Aside from all the beach trips, overseas travels, and random hang-outs with the gang over ice cream and milkshakes, what we love most about the hottest season of the year is the wardrobe update—because it means it’s time to shop fashion! For this year, rather than updating your closet with trendy summer items, go for timeless summer pieces.

Here’s our list of essential summer pieces your wardrobe needs now!

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1. Timeless Sunnies

classic sunnies for summer
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Timeless pertains to two things: 1. colour and 2. shape. Our personal preference is a trusty pair of aviators or wayfarers, but this also depends on your face shape, choose wisely! A timeless pair of sunnies can outlast even the summer season, it’s best if you invest in this one!

  • You can get cute sunnies starting at 99 Php from brands like i2i and Sunnies Studios over at Zalora

2. A straw hat (or handbag!)

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Trendy Summer Straw handbag
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A good straw hat won’t just add extra shade and protect you from the sun, it also adds a dash of style. Add any straw accessories to any of your Summer looks for an instant upgrade. They are the hot item of the season.

  • You can get a Straw Hat starting at 490 Php from Hey Sweety over at Zalora

3. Swimwear in your favourite colour or print

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Swimwear silhouettes and styles come and go but one that’s in your favourite colour and/or print can live in your summer wardrobe for years!

  • You can get a printed bathing suit starting at 582.92 Php from AliExpress

4. Beach bag for essentials

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A trusty beach bag is needed to fit all your essentials. Plus points if it’s waterproof, but overall, it has to match most of the clothes in your summer wardrobe. We vote for something made out of either rattan or canvas.

  • You can get an Abaca bag starting at 2499 Php from Shapes and Curves over at Zalora

5. Linen clothing

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Trendy Summer linen dress with buttons
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Linen clothing is the perfect material for a classy summer look. It’s on trend now but we’re calling it, it will be a mainstay in our wardrobes.

  • You can get a Linen Blouse starting at 2698 Php from Esprit over at Zalora

6. Striped anything

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Nautical will always be relevant for summer, thus anything striped will also be trendy! Besides, stripes give a chic touch to your look so get yourself a striped beach dress, pair it with some comfy sandals and you will be ready to go. Don’t forget your straw hat!

  • You can get a striped dress starting at 486 Php at any Lazada Sale

7. Floral pieces

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Floral pieces are perfect for semi-formal garden events during the day or a random walk at the beach. Dresses and skirts are out go-to picks!

8. Kimono Cover-ups

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Long summery kimono that is great when used as a beach cover up
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Kimono cover-ups have been hyped for a reason—they go well with everything. Plus, it gives that boho vibe perfect for summer. Add it to your everyday looks or layer it on with your swimsuit, it will work well for both!

  • You can get a Kimono Coverup starting at 799 Php from Coco Cabana over at Lazada

9. Denim cut-off shorts

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Denim is the Summer wardrobe staple, period. For summer, opt for shorts for a casual vibe. Again, it goes well with everything on this list.

  • You can get a Denim cut-off shorts starting at 359.10 Php from Penshoppe over at Lazada

10. Espadrilles

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For days you want your feet to breathe but you also don’t want to show them off completely, choose a pair of espadrilles. If you choose a neutral-colored pair, it goes well for your day errands and casual trips to the cafe!

  • You can get a Espadrilles starting at 1299 Php from Plains & Prints over at Lazada

11. Comfort sandals

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Sandals come in all shapes and sizes and summer is the perfect time to flaunt all of them! It bares your feet (and newly-polished toes) and adds a touch of femininity to your look!

  • You can get a pair of sandals starting at 399 Php from CLN over at Lazada

Revamp your wardrobe for less

And that’s it! Remember, timeless pieces are much more worth it in the end. And given the Philippines’ all-year-summer state, you can definitely use these all-year round! Just mix and match with different accessories to keep your looks updated.

There are always new fashion deals coming up so keep your eyes on the latest Shopback news!

Featured Image credit: Gian Cescon | Unsplash