Summer is here and we know you’ve already got a lot of sunny trips to the beach planned ahead. Whether you’re heading to an exotic destination out of the country or to one of our pristine local beaches, you’ll surely need a few shore side essentials to bring along. Luckily, we’re here to give you a hand as you pack your suitcase. Here’s a list of summer accessories for your next beach trip!
It’s no secret that a proper pair of sunglasses is absolutely essential. They’re not only for topping off a fabulous summer look, but also to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Here are our picks that are both functional and stylish at the same time.
Here's something for the girly-girl who likes to keep it glam by the beach! The lenses are tinted in the prettiest shade of pink, while the gold hardware adds the perfect touch of luxe.
The Prince, P5899, LE SPECS, Zalora.com.ph
Take a futuristic approach with these extra large, frameless sunglasses. This pair is a transitional piece that will look good with your bathing suit and with your everyday city outfits.
Ace, SUNNIES STUDIOS, P499, SM North EDSA
A fresh take on a favorite, these shades are the little sister of your classic Rayban Aviators, with gradient tinted lenses and golden frames that give it a chic spin.
Youngster, P9000, RAY-BAN, Eye Society, One Bonifacio High Street Mall
You can’t go wrong with classics. This version of the well-loved Aviator is slightly larger in size but definitely equal in cool factor.
Aviators, P9000, RAY-BAN, Eye Society, SM Aura
Flirty meets edgy in these cat eye sunnies. The feminine shape is toughened up perfectly with the strong brow bone, metal frame, and dark color scheme–a perfect level up to your sweet cat-eyes.
All Night Sunglasses, P4349, QUAY AUSTRALIA, Zalora.com.ph
Here's a new take on your gigantic sunnies just like Rachel Zoe does it. The unique curves of the frame will make you stand out.
Midnight Kiss, P3749, QUAY AUSTRALIA, Zalora.com.ph
Every woman needs an unconventional pair of sunglasses that’s a little bit more on the adventurous side. This pair is definitely out-of-the-ordinary with thick, transparent frames and golden accents.
Fox, P2500, PRIVE REVAUX, priverevaux.ph
This pair comes with a beautiful pink gradient that will surely feed your feminine side, but what takes the cake is its luxurious accent that comes in gold rivets that go all around the lens. So chic!
Sixth Man, P2500, PRIVE REVAUX, priverevaux.ph
Another edged-out version of the classic cat-eye, this pair is oversized which can flatter most face shapes. It comes in a cool transparent frame, too.
Nora, P599, LILY AND JONES, Bratpack Robinsons Magnolia
Retro-inspired sunglasses get a modern spin with dark tinted lenses and deep cherry red frames. Get into the character of an old Hollywood actress and wear this with a silky headscarf.
Thick-rimmed sunnies, P12,200, BURBERRY, Eye Society, Shoppes at Solaire Resort & Casino
Complete every summer look with a fun topper. We’re obsessed with the huge variety available on the market ranging from bohemian picks like a straw hat, to chic ones like silky turbans. No matter what you choose, we imagine you’d look fabulous in these as you wear them by the shore to cover your head while taking that blissful afternoon siesta.
Three words: chic, chic, and chic! A straw hat in wide black and white stripes is unexpected and oh-so sophisticated!
Astra Buri hat, P895, SEEK THE UNIQ
Whether you’re going to the French Riviera or daydreaming about it, this straw hat is what you need. The beautiful black ribbon that wraps around your face will look tres chic with your favorite maillot.
Straw hat, P1490, MANGO, Robinsons Magnolia
A beach classic with a teal touch, this straw hat with fringe details is finished off with a delightful teal grosgrain ribbon.
Orcasitas Straw hat, P1920, SEEK THE UNIQ
Your mermaid fantasies will finally come true thanks to this adorable pin set. The seashell and pearl motifs, plus the aquamarine and gold color scheme will have even Ariel envious.
Sage mermaid set, P295, FROST
We’re in love with the marine-inspired patterns on this chic turban. Use this to top off some loose beach waves and you’ll look like a summer goddess.
