10 Breezy Fashion Pieces to Get You Through the Summer Heat
These will make you look cool AND help you keep your cool!
(SPOT.ph) High summer is upon us, and with temperatures reaching up to 36°C on average, dressing up and staying comfortable throughout the day can be quite a feat. Luckily, there are a lot of local brands that offer pieces that are both stylish and breezy to help you stay sane despite the blistering summer weather. Below, we round up 10 fashion pieces that will help you keep your cool even under the sweltering heat!
Stella Top (P1,395) from Undo
The Stella top is form-fitting without actually clinging onto the skin. It’s one of those tops that you kind of just want to own in every sorbet color available! The best part is you can actually have them customize it for you in 50% or 70% linen, so you can choose whether you prefer the top to have more structure or less.
Apron Top (P2,800) from Araw the Line
Araw the Line is all about creating “tropical staples”—casual separates and jumpsuits all made with breathable fabrics like linen. The Apron is easy to dress up or dress down, depending on one’s agenda for the day. Wear it with a paper-bag skirt for more casual, laid-back days, or pair it with tailored trousers for a more polished look.
Coordinates (price available upon request) from Eustacia
Technically, these are two pieces, but they make such a cohesive visual when worn together that they seem more like two halves that make a whole. The bow on each shoulder and the cropped flare on the trousers are welcome feminine details that add contrast to the bold lines in this set of coordinates.
Stephanie Dress (P700) from Lola & Daisies
When it’s too hot to bear the thought of wearing pants, opt for a dress instead. The Stephanie Dress is for ladies who aren’t afraid to show a little bit of skin. Another plus: It has pockets!
Bonita Dress (P4,290) from Zoo Shop
In case you have beach weddings or garden receptions to attend this summer, the Bonita Dress from Zoo Shop is the perfect piece to wear. The one-shoulder neckline is an update to the past years’ bare shoulders trend, while the A-line shape allows for you to move (and get a second serving from the buffet). Choose from the variety of colors available in their online store or get in touch with them for a made-to-order piece, if your event requires a particular hue or print.
Sleeveless Coat (price available upon request) from Yong Davalos
Nothing makes an outfit look sharper than a well-fit blazer, but it’s hard to imagine wearing a long-sleeved one when it’s as hot as it is here. Thankfully, Yong Davalos has this sleeveless coat for a more summer-appropriate approach to corporate dressing. Just make sure you actually wear a crisp button-down or a top with a high neckline if you’ll be wearing this to work.
Carter Pants (P2,680) from Apartment 8
If you must wear pants, opt for one that fits a little loosely on the thighs so your legs don’t feel stifled. Avoid looking baggy by choosing a pair that tapers at the waist and the cuffs, like this one from Apartment 8.
Spring Top (P2,400) from Wear Anika
The great thing about this top is that it’s reversible, making it a versatile piece that offers a bang for your buck. Wear it with the accent details at the back for a more laidback look in the city, or wear it at the front for long nights out—you can even wear it as a cover up at the beach!
Brooke One Piece (P1,900) from Eighth Mermaid
Speaking of the beach, you can get more wear from one-piece swimsuits by pairing it with cotton trousers or culottes when you’re in the city. You can style this eye-catching piece with a short-sleeved button down if you want to cover up a little, but still keep cool throughout the day.
Chardonnay Bralette (P860) from Beetroot
Sometimes, simply changing your underwear makes the world of a difference in staying comfortable. This summer, ditch the thick padding for a cute bralette like this Chardonnay one from Beetroot. Make sure to get it in the correct band size so you still get ample support sans the constriction of underwires.