Soon it’ll be March and you know the drill: you go to your closet, grab any visible tank top, and look in the mirror thinking, “Am I really this boring?” Not this time. This summer is all about reviving once-forgotten items and bringing them back to your regular rotation—channel vintage chic with denim A-line silhouettes, go bold in over-the-top denim, or conversely, be demure in off-shoulder tops.
Don’t let the heat throw off your decision-making capabilities! Let our favorite stylish personalities show you how not be a hot mess this summer.
A photo posted by Liz Uy (@lizzzuy) on Jan 25, 2016 at 8:54pm PST
In a nautical combo of contrasting cobalt blue and white, Liz’s whimsical Alice McCall cotton crochet piece with adorable baby fringes at the hem is a breath of fresh air. Just notice how this ensemble pushes beachwear to another level: the strategically placed mixed mesh leaves just the right amount to the imagination. Also, see how she chooses strappy sport sandals (a.k.a her footwear of choice at the moment) over flip-flops for originality, while sneaking in an additional inch to her height.
A photo posted by nicole_andersson (@nicole_andersson) on Jan 26, 2016 at 11:33pm PST
Don’t you love it when you and your bestie accidentally go twinsies on a trip? Just look at Laureen Uy and gal pal Nicole Andersson in matching earth tones in Bohol. Summer days call for revealing and low-cut numbers, but you don’t need to reveal everything out in the wild. A scalloped halter paired with printed bottoms or vertically striped trousers end the quest for effortless dressing, and is also flattering for almost everyone. Another option is to go monochrome like Laureen—a flattering choice on any body type.
A photo posted by Mari Jasmine (@mari_jasmn) on Jan 30, 2016 at 6:38am PST
Standing out at the beach doesn’t have to mean wearing bright neons and neoprene bikinis. See how Mari Jasmine brought out her inner bohemian girl in a sleeveless silk midi dress with fringe detailing from Otte, a New York-based boutique. Judging by what went down the runway during the spring/summer 2016 shows, fringe is still in, whether it’s bohemian, flapper, or tribal-inspired. Be an early adopter—it sure won’t go unnoticed!
A photo posted by Apples Aberin (@applesaberin) on Jan 29, 2016 at 6:30pm PST
Four words: Stick to your basics. The combo of denim cutoffs and loose tanks is one of those warm-weather mainstays, and with good reason: Who has time to waste time in front of the closet during the summer? When in doubt, throw on your basics and take a lesson from Apples by pairing them with multicolor pompom gladiators to heighten visual interest. Last summer, Giambattista Valli’s Grecian-inspired sandals were everybody’s favorite footwear, but the trend hasn’t stopped there—this year, gladiator flatforms and pompom gladiators are all the rage!
A photo posted by Kim Jones (@kimcamjones) on Jan 28, 2016 at 5:42pm PST
Summertime will always be about sandy toes, salty hair, and sweltering heat, so you wouldn’t even think twice about baring your back to ensure all-over breeziness. Kim gives Australian label Zimmermann some beachside love once again as she basks in the warm rays in Boracay. Embrace reliable dresses during the summer to keep you from tugging and fanning things out—not a cute look.
A photo posted by Niceprintphoto (@niceprintphoto) on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:14pm PST
Still sporting that newlywed glow, Cristine Reyes chose nautical hues with her husband Ali Khatibi to match Balesin Island Club’s Mykonos village. The young bride wears a navy blue dress with floral crochet details, an elasticated waistline, and sweetheart neckline, all of which created the right amount of frilliness and girlishness.