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.
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.
Topshop camisole, SM Aura
Sfera jeans, SM Makati
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.
Dorothy Perkins dress, SM Mega Fashion Hall
Bershka pleated skirt, P1395, SM Mega Fashion Hall
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!
H&M turtleneck, P899, SM Mega Fashion Hall
River Island paper bag waist shorts, SM Aura
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.
IMAGE Vero Moda
Vero Moda top, Greenbelt 5
Pull & Bear midi slip dress, P1795, SM Mega Fashion Hall
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.
Forever 21 leather bandeau, P1099, SM Megamall
Mango culottes, P2995, Power Plant Mall
Stradivarius slip-on sneakers, P1990, Shangri-la Plaza Mall