Ken Samudio X Feanne Hontiveros' Sea Garden headpiece in Porcelain, price unavailable, MATTHEW AND MELKA
If you don’t want to fully commit to a turban, a head wrap is just a chic. This comes with a knotted front detail that adds a unique touch.
Frieda Headwrap, price unavailable, MATTHEW AND MELKA
A summer-ready bag is just the thing to top off every beach get-up. Not only does it add personality to your look, it will also serve as something practical to lug around the whole day. Where else can you store your favorite beachside read? We love ones made with woven materials or lightweight fabrics. See our picks here:
Here's a canvas tote roomy enough to fit your beach-side necessities. It’s finished with cheeky tropical details and a chic leather handle.
Best day ever bag, P999, STYLE CAT, shopstylecat.com
Check out this tiny woven bag in the most irresistible palette. It’s just the right size to store your phone, some cash, and maybe a lip balm so that you can enjoy hands-free partying all night!
Bulsa bag, price unavailable, HALOHALO STORE
Function meets fashion in the Biyahe Bag. It’s roomy enough to be used as an airplane carry-on, or even as an overnight suitcase. It’s definitely a functional travel essential that we’ll be bringing to every trip.
Biyahe bag, price unavailable, HALOHALO STORE
A bag with a tricycle motif? Now that’s definitely interesting. Go ahead and order this unique piece if you can; FYI, it's constantly sold out!
Padyak bag, price unavailable, ZARAH JUAN
A woven bag perfect for monochrome lovers, this one has a tropical feel with floral embellishments in a chic black and white palette. Plus, it comes in the most unique bucket bag shape.
Maya bucket bag, P6900, ARANAZ, SM Megamall
Upgrade your makeup pouch with a tropical touch. This woven piece comes in the perfect size to store all your beauty essentials.
Mojito pouch, P549, STYLE CAT, shopstylecat.com
Every woman needs a beach bag that’s appropriate for nighttime. Your evening clutch gets a summer flavor with this colorway that’s bright and bold!
Clutch, price unavailable, BEATRIZ ACCESSORIES
Think a woven bag that's made more refined with a structured silhouette. We love the Melasti with its rigid form and thin strap.
Melasti, P1395, FROM BLANK
Beaded bags are beach appropriate, especially when they're in a lovely apricot tone. Doesn't the color remind you of a soft sunset?
Paige tote in Apricot, P1860, BONDI STUDIOS
PVC is your best friend when you’re chilling by the pool. With water splashing all around you, no need to worry at all. This one comes with a fabulous printed pouch and a rattan handle that adds a charming touch.
Wild Things Tote, P2299, NEON ISLAND, neonislandclothing.com
Although we know you’ll be spending your days wading in the water, a pair of beach-appropriate shoes are always essential. We recommend pairs that can take you from sunny walks by the shore, to sunset cocktails by the pool bar. Here are our favorites.
Sandals that standout: These Marahuyo sandals will definitely catch everyone’s eye with their bold color palette, intricate weavings, and pompom details.
Marahuyo sandals, price unavailable, ZARAH JUAN
Sandals that instantly transport you to the beach: Don’t the colors remind you of our gorgeous white-sand shores? Plus, the intricate weaving is done by our local Albay weavers.
Camalig sandals, price unavailable, ZARAH JUAN
Shoes that can take you from the beach to the city: These leather sandals are in a beautiful white leather that works perfectly for the sand and the streets!
Timeless sandals, P2460, RENEGADE FOLK, UP Town Center
Seashells by the seashore and on your feet! These strappy sandals are laced with gorgeous seashells.
Seashell strap sandals, P2295, MANGO, Greenbelt 5
Here's a classic thong sandal upgraded with chic gold details. For ladies who like to keep it glam even by the beach, this sandal is perfect. We mean, don’t white and gold make such a fresh pairing?
Thong sandals, P2399, CHARLES & KEITH, Power Plant
If you’re eager to toughen up your shoe choices, why not opt for a chunky sandal instead? It’s as simple and straightforward as a regular shoe, but in a silhouette that makes it look striking.
