Last week, Instagram started testing a controversial new feature that hides the number of likes a photo or video has received. Meant to shift the focus from external approval to authentic self-expression, this feature is exclusive to Canada for now and has yet to reach our shores—which means until then, you can go ahead and post for the purpose of raking in the Likes, if that’s your thing. (Hey, no judgment!)
And because we all know how powerful the perfect outfit is when it comes to engagement and social media popularity, we’ve gathered inspiration from several IG kweens who know a thing or two about dressing for the ‘gram. Below, our favorite warm weather-appropriate, double tap-worthy looks—and exactly how you can recreate them before we officially close this year’s summer chapter.
Paint the town red by copping this monochrome look on actress Kim Chiu. The secret to pulling off a bold color from head to toe is to break your top and bottom with a sliver of skin—so go ahead and bust out those crop tops, or maybe even wear your swimsuit as a top. Pair it with high-waist trousers to keep things classy.
Coral Swimwear Kai Two Piece Suit, P2,250. Shop it here. Chelsea Malaya Ruffle Cigarette Pants, P795. Shop it here.
There’s a reason all-white-everything ensembles are so popular: not only do they look fresh, effortless, and subtly sexy, they also keep you cool when the temps rise. Take a cue from model Patricia Henson and pair your white maillot with an oversized white cover-up, like this lacey long cardi. Sunset backdrop optional.
Amihan Swimwear Victoria One Piece, P1,320. Shop it here. Frassino Collezione Aileen Lace Maxi Cardigan, P749. Shop it here.
We’ve got nothing but heart-eyed emojis for rising star Elisse Joson’s part-bohemian, part-beach babe outfit. A wrap midi skirt in a fun print will take you from the city to the seaside (or vice versa), and looks super cute with an itty-bitty tie-detail cami.
The Fifth Clothing Tie Detail Bralet, P750. Shop it here. Style Ana Salma Mesh Skirt, P1,550. Shop it here.
Bring the beach wherever you go by pairing a black one-piece swimsuit with festive, colorful printed pants, as seen here on model Lexi Mendiola. Throw on a cropped denim jacket over it and you’ve got an instant outfit for a brunch date or the weekend market!
Salt Swim Dawn One Piece Suit, P2,199. Shop it here. Chelsea Luvina Printed Pants, P795. Shop it here.
The classic Woody Allen rom-com Annie Hall may have been released all the way back in the ‘70s, but its titular character’s iconic borrowed-from-the-boys style is still 100% on-trend today. Designer Kryz Uy spices up the signature crisp men’s shirt and wide-leg khaki trousers combo with a neck scarf and retro frames.
CRP Yari, P1,450. Shop it here. Pink Lemon Wear Bria Pants, P800. Shop it here.
Pink pieces and girly dresses get a street-style update when you play with longer lengths and a less structured silhouette, as seen on entrepreneur Ira Oyco. This lightweight, dusty rose coat is perfect for your upcoming travels, or even for uncharacteristically chilly summer evenings in the city.
Veentedge Linen Coat, P950. Shop it here. Pink Lemon Wear Linen Beige Spaghetti Strap Dress, P600. Shop it here.
OG blogger Tricia Gosingtian’s feminine, polished style is always on-point, lending understated chic to even a simple tank top and casual pants. Subdued staples mustard and army green manage to pop when worn together, and a relaxed fit ensures utmost comfort and gives off an effortless vibe.
Mantou Clothing Cotton Sleeveless, P649. Shop it here. Pink Lemon Wear Celine Culottes, P850. Shop it here.
Nothing spells summer quite like a floral jumpsuit—we love this delightfully girly print tempered by a navy background on plus-size model and body positivity advocate Kat Gumabao. Steal the sunshine with a touch of buttery yellow on your accessories and spread much-needed cheer as you go about your day!
Chelsea Dukinea Flounce Romper, P995. Shop it here. Nove Cairo Tassel Earrings, P200. Shop it here.
Sometimes the best, most interesting outfits are the most unexpected ones, like this out-of-the-box flowy kimono and jumpsuit pairing on model Yanna Cowper. Slip on some chunky heels to complete the ensemble, and you’re all good to go for a day of sightseeing in style.
Frassino Collezione Brenda Off Shoulder Jumpsuit, P1,099. Shop it here. Pink Lemon Wear Blue Floral Kimono, P550. Shop it here.
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