If there is one formula one of my favorite bloggers Rumi Neely of fashiontoast taught me, it's that the buttondown and jean combo is a no-brainer when it comes to being effortlessly put-together. Harnessing the formality of a buttondown and downplaying it with the casual denim jean not only gives justice to Manila's scorching heat but also gives me enough reason to scour what I have in my closet and rethink my combinations because honestly, one can do wrong with the perfect buttondown. No wonder it's on every list a girl/guy must have.
Oh, and I just had an amazing time wearing these jeans. As opposed to my skinnies which squeeze my legs into hotdog-level proportions, it's nice to let them legs breathe.