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    The Fashion Fix: 6 Ways To Upgrade Your Look This New Month

    The rainy season surely creeped in just like that, so it's mostly goodbye to our bikinis, sun dresses, and strappy sandals. But don't fret, for chillier weather definitely does not mean you have to hold off on looking chic while you're out of the house! You have an excuse to dress in your most laidback (read: ratty shirts and pajamas) when you're in the confines of your room, but whenever you're out, we provide you with six new styling ideas to make sure you look your best!

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    1. Bring out the big bags.

    Micro bags may still be having a moment, but if this season is gonna be a busy one for you, we know you need a bag that delivers on letting you lug around your day's essentials! We're in luck, for donning a big bag doesn't mean it has to be shabby. This season, we're lusting after the Givenchy Mystic Handbag, inspired by Clare Waight Keller's haute couture silhouettes for the brand's Pre-Fall 2019 collection.

    Tough yet soft, this bag's combined sophistication and softness, together with sculptural shoulders and a V-shaped flap makes for the quintessential piece that would suit ever perfectly today's power woman on-the-go. Made with fine calf leather on the outside and contrasting suede on the inside, the materials denote a high level of craftmanship worthy of an investment piece. It comes in eight colors: black, natural, desert, storm gray, aubergine, pale pink, yellow, and lichen. At Greenbelt 4

     

     

    2. Layer summer clothes and colors.

    Just because we have started to welcome rainy season doesn't mean you have to pack up all your summer clothes into a box. Make use of those bright and popping hues by layering them creatively, making sure you're covered in the right places, giving off a happier take on rainy day wear. Take cue from Kate Spade's Summer 2019 collection brimming with color blocking, contrasting textures, and berry-hued pieces we love! For her 2nd collection for the brand, Creative Director Nicola Glass continues to keep the core DNA in mind, while staying true to the brand's promise of Optimistic Femininty. At Central Square, BGC

     

     

    3. Brighten up your palette with pastel extras.

    In case you didn't know yet, we LOVE accessories (Ed's note: I honestly head to the accessories section of every store first!) This season, just because rainy days bring out the blues doesn't mean you have to inject it into your wardrobe too! Take the Les Secrets Ladurée x LeSportsac collab as the main #inspo for brightening up your day! Part of the bag brand's 45th anniversary celebration is this collab with iconic Parisian patisserie Ladurée, and it brings us sweet pieces that double as collectibles too! The zippers are attached to a miniature macaron—the sweet, iconic, hallmark of the Ladurée experience! At Rustan's

     

    4. Try a different take on athleisure.

     Athleisure is here to stay. Or better yet, athleisure that has evolved into streetwear is having a golden age right now. We see luxury streetwear brands popping up and thriving everywhere, and for good reason. Athleisure and streetwear are comfortable, undeniably stylish, and gives off attitude like no other. One such collab to check out is the Adidas Originals x Fiorucci collection, the perfect blend of the Italian fashion label's graphic prowess and Adidas' unmatched originality and appeal. At Homme et Femme, Shangri-La Plaza 

     

     

    5. Use shapewear as outerwear.

    We're not asking you to wear your girdles out in public! By outerwear we mean Silouex, the latest in body shapewear technology. Inspired by two Filipina sister entrepreneurs, the brand specializes in compression/shapewear leggings that double as pants! Think being able to hide post-baby weight, love handles, muffin tops, and whatnot–minus the painful, constricting, uncomfortable shapewear we're used to. Smoothening and flattening, minus the pain! It can be styled a variety of ways, whether you're running errands by day or heading out for dinner out on the town too. We're sold! At silouex.com

     

     

    6. Explore the outdoors—in style!

    It may not be the most optimal time to trek and hike in the mountains right now, but shielding yourself from the elements outdoors can and should be done in style whenever, wherever. Wearing a weather-proof jacket doesn't mean you have to look your worst. You're in luck, for newly opened in SM Makati is Outdoors by SM, a new lifestyle store at the 2nd floor. Specializing in letting city dwellers interact with brands that specialize in the outdoors and adventure, Outdoors is the must-know destination for outdoor apparel, accessories, and gear with over 30 trusted names. Brands like The North Face and Columbia, Fjallraven Kanken bags, Klean Kanteen and Contigo bottles, Salomon and Merrell footwear, as well as Birkenstock and Palladium are up for both adventure junkies and curious travelers alike. Follow them at @OutdoorsbySM on Instagram and Facebook for updates

     

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