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Dressing Down the Trento

I hope by now, you've grown accustomed to dressing up for the indoors and cherishing it. If you've already started wearing more of your festive pieces, then you have leveled up. Haha! But then again, there is absolutely nothing wrong if you still reach for your sweats or loose tees for comfort.

The question is, can you really wear your fancy clothes even at home? Well, why not! I say, just have fun and find creativity in styling yourself whether for that Zoom meeting or brunch with your family. My fancy choice? The vibrant, one shoulder Trento frock, which I dressed down in four ways for days at home.

Rugged Resort

My version of "resort wear" featuring the colorful Trento dress 

It's still technically summer, so I thought of an easy look to wear if I were by the beach or at a resort. Sun protection is a must so I chose a hat—like the Solano visor—that would serve its purpose while complementing my look. The dress is already a statement in itself so accessorizing with just the visor would do. I finished off with my trusty Birkenstock sandals to break the femininity just a tad bit. 

Good 'ol Birks never fail

Now, where to take this look while we're all anticipating that beach trip? Gardening, reading by the porch, or painting at the terrace, perhaps?

 Pop of Denim

Your white sneakers have been sitting around in your closet for too long. Time to wear them again!

Don't you just miss wearing closed shoes? I know I do! For this look, time to take out those white sneakers that have been hiding in your closet for months. Tie a denim jacket around your waist for an urban feel.

Another wardrobe staple needed for this look: a denim jacket!

Keep the sleeve folded for a more relaxed look. You can also save this for your next movie date or out-of-town trip.

Boho Roots

Care for a feminine yet boho look?

Taking inspiration from Seek the Uniq's roots, I went boho for this getup. I cinched my waist with a braided leather belt and fixed the dress' top part as if it were a blouson. Then, I wore my Lucine leather sandals—one of my fave STU finds that go with almost anything—to complete the look.  

Seek the Lusine leather sandals here

As for accessories, gold hoops or drop metal earrings are best. Choose a hairstyle that would be in theme, like a messy, side braid or loose waves. Heading out for a grocery run or meal take-out? Don't forget your saddle or sling bag!

Pants Out

Won't ever get tired of this combo

Here at STU, we'll always be fans of the dress-over-pants look because this styling hack can easily transform your outfit from chic to modern chic. I chose this cropped, "vintage" STU pair because I love how it highlights the colors of the dress. The Suzano or Limeira pants could also be your alternatives. 

Accessorize your look and treat yourself to a necklace (or two) here

Since the outfit is already color-packed, I went for a neutral pair of mules to balance it out. You can accessorize with a long, chain pendant necklace to keep things minimal.  

Your fancy fashion pieces—like the Trento—deserve to be worn and enjoyed, even while we're still #quarantined. By dressing them down or mixing and matching them with your other clothes, you are actually giving them more mileage. After all: your style, your rules. Just have fun with fashion!

Hang in there, Seekers! Hope we're keeping you inspired.

Cheers,
Nasia

Relaxed Dressing with the Elva Pants

Have you been enjoying dressing up—like you're going out—lately? I hope so! While I do recommend experimenting with your clothing pieces even at home, it won't hurt to take a breather and go for easy, relaxed dressing too. Mind you, outfits under this category need not be shabby and ho-hum; you can still look put together. 

The striped Elva cropped pants are a great alternative to your go-to casuals such as denim shorts, sweats, and leggings. They come in a roomy silhouette and are cut from lightweight cotton, which makes for comfort and ease of movement. Not only are they perfect for the (extreme) summer weather, but also for serving relaxed, snazzy lewks. Ahead, four ways on how to style the Elva at home.

Tomboy Chic

Eyes on the Elva pants

Time to borrow from the boys! Steal your dad/husband/brother/boyfriend's printed button-down, or pick something similar—Hawaiian shirts could work well too!—that you already own for copping a dandy look. Roll up the sleeves to mimic a muscle shirt, then finish off by knotting the front part. Feel like popping up your collar? Go ahead!

