The concept of a capsule wardrobe is an absolute dream come true for thrifty girls like me. Since I’m on a tight budget, having a collection of clothing essentials that can be interchanged and worn in various ways to create different outfits is definitely appealing—think of all the money and time I’ll save! Plus, I know that I’ll be able to maximize the use of each piece, especially if I choose smart, wearable basics I won’t mind repeating.

I was in luck because while browsing through BeautyMNL’s Fashion collection, I found plenty of affordable and versatile pieces. This inspired me to create my very own capsule wardrobe: with just 5 essential pieces of clothing priced P550 and lower, I was able to create 10 different outfits. Best of all, everything added up to a total of less than P2,500! Can you say bargain?

Here are the different pieces I chose and the fun outfits I came up with!

TOPS

Frassino Collezione Alma Multi-Way Top In English Rose, P499

What I love about this top—other than the fact that you can wear it in different ways—is how soft and airy the fabric feels on your body. It was so fun to twist and turn and see how the frills followed! My personal favorite way of styling it? The frill tube!

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Candid Clothing Reversible Cami, P450

Reversible clothing is a blessing for clumsy girls like me. When I wore this top for the first time, I accidentally stained it from my makeup. Luckily, I was able to reverse it and no one suspected a thing! Blunders aside, I love how easy it is to pair this top with anything, and it has definitely become one of my wardrobe essentials.

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BOTTOMS

Toppicks Clothing Summer Skorts, P500
These skorts really are perfect for the summer—I remember trying them on and wanting to pair them with every bikini top I had, and book a beach trip ASAP. I couldn’t stop twirling and jumping around in these!

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The Fifth Clothing Slim Fit Pants in Black, P400

Full disclosure: I haven’t stopped wearing these pants since I got them! I love how they’re the perfect balance of sleek and sexy. They’re made of a light wool fabric similar to slacks, but hug and flatter your body in all the right places.

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COORDINATES

The Fifth Clothing: Tube and Skirt Set in Composite Black, P550

This was the first coordinate set I’d ever tried! I loved how this could easily be a party outfit, but also how the pieces could be worn separately. I can definitely see myself pairing the skirt with a nice blouse and heels for a semi-formal event, and wearing the tube top with high-waist trousers for a cool, casual vibe. I can even wear it as a bandeau under a sheer or low-cut top!

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