K-Lakbay: K-Pop Inspired Looks for the Wanderlust

Traveling has never been this easy and affordable – base air fares begin at zero pesos and travel hacks are made possible through the internet. And we’re not talking merely of international countries, but also of local destinations that are just as famously renowned. So as inspired by our local tourism, we have come up with a few matching pegs as dressed by our favorite K-Pop idols.

Cool Off

Location Pegs: Tagaytay and Baguio

Electric fans and air conditioners will soon no longer contain Metro Manila heat as the temperature will continue to rise as forecasted this summer. Both the mountainous terrains of Baguio and Tagaytay offer a cool escapade that are hours away from the city via bus or car. Although impossible for temperature to reach sub-zero, we can still cuddle up in pastel-colored sweaters and jackets as inspired by concept photos of Dal Shabet and B.A.P.


She Wears: ZARA Openwork Sweater, ZARA Oversized Sweater, H&M Chiffon Skirt, H&M Culottes, UNIQLO Unisex Socks

He Wears: Zara Men Bomber Style Jacket, Topman Pink Mini Roll Neck Jumper, UNIQLO Men Stretch Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans, Topman Street Talor Black Ripped Knee Stretch Skinny Fit Jeans, UNIQLO Unisex Socks


Location Pegs: Beaches of Boracay, El Nido (Palawan), Puerto Galera

Whether your workout paid off or not, have fun under the sun! Foreigners flock to our country for its outstanding beaches, so we should patronize them as well. Party in a swimsuit (or board shorts for the guys) like Girls’ Generation or in tropical girly dresses like MAMAMOO and show everyone that you are the best!


She Wears: H&M Sleeveless Dress, Bench Denim Shorts, Stradivarius Floral Print Dress / Soak Swimwear Lagos Triangle or I Love Koi Philippines Wailea Neoprene Bandeau

He Wears: Quiksilver Board Shorts or Billabong Board Shorts

Gone Wild

Location Pegs: Wildlife Trails, Zoos

So probably you are not a big fan of the sand and sea, but you are willing to enjoy the great outdoors and commune with nature. Take cues from one of RAINBOW’s concept photos which have universal pieces such as utilitarian/military jackets, denim pieces, white lace frocks, and leather accents. Trade heels for boots and have a change of scenery.


She Wears: River Island Black Leather Biker Jacket or American Eagle Outfitters Military Poncho Jacket, H&M Jumpsuit blouse, Timberland Classic Waterproof Boots for Women

He Wears: Bershka Men T-Shirt, UNIQLO Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans, H&M Nylon Jacket, Timberland Classic Waterproof Boots for Men


Location Pegs: Vigan, Ilocos Sur and Old Manila (Intramuros, Fort Bonifacio, etc.)

Travel back in time as you learn about Philippine history in places such as Vigan, Ilocos Sur or the old Manila. Print on print continues to be big this season as seen in fashion spreads by 4Minute and Red Velvet. Wear light and flowy materials that when the wind blows, your photos will surely be IG-worthy.


She Wears: Zara Floral Print Dress or Mango Maxi-Dress

He Wears: Bench Short Sleeved Shirt, Zara Man White Trousers


Location Pegs: Cebu and Davao

Get lost in the streets but remain a stand-out from the crowd in athletic-inspired apparel as modeled by Girls’ Generation’s Tifanny for InStyle Korea.


She Wears: H&M Jersey Maxi Dress, Adidas Training Floral Tank Top, Adidas Stellasport Graphic Tee, Bershka BSK Short Roll-up Dungarees

He Wears: Uncontrol Climachill Polo Shirt, American Eagle Outfitters Active Flex Jogger Pants

What K-Pop inspired looks are you eager to try in your next great adventure? Comment below and share to us how you are K-Pop inspired wanderlust!

Cheska De Ocampo
Always up and about, Cheska was once asked if she always meets different people every single day. Well – not always – but almost because it is part of her job description and because she is actively involved in church. Having the opportunity to join KStreetManila, she combines two of her loves – writing and Korean culture. During her downtime (which somehow rarely happens), she is either scrolling through Twitter, writing for her blog, trying to be fit, reading a good book, or appreciating beauty and fashion.

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