Your Capsule Summer Wardrobe

Refine your summer style without breaking a sweat. Build a better wardrobe with timeless neutrals, artisanal designs and sustainable materials.

Want a capsule summer wardrobe that survives every KonMari purge? Timeless neutrals never go out of style. And whenever possible, opt for artisanal designs and eco-friendly, sustainable materials.

Weave Done It Again

1Mimi + Lipi’s Lobo handbag, 2Kawayan bag and 3Eyelet hat, are all made from buri, a species of palm (prices available upon request). This new line of sleek and streamlined travel essentials, handcrafted with natural materials, helps provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) women — supported by the Department of Social Welfare and Development — of Quezon province. IG: @mimi.lipi

4Alessi Ceramiche’s polychrome terracotta head (Php16,080). Available at Guava Sketches, Greenbelt 5 or


Style Safari

5 — Steve Mono’s Artisanal 10/01 vegetable-tanned calfskin sandals (Php13,580) is hardy fashion personified. Available at Guava Sketches, Greenbelt 5, or

6 — Mayumi’s Sydney ply natural buri fedora with navy cotton strap band (Php795) brings that Copacabana Beach vibe, while shielding you from UV rays.

7 — VYM Hacienda Mar’s zebra flower vase (Php1,980).

8 — Illesteva’s handmade-in-Italy Leonard Mask sunglasses (Php10,495) can be the shiny accent piece to your beach get-up. Available at Cabanna at Power Plant Mall

9 — Bags by Rubbertree’s Day Pass bag (Php15,000), in vegetable-tanned leather with a shoulder sling, from the brand’s Weekender line, is the perfect size for a day out. Made by local artisans, this handsome tote features an adjustable lock tab — or wear it semi-open for easy access.


White Hot Summer

10 — Tropicalē‘s Seaesta beach lounge chair (Php7,850). IG: @tropicaleph

11 — VIX Paula’s Hermany’s white one-piece swimsuit (Php8,775) — mermaid vibes, anyone? — is just the accessory to go with your new tan. Available at Cabanna at Power Plant Mall

12 — Mimi + Lipi’s Eyelet buri sun hat (price available upon request) shields you from harsh rays with its minimalistic and elegant design. IG: @mimi.lipi

13 — Illesteva’s Leonard II sunglasses (here in white camo; Php9,735), handmade in Italy, is more chic protection for your peepers. Available at Cabanna at Power Plant Mall

14 — Gissa Bicalho’s handmade acrylic earrings (Php7,950) add a touch of style that originates from vibrant and balmy Brazil. Available at Cabanna at Power Plant Mall

15 — Salt-Water’s retro slides (here in white; Php2,995) is water-friendly and ready to go wherever you go. Available at Common Thread at Greenbelt 5 and Power Plant Mall, or

16 — Inne’s Sia two-way tote (Php2,995) can be carried as a handbag, or worn cross-body with a detachable shoulder strap. It’s also made of sustainable, ethically sourced rattan handwoven by local artisans in the solihiya pattern. Available at Common Thread at Greenbelt 5 and Power Plant Mall, or

Written by

Pierra Calasanz Labrador

Photographed by

Toto Labrador

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