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Suitcase Secrets: Packing Travel Essentials For A Trip To London

Metro.Style Beauty & Wellness Editor Kate Paras-Santiago lets you in on her suitcase packing session, and the cool UNIQLO outfits she's bringing with her to London town!

As this busy holiday season fast approaches, many kinds of planning are underway. Planning for parties and reunions, planning for gift shopping, planning for dinner menus, and planning for vacations outside the country are happening simultaneously! The one we're here to help you with today is the part where you plan your outfits for your upcoming (READ: much-awaited) trip abroad!


Just recently, our Beauty & Wellness Editor Kate Paras-Santiago let us in on her personal suitcase packing session, wherein she was able to cop stunning outfits from UNIQLO for her forthcoming trip to London. 

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Suitcase Secrets with Kate Paras-Santiago

She will be traveling to the UK during the fall for her sister's wedding, and she simply couldn't contain the excitement about seeing the sights, trying the food, being with family, and doing all of these in stylish, comfortable, travel-friendly clothes!


In the Metro Suitcase Secrets video, she let us in on the UNIQLO outfits she was able to come up with on a recent visit to their flagship store, and added some styling tips too. Check them out below:


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Airport-Ready

Airport-Ready

For the first outfit, she came up with a travel-and-airport-ready ensemble consisting of a laid-back Striped T-shirt with Long Sleeves over Ultra Stretch Waffle Straight Pants. And because it can get chilly in the airport and in the plane, she put a Light Souffle Short Cardigan over it. Doesn't it look utterly comfortable and chic?


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Preppy Chic

Preppy Chic

This look is inspired by preppy colors and shapes, with a city twist. It consists of a Navy Blue Rayon Blouse and a UV Protection Cropped Cardigan, finished off with Smart Ankle Pants in Brushed Finish. The entire look is simply stylish and smart, and can take Kate from day to night, when paired with boots and the right accessories! 


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Grunge Ain't Dead

Grunge Ain't Dead

Kate isn't the type to go all-out grunge with her style, but she does inject it into the look by pairing a Crew Neck Long Sleeve Sweatshirt and Cotton Relaxed Ankle Pants with a Flannel Shirt tied on her waist. The pieces are so versatile on their own, one can create a number of different looks with each one of them. Kate looks forward to seeing the sights and going on a food tour in this!


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The Cover Up

The Cover Up

For the final outfit, Kate went a little more smart casual by pairing a Rayon Skipper Collar 3/4 Sleeved Blouse with Draped Flared Pants. She also chose chic outerwear, a Double Face Short Coat that doesn't just protect her from the winter chill, it looks incredibly smart and cool at the same time. It's not too heavy, yet is able to brave the chilly weather perfectly. Kate imagines wearing this as she poses in front of famous landmarks around the city!


Armed and ready for her British escapade, Kate takes us through some of her tips for packing a suitcase, and shows us some of the things she'll be bringing with her. Check out the full Suitcase Secrets video below featuring UNIQLO Travel Essentials:




All outfits are available at UNIQLO.


London images via Unsplash