Romanticize Your Next Summer Adventure With These 7 IG Post Ideas


What’s a better time to “romanticize your life” than summer, the season of all things bright and beautiful?

This popular trend-slash-advice has been taking over social media channels like Instagram, where it is often expressed through aesthetic montages, travel videos, and photo dumps. Its meaning is self-explanatory: you should find joy and beauty in every moment of your life. 

For most people, summer is the best time to take a breather from their busy schedules and have fun. Moments like these deserve to be captured in photos and videos that you can look back to once the season is over—and there’s no better place to archive them than social media. 

That’s why summer is a great time to ride the “romanticizing your life” trend. We compiled some ideas to help you do that—just in time for your next Instagram posts!

Stunning beach OOTDs

Repeat after us: You *are* the view. Be the center of attention in your beach photos by flaunting your most fabulous bikinis and summer outfits with the sea and sand as your background. If you need a stylish new bikini to decorate your IG feed this summer, we highly recommend this Women's Off-Shoulder Two Piece Swimsuit from Bench. 

This bikini is made of nylon spandex with a layer of lace for extra flair. It also has two-way adjustable straps that are also removable so you can show off your shoulders. Its bandeau top already comes with pads for support, while its low-waist bikini bottom offers full butt coverage for your convenience. Its style can also perfectly show off your curves and summer body, making it an excellent pick for the ’gram.

As part of Bench Summer Deals, you can get this Women's Off Shoulder Two Piece Swimsuit at 63% off (for only P279) at Bench in SM City Telabastagan until May 31.

Your summer hair makeover

Do you plan to start summer with a fresh new look or want to keep your hair pretty for spontaneous beach photoshoots? Your crowning glory will greatly benefit from Going Straight’s Keraboost Hair Smoothing Treatment and Rebonding with Argan Mask and GS Plex Treatment. 

Using natural keratin to fill in damaged areas, the Keraboost Treatment restores, strengthens, and relaxes your hair for a smooth, shiny, and less frizzy look. Meanwhile, the Rebonding with Argan Mask and GS Plex Treatment is ideal for anyone who wants to straighten their hair without damaging it. That’s because both Argan Mask and GS Plex Treatment help prevent further breakage and do intense repairs on your hair.

Get the Keraboost Hair Smoothing Treatment (Any Length Promo) for only P2,500 and Rebonding with Argan Mask and GS Plex Treatment (Any Length Promo) for only P4,800. Score these exclusive deals until April 30 at Going Straight in SM City Molino, SM City North Edsa, SM City Lipa, SM Megamall, SM City Bacoor, and SM City Baguio.

The coolest sports shots

Are you planning to hone your skills at a sport you already love or try a brand new one for a sense of thrill? Make sure to document the most fun moments through Instagram-worthy action shots, which you can easily take using your smartphone’s continuous burst mode or by bumping up your shutter speed.

Aside from basketball and volleyball, badminton is also a popular summer sport that you can try. You only need at least a partner to play this game with, so assembling a team won’t be a hassle. As for the equipment, you can get badminton rackets on sale for up to 30% off right now at Chris Sports in SM City Lucena. This promo runs until May 31 only, so don’t miss it!

Summer cooler spotlight

Adding a summer vibe to your Instagram feed can be as simple and easy as taking an aesthetic snapshot of your fave iced drink. Here’s a step-by-step guide that even photography newbies can follow: First, order yummy summer coolers like Seattle’s Best Coffee’s Java Chip Javakula and Double Chocolate Mint Javakula, which are both made of the coffee shop’s rich classic mocha. 

The Java Chip Javakula also features chocolate chips topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce. Meanwhile, the Double Chocolate Mint Javakula combines chocolate chips, whipped cream, and peppermint. Until April 30, you can buy two cups of Java Chip Javakula and Double Chocolate Mint Javakula and get two more cups for free for only P450 (originally P890) at Seattle’s Best Coffee in SM Mall of Asia. Just place an order through the SM Malls Online app to enjoy this deal.

After ordering, take your chosen summer drink and hold it against an aesthetic backdrop like the poolside, the clear blue sky, or even a plain wall if you’re on a staycation. Snap your #summercooler photos, add your fave filter, click the “post” button, and enjoy the sunny season vibes on your IG feed while coolly sipping your yummy Javakula.

Mandatory airport pic

Start your “summer travel photo dump” with a fun airport snapshot, which almost every traveler takes to document their rendezvous. Strike a pose at the departure or arrival gate—with your boarding pass in the frame, optional. To complete the mood in your airport pic, don’t forget to include your fashionable luggage bag in the shot. 

The Travel Basic Ciao Vera Small Suitcase comes in sleek colors like lavender, black, and rose gold to complement your summer airport outfits. But aside from looking fashionable for your airport pictures, this luggage bag is perfect for travel thanks to its durability and security features like a regular combination lock. Despite being lightweight, it is spacious enough to store all your vacation essentials.

Enjoy 50% off on the Travel Basic Ciao Vera Small Suitcase at The SM Store in SM City Cauayan, SM Megacenter Cabanatuan, and SM City Cabanatuan until April 30.

Shy girl photo life hack

Do you want to take a nice photo of yourself under the sun but feel too shy to show your face? Wearing oversized sunglasses is your ultimate life hack! Stylish sunglasses like this pair from Max Mara can also add an elegant touch to your summer OOTD photo, and its oval frame can easily fit and complement any face shape.

From an original price of P10,170, you can get these Max Mara sunglasses at 57% off for only P4,299 at Ideal Vision Center in SM City Urdaneta Central. This discounted price is available until April 30 only, so cop this pair now! 

Step into adventure

Are you spending your vacation at a white sand beach? Paint an IG-worthy moment by slipping on your most stylish pair of sandals and taking a quick photo of your feet by the shoreline! Make sure to pick footwear with an open-toe design like CLN’s Feather Flat Sandals to emphasize that sand-tickling-your-feet moment… and to show off your freshly-pedicured toenails as well! 

Available in various vibrant colors to match your OOTDs, these two-band flat sandals from CLN have a ruched detail for added flair and 3cm for an instant height boost. Aside from offering comfort, their EVA upper and EVA outsole material also allows these sandals to get wet without getting damaged—so there’s no need to worry about taking it to the sea!

Get two pairs of Feather Flat Sandals for only P999 at CLN in SM City Tanza until May 31.

With these great summer essentials, romanticizing your adventures for the sunny season will be a breeze. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app!