With temps rising to unbearable heights, it’s tempting to slip into a tank top and denim shorts and deem yourself dressed up. But you’ve got places to go and people to see, and looking good shouldn’t be a seasonal activity—it should be something you do for yourself every single day, whatever the weather.
See our point but not quite sure where to start? We’ve put together these easy, breezy fashion and beauty formulas to keep you cool (literally and figuratively) all summer long. Whether you’re putting your best foot forward at work or stepping out for cocktails with the girls, we promise the math will work!
FORMULA 1: YELLOW MINI-DRESS + COLORFUL EARRINGS + RED LIPS
Hey, Little Miss Sunshine! Amp up your sunny state of mind with a cheerful gingham mini-dress, and rake in the compliments when you flash your bright, cherry-red smile. Play up the youthful vibe with candy-colored earrings and girl-next-door white kicks.
Annicca wears the Lola and Daisies Simone Dress, P1,000, available here; Penny Pairs Cherry Blossom Earrings, P449, available here; and Benefit They’re Real Red On!, P1,330, available here.
FORMULA 2: OFF-SHOULDER DRESS + GEOMETRIC EARRINGS + GOLD HIGHLIGHT
For dinner dates in unpredictable weather, come prepared in a classy-yet-flirty number that keeps your arms cozy, but bares your legs and shoulders. Pull the look together with trendy geometric earrings, and swipe some sexy golden shimmer onto your cheekbones and collarbones.
Nisee wears the Númad Charlie Dress in Oat, P1,220, available here; Renée the Label Harper Earrings, P250, available here; and Sunnies Face Glowboss in Mamacita, P445, available here.
FORMULA 3: PEACH CROP TOP + CREAM SHORTS + BRICK LIDS
Not the type to stray too far from your subdued color palette? Go for pretty peach in a barely-there shade, and wear it with classic cream, work-appropriate bottoms to simultaneously ground it and make it pop. Subtle brick lids add a chic finishing touch.
Larissa wears the V.alice Clothing Blanche Top, P350, available here; Loukha Bonnie High-Waisted Shorts with Belt, P1,099, available here; Renée the Label Yuri Earrings, P280, available here; and BLK 90s Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow in Slammin’, P269, available here.
FORMULA 4: WHITE BLOUSE + NAVY TROUSERS + BERRY LIPS
Are you strutting into a power lunch, or getting pumped for cocktails with your crew? In this sophisticated combo, you can go from one to the other in a snap. Balance boss-babe midnight blue trousers with a basic shirt in a carefree, oversized fit, and forego the heavy foundation in favor of wine-stained lips and juicy cheeks.
Steph wears the Toppicks Clothing Ariel Polo in White, P800, available here; Glamour Studio Cropped Trouser with Tie Belt in Navy Blue, P557, available here; Renée the Label Haru Earrings, P280, available here; and Vice Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Tint in F na F, P145, available here.
FORMULA 5: LAVENDER BUTTON-DOWN + RELAXED JEANS + IVORY NAILS
This color of the moment looks extra fresh vis-a-vis ecru accessories and clean white nail polish. Knot it nice and easy, pair it with relaxed fit jeans, neutral-hued slides, and a cheeky, high half-pony, and be free to frolic around the city in retro-cute style.
Dani wears the Lovely Bunny Lavander Top, P699, available here; Mantou Shim-b’s Wide Leg Jeans, P1,199, available here; Renée the Label Becca Earrings, P350, available here, and Happy Skin x Posh Nails Express Gel Nail Polish in Pampered, P299, available here.
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