Finish off this look with a knotted shirt

Choose a warm hued top to complement the red stripes on the pants. Also, fold the pants' waistband to keep the focus on your shirt's knotted detail.

Basics on Reverse

Black tops for the win

My favorite part about these pants? They have such a unique shape that you can style whichever way you want to. For this look, I wore them higher to create a paper bag waist detail and paired them with the Malango bodysuit. I wore the latter backwards for a sleeker, more sophisticated ensemble, perfect for wine night with the girlfriends over Zoom.

Wearing the Malango bodysuit on reverse

When in doubt, go back to your basics and find a way to wear them differently. I chose black because one can never go wrong with it and for sure, we all have a ton of black pieces in our closets. Am I right or am I right? Haha!

Print Party

Utilizing separates with the Cosenza 

I love a good print on print, and werking it on the Elva is one way of applying this fun styling hack. The more prints, the merrier! Why? Because the stripes will actually give off the illusion of toning down your top's print (in this case, the lemons). Because of the pants' lengthening properties, this print on print look would suit most body types, especially pear shaped ladies. 

Are you up for a print on print lewk?

I wore the top from the Cosenza set that features a soft, cowl neckline for subtle femininity. This outfit is also about playing with textures and shapes, which is definitely far from boring. Make this your next date night look at home!  

Modern Minimalist

Restyling the crisp, white button-down shirt

Inspired by a modern minimalist look, I decided to use another versatile piece from my closet: a crisp, white button-down shirt. To make it more comfortable to wear against the warm weather, I converted it into a one-shoulder top. I wore it backwards asymmetrically, secured it by buttoning it up, and tying the unworn sleeve across my back. Don't worry, this doesn't need to look perfect.

What (home) activity would you wear this to? 

Fold one side and scrunch it up to create a three-quarter sleeve look. Put your hair up or style it on one side to balance off this textured garb. If loose on loose is your thing like me, try this semi all-white ensemble!

Definitely feeling relaxed in the Elva pants

Ah, the joys of dressing for indoors! There are no rules and you can be as relaxed as possible without sacrificing style, of course. Wearing easy, unique pieces like the Elva is just one way of getting creative with your outfits.

Hope this helps in planning out your looks for the coming days!  

Cheers to dressing up,
Nasia

Yellow There!

It's a jungle out there but we know that our resilience will help us rise above the crisis we are currently in. Despite being in these dark times, we choose to be positive and uplifting by continuing to inspire you, dear Seekers. Allow us to boost your spirits with some Vitamin F: Fashion!

While daring to some, we feel that yellow is such a powerful color. It's cheery, optimistic vibe will help lighten the dreary mood we now have. Not only is it a summer color, but also an essential STU one (we have an assortment of products in varying yellow hues). Allow us to indulge you in yellow-tinged outfits you can look forward to wearing once it's finally safe to go out, travel, push for that beach trip, head to work, and get-together with your friends. But then again, who are we to stop you from looking fab even at home?

Full-on Prints

Who doesn't love a print party? Sometimes it's better to make a statement than play safe. Try the Zwelitsha tiered skirt with the matching Welkom wrap top for an event or garden wedding. Downplay your accessories by going for neutral colored ones that won't overwhelm your total look. For a more casual take, opt for our comfy Theodore pants with the Emmet top. Stick to the color palette and play around with yellows and greens for accessorizing. As for shoes, sandals like the Aberdeen or sneakers, are best!

No-Brainer Dresses

Dresses are such easy pieces that on days when you're in a hurry or feeling lazy, you just throw them on and voila, you've got a look! The versatile Ustica is a must-have for out-of-town trips; wear it cinched at the waist with the belt tie, or loose and relaxed without. Is your birthday coming up? Be the belle of the ball in the Otranto wrap dress! Play it feminine with nude heels and gold danglers, or add an urban twist with sporty flatforms and a stack of rings.

Pops of Red

 

When a striking color meets another, the result is a daring yet playful look worth wearing. Inspired by the good 'ol ketchup and mustard combo, why not try the Kata maillot with a printed red coverup or robe (more here) for your next beach getaway? We're also diggin' resort chic looks and the Ayi set is one to utilize. Wear as is or as separates, then finish off with your chosen red accents and another summer essential—a hat!

