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Love Our Own, Shop Local

Just like every student on a budget, we know you’re also constantly on the lookout for affordable items and fashionable finds to fill your wardrobe. But with expensive international clothing lines popping stores all over our shopping malls, how do we stay smart with our cash and spending?

It’s true that it’s easy to get caught up on branded tags, but it pays more to take a step back and consider blowing your money on more affordable pieces. And just so you know, our country is home to talented artisans and passionate entrepreneurs who retail on locally made apparel that are also budget friendly.

So if you wish to keep up with the trends without sacrificing your savings, check out these local labels on Instagram (or visit their pop up stores) for must-cop casual and classy pieces.

As seen on local celebs and social media influencers, you guys can be effortlessly fashionable in casual or formal days with button down polos, striped shirts, shorts, and trousers in a wide assortment of printed and plain colors from PASADYA and HOVERMEN. (Price range:

Girls, show your Pinay Pride and shop really cheap but classic and chic wardrobe staples ranging from dresses, blouses, skirts, denims, and lots of pretty finds from STYLESTUNNER and JUKAYKAY. (Price range: PhP150-P600)

With these homegrown brands in mind, there's a good chance you can put together your own version of hip and trendy #OOTDs without blowing up your wallet. PS: They ship nationwide!