Oz road trip style mémoire; The Great Ocean Road x Melbourne x Sydney

Australia tri-state road trip: South Australia > Victoria > New South Wales (then back to SA). A good 10 days with roughly around 20kg of fashion presented a style challenge for this particular fashion blogger. I was absorbed in playing tourist and keen on staying cool — quite literally since temp shot up to 40degC-ish plus-plus esp with the heatwave hitting the country during the 3rd day of the trip — so I didn’t really get to take proper snaps of all of my outfits. I would’ve loved to make a decent documentation of them all but — ah, well. Lucky I managed to picnap a few from a photo set my sis uploaded, yay!

Now, on to the Oz road trip style mémoire.

From Adelaide (South Australia) to The Great Ocean Road (Victoria)

Tog du jour, Outfits, Sasha Manuel, Victoria, The Great Ocean Road, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle
Colours and prints inspired by the gorgeous scenery on the road x photo with my nephew <3

For this road trip, my hat turned out to be a staple for most of my outfits. Sure, ’twas an essential accessory in creating a more hip zing to what I managed to put together but it served a higher purpose as it proved to be helpful since it saved my face and hair from unnecessary prolonged exposure to the sun. Oh, yea, the scarf was pretty useful, too!

Collage One
Top: Dress/Top Bangkok (Purple) / Shorts Greenhills (not seen in photo) / Sandals London Rebel / Hat Alabang / Sunnies RayBan / Studs Target / Ear Cuff Sportsgirl

Middle: Top Mango / Jeans Mango / Bag Topshop / Hat Alabang / Sunnies RayBan / Necklace Lee Hwa Jewelry / Studs Target / Ear Cuff Sportsgirl / (not in photo: Aldo sandals)

Bottom: Maxi Dress Ice / Hat Alabang / Sunnies RayBan / Necklaces Aldo, Lee Hwa Jewelry / Studs Target / Ear Cuff Sportsgirl / (not in photo: London Rebel sandals)

Around Melbourne (Victoria)

Tog du jour, Outfits, Sasha Manuel, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle
Free and easy styling in light and cool fabrics x I <3 Melbourne.

I wore a lot of blazers during the trip but I also had other options for outerwear that’s why I was more compelled to wear basics and simply pile ‘em up. Reason being, in my case, the unpredictable weather; one minute you’re enjoying a cuppa with a chilly breeze, skin smoldering in dry heat the next. I thought that with simply tossing in a few accessories will certainly jazz it all up as necessary.

Collage Two
Top and Middle: Blogged about them here: Road Trip Stop: Melbourne and a pair of #JCShoes and Tog du jour x Southbank, Melbourne.

Bottom: Tops/Basics Cotton On, Topshop / Necklaces Aldo, Lee Hwa Jewelry / Sunnies RayBan / Earrings Sportsgirl / Studs Target / (not in photo: Cut-offs Mango / Belt Promod / Sandals Aldo — and didn’t wear my hat for the photo, haha)

Sydney

Tog du jour, Outfits, Sasha Manuel, Sydney, New South Wales, NSW, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle
Developed a huge crush on the Sydney Harbour Bridge x style leaned towards urbane and utilitarian

A good packing tip I can leave you would be to plan ahead. Try to visualise daily activities for the entire trip (if visiting a foreign country, consider the weather) and think of what you’ll be wearing each day as you pack. Write them down if you have to. I limited my footwear to max 2 pairs and all are sandals (save for a pair of stilts I packed esp worn on a scheduled night out in Melbourne, haha). All of my outfits are planned accordingly. If you’re not as fussy as I am, you can even survive with around 10kgs. Seriously.

Important note: Leave room in your luggage for shopping, haha.

Collage Three
Top: Top Cotton On / Palazzo pants Zara / Belt Promod / Sandals Aldo / Bag Mango / Sunnies RayBan

Bottom: Basics Topshop / Utility jacket Sportsgirl / Jeans Mango / Sunnies RayBan / Necklace Lee Hwa Jewelry / Rings Mango, Sportsgirl / Earrings Sportsgirl / Studs Target (not in photo: Sandals London Rebel / Bag Topshop)

Have you been traveling lately? Come, let’s swap stories and style mémoires. :o )

xo,
Sasha <3

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Sasha is the Founder and Chief Editor of StyleManila.com. Style Manila has been around since 2007. You can also follow her on Twitter (@angelisophia), Polyvore, and Instagram (@sashamanuel). Read more about Sasha Manuel.

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