Catriona Gray’s theme for the entire Miss Universe season has been love for country—from her national costume to the little details of her outfit, everything radiated #PinoyPride. If you’re in the mood to go local for some of your OOTDs, here are a few tips we learned from the new Miss Universe:
Go casual with statement outerwear featuring a unique local symbol known everywhere.
This denim jacket by Lahi Lifestyle is a fashionable nod to the jeepney.
Enhance modern-cut dresses with traditional prints.
Filipino weaving provinces each have their own patterns based on their way of life. Designer Jearsond uses the T’nalak design from South Cotabato for a unique take on this off-shoulder dress.
Know that piña silk isn’t just for barongs.
This soft, embroidered top can easily take you from smart casual to semi-formal.
Try a respectful combination of two traditions.
Here’s a peg: Catriona pairs a Tagalog terno top with an Ifugao skirt.
Jewelry can put your message across.
You’ve probably seen the famous ear cuffs that Catriona wore to the coronation night, but she also wore another flag-inspired pair of earrings by Tessera Jewelry during the preliminaries, which she helped design.
Go for an all-Pinoy face.
Local makeup brands have top-notch quality and can definitely compete with more expensive international brands. Catriona’s glam look is created exclusively with Ever Bilena products, and she definitely slayed it!
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