With fashion week off to a jumpstart, we’re already seeing so many trends come to play for the season. If there’s a word to describe the current hottest sartorial fads, it would be ‘eclectic’. It’s an all-encompassing spectrum with one completely different from the other—from unexpected fabrics to revamped accessories made cool and modern, they’re surely getting us excited to add them into our wardrobe ensembles. But just when you thought getting into these trends will burn a hole in your pocket, we’ve got you covered with high street alternatives that are just as chic as their designer counterparts. Check out our favorite picks after the jump:
LIFE IN PLASTIC
We see it clearly—transparency is all the rage this season. The unexpected fabric is actually a fun transitional piece and a statement garb that adds a futuristic twist. But in Manila’s tropical weather, wearing plastic isn’t exactly practical, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t rock it entirely. Go for accessories instead which will add a chic spin to your casual looks.
1. Vinyl shopper bag (P1560), MANGO
2. Clear hoop earrings (P390), FOREVER 21
3. Vinyl clear boots (P5058), ZARA
It’s all about high shine as the season pays homage to all things glimmering. From sequins to rhinestones, there’s no end to summer’s ode to embellishments. Whether through good-time-girl party wear or innocent glitzy glam, sparkles never fail to make any outfit look cool.
1. Sequinned dress (P6188), ZARA
2. Crystal seam denim skirt (P5201), TOPSHOP
3. mini sequinned crossbody (P750), PULL & BEAR
ICE CREAM HUES
Muted soft shades are making a case this time around—reminding us of summer days where we cool off from the warm weather with ice cream. This season’s twist comes in a pastel pile-up that uses one of the easiest style tricks in the book: monochromatic dressing. Open your closet door, select all the pastels and stack those hues like a triple scoop.
1. Bow knot blouse (P3120), MANGO
2. High waist trousers (P2580), ZARA
3. Yellow anke strap court heels (P2184), TOPSHOP\
PACK A PUNCH
Belt bags are back and they’re cooler than ever. Just when you previously thought this accessory isn’t stylish, fashion just revamped the classic accessory into a modern, trendy piece that can be a great accent to any look. In fact, it majorly changes the way an outfit looks, especially with bright hues or embellished versions which can truly make for a fun statement.
1. Urban belt bag (P1195), PULL & BEAR
2. Yellow waist bag (P1295), ZARA
3. Belt with attached bag (P1195), BERSHKA