Before anything else, I would like to tell everyone how sad I am that I don't get to blog as often as before. Right now, I'm trying my best to catch up on so many backlogs so paciencia, por fav:) Anyway, going back to my real blog post!

In line with the World Cup and the recent NBA Finals, there is one trend that has got me on lockdown. 
 My favorite button-up (obviously the blouse that earned the MVB trophy) has no longer have to be so, well, buttoned up. Thanks to this styling trick that I got somewhere from the vast world of the internet, my nine-to-five staple is enjoying the after-hours spotlight. 
I thought of pairing some "this-belongs-to-the-corporate-world" top with leather boxer shorts and canvas shoes to even out their own vibes. 
 As summer just started on the other side of the world, I would just like to reiterate the fact that S/S '14 always does it job of bringing out fun and fresh styles. Mind you, anyone has the ability to incorporate the trend into their own repertoire. Just work on your creative juices :) 
Likewise, there are fun and fresh reiterations of the basic button-down blouse too. I can always dress it up or down and still look completely put together (I'd like to think so). 
With this outfit, I'm taking cues from Alexander Wang spring runways, and wearing button-down shirts in a much more unique manner, by fastening only the top button.
Unexpected and perfect for morning to night or.. if you want it the other way around, night to morning, this look offers a cool new way to wear any polished shirt. 
 Wang's panama inspired shirt and boxer shorts is a whole new take on the "I woke up this way" look. The partially buttoned top exudes the effortlessly cool vibe (my favorite phrase on my blog) the designer does so well. It just shows just a sliver of skin and yet, it looks so adventurous!
Whether you're headed to work, date night, or drinks with the girls, a "woke up like this" top is the easiest way to get out the door in super chic style. 

Top from Stradivarious
Shorts from Zara
Shoes from Converse
Sunglasses from SUPER

Photos by:
Andie Javelosa

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