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Lifestyle Buzz: Shop For New Closet Staples—Not Trends—With These Deals!

Lifestyle Buzz: Shop For New Closet Staples—Not Trends—With These Deals!

There are trends and there are the staples. If you're getting caught up with all the fashion trends and would like to create a classic wardrobe that will last you years, then you should shop more of the classics and essentials—just check out this list!

[related: Lifestyle Buzz: Weather-Proof Your Makeup This Rainy Season With These Finds!]

What's the Buzz

Beauty is about diversity and embracing one's own identity; and as game changers in the local beauty industry, blk Cosmetics launches a collection that goes beyond age, labels, or gender. “At blk, we see beauty beyond the stereotypes and believe that all of us deserve to embrace our most beautiful self," says Anne Curtis-Smith. Through the new blk Universal collection, they aim to celebrate equality in beauty. This collection consists of the all-time favorite All Day Lip, and new items such as the Multi-Use Tint Duo, Brow Stick, Skin Tint Sun Shield SPF 30, Color-Adapting Moisture Balm, and Multitasking Color Stick.

New concept, same iconic shoe, but much more sustainable and eco-friendly. The new Converse Renew delivers the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star canvas and Chuck 70's look but it's now made from 100 percent recycled polyester that came from used plastic bottles.

Keds is celebrating its birthday and they have a surprise for you—a Shopping Party! From July 5 until August 4, you can get up to 50 percent off on selected styles! What are you waiting for? Shop away!

Don't leave your jackets at home, the rainy season has just arrived! Good thing Uniqlo is launching its lineup of cool outerwear made of quality materials, fabrics, giving you superb comfort and protection. Choose from jackets like the Women's Ribbed Blouson or Women's Curduroy Oversized Jacket for casual days, or the Men's Washed Work Jacket breezy afternoons, or the Women's Oversized Parka or Men's Jersey Linen Field Parka for pouring days.

The Nike React Presto gets an upgrade with a cutting-edge technology and new colorways inspired by cartoon characters Psychedelic Lava, Brutal Honey, and Rabid Panda. Now, its underfoot is made of the React technology for better cushioning, it has a more organic midsole geometry, and eyestays at the heel and tongue for lacing options. 

Revivals are making a hit these days—whether be it in songs, beauty, or fashion. And one brand in mind is adidas for bringing past silhouettes to the present through their collection called Home of Classics. With their expertise in white leather sneakers, adidas reimagines its classic silhouettes—the Superstar 80s sneaker, Stan Smith sneaker, Supercourt sneaker, Continental 80 sneaker, and finally, the Supercourt 90s—fit for the younger generation.

Where's the Buzz
Because Pinoys just can't get enough of Havaianas, the Brazilian flipflop brand opened its first ever flagship store in the Philippines! Aside from selling hundreds of flipflop designs and styles, you can also buy here accessories such as beach towels, pouches, key rings, earphone case, and backpacks. Oh, did we mention that you could also customize your own pair with pins and straps at the Havaianas Beach Hut? Sign us up!

Ready yourselves because a bigger and better Uniqlo is coming your way as they open their first roadside store in the Philippines—in Westgate Alabang to be exact!  “We are honored and excited to have the chance to bring our first roadside retail store concept in the Philippines. We are confident that this new model will be able to offer great convenience to the community and deliver UNIQLO’s signature LifeWear pieces to more Filipinos,” says Masayoshi Nakamura, COO, UNIQLO Philippines. 

Who's Buzzin'
Who better to teach fashion than the Pam Quiñones herself? The founder of Qurator Studio and former editor leads this year's Stylist's Closet by the Ayala Malls. “This year, Stylist’s Closet packs a stronger punch by bringing more displays, runway preview show and talks closer to the stylish folks in across several cities,” says Eunice Velasco, Ayala Malls Marketing Group. “Pam and our line-up of speakers are not only pushing people to shop, but urging them to shop smart. Curated pieces from curated brands. They are not teaching fashion, they are teaching style.” So, from today until August 18, be sure to drop by the Ayala Malls to see and shop Pam's curated pieces from selected brands!

Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan joins British personalities blogger Susie Lau, presenter Maya Jama, musical lyricist Not3s, fashion journalist Julia Hobbs, actor Luke Edward Hall, and model Georgia May Jagger, as the newest face of Kurt Geiger's "Characterful Style" campaign.

Footwear brand TOMS is not just committed to make functional shoes, it also aims to give back and make powerful changes in the world through their One for One campaign and the newest Stand for Tomorrow campaign. They partnered with model and CRIBS Foundation volunteer Arianna Cowper for this initiative. "TOMS is a brand that believes in a better tomorrow. Globally we have been able to give over 93 million pairs of shoes with our One for One program. We are now taking our advocacy further with Arianna Cowper and supporting New Beginnings, a program of CRIBS Foundation to help the 26 girl-survivors who have been sexually abused to heal and be able to reintegrate into society,” says Camile Banez, Brand Head of TOMS PH.

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