Summer's Hero Pieces, Reinvented for the City

by Anne Bella May 09, 2017

Summer is in full swing and I'm sure that if you could leave the house in your swimsuit you would, pretending that you're off to a tropical getaway. Can't really blame you; with skies this clear and blue, all I ever want is to be by the water---beach or pool, I'll take it! 

What's the next best thing to not being by the shore? Looking cute while traversing the concrete jungle, of course! We made it easier for you to beat the heat by extending your summer wardrobe beyond the season and into your air-conditioned offices, staple restos and malls, even towards the cooler months. 

We took four summer pieces and styled them for the city so you won't have to worry about limiting them to your next holiday and more importantly, maximize the cost per wear. You're welcome! 

The Pinyon bow cropped top looks cute on it's own, no doubt. 

 ...but layer it over a striped tee and it becomes a vest of sorts, totally appropriate for the office or a weekend trip to Tagaytay. 

Don't be afraid to do stripes x 3! When it's in neutral tones like black and white all over, the red becomes the statement shade. Keep accessories on the neutral side too, to make the total look cohesive. 

The Mazatlan off-shoulder dress  in eyelet with a neon pink print is practically a summer uniform. It's a no-brainer putting this on in the morning plus it's super flattering on any body type! 

We made it cool-clime appropriate by layering a chambray polo shirt underneath to complement the minimal print. Finish off with wedge espadrilles and you're ready to take it to a weekend soiree in your al fresco bar of choice. 

We buttoned the shirt all the way to keep it looking neat and polished. Roll up the sleeves up to the elbows so it doesn't overwhelm the whole look. 

The Toszek deconstructed halter top is a modern take on the sleeveless button down. While it looks great on it's own, I think it works brilliantly as a layering piece.


The top (here in wine) is a chic alternative to a vest, perfect for the office when worn over a shoulder-baring cotton top and wide-legged pants. Add heeled slides and enter the boardroom like a boss! 

You can opt to layer it over a long sleeved tee if this is deemed too casual or wear a print that goes with the rich crimson shade like small florals or paisley. 

We all know a jumpsuit is the easiest way to look polished in the heat and this Bozcow linen pair spells summer like no other! 

We found a way for you to wear your swimsuit in the city by pairing it with the jumpsuit sans the top! It's way chicer than regular pants and by tying the sleeves around your waist, it's even on-trend! 

 Top off the look with statement earrings in navy to keep with the color theme.  

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 





Anne Bella
Anne Bella


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