As the heat rises, invitations to various summer-related parties and gimmicks arrive. Often, the dress code entails you to be beach-ready or to slip on a poolside-inspired outfit. You need to look casual enough but still fun, and you have to be prepared should you get wet. We understand the dilemma! So below, we came up with five easy outfit combos that can serve as your pegs for your next summer event.
1. One-piece suit + Fancy pants
Use your one-piece as a skintight suit and tuck it inside a pair of dressy pants for evening affairs.
IMAGE Neon Island, H&M, Fitflop
Esperanza One-piece suit, P1699, Neon Island; H&M Glittery pull-on pants, P1690, SM Megamall; Fitflop Lumy Leather sandals, P5930, TriNoma
2. Retro bikini + Sheer maxi skirt
Skip the opaque bottoms and feel the summer breeze while baring your toned legs in a high-waisted bottom suit peering through sheer fabric.
IMAGE Boom Sason, H&M, Charles & Keith
Rachelle bralette 2 with high-waisted bottom, price available upon request, Boom Sason; H&M Pleated mesh skirt, P999, SM North EDSA; Charles & Keith Peep-toe slingback sandals, P2199, SM Aura
3. Lace-up suit + Midi skirt
Accentuate your neck by wearing a lace-up suit! Pair it with gingham-printed skirt to keep it trendy and chic.
IMAGE Wear Sundae, Zara, Charles & Keith
Harper 'Sundae Sailing' One Piece, P1980, Wear Sundae; Zara Gingham embroidered skirt, P2995, Greenbelt 5; Charles & Keith Multi-strap sandals, P2299, SM Aura
4. Colored bandeau top + Romper
Rompers are a great alternative to cover-ups! Leave this one unbuttoned to show off a playful bandeau.
IMAGE Sycamore Swimwear, Zara, Renegade Folk
Lorie reversible bandeau, P1250, Sycamore Swimwear; Zara Striped embroidered jumpsuit, P2295, Glorietta 3; Renegade Folk Better together in Light taupe, P1780, UP Town Center
5. Ruffles + Denim
Toughen up your ballerina-inspired suit by matching it with a pair of distressed denim shorts.
IMAGE Wear Sundae, Mango, Zalora