Whether you’re planning to take a day trip to the nearest beach or jet off to your favorite tropical destination for a whole week, a bag of chic ensembles to wear is a must. And with every chic ensemble should come an accessory that adds personality to your look. Be it a pair of sunglasses or a stack of bracelets, but our favorite way to elevate our summer outfits is to top it off with a stylish hat. Bloggers like Nicole Andersson, Laureen Uy, and Patricia Prieto seem to agree too. Their favorite style? The classic Panama hat. Its wide brim and straw-like material makes it perfect for summer and versatile enough to go with almost any outfit.
If you’re not sure how to style the panama hat, take cues from the most stylish set of bloggers in Manila who have made the piece a vacation must-have.
Photo via @nicole_andersson
Match it with another on-trend piece this season just like Nicole Andersson. The off-shoulder top is the perfect way to keep cool this summer.
Photo via @laureenmuy
There are really only two things you need to wear on a boat: your bikini and a panama hat to keep you from squinting during your sunbathing session. Right, Laureen Uy?
Photo via @kryzzzi
If you’re looking for a cozy outfit to wear around the hotel, try a cute tube top and a pair of loose trousers to go with your hat à la Kryz Uy.
Photo via @patriciaprieto
We love how Patricia Prieto put an edgy twist to the sundress. Wear it with an equally cool pair of shades to complete your outfit.
Photo via @kimcamjones
Kim Jones can do no wrong when it comes to summer style. We’d grab this whole outfit if we could!
Photo via @mari_jasmn
Just like Kim, Mari Jasmine loves to wear denim on the beach. We’d totally wear this outfit in the city too!
Photo via @itscamilleco
If you’re lazy to put together a cute outfit, look for co-ords like Camille Co to make beach dressing a breeze.
If you’re like us, high-street fashion fills up about three-fourths of our closets. The remaining space is reserved for those ready-to-wear designer pieces we just have to buy. The recent Manila Fashion Festival Fall/Winter 2016 was justthe place to do some pre-shopping for an updated wardrobe next season. And after every show, we just couldn’t help but wish we could grab our favorite pieces straight off the runway! But luckily for us, the geniuses behind Manila Fashion festival teamed up with Zalora— the country’s leading online fashion destination— to bring runway looks straight to us. So no more waiting for next season to visit our favorite designers’ ateliers, just scrolling down on our screens to find a new addition to our closets.
From sophisticated and sexy by Mark Bumgarner to sweet and feminine by Gabbie Serenas, check out 30 chic looks you’ll want to pre-order!