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The Preview Girl's Guide to Traveling Light in Style

Your giant backpack isn't an excuse to look sloppy.

Gone are the days of traveling without stopping to take pictures in every scenic spot, breathtaking view, and quaint cafe you stumble upon. You never know when you'll come across the perfect OOTD spot, so even if you're just backpacking, there's simply no excuse for you to not think about your outfit. Your travel wardrobe should be comfortable and functional, yet undeniably chic—and it should be able to fit in your backpack with room to spare (you have to make room for all the pretty things you'll be buying on your trip, of course!). Here are five clever tips for a fashion girl who still wants to ace her style game while traveling light:

1. Plan your outfits ahead of time and make sure you can move in them.
Always consider that you'll be walking around a lot while carrying something quite heavy. Avoid sleeveless tops or dresses, since your hefty bag's straps might leave angry red marks on your shoulders. You can always opt to style your look around one key bottom and bring multiple shirts to match, so a trusty pair of jeans (not cargo pants or cargo shorts!) that are either cropped or folded at the hem will solve a lot of your outfit problems in a pinch. Wear them when you're on the road so they won't take up precious space inside your bag!

2. Invest in maxi dresses.
Contrary to what your friends might say, wearing a dress when backpacking is NOT "overdressing" for the occasion. A modern, minimalist maxi dress in stretch cotton jersey is comfortable, easy to move in, and will look cute with sneakers, sandals, or even heels. It's also appropriate for temple visits—just cover your shoulders with a shawl or a jacket, and you're good to go!

3. Wear stylish sneakers.
You can actually bring two pairs if you've got enough room in your bag! A white pair is a must and will go well with whatever outfit, while your other sneakers should be able to withstand rough terrain and bad weather.

4. Don't wear expensive jewelry.
Wearing flashy jewelry can attract unwanted attention, especially during long hours commuting. Leave your diamonds and pearls at home and accessorize with a scarf instead: It can double as a shawl when it's cold, and will look good on your neck, as a headband, or even as an accent to your backpack.

5. Never forget to bring your credit card!
Shopping can be more fun abroad, but you still don't want to be carrying around a lot of cash. The Cebu Pacific GetGo Credit Card by Unionbank is perfect for the frequent traveler: You can use it whenever you shop, and every P30 you spend lets you earn a GetGo point. Think about it: If you use your Cebu Pacific GetGo Credit Card for all of your purchases, you can easily get enough points to score another round trip ticket!

Better yet, if you apply for a Cebu Pacific GetGo Credit Card on or before August 31, you'll instantly get 8,000 bonus GetGo points! All you have to do is spend P20,000 on or before October 31 and register here to qualify.

Aside from earning one GetGo point for every P30 spend, Cebu Pacific GetGo Credit Cardholders also enjoy early alerts to Cebu Pacific and GetGo sales. Platinum cardholders, meanwhile, get exclusive benefits such as priority check-in, airport lounge access, and free five-kilogram baggage allowance. Time to tick that backpacking trip off your bucket list, ladies!

Learn more about the Cebu Pacific GetGo Credit Cards here.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with GetGo by Cebu Pacific.

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