You’ve KonMari’d Your Way to a Spacious Closet. Now, What?

 
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You’ve now tossed out your mess, and followed Marie Kondo’s soothing voice to tidy up your closet. With all the extra room in the closet, it’s about time we thought of sustaining the wardrobe space. The idea of a minimal wardrobe is fascinating, but it can also be overwhelming for some. To make “the process” easier, here are easy pointers to build your own minimalist wardrobe!

 
 
Ladies’ essential top, P599

Ladies’ essential top, P599

 
 

Building a minimalist wardrobe starts with filtering that “spark of joy” in your clothing. Shop and look for essentials that can be easily paired with any top or bottoms. Invest in plains and layers you can easily slip on any day. The more uses with them, the better!

 
 
Men’s knit joggers, P1299

Men’s knit joggers, P1299

 
 

The next rule of thumb is to decide on the general color of your wardrobe to make the whole dressing up process easier. Some prefer it in greys and blacks, while others prefer to have light, nude tones. Which one’s your pick?

 
 
Men’s Slim Tee, P399

Men’s Slim Tee, P399

 
 

Now that you’ve narrowed it down, we try the habit on for the next few months. Of course, Kondo herself would agree that tidying up take time and continual effort. It doesn’t just happen overnight. Over the months, you’ll be able to know what works and what doesn’t and adjust to it.

 
 
Ladies’ Trousers, P1099

Ladies’ Trousers, P1099

 
 

From this point on, it’s life changing to maintain the commitment to a sustainable and tidy wardrobe. Simply fold, mix, and repeat. You’ll instantly be able to see the saved time, money, and effort of looking for a good daily outfit.


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All the Things You Need to Let Go of Before the Year Ends

The New Year is fast approaching, and it’s about time we learn the art of letting go this 2018.

 
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It’s finally the last week of 2018 and the season of resolutions, changes, and new beginnings are just around the corner. While it's tempting to get a head start into the New Year, hold your horses, and settle the remainder of the year first before diving into 2019. Read on and take notes on how you can let go of the clutter and start 2019 fresh.

 
 
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It’s always easier to start letting go of the things around you first, and that includes your personal space. Make it a point to organize your room because this is what you will wake up to every day next year. Invest in organizing your belongings with intention and start rearranging existing clutter now.

Follow the 4-month rule: If there is anything you haven't used in the past 4 months, then it’s time to let them go.

 
 
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We are all guilty of stocking up on things we don’t use or haven't used in the past year. For 2019, make it a point to donate or sell old clothes and make room for quality essentials you know you can use every day.

 
 
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Letting go means cutting things from one’s daily lives, and that includes what you put in your body. Resolve bad eating habits, cut back on sugar, or snack up on more fruits. Make 2019 your healthiest year yet.

It only takes 21 days to create a new habit, start a good one this New Year!

 
 
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This is both the hardest and most rewarding resolution you can have this New Year: letting go of an old mindset. Change is always necessary and to move forward to a New Year, one has to learn to evolve with life's circumstances. Focus on a mantra or a saying, and stick with it. Having a renewed mindset paves the way to a fresh chapter next year.

What’s your new mantra for the New Year? Share with us your New Year’s resolutions!

 

The Top 3 Must-Have Pairs This Holiday Season

As they say, all good things come in pairs.

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We know it’s hard to find the perfect gifts to give to your loved ones this holiday season. There are just so many options out there or worse, you don’t even have a clue about what they want. To make your last minute shopping easy, we’re rounding up three pairs your loved ones will love without a doubt!

The Form and Function Pair

 
 
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Got someone who loves both form and function? Bags are the best gifts for women who take everything with them everywhere (you know who they are). These totes, paired with any outfit are a great way to showcase a chic form with undeniable function!

The Crisp and Fresh Pair

 
 
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Your travelling and commute-buddies will love this new addition to their kit! Their on-the-go lives require them to be crisp and fresh for the day ahead. Compact-sized body sprays, hair wax, and lotions are great bundles you can get at a fraction of the price. Finally, a convenient and affordable gift for both men and women!