Hoping these outfits cheered you up. What's your favorite? Tag us on social with #seektheuniq on how you would wear yellow!

Be safe and stay healthy!
Cheers,
Nasia

 

 

Transforming STU Classics to Make Daily Dressing Count

We've once again given our classic silhouettes a twist in one of our latest stories, "Elevated Daywear", for your wardrobe update. The story focuses on making a streamlined and fresh edit on the styles that you love: wide leg pants, quirky tops, multifunctional skirts, and easy dresses. What's great about these is that they are actually buildable pieces that can effortlessly transform a look! Ahead, four looks that can further elevate your daily casuals.

Color Block It

Who is over the color blocking trend? We know we aren't! Besides, we think this styling trick will last forever. We gave the Petrosani pants a cool contrast by mixing it with not only one, but two tops! While we think wearing the Potenza alone can be daring but still oh-so-chic, it can also be layered with a crop top for added texture (and showing just the right amount of skin). We chose the Alfreda crop top for an extra peep of color. Finish off this ensemble with white accessories to balance everything out.

Add a Gentlewoman Touch

For a modern take on our new midi dress (coming soon!), we decided to make it gentlewomanly (aka "tomboy chic"). We paired it with a boxy blazer like the Reno and scrunched up the sleeves, for a play on silhouettes. Accessorize with a travel-friendly sling bag like the Olivia for easier movement as you go through the day. As for shoes? A pair of mandals would be perfect!

Go Neo Nautical

Nautical dressing is a perennial summer trend we always look back to for vacation-ready attire in three crisp colors: white, red, and navy blue. White is always a great canvas to start with, so we made these paper bag shorts the outfit's key piece. You can wear it with a basic turtleneck top and layer the Banha crop top over it as a vibrant addition. You can't lose the stripes in a nautical-inspired look! We were feeling playful so we accessorized with the Annika shell earrings and used the Laura bag as a clutch. Lastly, wear this garb with neutral colored footwear or better yet, clear ones like the Delphi!

Play with Lengths

While we can't stop wearing dresses over pants, we're into skirts over dresses as well! Take for instance this outfit, where we styled the Kabina over this beige midi dress for a play on lengths. Don't you just love layering? We skipped the structured leather bags for a woven one like the Nova, to create a tropical antithesis to it. You can complete the look with equally sleek footwear like these white pointed mules. Now you know what your next work outfit looks like!

We hope we inspired you to mix and match your go-to pieces for everyday, to transform them into creative lewks for any any activity or occasion. Tag us on social with #seektheuniq so we can see what looks you've come up with! You might just see yourself on our page. ;)

Cheers,
Nasia

Swimwear Beyond Summer

Summer may have officially ended but around here, we're still in denial and prefer to believe that it's "forever"--haha! One way to beat the post-summer blues apart from just planning a trip for the next long weekend? Take your most used summer piece (aka your swimwear) from the beach to the city!

Going Graphic in the Christel

We love the Christel for its classic and undeniably slimming cut, that's why we think it can work with almost any piece in your closet. Since you're already showing some skin with its deep-V neckline, opt for a pair of pants in a wide-leg silhouette. Go for eye-catching prints such as mod-inspired ones to spruce up your basic one-piece. 

Casual Cool in the Escobal

Don't be fooled by its "conservative" front, the Escobal means party at the back! We suggest you go casual by wearing it with a pair of paper bag waist shorts. Finish off with either sandals or sneaks; your choice!

Denim Dress Up with the Malcapuya

This Seek the Uniq x Cesa PH exclusive comes in a vibrant orange that is so fun, it can brighten up any look! Orange with blue is a no-fail color combo, that's why we think pairing the Malcapuya with your denims is but an obvious choice. Just add a jacket and take it to movie night with your chicas.

