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16 Must-Have Fashion Pieces To Add To Your Summer Wardrobe

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When a new season calls for fresh wardrobe pieces, you know resistance is futile. So, we’ve done the sourcing and listed down chic fashion finds for you. All you gotta do is shop!

1. Chic sandals that make you taller

We love a multi-purpose fashion find. Not only do sandals free your feet in this summer heat, but these picks also make you a few inches taller—and that's never a bad thing!

Styles to shop: A nude, multi-strap pair from Toni Pons Manila or this one with a bright, perf-for-summer Yakan weave from Tingi-Tingi.


2. Earrings you can take from the city to the beach

If for you, summer means a break from your office-appropriate jacket, it might also mean taking off your pearl studs—in exchange for these colorful pairs!

Styles to shop: A hand-crocheted pink and orange pair from Malaya MNL, or a beautifully beaded design from Boho Manila.

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3. A new summer piece to commemorate all your summer '19 memories

If you're the type who buys a new swimsuit every summer (which isn't exactly necessary, unless your size changed), why not try purchasing a new summer item that you can wear to the city too, or even beyond the season (just change the styling)?

Styles to shop: Check out Liwayway’s batik pants that you can wear over your bikini at the beach or a plain white tee in the city. This super unique summer dress with seafoam shoulder tie straps from Pearl Clothing is also TDF!


4. A beach-ready bag that's functional and fashionable

Carry your swim essentials in style. When your regular bags are too pretty (and expensive) to put down on the sand, and you also don't want to settle with non-stylish options, find an in-between.

Styles to shop: A citrus green and white bayong from Tingi-Tingi deserves to be seen beyond the palengke, or upgrade your style with this cute fringe woven bag from ByHand.

5. Sunglasses for style and sun protection

Yes, it has to be both. With the sun madly glaring at us these days, it's only right that you purchase a pair that really protects your eyes without sacrificing style! Also remember: less squinting, fewer wrinkles.

Styles to shop: These geometric framed pairs from Baobab Eyewear, or try retro-looking sunnies from Nicole Syjuco.


6. Chic, Instagrammable beach hats!

You've slathered on SPF, and you've got a pair of sunglasses on, too. Is there still a need for a hat? Of course! A summer hat isn't worn only for the 'gram but to protect your often forgotten scalp.

Styles to shop: Get yourself this enormous hat to cover more than your face, or these pretty ones with ribbon bands from The Travellers Boutique.

7. Cover-ups that double as new outfits

As much as possible, shop cover-ups that turn into new OOTDs. A pair of shorts or a dress can do the trick! You can comfortably wear it for hours, post-swim, for afternoon snacks, or even to dinner by the beach.

Styles to shop: Cute shorts from Float Swimwear or this reversible dress cover-up from Coral Swimwear.


8. Pretty, multi-purpose beach mats

You might be one of those who often forgets to bring a beach mat with you (don't even think of sitting on your tsinelas!), assuming you can get away without one. But a beach mat is honestly one of the most functional and important things to bring with you on vacation.

Styles to shop: This pink gradient colored-one from Locano (that you can double as a blanket while on a freezing cold provincial bus en route to the beach!), or this Sora blanket that you can use to cover beach chairs that have become too hot to sit on.

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