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These Are The Fashion Week Trends You Can Actually Wear In Manila Weather

We can admire Fashion Weeks from afar, but before we know it, a lof of the seemingly outrageous trends we see on the runway have actually trickled down into our favorite stores, and eventually our closets. Who could ever forget that scene from The Devil Wears Prada where unassuming assistant to the Editor-in-Chief Andy basically thinks she is exempted from the fashion world? To refresh your memory, check this clip out: 


And while we do not have our own Miranda Priestly boss to straighten us out in that area, by now, we should already know that we are all part of this multi-billion Dollar business that is fashion, and in one way or another, the trends we see on the runway will soon be a part of our reality. 

READ: Style Update: These Are The Trends We're Looking Forward To For Spring/Summer 2019

With this thought in mind, we ought to look forward to the trends we'll go crazy about next year, as seen in the recent Spring/Summer 2019 shows. It's already nearing the end of September, and after all the ber months pass, we will soon be thinking about how to reinvent our summer wardrobes—so exciting!



It may come as a bit of a challenge for us Filipinos, as living in a tropical country doesn't necessarily allow us to dress to the nines with layering and the like, but Spring/Summer shows are usually friendlier in the sense that we can actually spot trends we can anticipate in a tropical country like ours. Swimsuits and kaftans aren't event what I'm talking about here, but rather casual separates we can incorporate into our existing wardrobe. Need us to explain further? Check out our round-up of the best Manila-friendly trends we spotted at the New York Fashion Week shows: 


White Out

While black is the color of choice for most closets, crisp, clean white is a chic staple to have in your closet. As seen at the Gabriela Hearst SS19 show, the likes of this asymmetrical white dress can take you from a day at the beach, to a summer barbecue. Trés chic!


Blazer Theory

Oversize blazers are a chic alternative to your usual bomber jacket, and could last you for more than one season. Ditch your usual black blazer for a bright hued one to put extra oomph to those outfits. 

Marc Jacobs S/S 2019 Photo:


Suit Up

Suit dressing has been around for the past months, and as seen on some of our favorite local fashionistas, this trend is here to stay. Don't go for the misconception that suits are reserved for the board room though, as airy, pastel suit sets are where it's at right now. They're great for brunch dates or dinner with the girls!


Look 21 #TibiSS19

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Trench Dreams

In true Manila fashion, extreme weather oftentimes confuses us on a daily basis—it could be bright and sunny in the morning, and pouring cats and dogs come afternoon. What's a girl to do? Your best bet is to arm yourself with a chic umbrella and a handy trench jacket, one that's reliable for chilly weather, yet not too thick to get you sweating either. We love a dress-length one like this Kate Spade number, the brand's new Creative Director Nicola Glass' first take on the NYFW collection.

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Twinsets and overalls are set to be a trend to last for the coming seasons, and while it may seem tricky for some body types, this way of dressing actually lengthens your frame, and gives the illusion of a taller you! Whether you choose to don overalls or matching tops and bottoms, do it the SS10 way by pairing it with equally chic accessories!


Silk Road

Dresses done in this fabric gives off an air of ease—one that's much appreciated in the local fashion scene right now. We're done with bulky, heavy fabrics, and for summer, what better way to dress up than in a lightweight dress that just hugs you in the right places?


Bucket Hattin'

This '90s staple gets a stylish reset for SS19 via the Anna Sui show, where bucket hats were re-done in updated prints that match effortlessly styled maxi dresses. We picture the look as a fashionable girl who likes to go fishing. While it might not be a go-to look, we're down for this fresh vibe. 


Denim & Blues

Filipinos love their denim—the fabric we all own, and the pair that we see most people rock on a daily basis. Proenza Schouler reinvents the closet staple with acid wash dresses, paired with tie-dye details that are a nod to the '90s look we all used to love. We can't wait to rock this one. 


Lead photos via @tibi,,, and @gabrielahearst