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 The advantage of having a classic fashion style is its beauty will not fade and be outdated.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.
If you opt for a dress, make sure it has a single color from the top up to the skirt part. You could put a dark-colored blazer for a more respectable and sophisticated look.
Avoid tops and dresses that have a low plunging neckline. You might have a different impression on others. Skimpy office clothes are not advisable because men might look at your body instead of looking at your face and listening to what you’re saying.
For the Passionate OFWs
Being an Overseas Filipino Worker requires a tremendous amount of sacrifice working away from your families. To still give love to yourself is by wearing clothes appropriate to your respective work. It’s also fun to choose the classic outfit you like because you’ll create beautiful art in you.
To have a classic style, pick a white plain collared cuff sleeve blouse. You could choose other colors as long as it is plain. Fitted jeans or denim will complement. You will be comfortable to switch one task to another or look gorgeous on any occasions.
A white laced jumpsuit can be worn during date nights, occasions like wedding and baby Christening or going to church.
For the Influential Elites
High profile women have a high standard for fashion and each time they wear a piece of cloth that ensembles their unique fashion taste and personality. Like them, you should take time to carefully choose which dress or top you will use because you not only represent yourself but as well as your reputation and family.
You may select a plain colored trench coat paired with cream-colored slacks or you can place it over a printed dress. Always remember to choose a single color for your whole OOTD.
Add glam with accessories.
The best way to look classic with accessories is to choose minimalist ones. There should be a simple yet elegant looking stone, for example, gold pearl jewelery set to be worn.
Remember the elegant colors of gold, silver, bronze, ruby, emerald, and sapphire when choosing your desired accessory.
How to Glam with Accessories
There’s a wide array of choices when it comes to accessories. You can choose to remain simple or you can look more stylish by the accessories you choose that will complement your outfit.
To retain a classic and minimalist look, you can try using the following accessories:
- A pair of silver earring is perfect for any occasion and clothing.
- A circular crystalline necklace or other necklaces that have a pendant in a silver chain will surely add a class in your style.
- Nowadays, rings evolved into thin rings. These thin rings are ideal for being minimal for classic style.
- Buy a classic wristwatch that has roman numbers, all hands of time are present and with a white leather strap.
As for your hair, always make sure that it’s tied or if loose, it’s well-kept. Classic style for 30-something pinays look better with a nicely kept hair instead of the “messy hair don’t care” look. You can either add a lovely headband or simply tie it on a ponytail.
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So who says you can’t look lovely in your 30-something? Anyone can be beautiful even if you choose to get a simple attire. It’s really not just about the style of your clothes but also how you wear it. See to it that you choose clothes that will reflect your personality and avoid overdoing it especially if you are not going to a special event.
However, if you want to look more fashionable, let your accessories do the work while you wear a simple yet beautiful outfit. Being a minimalist doesn’t mean you are boring. You can actually standout in whatever you wear.
Expressing your classic style entails so much elegance that attracts any eyes, especially a man’s. You are not just good-looking but also indicates respect for yourself. Bear in mind that true fashion is right when combined with good morals.