Happy Monday! I wanted to do a different fashion post today since I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about my hair, make up and outfits especially when I travel. If you’ve been keeping up with my OOTD’s you’ve probably noticed that I tend to stick to neutral colors. If you look closely, I pretty much have one basic style that I keep going back to, always!
Here are my looks from three consecutive days in Hong Kong to give you guys a better over view. I took photos in three different spots (one location) wearing different colored outfits that I had merged into one (Thanks to my friend Rainier for editing!). I was a bit lazy to think about my outfits so I used my default method a.k.a. uniform: One style in three different colors creates three different looks. Soooo easy!!! I didn’t even bother changing my sunglasses, necklace, belt or shoes. It’s a major no brainer!
WHITE. I can never go wrong with white! I just love how clean, cool and crisp it looks. Don’t you just love the “fur” jacket?! It’s my comfiest yet!
GREY. I like wearing grey on days that I feel like roughing it out. To me, it looks a little more rugged. And yes.. I have the same “fur” jacket in grey too!
BLACK. Wearing black to me is automatic! It looks so sophisticated no matter what time of the day it is. I love black because it masks my bulges and makes me look thinner than I actually am. haha!
When something fits me well… and if IT falls within my budget, I will always get all the neutral colors. Or at least the black and white version. And maybe red if it’s a nice shade of red! In this case, I simply love my H&M faux-fur jacket especially since I got it in three colors. haha!
A lot of you have been asking me tips on travelling in style.. here’s my big reveal:
Q: Do you bring a hairstylist and make up artist when you travel?
CAT: Are you kidding me?? NO WAY! I don’t have that kind of money or am I THAAAT impractical. I actually take a lot of time out to learn how to do my hair and make up on my own (especially at night.. ask my husband!). My hair and makeup has become such a basic routine since I do it every day. It only takes me 15 minutes for a basic look like my photos above… the higher the hair, the longer it takes. My rule: I never leave my hotel room undone!!! OMG.
Q: How many suitcases do you bring on your trips?
CAT: Believe it or not, I actually pack light. For short trips around Asia, I sometimes even share one suitcase with my husband. For long trips (especially if its cold), I bring two suitcases but the other one is half empty… it’s always a good practice to leave some space for shopping! I don’t like paying for the ridiculous overweight charges of the airlines.
Q: Do you pre-plan your outfits before a trip?
CAT: OF COURSE! I do a mental checklist of the itinerary and my outfits. I pack per day, per look and put them all in packing cubes so that it’s organized. Oh and I always take a photo so I have an archive of the looks I brought especially during long trips! I even try on some of the looks before I pack them just to make sure it still fits during the times I feel I gained a little bit of weight. Oh GOSH!
Q: Do you ever repeat your clothes when you travel?
CAT: HAHAHA! YEEEES. OF COURSE! I actually repeat the style, change the colors then mix them around. Sometimes I really get lazy to think about what to wear especially when I travel with the kids and MOST ESPECIALLY when I plan to shop so I make sure to travel VERY light.
So there you have it… travelling in style made easy. My secret is: One style, different colors will give you a NEW look every time!
Tops by Uniqlo | Pants by H&M | Jackets by H&M | Bag by Stella Mc Carney | Shoes by Jimmy Choo | Belt by Hermes | Sunglasses by House of Harlow
- Cat Arambulo-Antonio