The holidays are the perfect opportunity (or excuse!) to shop for exciting new tops. Since many of us will likely be celebrating over video call, we definitely need to look spectacular from the waist up. Plus, having a repertoire of idiosyncratic tops can dramatically upgrade your wardrobe—you could be a jeans-everyday kind of person yet still deliver unexpected, one of a kind OOTDs every time!
To get you started, we’ve curated a shopping list below, mainly consisting of picks from local brands and designers. Scroll on for a mix of trendy, quirky, and minimalist tops that’ll help you nail a festive OOTD.
Shop These 13 Holiday Tops for Ladies:
1. Sheer Tops
Who can turn down sheer shirts and blouses? They’re perfect for girls who love dainty outfits, wearing bralettes, or those who just like sprucing up an outfit with interesting textures. You can wear a sweater vest over one, or allow a bralette to peek out from underneath. In case you need tips on how to style them, check out our guide here.
Sheer Button Down
Dandelion Button-Down in Green, P1,499, NEON ISLAND, neon-island.myshopify.com
Sheer Sleeveless Blouse
Sheer Fiona Top, P1,190, PAOLO MIGUEL, paolomigueldesigns.com
2. Modern Filipiniana
You don’t have to travel far to nab a sophisticated look—just tap into your heritage. The modern Filipiniana is steadily on the rise; terno-inspired blouses and dresses aren’t just for galas and other themed events anymore, but are becoming a viable style to wear on the daily. They’re just so pretty and uniquely chic: You’ll totally want to start collecting them for your wardrobe. After the holidays, you could wear them again if you'll be attending a wedding.
Embellished Camisa Top
Camisa Top with Baroque Pearls, P8,250, VANIA ROMOFF, vaniaromoff.ph
Terno Harness, P9,850, MICH DULCE, michdulce.com
Terno Top with Babydoll Collar
Ryle in Black, P3,299, HOUSE OF ENCHANTÉ, instagram.com/houseofenchante
3. Neutral Crop Top
Love no-frills garb? Stick to your instincts and rock a clean, minimalist top in a neutral hue. You’ll never go wrong with a staple you’ll want to wear over and over again—consider it a great investment!
Two-Tone Piña Top
Margarita Top (Long), P2,195, ARUGA STUDIO, arugastudio.com
Contrast Trim Corset Crop Top
Scarlet Top, P5,000, ÉLAN WEAR, elan-wear.com
4. Handmade Tops
If you really want something special and singular, why not shop a handmade piece from a homegrown brand? Right now, clothing spun by hobbyists are all the rage. You can be certain that every item in their catalogue was made with love, which makes each purchase more personal. We suggest looking into adorable crochet tops, or even upcycled corsets made from flour sacks.
Crocheted Puff Sleeve Top
Cecilia Top, P1,599, CORA AND CECILIA, instagram.com/coraandcecilia
Upcycled Flour Sack Corset Top
Luna Corset, P1,300, HELLO HABI, hello-habi.com
5. Printed Tops
An easy way to stand out and look festive is to don prints. Since they come in virtually every design, you’ll definitely find something that suits your taste—you could go for animal prints, the trendy checkerboard print, or even demure designs like the ones below. If you’re feeling extra bold, feel free to
Dainty Printed Square Neck Top
Sun and Sky, P2,500, ISSA THE BRAND, issathebrand.co
6. Eye-Catching Toppers
Another solid way to upgrade your holiday outfit is to don creative layers. While we may not be able to stack knits and coats like those experiencing the winter season, we do have our tropic-friendly alternatives. Think handcrafted aprons, ribbons, and one-of-a-kind pinafores. You can just wear your fave shirt, sweater, or dress underneath.
Flower and Ribbon Apron
Hindrika Bouquet 7, P14,500, GABBIE SARENAS, gabbie-sarenas.myshopify.com
Keyk Roll Cropped Pinafore, P1,500, GLORIOUS DIAS, gloriousdias.com
Preview is now on Quento! Click here to download the app for iOS and Android and enjoy more articles and videos from Preview and your favorite websites!