Drawstring pants for summer

As I was saying, I was glad to see drawstring pants worn with shirts tucked in for Richard Chai's previous Spring 2009 collection, as belts can sometimes be cumbersome. In my case, there is really nothing like soft, baggy pants to start getting used to the sudden change in season in Manila.

The button-down sweater, of course, is just a precaution for airconditioned offices and establishments. Otherwise, they are best left tied to your messenger's shoulder strap.

Sweater, Muji; shirt, Old Navy; leather sneakers, Converse; pants, Marks & Spencer; watch, Omega Seamaster