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Boyfriend jeans are cool. They make whoever wears ’em look effortless and if there’s anything we fashion girls adore and aspire to exude, it’s nonchalance. Why do you think we venerate Parisian chic so much? It’s ‘coz they look like they don’t try. Nor care.

The thing about boyfriend jeans though, while they are such a welcome replacement for skinnies as they actually let your legs breathe and your blood circulate, is that they tend to look sloppy. Think: a celebrity papped on an off-day to the gym or to do groceries far from the vicinity of a glam squad.

So what to pair with them is always crucial. I chose Birks for comfort (and added slop, it seems) so to strike a much-needed balance I threw on a frilly halter top. I’m so attracted to flounce and this neckline is so seductive if not phenomenally on the brink of flashing side boob. (Or is that a good thing?) It’s in such a bold shade too that it easilyΒ counters how lazy the lower part looks.

The full look is by Suiteblanco as I thoroughly shopped during their SM Makati opening. They have the best boyfriend jeans, in my opinion. So soft and wearable without going over budget. A pair ranges from Php1,199 to 1,799 (or $29 to $43.) So do check them out if you’re into the whole comfortable thing. And if you aren’t, WHY?

Top and Jeans both from SUITEBLANCO | Bag, LOUIS VUITTON | Sandals, BIRKENSTOCK

Photographed by Happy Fingers and Sam Chan (first 3 photos)