Summer is finally over—the past days' heavy rains are all you need to make it official. That said, what's a girl to do if her wardrobe's still stuck on the beach? Below, five of the sun season's most hardworking pieces and how to style them for the incoming deluge. Tip: Clever layering is key!
The '90s have clearly come back strong, and the stretchy tube top is a relic we adore updating. Even though climes suddenly aren't hot enough to wear it alone, the fun isn't over just yet! For a cool #lewk, layer yours over a half-tucked button-down and track pants like Ida Anduyan.
Shirred bandeau top, P795, TOPSHOP, SM Mall of Asia
PRINTED TANK DRESS
We love how the thin-strapped mini tank dress came in a veritable rainbow of hues and prints over the last few months! Laureen Uy's chinoiserie choice is ideal, but picnic-friendly gingham is great, too—consider turning an undone maxi shirtdress into a lightweight coat and tossing it on top. Talk about a play on lengths.
Gingham dress, P1995, TOPSHOP, SM Mall of Asia
Sweet, coquettish, flirtatious. Whatever adjective you prefer, the polka dot is happy to serve! You flaunted serious stems by the sea, but the city's downpour just might force you to cover up a little, so pair spots with a bold trouser to remind you of brighter days. Kitten-heeled pumps keep that retro vibe going.
Playsuit, P3695, TOPSHOP, SM Mall of Asia
No one ever said these totes were ocean-exclusive. Ease them into your year-round wardrobe the way Pernille Teisbaek does: with several trends in one go. Spy her boxy blazer, oversized belt buckle, pointy slides, and denim bermuda shorts. Yep, they're all en vogue.
Straw tote, P1695, TOPSHOP, SM Mall of Asia
RUFFLED MIDI DRESS
Vibrant hues chase away the blues...unless cobalt is your thing, of course. Look at Tiffany Hsu! You've got a whole color wheel to choose from, so whether you pick pretty pink, gorgeous green, or yellin' yellow, that dainty frock will team great with boots and that plastic bag everyone and their mom is lugging around. Waterproof, they do say.
Wrap dress, P2995, TOPSHOP, SM Mall of Asia