As a frequent traveler, I need clothes that do not only highlight my personal sense of style but also those that are also affordable, easy to wear, easy to pack and easy to clean. This is why I prefer resort wear clothes.
Also called “easywear,” resort wear clothes are generally made from materials that are breathable and lightweight. Clothes that are made of soft, wrinkle-free fabric (so you can easily roll them and place inside your suitcase), that have pretty styles, colors and designs and that are casual yet very fashionable.
These are the very reasons why I just love Ziya. Derived from the Arabic word meaning “splendor, glow, light,” Ziya is a chain of boutiques in the Philippines that aims to cater to the global woman who is proud of her distinct personal style.
I’ve been a longtime fan of this proudly Philippine brand. I especially love their boho tunics, even wearing one during my stint as a judge of a GMA 7 show where the “Pambansang Bae” Alden Richards was one of the hosts. That tunic garnered a lot of compliments! I also regularly buy their caftans, full-length dresses, wide leg pants and tops (in fact, those make for great office wear, too!) For the kind of lifestyle I lead, clothes by Ziya are truly functional.
Ziya clothes also have something distinct about them. Have you noticed? Most of their prints are Maranao-inspired. Lovely intricate details! The prints truly honor the beauty of Mindanao culture.
Let me share with you some of my favorite looks from the Ziya holiday collection.
They also have treasures for little fashionistas!
Ziya also has very affordable accessories like fancy necklaces, trendy sunglasses and earrings. They even sell flats! I currently have two pairs that I bring with me during trips.
Ziya currently has 8 branches across the country. In Mindanao, they have branches in SM CDO, Centrio Mall 2nd Floor (their newest branch), SM Davao and Gaisano Mall Iligan.
See ya at Ziya! (sorry, couldn’t resist!)
You can also avail of FREE packaging when you shop online: www.ziya.com.ph
Majority of this post first appeared on my newspaper column, “Mindanaoan Meets World.” It appears every Friday on Mindanao’s largest newspaper, Gold Star Daily. Please read the article here.