to my overall outfit.
Style icon: I actually don’t have one. I think it’s because I’d like to depend on my own judgment when wearing clothes.
STYLE TIP FOR THE WEEK
There are many names or words to describe the cold season – brisk, frosty, crisp. But in fashion point of view, some would call it the sweater weather or beanie weather. One of our go-to style staples these cold weather months is the beanie (bonnet for us Baguio peeps), which is the highlight of this week’s feature.
You’ll be surprised that there are a number of ways to wear a beanie (we had to refer to Birchbox for some help). There’s the standard, where you wear your beanie without cuffing it so that it covers your ears and the front just rests above your eyebrows. Another is the “Steve Zissou” (people are getting more creative with naming style trends nowadays) which is the classic fisherman’s look – you cuff the beanie once or twice and then you can wear it front or back depending on whether you want to show your hair from underneath. Next is the high top (some call it the “Peter Pan”) where you wear your beanie higher on your head and rests just above your ear. The “Robin Hood” is an inventive way of wearing your beanie; you can do this by leaving the front uncuffed and the back cuffed once. And then you have the “David Beckham” where you wear the beanie as far back to show a little hair in front and letting the extra fabric rest at the rear.
Another striking piece in this week’s ensemble is the pair of vintage military boots, which gives the whole outfit a less sporty, more hipster vibe since the beanie is a sporty statement piece.
You wouldn’t want to look too plain when rocking your style or individuality. So the best way to up your outfit is by adding a statement piece like a fine piece of jewelry or interesting shoes or simply a beanie.
Okay, can’t help but notice the glasses – they definitely scream quirky and give the outfit a smart look. And it is true that when in doubt, wear a black-and-white outfit or a monochrome number, why, it’s the most enduring and chicest of all color combinations and honestly it is the easiest to style!