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5 Ways to Wear a Coat in the Tropics

Look hot, no sweat!
5 Ways to Wear a Coat in the Tropics
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ILLUSTRATOR Gab Gutierrez
Look hot, no sweat!

Chances are you've got a lonely pile of heavy outerwear gathering dust in your closet, waiting to see the light of day again since your last cold-weather jaunt. Before you send them to the back of your wardrobe, let us convince you that there is definitely a way to style a coat even in our tropical climes. Below, five foolproof formulas to incorporate it into your daily look.

THE COAT

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Zara coat, P3995, Greenbelt 5

LOOK 1: Velvet camisole + cropped denim flares + block-heeled loafer mules

The slip top and jeans combo make a vibrant, textured, and summer-ready pairing perfect for tucking beneath an otherwise sombre coat.

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Topshop camisole, SM Aura

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Sfera jeans, SM Makati

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Dorateymour mules, net-a-porter.com

LOOK 2: V-neck knit dress + pleated mini + stiletto sandals

Styling tip: Wear the gold mini under your ribbed dress! Let its pleated hem peek out for a makeshift ruffle detail that gleams as you strut.

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Dorothy Perkins dress, SM Mega Fashion Hall

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Bershka pleated skirt, P1395, SM Mega Fashion Hall

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Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals, SM Aura

LOOK 3: Black turtleneck + paper bag waist shorts + mary janes

Keep temperatures down by choosing a thin cotton turtleneck instead of a chunky knit. The ruched waist and ribboned flats add feminine flair!

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H&M turtleneck, P899, SM Mega Fashion Hall

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River Island paper bag waist shorts, SM Aura

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Zara flats, P3995, Greenbelt 5

LOOK 4: Ruffled linen top + midi slip dress + brogues

The key to not overheating is keeping your fabrics light and your prints dainty. Layer a floral midi dress over a breathy ruffled top, then pair with some masculine brogues for contrast.

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Vero Moda top, Greenbelt 5

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Pull & Bear midi slip dress, P1795, SM Mega Fashion Hall

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Alexander Wang Matilda shoe, $687, net-a-porter.com

LOOK 5: Bandeau + culottes  + slip-on sneakers

A coat is the perfect solution to balance out a hubadera ensemble! Tailored, grid-print culottes and knotted kicks make sure you step out looking classy.

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Forever 21 leather bandeau, P1099, SM Megamall

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Mango culottes, P2995, Power Plant Mall

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Stradivarius slip-on sneakers, P1990, Shangri-la Plaza Mall

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