Manila. The city where I was born. Sometimes it can get really toxic–and when it does, I always feel the need to venture somewhere far. I am lucky to be able to travel, meet new people, experience different culture and gain new perspectives. But then, I also can’t help but compare it to my own country. In the end, I keep coming back to Manila (as the popular song goes). There is simply no place like Manila. Love it or hate it, this is home.
As the buildings in Manila get higher and higher, our personal ambitions for growth and advancement seem to rise with them. We are lucky to live in a generation wherein we have a voice, a platform wherein we can share and promote what we love, connect and collaborate with people around the world. The world as we know it is not round, it is a flat world. With the internet, we all have equal opportunities. Today, we millennials are refreshingly different. We are curious. Fascinated by the world around us. And filled with a passion for adventure. We want to create our own lifestyles in our own world, not merely climb to the top of someone else’s. We are part of culture, as we create the culture. We are urban creators.
The Lee Refresh The City campaign features people who go out of their way to nurture their city, its people and their ideas. I am thrilled to be a part of the Lee #RefreshTheCity campaign and you could be too. Here’s how:
- Post any photo or video on Instagram about how you plan to #RefreshTheCity with Lee.
- Tag me (@davidguison) and Lee Jeans (@leejeansphils) so we can see all your entries.
- Make sure you include the following hashtags: #RefreshTheCity #LeexDGMNL #LeeJeansPH
Winner Prize: Php5,000 worth of gift certificates from Lee + Denimite + Bookniture
Runners-up: 10 winners of Denimite
Scroll down below to see how I refresh my style in Manila with my favorite pieces from Lee Jeans. I came up with 3 different looks that are appropriate for every millennial’s lifestyle. Spread the love and let’s all take just a few moments to thank the city we live in. Can’t wait to see your entries!
LOOK 2: MEETINGS/EVENTS KIND OF DAY
Lee Jeans is the perfect accompaniment to stand up to the city’s harsh humidity. One minute it’s raining, the next it would be scorching hot. The denim keeps me comfortable, allowing me to remain focused on the things that I have to do–especially when it incorporates intricacies such as jade powder yarn, which creates a wonderful cooling effect. If it suddenly becomes too hot, just remove your denim jacket and you still look put-together!
We are part of culture, as we create the culture.
LOOK 3: RUNNING ERRANDS
Now this is my favorite look from the 3. When it’s not suitable to rock a denim jacket, opt for this light denim button down. It looks great when paired with a pair of jeans that are slightly distressed and is one wash darker than the top. This look is for running errands, meeting up for lunch with a friend or a trip to the mall, this look can be versatile as you can dress it up or dress it down. For this look, I used a canvas bag and a pair of espadrilles to keep it casual.