Filipinas are known as an epitome of beauty, resilience, and being family-oriented. Many believe that a typical Filipina is great at doing house chores – cooking delectable dishes, doing the laundry, cleaning and taking care of kids among others but also adept in any profession she has – be a policewoman or a fashion blogger.
But there are times when she needs to do numerous tasks in a day that she forgets to take care of herself – especially the way she dresses. You wouldn’t want to receive a remark such as”mukha ka ng losyang.” You don’t need to please others but to feel good about yourself by looking good and your husband as well.
Being “classic” is characterized by simple, tailored lines in fashion year after year. It also refers to plain yet pleasing apparel and embellishments. The advantage of having a classic fashion style is its beauty will not fade and be outdated. It’s also practical because you will not buy new clothes. With this kind of look, you will be able to stand out for your OOTD or Outfit of the Day.
So if you are a 30-something Filipina, here are the timeless clothing choices and tips for your guide:
For the loving “Ilaw ng mga Tahanan.”
Taking care of children could be challenging, especially when you’re the only one doing it. But a secret for having a great look despite everything is to have a plan.
When you’re kids are at school or taking a nap, you could have ample time to plan. Think of your schedule for this week. Will you be at home entertaining your visiting mother-in-law on Tuesday? Or have a dinner date on Friday? Then, decide which type of clothing you prefer.
Whether you’re being a full-time mommy or going out for grocery being a corporate mommy, choose an article of clothing that moves while you’re moving.
Select a solid and plain color for the top and pair it with comfortable denim, jeans or long skirt. You could add a white coat. Choose the fabric that’s appropriate for the weather of your location. In hot countries like the Philippines, cotton, satin and silk fabrics are suited and give a cooling sensation to the skin. For cold countries like the U.S., wool and silk are appropriate.
Avoid rugged designs (like bones or skull) and tattered jeans. People might think you’re a punk, not a loving mom.
For the Strong-Willed Career Pinay
If you’re working in the corporate world, think to stay pretty by combing your hair and wearing professional-looking clothes. You might be having another overtime later but how you look might affect how you’ll do your work. At the end of the day, when you look back, you’ll be able to say I did it with classic style.
A dark top under a white buttoned blazer matched with white or dark slacks will be perfect during a meeting in the office or closing a deal with clients.