Saturday, 1 April 2017 Ipoh , Malaysia

My Top 5 Essentials + Styling Tips

Song of The Day - Just So You Know by Jesse McCartney

Basic clothing pieces with high quality fabrics are the key to keeping your wardrobe minimal and cohesive. If you ever notice most of my OOTDs, I prefer to wear essentials rather than trendy items because to me, a high quality essentials are an investment. These essentials can last up to years so it is worth saving your cash for.

As for today, I am going to show you my Top 5 Essential Pieces including on my way of styling them. On top of that, I am going to give you tips and tricks on styling it in various different ways.

Essential Numero Uno : Turtleneck

Turtleneck is one of the most vital pieces in anyone's wardrobe. Why ? Well, wear a turtleneck under your favourite printed shirt and you're good to go. It fits with basically anything and you can even wear it on its own. 

A good quality turtlneck - be it knitted or not - will definitely change the way you style them. Coming from a guy who used to hate turtleneck, I have finally made peace with it and have been rocking them ever since !

Tips : Make sure to purchase a neutral coloured turtlenecks - such as black, white, beige, grey and brown - so that you can easily mix and match with your other pieces. For a casual look, you can easily wear a turtleneck under a t-shirt and you're good to go. As for a more relaxed formal look, you can either wear it under a dress shirt or you can wear it alone and don your tailored blazer on top of it.

Essential Numero Dos : Crisp White Shirt

If you don't have a crisp white shirt, I'd suggest you to go to your nearest shopping mall and get one for yourself. If I say that it's an investment piece, would you believe me ? Basically, this white shirt has saved me a lot of the times when I'm torn in between outfits. I'd just wear a white shirt with almost everything I own and it'll be good. 

A crisp white shirt gives this charismatic charm to the beholder. Everyone looks good in it. Bear in mind that a low quality white shirt won't last as long as a high quality one so that's why I opted from the higher end brand.

Tips : White shirt is a versatile piece. Pair it with a fitted blazer with a trouser, you're good to go to the meeting. Don't feel like wearing a formal attire ? Well, wear a white shirt and pair it with your blue denim shorts and slip on those loafers you have and you're good to go to the bar.

Essential Numero Tres : Biker Jacket

Biker jacket and Blankologie can never be separated. I have forgotten how I fell in love with biker jacket but as far as I know, it is an essential in everyone's wardrobe. Yes, I have to admit that currently I own faux leather biker jackets but stay tuned, I will purchase a genuine leather biker jacket because I know that it is an investment piece.

A biker jacket gives you that edgy look to a plain outfit. I cannot remember how many times I received compliments from strangers just because I was wearing a biker jacket. Believe me, my outfit was as basic as you could imagine but when I pair it with my biker jacket, it's as if the world changes in a blink of an eye. 

Tips : Going for a date night out ? Well, wear that black denim shirt you have keeping for a special occasion with a soft and buttery leather biker jacket and you're good to go. What ? You have an casual event to attend ? Worry not, just throw a biker jacket on and you're basically good to go.

Essential Numero Cuatro : Leather Shoes

I have always wanted to purchase a high quality leather shoe that will last long and I have found it around this time last year. I never regret purchasing a leather shoe because I have been wearing them for both formal and casual outfit. The best part is that my leather shoe has become a conversation starter !

A dressier shoe will give a psychological impact towards people you meet. It sparks the elegant, charismatic and professional charm into you. A high quality leather shoe will last for years and it can be paired with almost any outfit that you can think of. My advise is that go and purchase a good quality leather shoe because it is an investment for you and your appearance.

Tips : Choose a neutral toned leather shoe. A black or brown will definitely fit to most of your outfit. You can definitely wear a full formal attire and chuck on your leather shoes or you can even just wear your plain white tee with a denim short and wear it with your leather shoe, it works anyways.

Essential Numero Cinco : Sunglasses

Sunglasses have saved my life a lot of the times. Whenever I have a bad day, I'll just put on my sunglasses and it has made my day 100 times better. Some sunglasses gave me this charismatic vibe while some just simply give me the protection from the sun rays - and those people who talked behind my back - which I really need. 

If you'd ask me, I'd say that you don't really need to buy those expensive designer sunglasses because a normal Zara sunglasses does the same job as the luxury ones. If you can invest in a luxury sunglasses, go ahead because it will last long. If you can't then don't worry, there are a lot of other options out there for you.

Tips : Wear a plain black sunglasses if your outfit has a lot of prints so that your outfit will pop out more. If you're wearing a plain monochromatic outfit, then I'd suggest for you to wear a designed sunglasses such as tortoiseshell sunglasses or floral sunglasses or any thing that is not plain colour. It will definitely add the spice to your outfit.



  1. Omg I follow you on Instagram and since I loved your style I went on here check out your blog , its amazing , I love everything , the post and aesthetic!!
    Xo , Sabi

    1. Awh, thank you Sabrina, it really means a lot to me. I love your aesthetic in your Instagram as well :)



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