How to wear 7 of the hottest Spring/Summer 2024 trends | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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The best of spring comes in the form of heat-proof metallics, soft whites, and a modern take on the Jazz Age staple



As the scorching hot(!) heat falls upon the Philippines, many have started to leave behind their cardigans and turtlenecks in the back of their closets. Now is the time for light fabrics and bright colors, and this season’s Spring/Summer 2024 catwalk trends have followed suit. 

From the breezy shift dresses of the modern flapper to the eye-catching palettes of country club chic, the spring/summer 2024 collections feature an array of styles to choose from.

Here are seven of the season’s hottest trends to keep your summer wardrobe looking fresh. 

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Ludovic de Saint Sernin SS24
Ludovic de Saint Sernin SS24 | Photo by ​​Giovanni Giannoni/WWD

From Ralph Lauren’s liquid gold gowns to Nina Ricci’s metallic suit sets reminiscent of ’70s disco, the renewed interest in glitter is guaranteed to make any wearer the life of the party. 

It might be a tad difficult to achieve in the Philippines without baking in the heat but you can opt for pieces that forego sleeves or feature cutouts, such as this golden Ludovic de Saint Sernin number. To ensure it stays the statement piece of the look, pair the outfit with understated jewelry and footwear.

Country club chic

Brunello Cucinelli 2024 Spring ready-to-wear
Brunello Cucinelli 2024 Spring ready-to-wear | Photo from Brunello Cucinelli

A fusion of athleisure and prep school chic, the country club style is a revived trend that prioritizes both comfort and style, making it perfect for the Philippines’ unrelenting summer heat. 

To hop on this trend and stay fresh in this weather, invest in a timeless collared polo shirt and tennis shoes. 

But to elevate these country club staples, wear them with a light blazer and track-style bottoms reminiscent of these coordinates from Brunello Cucinelli for an effortlessly chic look.

Soft whites

Alberta Ferretti’s Long Dress in Pleated Organza
Alberta Ferretti’s Long Dress in Pleated Organza | Photo from Alberta Ferretti

Take a momentary shift from the typical, bright sundresses of the tropical season and go for one in a palate-cleansing white, such as those from the collections of Stella McCartney and Michael Kors. 

The recent popularity of sheer white dresses—like this piece from Alberta Ferretti— is naturally ideal for Philippine summers, as the lightness of linens and satins keeps the wearer cool and comfortable. 

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Modern flappers

Giorgio Armani’s Embroidered tulle tunic-style dress paired with Silk-and-linen single-dart trousers
Giorgio Armani’s Embroidered tulle tunic-style dress paired with Silk-and-linen single-dart trousers | Photo from Giorgio Armani

Taking inspiration from the sleek silhouettes of the Jazz Age, the modern flapper—as coined by Vogue—features effortless shift dresses, crystal embellishments, and delicate fringing. 

The aesthetic’s ability to fuse simplicity with glamour makes it an excellent choice for outdoor occasions, as it ensures you’ll stand out without looking or feeling stuffy.  Cop the modern flapper look by layering a sheer shift dress with a silk top and bottom for an airy look that calls back to this cobalt blue piece from Giorgio Armani.

‘90s minimalism

Givenchy SS24
Givenchy SS24 | Photo by Kacper Kasprzyk courtesy of SSI Life

Whether it’s called the Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy or the office siren aesthetic, the understated yet chic silhouette of the returning ’90s minimalism trend is perfect for looks that can easily shift from day to night. 

Arguably the easiest style to pull off, the trend staples can be found in virtually any wardrobe. These include silk or satin pencil skirts, crisp cotton button-downs, and tailored monochrome blazers—much like the pieces in these Givenchy coordinates.

Craft patterns

Diesel’s Destroyed jersey gown with poster print
Diesel’s Destroyed jersey gown with poster print | Photo from Diesel

Designers have been pushing the boundaries of garment construction throughout the spring/summer 2024 season, such as Diesel’s Glenn Martens, who used deadstock denim and jersey fabric to create dresses with eclectic patterns. 

To recreate this stand-out piece from the Diesel collection, look out for bodycon dresses that prominently feature bold, eye-catching colors and keep it breathable by opting for fabrics such as silk or mesh. 

Rose prints

black dress
Photo from David Koma

While floral patterns remain the undisputed staple of spring/summer collections, none have been quite as prominent as the rose. Whether it’s in the pale pink of Simone Rocha’s tulle dresses or in the blood red of Alexander McQueen’s ruffled gowns, the rose is the reigning floral of the season. 

Search for pieces that feature rose embellishments, print, or appliqué, such as this dainty cutout dress from David Koma. 

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