KEEP IT LIGHT

Whenever I travel, I always try to pack light (emphasis on the word “try” lol). I usually bring 2-3 pairs of shoes, 1-2 hand-carry bags and repeat a few basics. When packing for a trip, make sure that at least 2 looks have the same color palette so that it’ll be easy for you to mix and match them. It also helps if you pre-style your outfits beforehand–it’ll make your life so much easier! You can take a mirror shot of your outfit so that during your trip, you won’t find a hard time looking for what to wear anymore. Just go through the photos and use it as a guide!

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ART ALLEY

On my third day in Singapore, I spent my morning at Haji Lane again to do more shopping and try a few of the restaurants and cafés in the area. I love the fact that I didn’t have an itinerary for this trip. I was at my own pace, not worrying about anything. Except maybe deciding where to eat.

Since I was there to shop, I wore something comfortable and easy to wear. I was decked out in a simple pullover, gym shorts and the most comfortable shoes ever. Anyway, I know a lot of you guys have been requesting for me to post more looks wearing pants. Haha! It was just too hot in Singapore so I didn’t bother wearing one! But for now, enjoy these photos of leg hair in its full glory! Haha! Have a great and productive week ahead!

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GARDENS BY THE BAY

What’s a trip to Singapore without going to the scenic Gardens by The Bay? You can spend a good amount of time there exploring their conservatories (may aircon guys haha) such as the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. You can also marvel at the towering Supertree Groves or maybe take a stroll along the OCBC Skyway (a walkway connecting two supertrees). Of course, I went full-on tourist and blogger mode and snapped so many photos! I even added elements in my outfit that would complement with the surroundings and paid $5 just to take outfit shots at the hanging bridge! And that, my dear readers, is dedication. LOL.

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HAJI LANE

Whenever I go to Singapore, I always make sure to visit Haji Lane. This narrow alley, hidden in the heart of the Muslim quarter, houses a number of independent Singaporean brands. Hipsters frequent the shops along this tiny lane to hang out, eat, drink and shop for offbeat labels which you won’t find in any malls in Singapore. It’s kind of like our version of The Collective in Malugay, Makati.

This day was dedicated for shopping so I made sure I’d wear something comfortable. It got crazy hot during the afternoon so I ended up just wearing the cutoff shirt. Also, don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes because you’ll do a lot of walking in this city! I always go for a pair of sneakers or training shoes when I travel. They make your life so much easier! I’ll be posting my finds from Haji Lane soon!

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TOO MUCH DENIM

How much denim is too much denim? As if double denim and triple denim weren’t bizarre enough, I pushed the envelope once more and tried quadruple denim (is there even such a thing?). If I was going to experiment with this style, I might as well do it in another country–where no one knows me and no one would judge me (or so I’d like to think). Singaporeans are very experimental when it comes to fashion so I felt right at home, yay!

Folded & Hung just recently released their denim collection and being the denim addict that I am, I freaked out when I find out that they have chambray shorts, lightweight jean jackets and denim rucksacks! Hmmm I guess you can say that I pretty much hoarded every single item from the collection. Haha! Anyway, since I was wearing way too much denim already, I didn’t want to go overboard and wear jeans. Instead, I decided to wear a pair of chambray shorts. They’re awesome because they have the same wash and color as my jacket and button down shirt–it was like they were made for each other!

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FUTURUM

A day after my trip to Sweden, I went to Singapore with some of my high school buddies for a weeklong vacation. I felt bad that work was piling up in Manila so I made sure to take the last flight out (while my friends went ahead lol) so I can squeeze in some work. Good thing I saved myself from last-minute stress packing by preparing all the things I needed to bring and pre-styling all my looks before I even left for Stockholm! That’s what you call productivity! Haha minsan lang yan!

When I travel, I always go for comfort–without sacrificing style. Even when I’m just wearing a sweater and sweatpants, I make sure that they complement each other. It also helps if the pieces you wear are strong enough that it doesn’t need any more styling (and also comfortable enough to sleep in the plane). Good thing my sister tagged along with me, otherwise I would’ve missed my flight! I slept while waiting for boarding, in the plane, pretty much everywhere. Haha but I still managed to snap a few photos for the blog! Woot!

In terms of travel bags, always invest in a good, quality luggage. I got this one from Briggs & Riley at The Travel Club. I love that it has the protection and durability of a hardside case, a huge main compartment that will fit everything you’ll need for an extended trip, spacious interior pockets and the integrated TSA-friendly control panel to secure your stuff.  Perfect for a 5-7 day trip! So where are you traveling next?

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