Hey, bestie! What are your plans for the summer? Are you one of the lucky ones with an upcoming out-of-town trip to revenge travel? Will you be attending a concert or music festival? Or will you be hustling during your summer internship instead? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to get your wardrobe ready and make this summer the best one yet.
Don’t know where to begin? We’ve curated a shopping list to help you figure out the summer essentials you'll need depending on your personality. Check it out below.
1. For the mega musicophile
Music lovers know the sweat and patience that goes with attending any concert or music festival. Relatable? Look great without sacrificing practicality, especially in our country’s hot weather, with a spacious yet stylish small bag. It’ll keep all your necessities handy — like a small power bank to keep your phone juiced up, some wet wipes to freshen up with, and your makeup kit — while you wait to vibe with your favourite artist.
Snap this up: The Plains & Prints Frou Belt Bag, which has a bucket bag-like design but is still compact enough that it doesn't feel heavy as you dance to your favourite artist's tunes. You can get it for PHP449 (instead of PHP898) when you buy it from the brand's SM City Tanza store.
2. For the wanderlust-bitten wayfarer
Hours of lounging in the airport and waiting to board the plane, wandering around during layovers, or moving to-and-from different hotels will be your norm in the future. A well-made rolling carry-on suitcase that you can fit a lot of items in but is still easy to manoeuvre as you cruise through the airport and beyond is a must.
Snap this up: The Travel Basic Ciao Vera Small Suitcase from The SM Store is a four-wheeled luggage made with ABS material and has a lock so your belongings are kept safe. Get it from select branches of The SM Store at 50% off until 30 April 2023.
3. For the modern socialite
Brunch with your bestie in the morning, afternoon tea with a loved one, and hitting up a birthday bash in the evening? A packed social calendar like yours calls for a versatile piece of clothing! Go for one that’s easy to dress up or down with the right change in accessories and shoes.
Snap this up: The Natural Thamari Skirt from Plains & Prints will be a great addition to your closet. Its neutral colours and straight lines will make it easy to style for different occasions. Get it for 50% off at SM City Tanza.
4. For the internship hustler
Meetings, shoots, and coffee runs will be your everyday routine for the next few weeks, so a comfy pair of shoes will be one of your summer essentials this year. Look for soft soles and breathable materials, plus a stylish design that will fit your outfit of the day.
Snap this up: The adidas ZX 22 Boost Shoes, a pair of running-inspired shoes partially made with recycled materials, will keep up with your various appointments. Get it for PHP4,550 (from PHP6,500) at the adidas store in SM City Cagayan De Oro.
5. For the eternal ocean lover
Blue waters and sunny skies will be your constant companions during your break from the city. So don’t forget to pack some cute, bright-coloured, flattering swimsuits that perfectly contrast the sea and sand. Perfect for your OOTDs, don’t you think?
Snap these up: Take your pick from Bench's extensive collection of confidence-boosting swimsuits, which includes bikinis and one-piece suits, available at select branches of SM Supermalls.
Ready for your most stylish summer ever? Find #HappySummerDeals to complete your picture-perfect OOTDs when you head to SM Supermalls for sun-tastic deals and discounts on summer essentials.
Find more amazing and affordable summer ‘fits and must-haves from your favourite brands with exclusive promos and discounts when you check the SM Deals website.
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