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Wardrobe Must-Haves to Elevate Your 2024 OOTDs




2024’s official color, Peach Fuzz.

We know. Too soon after coral, no?

We’re right with you when you say it could’ve been another year for bold colors to be in the spotlight— especially when last year’s Viva Magenta was strikingly magnificent! Even if you’re an Oppenheimer stan, we could probably agree that 2023 was most definitely Barbie’s year.

Although, we think Peach Fuzz deserves to shine just as much. Its hazy blend of pink and orange tones is quite refreshing and calming— beautiful, even. After all, Pantone does say that it captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others.

“But neutrals are boring.” We hear you, and they don’t have to be!

Peach tones can be as spectacular as a bold color; consider the possibilities. An additional blockbuster film? Daring fashion collections in soft tones? World peace? Who knows!

In the era of self-expression and OOTDs, boring is the last thing you want to be, so leave it up to us to help elevate your wardrobe from a zero to a hundred.

In collaboration with Saffron Story Co. and Nest Workspaces, we’re bringing you the best Cebuano brands and must-have pieces for your closet collection— editorial style!

Dressing Diversity

If you believe muted colors are dull, take a look at this brand and reconsider. Founded by Feline Soria in 2012, Feline is Let’s Stylize’s sister company. They offer diverse clothing categories while upholding and enriching their commitment to exceptional quality and services.

Serving elegant looks with neutral tones, they are a perfect example of how neutrals don’t equal boring. Their diverse sleek and chic design that can go from casual to business will definitely make you feel like THAT girl!

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If you’re into something more playful and fun, TieDiet is the brand for you! Founded by Shayne Lopez, the pieces in this brand are inspired by food and color combinations. Think peaches drizzled with strawberry syrup and a dash of nutmeg turned into a whole outfit.

Creative, huh? That’s precisely what the whole brand is about! May it be neutrals, peach tones, or bright colors, plain is not in their dictionary. TieDiet’s unique pieces have been worn by the likes of Elisse Joson and Nadine Lustre, and what better way to describe exquisite design than the queen of aesthetics herself?

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Ledesa Atelier is a local designer with a passion for celebrating femininity through her stunning designs. Her creations exude effortless sexiness while also emphasizing the soft flow and curves of the fabrics. To achieve this perfect balance, Ledesa takes great care in selecting the fabrics for her designs. With her keen eye for detail and uncompromising standards, she ensures that every piece is nothing short of spectacular.

Her intricate designs are sure to spice up your wardrobe this 2024!

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Bespoke Suits

Put a finger down if you’ve had a dress tailor-made and it still would not fit you right! Well, looking for the right tailor could be difficult, but this brand dedicated to crafting world-class premium wool garments for their discerning clientele, is a gem in the heart of Cebu.

Omerta was born out of a need for Cebuanos to have access to bespoke tailoring shops. They offer high-end tailoring services that suit your specific needs and preferences. Their services include scheduling a consultation with one of their expert curators, who will guide you through the entire process.

Talk about taking the saying “it fits like a glove” to another level! Visit Omerta at 3F, Streetscape Phase 2, Paseo Saturnino, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu.

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“Sandal-i Lang”

Your OOTD isn’t complete without the perfect pair of shoes. And when it comes to shoes that blend contemporary design with traditional Filipino craftsmanship, Catsua is a brand that truly stands out from the rest.

Founded by Catrina Suarez, Catsua’s creativity goes beyond just the final product. The brand’s mission is to preserve the rich heritage of Filipino shoe-making while infusing it with modern design elements. Inspired by Japanese Geta designs, Catrina shared her idea on social media, and the rest is history. Catsua’s shoes are simple, clean, yet sophisticated and flattering.

Whether you’re looking for a pair of sandals for a casual day out or a statement piece to elevate your evening wear, Catsua has something for everyone.

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Clutching the Trendiest

Looking for a statement piece that would knock everyone off their shoes? You’re gonna love this! Designed by Mikhail Achas, Pusô Atelier is inspired by the Cebuano delicacy, puso. This masterpiece started as a bridal bag but later evolved into something more than just an accessory. Puso, a popular food item in the Philippines, is typically served during meals. However, Achas has taken this humble dish to new heights by transforming it into a work of art that tells a story. The Pusô Atelier is not just a bag, but a statement piece that will make you stand out from the crowd.

From being served during meals, who would’ve thought we’d see our favorite puso serving hot looks as a statement piece?

See the full brand story here.

The fashion scene is incomplete until Neil Felipp steps onto this runway. Neil Felipp’s designs have been featured on many national and international celebrities on the red carpet. The most remarkable moment? Seeing a signature Neil Felipp piece onscreen of Crazy Rich Asians. Talk about Asian movie magic!

With distinct pieces and unique accents, each Neil Felipp piece never fails to make Cebuanos proud. In fact, we’re so proud we could almost tear up and say “Bravo!”.

Learn more about the genius that is Neil Felipp here.

Suppose you’re on the hunt for a fashionable, eco-friendly accessory. In that case, these stunning hand-sewn bags are your show-stopper. Each bag features an original design and is crafted from heat-pressed recycled plastics, meaning you’ll be making a stylish statement while also doing your part for the planet. By purchasing one of these bags, you’re showing your support for recycling efforts and making a statement that style and sustainability can go hand in hand.

Mariel Colaljo founded her brand, Marricola, in 2023 with a vision that waste items could become luxury materials of lasting value.

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Cebu’s Best: Queens

What’s fashion without the queens to wear it? The Haus of Rena1ssance, with its debut and rebirth only last year, “houses” a group of the sophisticated, the charming, and the ever-slaying.

Time after time, drag queens have proven themselves to be not only unique but also resourceful. It’s true every queen needs a handmaiden. Only in this case, each queen’s ensemble has been just “handmade”. So who needs a silly girl following them around when they can live in complete independence?

Highlighting their outfits is yet another homegrown brand. Beaming with Cebuano pride, your statement pieces have never looked better with Arte ni Juana. This local brand takes pride in producing handmade bags and accessories using indigenous materials, making a name for itself with its unique creations that stand out as much as the majestic Haus of Rena1ssance.

One thing that makes Arte ni Juana special is their commitment to supporting local artisans. By giving them a platform to showcase their skills, the brand can create beautiful and unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

Cebuanos screamed culture, and Arte ni Juana served and ate!

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Accessories We Need to Start Accepting

The earrings are a standout, featuring bold shapes and vibrant colors that are sure to make a statement that maximalism fans would love. The brand was founded by Tina Mendez, a talented stylist from Cebu who has a knack for maximalism and bold colors. Her love for these elements is evident in the designs of her handmade jewelry pieces, which are truly one-of-a-kind.

Tina is passionate about creating high-quality jewelry that lasts for a long time. Each piece is made with care and attention to detail, ensuring that customers receive a product that is both beautiful and durable. Her dedication to craftsmanship is what sets Noodleheads apart from other jewelry brands.

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Whether you’re looking for something to wear every day or want to make a statement with a bold piece, Ithra has got you covered. The brand offers a stunning collection of hypoallergenic, non-tarnish, and shower-safe stainless steel jewelry that is sure to turn heads. Their trendy designs are a perfect blend of style and functionality.

Gone are the days when you had to compromise on style for the sake of safety. With Ithra, you can flaunt your jewelry with confidence!

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See? Just because this year’s official color is muted, doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it! Grab these must-haves and watch your style level up in the blink of an eye.

And when in doubt, you can always go the extra mile— go drag!

Photo Saffron Story Company | Hair and Makeup Chady Pantaleon | Stylist Tina Mendez | Location Nest Workspaces

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