Summer sunshine

Text: Patricia May P. Catan
Images: Bob Lim

WARMER weather and longer days signal the start of summer — a perfect excuse to spend the entire day outdoors basking under the sun. Summer is easily the favorite season of the year, making way for activities that spell adventure and fun. With a number of activities lined up for summer, from frolicking on the sand to taking summer classes or workshops, the main concern is to find comfort amidst the sweltering weather. The least summer lovers can do in the hottest season of the year is to look good without sacrificing taste, comfort and style.

An upbeat season of fashion and trends. summer is an exciting time for fashion forward people to wear whoever and whatever they want. From stripes and floral prints to the most saturated color palette, summer is the best platform to go all out when it comes to flaunting your best OOTDs. Summer dressing may be all about casual outfits that will last you through any heat wave, but if you’ve ever thought that warm-weather trends are predictable, then this is going to be a turnaround moment. SunStar Weekend rounds up three summer OOTDs you can totally rock and take inspiration from this season.

Resort wear

Summer signifies another trip to sun-soaked destinations where you get to play under the sun, swim to your heart’s content or even take a simple stroll along the shore. Spending leisure time at the beach equals worrying what to wear while on vacation.

On Lorrain:
Kaftan by Natori
Bikini by Ardent Athleisure
On Luis:
Top and shorts by Pedro del Hierro

Solving such dilemma, throw in your best resort wear to make you look put-together — a kaftan over a bathing suit for women and a button-down polo shirt paired with shorts for men will do for a classic resort wear ensemble.

Cool and loose in the heat yet voguish and elegant, resort wear displays a sense of style to the wearer. Perfect for a vacation at the beach, its lightweight and breathable material will feel and look great as you sip on tropical drinks on a private beach or dance into the night with locals. Resort wear undeniably exudes the island vibe that makes for a relaxing day to night revelry.


A piece that never gets old during the summer season, swimsuits are a popular item whether you’re floating away in the sea or taking the whole city wear to another level. Bikinis are especially an exceptional suit designed for the summer.

Rustan’s Cebu
Ardent Athleisure
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Madison Vilar
Hair & Makeup:
Carlo Damolo
and Jerwin Batastas

Producing bikinis using well-made fabrics and leading-edge techniques, a non-conformist, creative and original brand hailing from the Queen City of the South provides laidback athleisure wear and bikinis specializing in customization. Ardent continually serves its market with only the highest quality of products with no restrictions on body type and size.

Rocking one-piece or two-piece bikinis with the right confidence in this warm season brings about a positive outlook in life particularly for women in all shapes and sizes making the summer more vibrant as it already is.


Practicality and comfortability of clothing is of top priority when dressing for the heat especially for people who live an active lifestyle or for those who are constantly on the go. Sportswear may not be the usual go-to attire for summer, but this unconventional summer wear deems fit for people who live life bustling.

On Billie:
Top and shorts by Under Armour
On Katie:
Sports bra and leggings by Under Armour

Designed to be lightweight with breathable materials in use, summer sportswear allows the wearer to feel cooler in hot situations. Aside from spending a day at the beach, many also consider summer as the high time to do some physical exercise or training.

Made with the intention of keeping the body cool and stop it from overheating, activewear is a staple for the summer. Not only does it look good while performing physical activities, it can also be the perfect style alternative for a summer day out.

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