Feminine Frills with the Hula

Go all out girly with the Hula and pair it with a skirt that screams, "fiesta!". With heels and a scrunched up blazer, you're good to go to that party or event. Conscious about your midsection? Opt for a skirt in a high waist cut.

All White Errthang with the Karamiah

Want to look taller or slimmer in an instant? Whip up a monotone outfit! Try the chic Karamiah with crisp, white pants for a sleek ensemble. Add a denim jacket if you're feeling cold. 

Here's to giving your swimwear more mileage, stylish Seekers!

Cheers,

Nasia

Restyling Seeker Favorites

We made the Sanlucar top office-appropriate just for you.

Though we love bringing you the latest from our new collections, we also like giving you fresh ideas on how to wear pieces from our past ones. Coming right up are four looks from pieces marked as some of your favorites (yup, we take notes!).

Kochbani Minus the Shorts

What's great about the Kochbani set is that you can style it together or separately (a bang for the buck!), depending on how or where you're wearing it for the day. For this look, we decided to match the Kochbani top with a comfy pair of cropped pants in olive. We are totally digging utilitarian-inspired looks (hence our UtiliChic story) that's why we went for a warm color palette here. With a boater hat and strappy sandals, you're off to your next travel adventure. 

Casual Cool in the Alcuadeta

The Alcuadeta was a holiday favorite and you've probably taken it to parties or dates in heels with fun jewelry. So how about dressing it down for a coffee run or even to a movie? Leave the belt (that it comes with) at home for a relaxed look and simply layer with a denim jacket when it gets cold. Finish off with your favorite pair of white sneakers!

Salobreña Dress Over Pants

Another styling trick we won't get tired of? Dress over pants! We recommend wearing the Salobreña dress over cropped pants or even wide-leg trousers for a creative work outfit. Add your heels of choice and be a standout in the office! Wear with flats to lunch or a casual event with the ladies. 

Sanlucar Top Made Office-Appropriate 

We turn this party-ready top into an office-appropriate one by adding a blazer over it when worn with pants. The ruffles of the Sanlucar top add an element of surprise to your look, which also means a pair of stud earrings and a watch would do for accessorizing. Here's to making office dressing fun and less boring!

More outfit ideas to come, dear Seekers!

Cheers,

Nasia

Post-Holiday Style Guide: Green is Still In!

Wear these Androgyne shorts with a striped top in a more feminine cut to balance out proportions.  

Happy New Year, Seekers! Allow us to ring in the New Year not only with fresh drops, but also with fresh ideas for your wardrobe. The holidays may be over, but it doesn't mean you have to stop wearing colors attributed to the festive season. We're having a bit of a holiday hangover (style-wise), that's why we say: green is STILL in!

Dear Seekers, we know you are no strangers to skirt-dressing that's why we can't help but have new skirt designs all the time...just for you! For a no-brainer, casual look to lunch, don the Bovedas skirt with a basic white tank and sandals. Throw on a pair of colorful earrings like the Dariya to keep the look fun and flirty.

Do you have any style resolutions this year? How about going more adventurous with your fashion choices? We love a good print-on-print, and so should you! Wear the Sanlucar top tucked in under these Seeker-approved Tetouan pants, for a creative take on a monotone look. Accessorize with a geometric pair of earrings and your go-to black sandals. Top it off with a boater's hat, if you must!

On days when you don't feel like overthinking your outfit, you can always grab any statement-making dress like this Androgyne wrap dress. Pair with the Luisa hoop earrings and pointy mules to keep things modern. Earthy tones never looked this good.

Thinking of ways to dress up your jeans? Wear this Androgyne long vest over a tank and jeans combo and off you go! Pair with sneakers or strappy sandals for errand day. What's great about this vest is that you can also use it as a cover up for your upcoming beach trips, too! 

We'll always have a soft spot for ruffles and we think you would adore this Luena dress with contrast piping and tie detail. Worn with low-heeled sandals and a hat, you've got one travel look crossed out for your next trip. This would look cute with white sneaks too!

Have fun copping these looks and wear your greens! Happy seeking! 

Cheers,

Nasia

Photos shot on location at Museo de Padilla