The Practical and Stylish Pair

 
 
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Still lost on what to give to the men in your list? Give your dad and your guy friends the comfort of knowing their cash and cards are secured in style this Christmas! The usual black, leather wallets are admittedly a classic, but a pop of color would make a memorable and great present this holiday season.

 

Which of these would you get for the people in your list this holiday season?

Tweet us your choice @memo_fashion!

Shop all of these at Memo stores near you or at Zalora today!





What You Can Do With Your Vacation Leaves Before the Year Ends

Got more VLs to spare? Here’s how you can maximize them!

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When people think of vacation leaves, they think grand getaway plans to the beach or a different country. Don’t let the lack of a big vacation plan stop you from using up your VLs. Below, we’re listing down all the ways you can use up your leaves that are fun and relaxing to give you the recharge that you need for when you get back to work.

Go on a staycation!

 
 
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The hustling professional in us needs time away from all the busy work responsibilities and to-do lists, too. What’s a more perfect way to pamper yourself than to spend a day under the sheets in a fancy hotel or a quirky AirBnb? Catch up on your favorite show, nibble on your guilty pleasure snack, and relax!

Enjoy the great outdoors.

 
 
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Get the office air out of your system and enjoy the great outdoors! Get your body moving and engage in physical activities—from an exhilarating hike to a calm yoga session—the choice is yours. If not, a picnic in the park is a great way to relax the mind, too!

Pack up and go on an adventure.

 
 
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If you have more leaves to spare, familiarize yourself with the beautiful local destinations you can visit without having to burn a hole in your pocket. Vacation leaves, after all, are a great way to eat, pray, and love. Do wear something comfortable, and start your journey with good vibes.

Get things started (or get things done)!

 
 
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Have you always wanted to try out a new hobby or finish a book you swore two months ago you’ll finish? Your activities during a leave don’t need to be grand. Use your free time to get yourself out there and settle personal to-do lists you’ve been putting off for a while now.

Catch up with your friends!

 
 
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Of course, a day spent with special people is as good as any day spent for yourself. With the busy life and busy schedule that you lead, sometimes it’s inevitable to miss out on a couple of Friday night outs with your friends. Take the day out to hang with them over brunch or dessert.

Do a closet clean-up.

There’s no doubt that shopping is fun, but you know what isn’t? A closet full of clothes you never wear anyway. Edit your wardrobe and take out everything you haven’t worn for more than two months. Hold a garage sale or donate them, and put your old clothes into good use. You might just enjoy the extra space for a new wardrobe for the new year.

Sometimes there are just too many things going on at work that one forgets to take a break. Before the year ends, slow down and make time for your friends, family, and yourself.

What do you say? Shop all the MEMO outfits featured at the nearest Memo store or at Zalora.

 

To The Kid At Heart

Here’s everything you need to know about sprucing up your wardrobe.

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2018 Graduation Day

 
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Dear Kid At Heart,

You find yourself at the edge of the seat at graduation. You are handed your ever-longed diploma and you feel the gut-wrenching mixture of pure joy and terror for what’s about to come: The World of Adulting.

What job are you going to take? What’s going to happen to you? Are you even ready for this?

All these questions come crashing to your head even before you could sit back down to your seat. Take a chill pill and look at these problems in proportion:

What job are you going to take? Whatever you set your heart into, you made it this far and the next chapter is just another adventure for you to set out. Don’t worry about taking the time to clear your head and steer towards your own direction.

What’s going to happen? That’s for the future you to worry about. The thing about stressing over the unknown is that’s all it’s ever going to be – the unknown. Let the tide roll in when it does come.

Are you ready for this? Ready as you’ll ever be. There’s a fine line between fear and excitement. Dive headfirst into your future and the fun will set in.

 

2018 First Job Interview

Essentials Long Sleeve Php 899. Knit Blazer Php 2299. Slim Fit Dress Pants Php 1199. Messenger Bag Php 1699.

Essentials Long Sleeve Php 899. Knit Blazer Php 2299. Slim Fit Dress Pants Php 1199. Messenger Bag Php 1699.