Velcro sandals, P2699, CHARLES & KEITH, Greenbelt 5
It's a classic...need we say more? This pair even comes in a stylish patent leather finish and in the shade of a timeless sandy brown.
Arizona sandals, P5450, BIRKENSTOCK, UP Town Center
These cheery flip-flops will definitely put you in a cheery summer mood. This Havaianas pair is in collaboration with Neon Island, and it comes with thin gold straps and a playful tropical print.
Printed Slippers, P1499, HAVAIANAS, Glorietta 3
For girls who are on the sportier side, these embossed slides are just the thing. They come in such a chic colorway, too!
Slides, P2349, IVY PARK, Zalora.com.ph
When it comes to summer scarves, the possibilities are endless. You can use them for anything—be it as an added accessory to your woven bag or for tying around your chest as a sexy blouse. However you decide to use it, it will surely be a playful touch of personality to your look. You can choose a luxurious silk scarf or a breezy, lightweight one.
Consider this one a breezy LBD’s best friend. Tie a knot around your neck to add a touch of flare to a simple dress.
Floral printed scarf, P1295, MANGO, Robinsons Place Manila
What to do with a large silk scarf? The possibilities are endless. Fold this up to make a headscarf, tie it around your waist to make a draped sarong, or even lay it out on the sand as a fabulous beach blanket.
Scarf, P1499, KAMISETA, Glorietta 4
The soft palette of this scarf makes it perfect for a summer day. Plus, the illustrations of women bathing by the river makes you want to do just that!
Wash, P2000, STRANGE MERCY, strange-mercy.com
This scarf's design is reminiscent of childhood Filipino games. No wonder it totally tugs on our heartstrings!
Laro scarf, P3350, JIM WEAVER, jimweaverdesigns.com
Something as tiny as this scarf can actually add so much chicness to your look. Tie it around your wrist as a summery bracelet, or on your woven beach bag to personalize it.
Mango tango mini scarf, P950, JIM WEAVER, jimweaverdesigns.com
Summer definitely doesn’t mean dialing down on the jewelry. Even when you’re by the beach, you can still accessorize as much as you want. We love to mix and match large colorful jewelry with dresses, and gold pieces with bikinis.
What’s a better way to accessorize when you’re by the beach than with pearls? This freshwater pearl is so dainty and graceful against a thin gold chain
Hasu bracelet, P1480, OMII, omii.ph
Anklets are often overlooked. But when you’re barefoot by the beach, it makes such a beautiful little detail. This one is an elevated version of a regular anklet, with a mix of chains that create a unique touch.
Mixed chain anklet, P5290, MODERN MYTH LABEL, modernmythlabel.com
There’s something enthralling about irregularly shaped jewelry. The curves on this gold ring will remind you of waves by the shore—fluid and ever-changing.
Fluid ring, P2300, MODERN MYTH LABEL, modernmythlabel.com
A chunky charm bracelet is all you need to upgrade your no-fuss summer outfit to the beach.
Out of This World Toggle Bracelet, P3106, WANDERLUST + CO, wanderlustandco.com
This beaded pair is absolutely dazzling! Doesn't it just remind you of the mesmerizing deep blue ocean?
Beaded Earrings, price unavailable, BYMYEYE
When pearls and gold go together, they make for an effortlessly sophisticated combination. An earring like this can be worn when you’re dressed down for a daytrip to the beach, or when you’re dressed up for an evening affair.
Island baroque earrings, P4960, NAMI, nami.ph
Don’t you love how tropical elements can be taken to the next level with unexpected materials? The star of the show is the large green orchid made with gorgeous green leather material and topped off with little beads.
Leather Orchid Earrings, price unavailable, FARRAH ABU
One of the things that make statement earrings interesting is the mix of materials used to create it. This pair has a variation of beads that give a beautifully cool oceanic color palette.
Blue tassel earrings, P4500, ARANAZ, Power Plant Mall
Reminiscent of '90s chokers, this one is literally beach-ready as it is made with seashells. We’re obsessed with that single gilded seashell in the middle that makes for a striking yet subtle accent.
Shell necklace, P1295, MANGO, Greenbelt 5