On the hunt for a new aesthetic? Well, you might want to consider a look that isn't "new" per se, but will definitely help you stand out in the best way. If you've never considered adapting Filipiniana attire into your style rotation, now's your chance to do so!
You may have noticed that terno sleeves and local weaves have been entering the fashion set's radar as of late, and it's not hard to see why. These traditional silhouettes and textiles are inherently regal, classy, and unique. If you've been mulling over ways to refine and spice up your wardrobe, don't hesitate to fall back on our nation's beloved garments.
Below, we've listed 11 pieces of Filipiniana attire that'll go with casual outfits, and where you can shop them. Take a look!
Casual Filipiniana Attire to Shop to Elevate Your Wardrobe
1. House of Enchante Sora PPE
The Sora PPE is a functional set that you'll want to wear on all your coffee dates. It's made of fluid-resistant microfiber fabric, not the delicate piña, which means you'll be able to move freely without fear of ruining it. You'll get to sanitize it too, which makes the perfect chic set to wear during hangouts!
Sora PPE, P2,999, HOUSE OF ENCHANTE, instagram/houseofenchante
2. Raffaella Piña Capelet
Add an elegant, traditional touch to your summer outfit. Don a piña capelet over your usual cami and jeans ensemble to instantly elevate your look. Dress it up or down with jewelry of your choosing.
Checkered Piña Capelet, P4,499.75, RAFFAELLA, kulturafilipino.com
3. Raffaella Gingham Terno Top
Women’s Inabel Terno Tops in Orange Stripe, P5,999.75, RAFFAELLA, kulturafilipino.com
4. Vinta Gallery Peekaboo Terno Top
Love the cut-out trend? Cop this terno top with a sultry triangle peephole from Vinta Gallery. Its cropped length makes it so easy to style with just about any high-waisted bottom in your wardrobe.
Peekabo Terno Top in White, $225 (approximately P11,268), VINTA GALLERY, vintagallery.com
5. Vinta Gallery Terno Harness
To ease your way into wearing traditional pieces, start with a terno add-on like this clever harness rendered in jusi fabric. Simply strap it over a casual tank top for a touch of drama.
Terno Harness (Jusi), $250, (approximately P12,520), VINTA GALLERY, vintagallery.com
6. Vinta Gallery Terno Dress
Deep-V Midi Ruffle Terno Dress, $300, (appromxiately P15,024), VINTA GALLERY, vintagallery.com
7. Vinta Gallery Crop Barong
Hop over to the menswear side! If you're already a fan of sheer fabrics and crop tops, your next buy should be this super-cute barong with a flattering straight point collar. This top also comes in a natural white shade, too, if you prefer classic colors.
Filipino Deco Crop Barong in Jusi (Bubblegum Pink), $300, (appromxiately P15,024), VINTA GALLERY, vintagallery.com
8. Mich Dulce Terno Harness
If you favor more baroque, whimsical garments, look into the work of Filipina designer Mich Dulce. Her newest launch includes this tulle and cotton terno harness with a playful peplum detail. Pair it with a mini dress and loafers for an scene-stealing look.
Terno Harness, P9,850, MICH DULCE, michdulce.com
9. Narra Studio Sampaguita Tunic
You can't go wrong with a dainty, breezy tunic. This one from Narra Studio bears sweet sampaguita embroidery, too, which adds to its distinctly Filipino spirit. Wear it with a skin-tone bandeau and a figure-hugging bias skirt or high-waisted flared jeans.
Sampaguita Tunic Blouse, $149, (approximately P7,567.67), NARRA STUDIO, narrastudio.com
10. Anthill Panyo Midi Skirt
Add this gorgeous asymmetrical skirt to your collection! It's woven from the Katarines fabric by the Mang Abel Ti Abra community of Bangued, Abra, and is reminiscent of the traditional dress seen in Fernando Amorsolo paintings.
Panyo Midi in Dark Brown-Yellow, P2,449.30, ANTHILL, anthillmarkets.com
11. Antill Saya Pants
They come in pants, too! The Saya pants merge the streamlined shape of straight-cut pants and the chic whimsy of wrap-style skirts. Woven by communities in Argao, Cebu and Bangued, Abra, the breezy, colorful fabric will surely spice up your comfiest casual OOTD.
Saya Pants in Pink, P2,399, ANTHILL, anthillmarkets.com
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