A few weeks ago, I had a super duper mega huge garage sale and this left my closet at a draining point (literally). I don’t really know how I was able to let go so much clothes, shoes and bags and I was actually proud of myself because I thought it was the most satisfying thing I’ve done so far.
Well, not until last week when I’ve realised I don’t have clothes anymore. Gaah, I only have a few pieces left and most of them are my faves — staples I’ve worn for about 10-20 times already. While mixing and matching was an option, I thought I should go treat myself and shop for some new stuff.
I decided to check out Metro Department Store because one, it’s just near school, two, I love UP Town Center because parking is always a breeze and three, I’ve heard a lot of good things about the store. It’s my first time to shop at Metro and so I don’t really know what to expect.
THE METRO SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
As soon as I entered the hall, I let out a huge “WOW, ang saya!” and the gasping continued as soon I browsed through the racks. GODDD, almost all the pieces are nice and the prices are SO CHEAP!
There are racks with clothes tagged at 199, 399 and 499 and mind you the selections are superb. I had to abuse all the ruffled and dressy stacks because I’m in to this girly phase lately and I thought they’ll match the tassel earrings I’ve hoarded online.
The clothes are well segmented. The entire area is divided into different sections — denims, athletic wears, gowns and formal pieces, plus size ensembles, girls teens wear, office wears, summer collection etc.
I ended up buying a lot of stuff – 12 lovely pieces for just 5K plus I also got a cash voucher worth 100 for well, just shopping! Haha!
STYLING MY METRO PIECES
I got so excited styling the pieces I’ve handpicked and here are some of the looks I was able to create.
The Crocheted Chic
Matched this crocheted top with a black wide leg pants to create a boho-yet-fierce look. Kept the entire piece minimal but accentuated it with a maroon tassel earrings plus a maroon suede boots.
Entire look at 700+ (excluding shoes and accessories)
The Romantic Lass
Paired this white balloon off-shoulder top with a denim jumper (which I turned into a skirt). I like that this entire look is comfy and fab at the same time.
Entire look at 800+ (excluding shoes and accessories)
The Classic Girl
This basic dress is pretty stylish and it actually looks the same with one of those pieces from a high-end international brand. I love that it’s classic and sexy without showing too much skin. Paired it with a metallic vest to give it a more edgy look plus a cutesy flat.
Entire look at 300+ (excluding vest, flats and accessories)
The Preppy Maiden
Played it cool with this patched denim shorts plus a ruffled top. Tuck it in for a more defined look.
Entire look at 900+ (excluding shoes and accessories)
The K-Drama Bae
Probably one of my favourite looks. Experimented on layering with these monochrome pieces and voila, here comes your Kore-Korean sassy girl. Love the lace long-sleeve top which you can actually wear alone on top of any kind of bottoms.
Entire look at 1100+ (excluding shoes and accessories)
The Vibrant Damsel
This chiffon pink top is so nice, you can wear it as is or tie the front part to create a giant bow highlight. Kept the style at a casual level by pairing the top with a plain white pair of shorts.
Entire look at 800+ (excluding accessories)
I was actually very happy with all my Metro Store finds! I found some other fab pieces and I know I’ll be coming back for more. I can’t wait for their denim season collection (and I heard it’ll be released this month!)
Wanna get any of these looks? Or are you looking for some stylish stuff? Well, there’s really something for YOU at the Metro Stores.
Check out the Metro Stores branches near you or visit their pages:
Facebook – @TheMetroStores
Instagram – @themetrostores.ph
Huge thanks to my creative team for making this mini shoot possible.
HMUA: Jr Constantino
Stylist: JM Gumatay
Photographer: Aeron Almoneda
Shot all these photos at Cafe Lupe Antipolo.