Ever think that the globetrotter feel of international cruise collections is from your reach? Well, it seems like Stylia might have had this in mind in creating their collection for the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival. The brand captures the traveler within our fashionista hearts and reimagined resort wear into something wearable for our Philippine weather. Think Riviera-style nautical dresses and caftans fit for the beach or for your daily city adventures—all in lengths and fabrics that are as stylish as they are comfortable.
For those who love a clean, neutral look, Stylia’s got sassy, striped sailor dresses with a peasant blouse touch. One look even featured a ruffled one-shoulder top matched with a sunny yellow pleated skirt. For those who prefer a more androgynous look for your city charades, well, there are classic black ensembles like a sleek slip dress with a page boy hat that Madame Coco Chanel would definitely approve of (she was the purveyor of tomboy chic!). And for those with a penchant for color, Stylia’s got caftans in whimsical painterly hues that give the cruise essential an updated vibe—who says caftans are only for ladies who lunch?
If cruise can be reimagined as all these personas, then the unapologetically flamboyant has a place in our vacation closets, too. The ensemble that encapsulated this? A fabulous, head-to-toe look splattered in a colorful abstract print topped with a shower cap-like hat for good measure. And to add a little utility, a crossbody bag to match because you’ll never know when you need to stash more than just your lipstick and phone.
In a word, Stylia’s fresh take on resort wear is a modern update to your wardrobe and it’s simple enough to be considered a classic in the long run—so you don’t have to be on vacation to wear these pieces.
Take a look at the full collection below!