Summer’s going all out, and so should you when it comes to your OOTDs for the season. Gather inspiration from our favorite designers and summer must-haves to make sure your ensembles are always on point, regardless of the occasion and time of day.
Thin stripes, wide stripes, colorful stripes! Stripes are Old Navy’s ode to one of summer’s best design inspirations — everything nautical. The best part is they dress stripes up this year, adding applique, lace, trendy texts, ’70s and neon detailing for a pop of color. Layer away with the other season’s staples like cardigans, solid color collared shirts, denim jackets and light parkas and you’re good to go!
Josie Natori makes free-flowing pieces attractive and sexy by tastefully showing off a woman’s best assets while still leaving something to the imagination of her admirers. Kimono dresses rule the day with Natori and they’re great for beach cover ups and can even be worn as dresses on their own on extra sunny days. Thanks to their airy construction and bold patterns and colors, dressing comfortably while still looking chic has never been easier.
Max & Co.
Who said Bohemian style was only for music festival goers? This popular “more is more” trend that emphasizes a riot of textures, colors, prints and accessories in one outfit gets a cleaner and more mature makeover with Max & Co. These pieces are very much appropriate for the office, Sunday brunch or even picnicking in the afternoon, but still retain Bohemian style’s playfulness and youthfulness. Pick something out from this collection or create an entire ensemble and you’re sure to elicit reactions from fashionistas who know how to spot an eye-catching piece when they see one.
What’s an outfit without a defining accessory? Jimmy Choo’s got you covered in that department and doesn’t disappoint in terms of eye-catching accessories. The luxury label’s summer purse lineup shows that big things can come in small packages with their unique clutches that breathe new life into every look. They may be petite, but their designs are larger than life and easily take your outfits from day to night.
Ethereal and fairy-like are what describe Tadashi Shoji’s line of dressy cocktail dresses and evening wear for this summer. He chose colors and light-reflecting details that make the wearer look like she’s glowing from the inside out, creating pieces that you’re sure Glinda, the good witch from Wicked, or Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings would love to wear! Plus, the fact that many of his dresses can be worn to different events (weddings, business formals and all sorts of anniversaries come to mind) and come in colors like dove gray, taupe, slate and even white that look lovely all year round is a bonus!
Dune’s summer footwear collection for ladies is ultra feminine and dainty. When you’re feeling as girly as the flowers that bloom big and bright in the summer, their footwear (and handbags, purses and clutches to match) should be top of mind. Pastel blues and pinks that come in leather, suede and bejeweled designs are aplenty, while tans, beiges and creams are this London brand’s collection’s neutral of choice.
Gap reincarnates good old denim into trendy lightweight shirts, ankle-hugging joggers, midi skirts and acid wash jeans this time around. Know that Gap’s pieces are casual wardrobe staples so they never go out of style and are very versatile, making every purchase worth the price tag! For your summer road trip, casual Fridays at the office and pretty much every summer activity you can think of, Gap’s summer 2017 denim collection is sure to have something to suit your style.
Ricardo Preto shows ladies that relaxed dressing doesn’t have to mean frumpy and undone. His loose-fitting pieces are made classy by clean lines and uncluttered designs and are great for Manila’s tropical climates (not just the summer!), making them instant hits for Filipinas who want to look put together and polished, regardless of what the heat index says. This collection packs a lot of solid-colored dresses, coordinates, blouses, shorts and colouttes so accessorize and mix and match to your heart’s content!
(cover photo from Tommy Hilfiger)