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All-black summer looks (under P999!) that won’t make us overheat

Who says black is not summer-appropriate? We beg to differ

I’m not exaggerating when I say I’m a sucker for head-to-toe black no matter the occasion. Going to a conference? Black suit. Attending a friend’s birthday party? Black maxi dress. Working out? Black training clothes. And for the longest time, I hated summer as it forced me to give up my beloved black wardrobe for a while. (Some may think I’m overreacting but imagine not eating your comfort food for two to three months… that’s exactly how it feels for me.)

People often associate summer (dry season, if you want to get technical) with bright clothes as those are scientifically proven to reflect light and absorb sweat—while black clothing gets thrown on the back burner as it absorbs heat and makes you sweat more than usual. That doesn’t sit right with me though, so to my fellow black fashion enthusiasts, here’s a list of black clothes under P999 you can freely wear all summer long without overheating.

Little black dress

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ black dress? Many trends have come and gone but the black dress remains unbothered. We can probably consider it a fashion immortal at this point (as it should, tbh).

Women’s Floral Sleeve Mini Dress from Forever 21

But let’s add some summer twist to this classic, shall we? Forever 21’s knit mini dress features sheer floral puff sleeves, a round neckline, a ruffle trim and a shift silhouette, which scream fun and class at the same time. You may get it for only P599 (54% off its regular price) when you buy it via the SM Malls Online app.

Crop top with short sleeves

Let’s be real: Sleeves feel really constricting in so many ways. And that’s the last thing we want to feel this summer, especially when our body needs (and craves) comfort, breeze and proper ventilation. So dare I say, wearing a crop top with short sleeves is the summer dream.

Charissa Tie-Front Crop Top from Guess

And this Charissa Tie-Front Crop Top in jet black from Guess will help you achieve that dream. It can even give your summer look an edgy vibe with its flirty cutout, adjustable spaghetti straps and flutter trim. You can purchase it for P999 (57% off its regular price) via the SM Malls Online app.

Backless jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are the perfect work-from-home outfit this summer. It’s comfortable and easy to wear. It’s casual but smart enough for Zoom meetings, online classes or virtual family reunions. So I suggest getting this patterned (backless!) jumpsuit from Mossimo for P795 (half its regular price) via their official site or the SM Malls Online app.

Patterned jumpsuit from Mossimo

Mossimo also has an ongoing promo where you buy one apparel for its regular price and get the second one for P1. This runs until Jul. 7, 2021 only so make sure to shop ASAP!

Bonus: Black accessories

Casio G-Shock Basic Black from Geo Watch Unlimited

An outfit isn’t complete without accessories, don’t even try to argue. So take this as a sign to shop for cute watches at Geo Watch Unlimited before Apr. 30, 2021 and get 10% off on all Seiko, Baby-G and G-Shock items.

Seiko 62MAS Prospex Diver’s, available through “Buy Now, Pay Later” promo from Prestige

If you’re still hesitating about the price though, Prestige Jewelry Center now allows a “buy now, pay later” mode of payment for Banco de Oro cardholders (0% installment for up to 6 months). This promo basically allows you to pay two months after you bought a watch and is available until Sept. 30, 2021.


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