We all want to be as comfortable as possible when traveling, especially when you’ve got a red-eye to catch. But some outfits are simply bad ideas, and will only result in people judging you and your girlfriend who's pretending she doesn’t know you. We’re pretty sure you’re familiar with these eyesores:
1) Sando and board shorts…on the plane
Yes, you’re going to Boracay. No, that doesn’t make your sideboob-exposing sando and your shorts acceptable airplane attire, because no matter how you spin it, your ensemble’s still one step above pambahay. Besides, airplanes are cold and think of the germs man!
2) Fanny packs
If you’ve got one of these, then congratulations, you’re officially on your way to full-blown tito-hood. Go for a small sling bag instead, they’re in anyway.
3) Basketball jerseys
Look, even NBA ballers themselves don’t wear jerseys while traveling. The only time it’s acceptable to wear your basketball jersey is if you’re about to watch or play an actual basketball game somewhere. The rest of the time you’ll be thought of as a bandwagoning Asian.
4) Gray shirts in humid destinations
There’s really no need to explain this because your sweaty pits will do all the talking.
5) Excessively “Pinoy Pride” outfit
We know we’ve got a lot of things to be proud of as Pinoys, but we’ve also got a lot of things we’d rather forget about, like our government and penchant for producing TNT’s. Wearing a shirt emblazoned with the Philippine flag might just open a can of worms you’d rather avoid.
6) Flashy bling
Leave your pricey watches, chains, and earrings at home, gentlemen! They’ll only attract unwanted attention and take you forever to get through those pesky body scanners at the airport.
7) Elephant pants
No, we’re not talking about the baggy jeans of your youth. We’re referring to the breezy elephant-batik pair you bought to go temple-hopping in Thailand. We know it’s ultra-comfortable, but honestly, it only makes you stick out like a sore thumb. If you absolutely want to look like a turista (and be an easy target for scammers), this is exactly what you should wear.
8) Socks and sandals
Don’t be that dork who wears socks with his sandals—you won’t attract any girls with this getup. If you’re going for the beach-Jesus look, you better commit to them all the way.
9) Couple shirts
Couple shirts are only cute when you’re with your girlfriend. When you two aren’t together, it just looks kind of pathetic. Besides, all your hard-earned vacay profile pics will be unusable when you break up.
10) Short shorts on girls
Shoutout to the ladies who take every opportunity to flaunt their gym-toned derrieres while on vacation! Even if you have a great booty, everyone is judging you silently. We suggest leggings as a good ass-hugging alternative.
In the end, it’s your body, your clothes, and your trip. As the venerable Zenaida Seva used to say, ‘meron tayong free will, gamitin natin ito.’ Wear whatever you want—but don’t say we didn’t warn you.