MANILA, Philippines—Now that temperatures are about to rise above 30 degrees Celsius again, how will you maintain your elegance while living your usual busy life? The answer to this is simple. Shop for the right wardrobe must-haves this coming dry season and don’t let the scorching summer heat sabotage your poise.
For your reference, here’s a quick lookbook of combinations that will work for a summer:
Whether you’re staying out all night or just going to have dinner with your friend somewhere in the metro, wear a white piece or two that will help keep you cool while you enjoy your time with your celebrator buddy. Just be extra mindful of your movements so you can survive the night without stains.
A bowling game date
You know shirtdresses and cotton polo are the best for sporty activities and dates. Preppy is the way to go.
Summer is that time of the year when you’d rather stay at home than go out. But when you really need to shop or do your groceries, you can stay fresh despite the arduous activities if you wear a linen top (for girls) or a cotton polo shirt (for boys).
Coffee and movie hang-out with friends
In case the gang is on for coffee breaks or movie nights, a cotton one-piece dress or shirt will make a good outfit for these hang-outs because they offer comfort while keeping you chic for the occasion.
Even if it’s summer, don’t forget to bring a coat that will help keep you warm while you enjoy your favorite artist’s performance, since it can really get cold in concert halls.
While black is not an advisable color to wear in summer, it should not be banned from your wardrobe. Remember, in formal events, black-themed outfits are still king.
If you ever get invited to a graduation ceremony, go for a cotton tunic dress (for girls) so you can be both fresh and formal while cheering for your loved-one, while guys may opt for a military-cut shirt.
A-line dresses make a good alternative for long-sleeved polo blouses and slacks (for girls) while a cotton coat and inner shirt are still preferable picks (for guys) if you’re supposed to be out on a luncheon meeting during the hottest time of the day.
Once you hit the road for that much-awaited summer vacation, you have all the freedom to flaunt that flawless skin with a white long top and shorts (for girls) or a basic ribbed sleeveless top and cotton shorts (for guys). Accommodate as much as air as you can!
(Images from Banana Republic)
For formal occasions such as weddings, a fit-and-flare dress is definitely a wardrobe must-have for girls while a modern slim-fit chino suit jacket and trousers will come in handy for boys.
Shop until you drop
Now you can equip your wardrobe with these summer must-haves when you subscribe to any Smart Infinity plan today. Powered by a partnership with Stores Specialists Inc. (SSI), Smart Infinity is offering subscribers Purple Cards which serve as Gift Certificates (GC) to stores like Alexander McQueen, Armani Exchange, Burberry, DKNY, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, among others.
The amount of GCs will depend on the plan availed by the subscriber. You can also bundle a phone like iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5 or Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with your Infinity Plan and the Purple Cards.
Aspire Plan 3500 members, for example, will get Purple Cards worth PHP19,000 while Prestige 5000 and Premium 8000 members may enjoy as much as PHP35,000 worth of GCs.
Below is Smart Infinity’s Purple Card matrix:
To join Smart Infinity, visit http://smart.com.ph/infinity/purplecard.