Six to Seek: Utilitarian Prairie

by Nasia Cammayo June 01, 2016

Do you always stare at your closet and say, “I don’t have anything to wear!”, and yet your closet is filled to the brim? I know the feeling! Here at Seek the Uniq, we don’t only offer you fabulous pieces to choose from, but also ideas on how to wear them (and similar pieces you have in your closet). It’s time to get creative with six pieces we love – Androgyne 011 robe, Lamu skirt, Posoltega dress, Milnerton jumpsuit, Tiaski dress, and Pedrogao pants.

Since I like experimenting with looks, I came up with the theme, Utilitarian Prairie. I felt that this would work with the aforementioned pieces and still be attuned to the Seek the Uniq identity. Remember that working with a theme shouldn’t be constraining or literal. You can always put your twist to it.  

Remember Little House on the Prairie and all the fluffy dresses they wore in floral, gingham, and pleats? The characters did their chores and wore their dresses with boots, a definite utilitarian touch. It’s also very timely since one of the Spring 2016 trends is Prairie Chic.  

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Mixing utilitarian pieces with Prairie Chic breaks the ultra-girly demeanor. For utilitarian style inspiration, I turned to Versace’s Spring 2016 campaign featuring top models Gigi Hadid, Raquel Zimmermann, and Natasha Poly.

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Get the Utilitarian Prairie look and learn to mix and match the Seek the Uniq way.

Who says loose on loose doesn’t work? Definitely not me! Go comfy with relaxed silhouettes by wearing the Androgyne 011 robe as a cover-up over a mullet blouse and cropped pants. Accessorize with eye-catching accessories like a graphic necklace and layered rope bracelets. Finish off with a boater hat and easy leather slides.

It’s okay to hold off wearing lace the dainty way sometimes. Play with textures, prints, and colors that give it a fresh look. Toughen the Lamu lace skirt with a fatigue green blouse and a brown cinch belt. Go minimal but still creative by wearing it with a printed scarf and gold earrings. A pair of leather espadrilles give it a raw touch.

Give your dress a styling update by wearing it as a top! This look certainly screams “modern prairie”. The boxy silhouette of the Posoltega dress works well with a pair of culottes. Highlight your waist with a colorful fabric belt (good thing this dress comes with one!). Finish off with neutral-toned accessories and espadrilles.

Make wearing white more flattering with the right mix of layers. Soften the utilitarian Milnerton jumpsuit by layering it with a floral scarf vest. Glam it up with heels, jewelry, and a cool hat!

If you want to try print-on-print but in a subtle manner, learn the art of accessorizing. Make sure that the prints and colors are complementary so as to balance the look. Wear the Tiaski dress with a printed scarf for a fun contrast. Pair with leather slides or even sneakers.

This classic palette need not be boring with quirky details such as a unique necklace and printed head scarf. Move comfortably in the wide-leg  pants that feature a special eyelet combination. Wear it with an asymmetrical top and espadrilles or flats.

Mix, match and seek these six pieces to try the looks now! Have fun updating your closets!



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