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How to Wear Sweaters Without Actually Sweating

The weather can be fickle, so here’s how to keep your cool.

No one can deny the cozy (not to mention, comfy) appeal sweaters have. While you wish you could sport them all year round, the tropical clime is a big reason why it isn’t an option. Lucky for you, the -ber months make the heat a little more bearable for your sweater OOTDs. Below, we’ve rounded up some cool tops from Marks & Spencer's Knitwear collection that are perfect for your tropical weather-friendly sweater looks—and you can easily wear them whatever the occasion.

Comfortably Casual

Knitwear, P2,950

If you’re heading to a chill coffee sesh with your best girl friends, opt for this sweater-and-jeans combo for a casual vibe. Grab your favorite sweater (avoid one made with a fabric that traps heat, like wool or cashmere) and pair it with mom jeans and sneakers. Finish the look with a pair of statement earrings for extra flair.  

Office Chic

Knitwear, P4,450

A chunky sweater helps add cozy vibes to any look, even for the office. Wear a thick, chunky piece with a skirt to keep things cool and breezy. After all, with such a warm top, it helps to keep yourself well-ventilated by keeping your legs bare.

Nighttime Soiree

Knitwear, P1,950

Wearing a slinky party dress might be difficult with the slight drop in temperature, but the solution is easy: If you’re looking forward to an evening with your closest friends, grab a cocktail dress and pair it with a lightweight turtleneck. It will help keep you warm enough from the cool night air, but not too warm so you can still dance without breaking a sweat.

Out for Brunch

Knitwear, P2,950

A daytime event requires a little less glitz and a lot more flair. For this feminine daytime look, team a light-colored sweater with your favorite skirt and slip on a pair of boots. Forego chunky accessories (like bib necklaces and bangles) to help stave off the heat, and opt for a pair of dangling earrings instead.

Perfectly Polished

Knitwear, P3,450

Noche buena with the family? Look sophisticated with a pair of high-waist trousers and brightly patterned turtleneck. If you’re worried about feeling too warm, here’s a tip: If you’re sensing a little drizzle (and cooler weather through the night), break out the thicker knits. But if it isn’t raining, wear a pair of sandals or any well-ventilated pair of shoes, then skip the cute mini backpack (which has the tendency to trap heat) in favor of a small crossbody bag.

All listed items listed can be found at Marks & Spencer in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Estancia at Capitol Commons, SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, Powerplant Mall, Central Square Mall, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, Robinsons Place Manila, Trinoma, SM North Edsa - The Block, Ayala Center Cebu, Abreeza Davao, and SM Lanang Premier. Visit the Marks & Spencer Philippines website and Facebook page for more details.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Marks & Spencer.

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