The rains may have started, but that doesn’t mean that you and your officemates should reschedule your team building trip. Book that out-of-town pool resort and prep that go-bag with these must-haves!

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The right footwear

Pick multi-tasking slip-ons or flipflops that can take you from the city to the poolside.

TRY: Ipanema x Starck collection, available in Ipanema kiosks and in Zalora.

TRY: Melissa Beach Slide 3DB Unicorn from the Open Vibes collection, P3,250, available online and in Melissa boutiques

Well-fitting swimsuits

Not everyone invests in swimsuits (probably because they’re rarely worn) but like underwear, it’s important to pick pieces that can support you. After all, you don’t want to experience any type of wardrobe malfunctions!


TRY: Seafolly Dark Olive Bandeau and Iceberg Maillot, available in Rustan’s

Outfits for chilling

Resort trips with your officemates should also afford you time to relax. Pack one-piece OOTDs for lighter luggage without mincing on style.

TRY: Dorothy Perkins Blue Striped Broderie Bardot Playsuit, available in Dorothy Perkins Robinsons Galleria

Proper sun protection

We can’t reiterate this enough—every time you head out (even if the day is kind of cloudy), it’s important to wear sun screen. You may not see the effects now, but your future self will definitely thank you.


TRY: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Day Cream SPF 15, P999, available in Watsons

The perfect kilay product

A hard-working product that defines and sets your brows is always a must!

TRY: Kris Matte Brow Liner by Ever Bilena, P275, available at

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Lippies that won’t dry your puckers

Highly-pigmented lippies that come with primer? Count us in!

TRY: Avon Mark. Epic Lip, P399 (regular price), available from Avon Representatives

A summer-fresh shampoo 

Protect your tresses from sun and chlorine damage—and get rid of dandruff, too!


TRY: Limited-edition Head and Shoulders Lemon Fresh, P125/170ml, available in groceries and department stores

A refreshing body wash

Liquid washes are better than soap bars when going on trips since they’re not messy to reuse and bring home. Try an all-natural option that will keep you presko!

TRY: Human Nature Body Wash, P159.75, available at

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