Just because the seasons have taken a rather drastic turn for the hotter doesn't mean you should change up your style completely. Not a fan of wearing color? No sweat--literally! Contrary to popular belief, summer isn't all about bold brights and pretty pastels: below, we give you five playful, adorably chic outfit combinations to try, sans the rainbow hues. Sometimes, life really is black and white!
MAILLOT + BUTTON FRONT MIDI SKIRT
IMAGE Float Swimwear, Forever 21, Zara
One black maillot, a trillion uses! Wear this outfit on or offshore. (We can't wait to get our hands on that divine pair of lattice slingbacks!)
Float Swimwear Martina maillot, P2300, floatswimwear.com; Forever 21 Button-front midi skirt, P1099, SM Megamall; Zara Lattice slingbacks, P2595, Greenbelt 5.
LACE BRALETTE + PLAIN WHITE TEE + TROUSERS
IMAGE Bershka, Uniqlo, Univers
We've given you an entire guide on styling that lacy bralette in your closet, so now's the time for application! Keep an eye out for interesting details like the rotated block heel on these stunning Pierre Hardy pumps. A little goes a long way!
Bershka T-shirt with lace bralette, P895, SM Aura; Uniqlo Slim fit printed trousers, P1499, SM Mega Fashion Hall; Pierre Hardy Rotate heel pumps, price available upon request, Univers, One Rockwell.
PRINTED T-SHIRT + TANK DRESS + SNEAKERS
IMAGE Warehouse, Bershka, Charles & Keith
Sure, you're gunning for head-to-toe black-and-white, but don't be afraid to experiment with prints! Layer a body-hugging striped midi dress over a polka dot t-shirt, then finish off with subtly appliquéd sneaks.
Bershka Striped tank midi dress, P895, SM Aura; Warehouse Polka dot print t-shirt, P999, SM Aura; Charles & Keith Floral applique sneakers, P2299, Greenbelt 5.
ONE-SHOULDERED MINIDRESS + FRAYED JEANS + SLIDES
IMAGE Zara, Stradivarius, H&M
As we've mentioned before, asymmetrical everything is back in a big way, and you should totally jump on in. Opt away from your usual skinny jeans and instead go for a flared pair that's stylishly frayed at the hems!
Zara Asymmetrical frill minidress, P2295, Greenbelt 5; Stradivarius Wide leg cropped jeans, P1490, SM Aura; H&M Suedette slides, P699, SM Makati.
GINGHAM MINIDRESS + LACE-UP SANDALS + STRAW SUNHAT
IMAGE Zara, Topshop, Forever 21
Crazy about gingham? Us, too. Summer's here, and your sexy stems should see the light of day--show them off in a tiny minidress and rope-strap sandals! Top with a white wide-brimmed sunhat for serious Pretty Woman vibes.
Zara Off-shoulder gingham dress, P2295, Greenbelt 5; Forever 21 Wide brim straw hat, P1099, SM Megamall; Topshop Strappy rope sandals, P2699, SM Aura.