Dear Inner Kid,

Okay, maybe you didn’t really think this through. I mean, let’s face it: your interviewer isn’t going to be impressed with that limited edition rock band tee – even if it did cost you your entire life savings.

Let’s clean up the wardrobe real quick. What do you need?

A clean and crisp white button-down. It’s obviously essential.

A smart blazer to suit things up.

A pair of nicely-trimmed trousers.

A bag to keep things handy and on check.

Looking at you up and down, you look ready to ace that interview, kid.

 

2018 First Day On The Job

Bomber Jacket Php 1499. Watch Php 799.

Bomber Jacket Php 1499. Watch Php 799.

Dear Little Kid,

You check the time on your watch. You throw on your sleekest bomber jacket. You look the part, but still… walking into an office like this really does make you feel small, huh? There are so many people to look up to, so many experiences you’re going to encounter, and so many things that are going to happen… you’re in for a big ride.

Even though you technically are an adult, you can’t help feel like that new kid on the block. At least, it’s all uphill from here.

 

2022

Relaxed Fit Tee Php 499. Suede Baseball Cap Php 399. Jacquard Knit Ankle Socks Php 119.

Relaxed Fit Tee Php 499. Suede Baseball Cap Php 399. Jacquard Knit Ankle Socks Php 119.

Dear Kid,

You wonder why you still call yourself ‘kid’ and write all these letters in your head. Then again, you realize age doesn’t really strip away the sense of wonder.

You still enjoy a pair of colorful socks now and then.

Or a striped tee to keep up with the fun on a typical Wednesday.

Or sport that cap from last Friday night’s game night.

Guess there’s not much difference in being an adult than being a kid. There’s no need for goodbyes after all.

‘Til the next entry, kid!

 

P.S. Visit your nearest Memo store to find more of your wardrobe essentials.

 

6 Colorful Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe If You’re Always Wearing Black

Everybody can use a little color in their lives.

Building a minimalist wardrobe has proven to be an instant time and life saver when it comes to picking out what outfit to wear for work or for the weekend. While an all-black look is undoubtedly chic, with a new season out, why not explore the season's color trends and add a few staples to your wardrobe? Here are a few pieces from Memo’s City Wander Collection that will make you change your mind about colors.

 
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Fresh pops of colors will never let you down just like this green Poplin shirt.  Poplin Shirt with Button-Down Collar (P899)

Fresh pops of colors will never let you down just like this green Poplin shirt.

Poplin Shirt with Button-Down Collar (P899)

A shirt with a subtle all-over print is perfect for both work and play.  Poplin Shirt with All-Over Print (P799)

A shirt with a subtle all-over print is perfect for both work and play.

Poplin Shirt with All-Over Print (P799)

Mix it up and wear your go-to trousers with an oversized printed shirt for casual Fridays.  Poplin Shirt with All-Over Print (P999)

Mix it up and wear your go-to trousers with an oversized printed shirt for casual Fridays.

Poplin Shirt with All-Over Print (P999)

 
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Stand out without breaking a sweat in a vibrant romper in a classic chic cut.  Layered Romper (P1099)

Stand out without breaking a sweat in a vibrant romper in a classic chic cut.

Layered Romper (P1099)

Elevate your usual get-up and pick a purple ribbed tee to go with your skinny jeans.  Our Favorite Tee in Purple (P599)

Elevate your usual get-up and pick a purple ribbed tee to go with your skinny jeans.

Our Favorite Tee in Purple (P599)

Still afraid to commit to color? Break out of your usual black looks and opt for a classic gray sheath dress instead.  Knee-Length Sheath Dress (P1299)

Still afraid to commit to color? Break out of your usual black looks and opt for a classic gray sheath dress instead.

Knee-Length Sheath Dress (P1299)

The Best Ways to Wear Stripes

For work and play!

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Stripes are no doubt a solid look for the season. To make sure your style choices are always on-point, we’re sharing with you the best ways to wear your stripes.


Keep it Subtle

 
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Being in an office setting, you may want to keep it subtle but bold. Wear your striped shirt with a pair of sleek black pants and seal the look with a dressy bomber jacket.

