Having lived in the Philippines while I was young, I got a taste of Filipino fashion culture that hasn’t changed much to this day. By this I don’t mean the styles or anything like that because if anything fashion has been a booming industry there for the last couple of years producing fashion celebrities like Camille Co and Tricia Gosingtian, just to name a few. Co and Gosingtian, like many others in the world, follow fashion trends by season—exuding styles representing each: cute shorts and breezy tops in the summer and warmer, layer-able pieces in the winter. However, because they live in a country that has hot, rainy, and hotter as its yearly seasons, the common fashion trends are not necessarily applicable to their location. Despite this, these young women remain dedicated to seasonal trends by occasionally making blog posts showing off a jacket they got for the winter season, even though winter does not exist in the Philippines. This is probably the same case in other countries where individuals wish to look fashionable during a certain season but can’t given their location. As for me, even though I live in the U.S. I am posed with a similar problem as my Filipino counterparts, it’s hot for most of the year and so in turn I don’t get to wear enough of my winter clothes—which I have so much of for some reason. Lol. So here I am trying to battle and defy the hot Arizona weather by wearing “weather appropriate” attire. Sure it’s pleather on pleather under the heat but if my fashion idols can do it, then so can I!
Leather Jacket | Miley Cyrus x Max Azria
Striped Tube Top | H&M
Leather Pants | F21
Black Pumps | Gicel’s Closet :3