It’s my dream Sunday. Sleeping in and taking off to walk around the city with the perfect outfit and sunnies. Clearly, this outfit is still rooted in the 90s. The definition of “normcore” is still a blur to me and yet I find myself wearing clothes that have an ironic take on ‘normal’. The re-emergence of this normcore trend is very timely for where I am now at life. Wearing corporate clothes five times a week is exhausting most of the time and with norm core’s love of the generic, I find it easy to dress as myself during the weekend.  

I’m not quite sure where crochet falls.. probably under bohemian/coachella but when paired with a skirt with clean lines, I’m confident that it falls under normcore. One of my favorite things about crochet is its artistic detailing, which has the power to be classy or edgy. I opted for the crochet bralette to have a fresh weekend look. Furthermore, I paired it with a gray pleated skirt for a more refined look. (Does it make sense?) This of-the-moment knit is a great way to create that unique aspect your ensemble may be missing. What was formally the byproduct of our home economics project in high school and our grandmother’s free time has now become a major fashion player. As we move closer to AW 14, it’s not so much of a problem to incorporate crochet into your wardrobe. The Philippines has such a bipolar weather so if it’s hot, you can wear it without a cover-up. If the weather gets gloomy, you can always throw a cardigan or a jacket over it.

Crochet is slowly shedding its homespun image and becoming chic. For the record, the crochet bralette is my favorite haul from the Zara's sale corner. No less warm-weather appropriate, but with a completely different spin on normal lace. It can be a choice cloth for all occasions too - for an evening event or a luncheon with friends. Being the confident and playful me, I feel so sophisticated and chic and at the same time cool and casual. Putting my own spin on everything shows my uninhibited natural energy and I can’t avoid the possibility that this might just become my favorite, casual everyday uniform in the following weeks. 

Top from Zara
Skrit from Zara
Shoes from Charles and Keith
Sunnies from Eyeknowright Sunnies
(Instagram: @eyeknowrightsunnies)

Photos by:
Andie Javelosa