As the title suggests, burgundy and brogues have been an obsession of mine as of late.When I’m looking for new flats, my eyes cancel out all ballet flats and oxfords and go straight for the classic brogues. When I think I need a new top for the office, I search for the burgundy-toned ones, and check them out first. I don’t know if this obsession will fizzle out and when, or if it’s here to stay. Frankly, I give zero f***s, I love it now and I’ll enjoy this ride for as long as it lasts. Wow #Hugot. HAHAHA
Anyway, I think this obsession has to do with the fact that brogues are so effortlessly chic, functional, versatile and most importantly, comfortable. I really think they deserve more attention. I love how I can wear it to the office or to a night out. As for burgundy, it’s a real classy color in my opinion. It also helps that the color suits my complexion. I like this color so much now that I don’t care if it’s too matchy-matchy to wear burgundy lippies with this outfit.
Anyway, since summer started, the crazy heat of the outdoors in contrast to the ridiculously low temperature when I get inside the office has posed a dilemma for me. Thank God for this ribbed sleeveless . It’s airy enough so I don’t collapse in the heat outside. The turtleneck + the blazer, thankfully, does a decent job of keeping me warm once I’m in the building.
I wore this outfit to the office last last week (back-log much). I like giving twists to the usual office-wear. It’s like a daily mini-challenge I give to myself. My outfits are usually a balance of blending in and standing out. I don’t like blending into the background, but I also don’t like standing out too much.
So, what I do usually, I put together a classic combo, may it be blouse+pencil skirt, tee+jeans, but I make sure there’s something in the design of the shirt/skirt, tee/jeans or the shoes and accessories that you don’t usually see on other people. It could be that the blouse is in a stylish architectural cut, or the jeans are floral, or you wear brogues in a sea of ballet flats or oxfords (as I did in this outfit). That’s usually my dressing formula.
Hence, I paired the blacks of the skirt and the blazer with the burgundy sleeveless to give this look an edgy twist. The ribbed texture also gave it a casual vibe that goes with the brogues. Not to pat my own back (although, that is good and needed from time to time haha), I really like the energy of this look. It’s laid-back edgy on a corporate attire.
BTW, I haggled this top in Greenhills for Php 400 from the origial 500 (if I remember correctly). I was pretty proud of my haggling skills. That is until a friend told me you can actually still go lower than that. HAHA, I obviously need more work on my haggling. So sisters, if you’re ever in Greenhills, don’t be afraid to push that price lower. I heard that the stalls in Greenhills price their merch by doubling the amount they got it for, like if they bought it for 200 they sell it for 400 or even more. So if you’re ever shopping there, try lowering the price by a hundred to 150 and really be persistent. Just remember; when haggling, persistence is key 😉
Miss Thrift, managed!