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Fashion roundup: Comfortable and stylish staples for your summer fits

By Melanie Uson Published Apr 23, 2024 1:17 pm Updated Apr 25, 2024 6:10 pm

The temperature is rising, but don’t let this spoil your stylish fits! 

The summer heat is almost unbearable, so you deserve comfortable staples for your events this season. This season, brands focused on comfortability and functionality while still holding their stylish sense.  

If you’re looking for new staples to mix and match for your summer fits, PhilSTAR L!fe has rounded up all the latest in fashion, from Uniqlo’s premium linen line to Puma’s cheesy collaboration with NBA star Sccot Henderson.


Looking for a chic yet functional smartwatch? Garmin has launched its Lily 2 series which is built to keep up with your health and overall lifestyle. 

This newest lineup features a metal watch case and unique patterned lenses that allow you to use the watch with just one tap. It also has options of Italian leather, nylon, or silicone bands you can switch up depending on your style. This model is also available in classic neutral colorways of Cream Gold and Coconut and Dark Bronze and Mulberry. 

The smart watch is also designed to cater to your health and fitness stats, like keeping track of your heart rate, respiration, Pulse Ox, and stress.

The Lily 2 Series also has a meditation feature if you want to de-stress, as well as providing breathing techniques you can follow right from the watch.

For workout junkies, this smartwatch also has a built-in sports app where you can find routines for yoga, cardio, dance fitness, strength training, and more. If you’re fond of outdoor activities like biking, you can also connect this smartwatch to a compatible smartphone’s GPS to get accurate activity tracking stats. 

Not to mention that you can also use this to track your menstrual cycle and pregnancy, while also getting exercise and nutrition education. 



Make sure you're ready before you head to your outdoor activities, starting with a sturdy pair of shoes. Cop kicks from Merrell’s Hydro Next Gen, the newest addition in their water-friendly shoe foam line.

One of its variants is the unconventional-looking clog-like shoes dubbed Next Gen Moc which features comfortable EVA foam that is perfectly incorporated with strategically positioned perforations for your feet’s breathability and water drainage.

The Hydro Next Gen Hiker, meanwhile, features lace-up construction for a more secure fit, it also has mesh and TPU upper to ensure breathability. 

To help you during light outdoor hikes or all-day city treks, this shoe is equipped with FloatMax™ Midsole and rubber outsole that provides enhanced traction and stability. 



If you want to sport a cool yet clean look this summer, Uniqlo has launched its Premium Linen line that is certified 100% European Flax™, which was made with plant fibers that are cultivated with care for the environment.   

The lineup includes classic staples of long-sleeved shirts, square neck and camisole dresses, linen easy pants, collar shirts, and jumpsuits that are comfortable and easy to style. 

And good news for Uniqlo lovers: You may soon grab all your faves from the brand in one go as it is set to re-open its bigger store in the SM Mall of Asia branch on May 17. 

The all-new UNIQLO MOA store, covering 3,000 meters spread across two floors promises a vast selection of LifeWear pieces. It will also feature its UNIQLO Coffee for your quick breaks and UTMe! service that lets customers customize shirts and tote bags with various designs from its library or their own creations and images. 

The revamped Uniqlo store is located at Levels 2 to 3 of MOA’s North Main Mall. Check out their latest drops here.  


Take your hiking to the next level with Adidas’ newest Free Hiker collection which is designed to be the lightest, fastest, and most agile hiking shoes. 

These new kicks are equipped with Boost Cushioning to minimize fatigue and ensure comfort; Continental™ Rubber Outsole that guarantees grip on various surfaces, may it be rocky slopes or slippery trails, and Primeknit upper that offers a snug yet flexible fit that provides breathability and support.  

For your casual looks, Adidas has also released its latest iteration of the “1000 Black” campaign which features new looks of the Gazelle, the Samba, and the Handball Spezial


Get the Free Hiker 2.0 Low Gore-Tex (P10,000) or the Terrex Free Hiker 2.0 (P12,000), or the classic kicks of Gazelle, Samba, or Handball Spezial at select Adidas stores and online on its official website.



Make travels more stylish with RIMOWA’s Cabin Hammerschlag, a luggage with a design that's inspired by renowned German musician and composer Nils Frahm. 

The limited-edition collection which boasts vintage appeal features a re-edition of an archival 1966 RIMOWA Hammered Hand Case’s handle in a Cognac hue. It also has the RIMOWA Hand-Carry Case Hammerschlag that features both stylish and functional compartments with two hooks that further emphasize its archival inspiration.  

It also comes with specially designed curved Luggage that perfectly blends within the suitcase’s interior. The limited-edition collection is set to be released in numbered pieces inscribed on a leather patch inside. 

In another RIMOWA news, the brand recently revealed its latest seasonal colors, Mint and Papaya in an exclusive event in Seoul, South Korea. Its global ambassadors, including BLACKPINK’s ROSÉ and Lewis Hamilton, attended the event. 

Also present are actor Rowoon and K-pop idols SEVENTEEN’s Wonwoo and S.Coups, EXO’s Baekhyun and Xiumin, TREASURE’s Haruto and Junkyu, and Thai actor and singer Mile Phakphum. 


Pop some colors in your streetwear or sporty looks with PUMA SCOOT ZEROS x CHEETOS. This basketball shoe is designed with a synthetic, mesh, and textile upper, and PROFOAM EVA midsole for instant cushioning. 

It also has a Formstrip lockdown support, and a full-coverage rubber outsole with an anti-slip traction pattern, so you can win your games in true Scoot Henderson fashion. It also features the Scoot logo and PUMA x CHEETOS® design details. 

The newest kicks are priced at P5,900, and available in select PUMA stores nationwide and online. 



For classy staples, Bally has dropped its latest fashion take for their Spring/Summer 2024 campaign. 

Showing a new twist on their signatures, Bally showcases the art of leather in their Plume loafers, handmade Scribe brogues, and Glendale flats, as well as hero bags of the season such as the Belle and Ollam. 



Strut the beach in style with Mango x Victoria Beckham’s spring-summer capsule collection. Inspired by the 1969 film La Piscine starring Jane Birkin, the collection is reminiscent of the 70s fashion, including timeless knitwear designs, feminine lingerie dresses, and accessories.  

Grab your hands on a crochet dress with an open back as your cover-up a classy dress for your beach parties, or the sophisticated look of a white sharp suit jacket with an adjustable back strap for all your formal events. 

Check out the latest collection on their website or physical stores in the metro. Check the nearest stores here.

Gentle Monster and JENNIE's 'Jentle Salon'

Jennie wearing Donut Bun BL5 with Dottler

Jennie wearing Hush 01 with Aile.G.

Jennie wearing Donut Bun BL5 with Dottler

Jennie wearing Hush 01 with Aile.G.


Eyes here, Blinks! Look chic and cool BLACKPINK’s Jennie’s style with her latest collaboration with Gentle Monster. 

Dubbed Jentle Salon, the collection introduces eight different frame silhouettes you can embellish with 11 kinds of detachable charms that resemble a barrette. A perfect cherry on top of your summer fits!

The charms are specially curated based on Jennie’s favorites, such as capybaras, clouds, and ribbons. 

Gentle Monster is located at Shangri-La at The Fort, Manila, 5th Ave, Taguig City.