When summer rolls along each year, you can bet that celebrities will be donning their most festive frocks, fresh linens, printed separates, and of course, fun swimwear. It’s a lot of ground to cover, but if there’s one celebrity who consistently nails summer style each and every time, it has to be Kathryn Bernardo. The 24-year-old actress is often seen wearing casual looks elevated with the current designer accessory du jour. If she’s not at work or having fun in the metro, she’s traveling and discovering new places abroad in edgy ensembles. Here, we look back at some of her most memorable summer outfits to celebrate her effortless style.
1. White halter dress
Kathryn embraced Napa Valley’s sunny weather in a white backless halter dress topped with a Panama hat—a fearlessly fun combo to beat the heat. She completed the look with her favorite designer bag, a Louis Vuitton Petite Malle, which was given to her by beau Daniel Padilla.
2. Denim cutoffs and a light blazer
An oversized blazer and baggy trousers is one of Kathryn’s go-to outfits. When temperatures rise, she tweaks this look to make it more summer-appropriate by opting for denim cutoffs and a lighter blazer, instead.
3. Bralette and lounge pants
When Kathryn is having some seaside fun, she keeps her outfits easy and simple, and that’s exactly the secret to her effortless style. Here, she pairs a bralette with what appears to be linen lounge pants. When it comes to accessories, Kath keeps it minimal with a pair of dark sunglasses and a few bracelets.
4. Boxy white T-shirt with pleated trousers
Remember when we gushed about Kathryn and Daniel's cool twinning look? The two went for a shirt-and-trousers combo for a chill day out, and even matched their sunnies, too! A closer look at Kathryn's ensemble will show you a Lady Dior handbag and sleek white open-toed pumps that elevated her casual look. Let this be your no-fail peg for styling a basic white tee!
5. All-black travel OOTD
For her trip to Italy last year, Kathryn shared in one of her YouTube vlogs that she goes for pieces that are easy to mix and match, like long-sleeved tops and long skirts in dark neutrals. Here, she flaunts an all-black look made even cooler with Dr. Martens and a wide brim hat. If you haven't noticed yet, Kathryn isn't averse to trying out different kinds of hats during her trips!
6. Summery checkered day dress
Kathryn’s trip to Morocco was filled with richly hued outfits, like this yellow checkered day dress that she matched with easygoing sandals, and her favorite Louis Vuitton crossbody bag. We love how she incorporated rustic elements through her earrings and anklet—it just screams 'summer'!
7. White jumpsuit with colorful accessories
In the same Moroccan trip, Kathryn was quick to pick up the place’s energy and this manifested in her outfit choices. Here, she opted for an adventure-ready jumpsuit, which she accented with a printed headscarf and blue bag—the colors totally complemented the turquoise skies and pink-tinged landscape!
8. Ruffled tiered dress
Packing a ruffled, tiered dress may be out of the question for most people because of practicality, but Kathryn doesn't seem to mind giving her sartorial leanings some suitcase space. Although she has revealed that comfort is something she obviously considers when curating a wardrobe, she’s not one to pass up on a little fun—or a lot—of fun. Here, Kath looks stunning in a bright melon frock that we can imagine looks even more amazing in motion. Perfect for a night of dancing or a lovely walk to watch the setting sun!
9. White tank and paperbag-waisted trousers
Ahhh, the Santa Monica Pier. The place conjures up images of cotton candy and carnival games. Sartorially speaking, it reminds us of bright neon, denim cutoffs, and itty bitty tops. Well, leave it to Kathryn to go for something unexpected. On a day trip to the pier, she chose—drumroll, please—paperbag-waisted trousers, a white tank, and a Gucci Sylvie shoulder bag. A dramatic OOTD that turned heads for sure!
10. All-black beach OOTD
By now, you’ve probably noticed how much of a chameleon Kathryn really is. One day, she's wearing sweet, summery dresses, and then she slips into something edgier and androgynous the next. This beach photo definitely captures that flexible fashion sense. Here, she dons a black lace cover-up on top of a maillot and finishes the look with cool mirror sunnies.