(INSTAGRAM // lizasoberano)I don’t know about you, but packing is one of the most exciting aspects of traveling (other than the vacation itself, of course). Your bag is essentially the holiday edit of your wardrobe, which consists of your best threads, your quirkiest prints, basically the trendiest of the trends. You’ll likely bring items you would never wear on a day-to-day basis, such as beachwear or winter clothes. It’s almost like having an entirely new closet without draining your bank account.However, there are others on the other end of the spectrum who absolutely hate packing, and it’s not surprising. There’s a limit to how much you can bring with you, a nightmare for the indecisive dressers. Not to mention, you have to measure the practicality of each clothing item. Sure, you’ll want to have outfit options for your trip abroad, but what are the chances you’ll actually wear your new leather pants when you’ll be exploring old towns and going on walking tours?That’s where your wardrobe basics come in. Evidently, your clothes will vary depending on your destination. Across all your holiday packing lists should be your closet essentials specifically tailored to the weather conditions. You might be thinking, wardrobe basics on a trip? How boring! Doesn’t that take all the excitement out of packing for your holiday?I’m here to tell you that basics don’t mean boring. The essentials lay the foundation of a great ensemble, and with a switch of accessories, shoes and outerwear, you’ll find an outfit for every activity on your itinerary. Just ask everyone’s favorite girl next door, Liza Soberano.While other celebs are donning getups straight from the runway, Liza dials it down with a tee and jeans, with statement pieces. Her Instagram proves that you don’t always have to try so hard to look good. Here’s what you can learn from Liza’s effortlessly fashionable travel outfits:
1) It’s all about how you finish an outfit.We all know by now that accessories elevate plain ensembles. Even your oldest, rattiest pair of jeans and a simple white tee can be transformed with a great jacket and cute heels. When Liza visited on Abbey Road, she snapped herself wearing a hoodie and pleather leggings. She finished her outfit with a gingham coat, and while all the fabrics sound like they would clash, she ties them all together with a monochromatic palette.
(INSTAGRAM // lizasoberano)Who would have thought a coat could make a hoodie look that good? That’s the magic of outerwear. Jackets, coats, and even cardigans can add a little extra something OOTD, so make sure you bring a couple of options with you, such as our Lapel Collar Parka with Leather Sleeves.
Stay fashionably warm in this parkaIf your destination is a little too warm for outerwear, think plaid or chambray shirts, kimono robes, etc.
2) When in doubt, wear black.Liza’s go-to travel aesthetic is clearly all black, with usually one piece used for contrast. There’s a reason why everyone loves to wear black (or a few, to be more precise). It matches with all colors of the rainbow, it’s slimming and suited for every occasion. In Segovia, Spain, the actress donned an oversized jean jacket over head-to-toe black. Feel free to wear all black, or introduce contrast like Liza.
(INSTAGRAM // lizasoberano)To steal her look, check out our Vintage Patch Design Denim Jacket. Wear it over a black tee, leggings and sneaker, and you’re good to go.
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3) A leather jacket is everything.Time and time again, we’ve mentioned how crucial a black leather jacket is for your wardrobe. At this point, we probably sound like a broken record, but we just can’t stress enough how life-changing a leather biker is. Whether you love floral dresses, graphic tees, or love yoga pants, a biker adds an edge that tricks people into thinking that you put thought into your outfit. Liza styled hers in London with a white sweater, black jeans, and a black shoulder chain bag to maintain that ultimate, cool girl outlook.
(INSTAGRAM // lizasoberano)If you don’t have a leather biker of your own, our Leather Motorcycle Jacket is available on discount.
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.