When it comes to fashion, nothing beats the basics. They are the most versatile pieces that you can repeat by pairing up with different ensembles depending on the look you want to achieve. Here are minimalist and timeless pieces that should have a spot in your closet according to Gen Z sweetheart Belle Mariano.
In her recent vlog, Belle shared some of her fashion essentials in mostly whites and neutrals, since these are the colors that you will never run out of ways to wear.
White tank top
This closet staple, according to Belle, “goes well with everything; you can pair it off with white rubber shoes, doll shoes, sandals, whatever, it goes nice with it.”
White button-down polo
This wardrobe essential is perfect for any situation. You can wear it open as a bikini cover-up at the beach, style it with a skirt and heels for an elegant look, or wear it with jeans for a casual vibe.
One can’t have too many white t-shirts! Belle has them in different textures including a ribbed one. Her tip is to mix and match items with different textures to add depth or make them look less boring.
“Most of my suits, meron akong gray, black, ‘yung mga colors na pwede mong ibagay sa kahit anong inner,” shared the He’s Into Her star. Who says coats are only for formal OOTDs? You can make it look chill and chic with a white tank top and rubber shoes, or you may opt for a pair of heels for a more put-together look.
“Pair it off with whatever shoes you want as long as you stick to neutrals,” advised the Kapamilya beauty, adding that it will look good with any white or black top.
Available in a variety of cuts, (Belle is into the flared style these days) this closet essential is very versatile and comfortable to wear. Belle said jeans, t-shirt, and shoes are your go-to combo for a rugged look.
You can never go wrong with white jeans because “it looks nice on almost any top.” But if you feel like your OOTD looks too monochromatic and borderline boring, Belle’s tip is to put an accent, “Anything that will pop up sa outfit mo. Kailangan meron kang main element na gusto mo mag stand-out.”
Vintage bags exude feminine vibe and are definitely trend-proof; it’s no wonder Belle is so in love with them. One key item she doesn’t forget to put in her bag: shades! The He’s Into Her star said wearing shades can add pizzazz to your OOTD and make you feel put together.
White rubber shoes and a trusty pair of high-heeled sandals are Belle’s definition of comfort and fashion.
These are fail-safe fashion formulas but at the end of the day, Belle’s number one advice is to just wear whatever makes you confident. Check out her tips and sample outfits in the video!