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Patricia Dayacap, Contributor
April 21, 2012

Summer Dressing: 18 Outfit Ideas for Work, Weekend, and Party

Stay stylish this summer with these dress-up tips featuring Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, and Warehouse items. By Patricia Dayacap

article_summer-dressing.jpgWhen the weather gets uncomfortably warm, it's almost second nature for us to don our breeziest pieces for whatever events and tasks we have lined up for the day. Unfortunately, said breezy pieces are sometimes in the form of paper-thin t-shirts and tatty shorts—comfy and cool, yes, but not exactly sartorially savvy. But with temperatures rising and sweat threatening to dampen our favorite pieces, what's a girl to do?

Our answer? Pay close attention to details. When devising outfits, keep in mind where you'll be going, what you'll be doing, and—most importantly—whether there will be air-conditioning wherever you're headed to. As silly as it sounds, that little fact can actually allow you to be more experimental and trendy without having to sacrifice style in order to stay cool.

Browse through the gallery for 18 summer-appropriate outfits created from pieces from the Spring/Summer 2012 collections of Dorothy Perkins, Topshop, and Warehouse.

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:

  • Dorothy Perkins is available at SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall, TriNoma, The Podium, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Galleria, and Robinsons Place Manila.
  • Topshop is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Power Plant Mall, Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Greenbelt 3, SM Mall of Asia, The Podium, Robinsons Place Ermita, Robinsons Galleria, TriNoma, and Ayala Center Cebu.
  • Warehouse is available at Robinsons Galleria, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Greenbelt 5, and SM Mall of Asia.

(Styling by Patricia Dayacap)

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