article_summer-essentials-day-night.jpgShopping for some key updates to your summer wardrobe? If you’re going to be shelling out money, it should be for these five: the breezy camisole, the lace blouse, the skater skirt, the little white dress, and the palazzo pants. They’ll take you through any summer event and any hour of the day. Keep scrolling for 10 outfits to cop featuring our favorite summer must-haves!

1_summer-essentials-day-night.jpgTHE LACE BLOUSE
Blouse, P1,175, Forever 21

Day:
The way to wear denim this summer? Faded, cropped, and topped off with a pretty top. A bright tote bag carries all your essentials and packs a punch.
Cropped jeans, P1,695, Camaïeu; bracelet, P399, Parfois; tote bag, P1,390, Parfois; sandals, P999, CLN

Night:
Echo the blouse’s bohemian flair with a kimono skirt in intricate crochet. Clean white accessories lend a minimalist flair.
Crochet skirt, P1,298, Plains & Prints; earrings, stylist's own; clutch, P560, Forever 21; peeptoe heels, P1,299, CLN

2_summer-essentials-day-night.jpgTHE PALAZZO PANTS
Pants, P1,025, Forever 21

Day: Make like a wandering nomad in a fringed shirt worn with loose, languid trousers. A leather backpack slung over one shoulder completes the look.
Floral top, P2,745, Topshop; necklace, P590, Parfois; backpack, P1,690, Parfois; sandals, P1,199, CLN

Night: For night, balance your bottom’s oversized fit with a slim tank top decorated with a jewelled neckline. Add a sleek clutch and chin-grazing earrings to amp the festive feel.
Crochet sleeveless top, P1,198, Plains & Prints; earrings, P349, Parfois; minaudière, P1,590, Parfois; sandals, P1,299, CLN

3_summer-essentials-day-night.jpgTHE LITTLE WHITE DRESS
Dress, P1,898, Plains & Prints

Day: Ladies who lunch, meet your new best friend: the LWD. It’s a fresh, summery alternative to the LBD. This particular one has embellishments on the bodice to dress things up.
Bracelet, P399, Parfois; handbag, P1,790, Parfois; sandals, P1,299, CLN

Night: As the sun sets over the horizon, team your frock with strappy nude heels to show off toned and tanned legs.
Ring, P349, Parfois; purse, P1,390, Parfois; sandals, P1,299, CLN

4_summer-essentials-day-night.jpgTHE SKATER SKIRT
Skirt, P2,990, Ever New

Day: Yellow is a color that screams “summer.” Tuck a crisp sleeveless button down into a swingy mini, and slide your pedicured feet into bright sandals.
Sleeveless button down, P2,380, G2000; ring, stylist's own; purse, P1,135, Forever 21; sandals, P799, CLN

Night: A special date with your beau calls for a specific brand of charm and elegance. Pastel pink and buttercup yellow make for a sweet combination.
Blazer, P1,795, Forever 21; tank top, P505, Forever 21; clutch, stylist's own; sandals, P1,299, CLN

5_summer-essentials-day-night.jpgTHE BREEZY CAMISOLE
Camisole, P2,490, Ever New

Day: A lace-trimmed cami is a prettier option than a plain tank top, but it will keep you cool all the same. Wear yours with khaki shorts and easy flats.
Shorts, P898, Plains & Prints; ring, stylist's own; purse, P1,135, Forever 21; flats, P999, CLN

Night: Create a streamlined—and sexy—silhouette by slipping on a pencil skirt. Put your legs on display with ankle-cuff heels in a metallic hue.
Skirt, P1,495, Promod; purse, P1,390, Parfois; bracelet, P590, Parfois; sandals, P1,299, CLN

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Camaïeu is available at SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, Fairview Terraces, and Shangri-la Plaza Mall East Wing.
- CLN is available at major malls nationwide.
- Ever New is available at SM Megamall, Bonifacio High Street Central, The Podium, and Power Plant Mall.
- Forever 21 is available at SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, SM Makati, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier.
- G2000 is available at Robinsons Galleria, Shangri-la Plaza Mall East Wing, and SM Megamall.
- Parfois is available at Glorietta 4, Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Gateway Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Davao, SM North EDSA, and SM Cebu.
- Plains & Prints is available at Trinoma, SM North EDSA, Alabang Town Center, Ali Mall, Eastwood City Walk, Gateway, Market! Market!, SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Metro East, Glorietta 1, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Star Mills, Robinsons Sta. Rosa, SM Bacoor, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM Lucena, SM Pampanga, SM San Lazaro, SM Southmall, SM Sucat, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Marilao, SM Masinag, SM Lipa, and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.
- Promod is available at Bonifacio High Street Central, Gateway, Trinoma, Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Southmall, Abreeza Mall Davao, Ayala Center Cebu, and SM Cebu.
- Topshop is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Power Plant Mall, Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Greenbelt 3, SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, The Podium, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Place Ermita, Robinsons Galleria, Trinoma, and Ayala Center Cebu.

(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Patricia Dayacap. Hair and makeup by Jinky Ureta. Model: Krystle Rius.)

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