The sweltering summer heat makes it a huge challenge to dress nicely. You may be tempted to wear a tank top with a pair of shorts and call it a day. But on days when you have to look presentable for work or gatherings, the said combo just won't do! Below, we've curated five easy outfit pairings you can wear to survive the hot weather!
1. Asymmetric top + shorts
Put a new twist to showing of your shoulders by wearing an asymmetric top instead. Popularized in the '80s, this silhouette will easily let you hop on the emerging trend we've been eyeing on the runway.
IMAGE Bershka, Mango
Bershka Asymmetric poplin T-shirt with floral print, P1395, Glorietta 2; Mango Buttoned silk shorts, P4995, TriNoma
2. Tunic + denim
Breezy tops are easy to pair with anything denim to make the look more casual. If you find your tunic dress too short to be worn on its own, layer it with a frayed denim skirt or jeans.
Zara Tunic with hip details, P1495, denim skirt, P2295, Glorietta 3
3. Shirt dress + waist-cincher
For a dressier event, wear a long version of your favorite white button-down shirt and accentuate your shape by wearing a statement belt or decorative corset. Keep the palette in refreshing colors to look and feel breezy. Plus, slipping into light-toned clothes will help stave off the heat as darker colors absorb more light.
IMAGE H&M, Stradivarius
H&M Long Shirt, P1990, SM Makati; Stradivarius Denim corset with eyelets, P895, SM Megamall
4. Tee + skirt
A graphic tee paired with a shredded denim skirt is best worn for casual night outs! Resist the temptation of wearing denim cut-offs or Daisy Dukes. Upgrade to a denim skirt and earn style points without compromising comfort.
IMAGE H&M, Pull & Bear
H&M Graphic tee, P899, SM Megamall; Pull & Bear Denim skirt with ruffled hem, P1795, SM Aura
5. Blazer + shorts
Dress up a pair of shorts with a lightweight check blazer. Just remember to choose a blazer that is longer in length than your dress shorts so it looks more like a cover up and not a stiff, uncomfortable jacket.
IMAGE Topshop, Penshoppe, Mango
Topshop Check suit jacket, P4432, Topshop.com; Mango Ruched detail top, P1495, Greenbelt 5; Penshoppe Paper bag shorts, P699, UP Town Center