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Striped Slim Tee in Off White (P499)

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Dress Pants in Black (P1199)

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Bomber Jacket (P1299)


Cool and Casual

 
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On a chill weekend, you can’t go wrong with a shirt-and-jeans combination. If you feel like it, you can throw in a leather watch or even a knit cardigan to elevate your look in a snap!

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Striped Slim Tee (P499)

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Daily Jeans in Indigo (P1099)

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Watch (P599)


Tuck it In!

 
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No doubt a polo shirt is a versatile wardrobe staple. You can even wear it to work! Just tuck it under a pair of dressy chinos and cap the look off with a statement watch.

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Striped Polo Shirt (P799)

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Slim Fit Chinos in Black (P1099)

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Watch (P599)

 

Weekend Leisure

 
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Nothing says weekend like an easy tee and shorts style pairing! Top your look off with a baseball cap and you’re all set.

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Striped Slim Tee in Navy (P599)
 

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Mid Rise 5-Pocket Shorts in Khaki (P699)

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Baseball Cap (P349)

How do you wear your stripes?

We Found the Top That Can Take You From Monday to Saturday in a Breeze

Proven by writer and former magazine editor Marla Miniano.
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A day in the life of a magazine editor calls for a lot of activities—from attending shoots to proofing the book’s pages. Let’s not forget the long list of events she would have to show up for, too! Now, imagine a top that’s comfy, versatile, and doesn’t scrimp on style either—a top that can keep up with the girl boss’s schedule with total ease. Wouldn’t that be perfect? Luckily, The Ribbed Tee is here to save every busy woman’s day (Magazine editor or not)!

To put the tee to the test, we asked writer and former magazine editor Marla Miniano to create five looks to fit her usual Monday to Friday schedule with the ribbed tee as her key piece. While she’s at it, Marla shared a couple of interesting tidbits about style and her fascinating life as a writer, too! Read on and get inspired.

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TEE P599, BUTTON-DOWN P1099, PANTS P899

TEE P599, BUTTON-DOWN P1099, PANTS P899

“Having projects as a writer and editor entails producing a lot of shoots. I need to be able to go around. Sometimes it gets cold during shoots, too,” Marla shared. For busy shoot days, a comfortable light green tee paired with classic black jeans is the way to go. For extra style points, “A blazer might be too heavy so I’ll go with a striped button-down [as a layering piece] and knot the shirt to keep my outfit fun.”

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TEE P599, DRESS P1299

TEE P599, DRESS P1299

Putting together fashionable and fresh looks may be challenging, especially when you’re in a rush to get to work. So how would Marla do it for days when she has to attend events? “I would layer a white shirt under a ruffled printed dress. It still looks polished, but there’s still a lot of movement at the bottom.” The takeaway: layering is indeed key.

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TEE P599, WIDE-LEGGED TROUSERS P1099

TEE P599, WIDE-LEGGED TROUSERS P1099

“I love wide-legged pants because they’re so comfortable,” Marla gushed. Plus, wear them with a pair of heels and you’d look taller in a snap, she added. Go bold and go for color with a rich burgundy pant paired with an equally bold terra cotta tee.

“As a writer, I do a lot of interviews.

For that, I’d like something casual but still professional.”

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TEE P599, BLAZER P1299, SHORTS P799

TEE P599, BLAZER P1299, SHORTS P799

When she’s not busy at her desk, Marla loves traveling and exploring different beaches with her friends and her husband. For that, a pair of comfortable shorts is an instant must-have. “But it’s good to pick a tailored pair in a neutral color so [your outfit] still looks polished,” Marla suggested. Team a powder blue shirt with a pair of white city shorts and add a blush blazer in case the weather gets chilly. Quick style advice from Marla: “Just throw it over!”

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TEE P599, SHORTS P899

TEE P599, SHORTS P899

“For weekends, hang-outs with my friends, or if I need to do errands, I would go with a blush shirt and shorts style pairing,” Marla shared. Opt for a pair of shorts that still looks professional just in case you meet someone you work with.

How would you wear the ribbed tee?