The Ultimate Summer Vacation Capsule Wardrobe

The slightest hint of warm weather has had us dreaming of our first summer getaway — and now that Mestiza’s latest collection has dropped, we know exactly what we’re wearing. It’s twofold, this impeccable timing: not only do we love the line, but we’re especially excited to spotlight one of our favorite independent designers during AAPI Heritage Month. 

Founded by Alessandra Perez-Rubio Loverde and Louisa Rechter Takacs, Mestiza New York offers exquisite heirloom quality apparel and accessories imbued with a timeless sense of style. By reimagining iconic heritage fashion, Mestiza is committed to ensuring women feel their best through optimistic designs that will be cherished forever.

Just ahead: Alessandra and Louisa’s top 10 picks for your dreamiest vacation capsule wardrobe yet.

Elliana Mini Dress

A modern take on the traditional Filipino barong, the Elliana Mini Dress is crafted in linen and features intricate embroidery along the center front, pearlized buttons, and a mandarin collar that adds an element of elegance. 

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Rafe Dome Straw Clutch in Chinoiserie

In collaboration with fellow Filipino designer Rafé New York, the Mestiza x Rafé Dome Straw Clutch combines Rafe’s best-selling handbag silhouette with Mestiza’s iconic chinoiserie decal. Hand-embroidered by artisans in the Philippines, the Mestiza x Rafé Dome Straw Clutch seamlessly blends heritage and style, adding an element of visual interest to any look. 

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Gwen Sunflower Earrings

Introducing the Gwen Sunflower Earrings, a must-have accessory for your springtime wardrobe. Versatile and chic, these earrings effortlessly elevate any ensemble, whether you’re styling a daytime mini or accessorizing a cocktail dress. 

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Marina Chandelier Earrings

Designed with beautiful blue gemstones and plated in gold, the Marina Chandelier Earrings are sure to turn heads. Elevate any cocktail or evening look this season with these eye-catching earrings. 

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Torres Beaded Bag

The Torres Beaded Bag brings life to any look with its 3D floral appliqué and intricate all-over beaded design that adds texture and dimension to any look.

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Victoria Convertible Skirt & Pasay Crochet Top

Drawing inspiration from the timeless Filipina Maria Clara ensemble, our Pasay Crochet Top features a crochet overlay atop a removable tank. Complete the look with our Victoria Convertible Skirt, thoughtfully designed with a zipper that effortlessly transforms this maxi skirt into a chic midi in an instant. 

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Elliana Ombre Midi Dress

Reminiscent of a sun-kissed vacation sunset, the Elliana Midi Dress radiates warmth and beauty. Its pink ombre fade creates a captivating backdrop for embroidered palm trees and delicate beaded coconut details, evoking the serene beauty of a tropical paradise.

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Soleil Embroidered Top & Yuka Wrap Short

An elevated everyday ensemble, the Soleil Embroidered Top and Yuka Wrap Shorts combine all the heritage elements we know our customers love; intricate embroidery, beaded tassel closure, and eye-catching prints. Crafted in breathable linen, you’ll be living in this outfit all season long

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