Emulating fashion icons like Olivia Culpo, Rosie Huntington, Miranda Kerr, and Heart Evangelista, Katarina Rodriguez makes a style statement each time she steps out for the day. “My style has evolved from knowing absolutely nothing about fashion to having fun styling myself and even my friends,” the newly-crowned Miss World Philippines 2018 told ABS-CBN Lifestyle. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with beach babe, island girl type of closet and at the same time a high fashion, runway model type of closet, and combine the two. Now, being in pageants, I also have to think about being regal and a little bit more appropriate for certain events. I have now found a balance between the three so I’d definitely say I’m kind of in the middle of all of that.”
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Dress for the occasion. First things first, Katarina stressed, you have to know where you’re going to make sure your outfit is appropriate for the event. “From there, think about how you’ll stand out without being too ‘I’m in your face.’ That way, you’re subtle but you’re also a statement.”
Figure out what colors look good on you. “My style has a lot to do with color schemes,” she revealed. “If I’m more tan and if my hair is lighter, I’ll wear bright colors but with my color now that’s not so pale, not so tan, with dark hair, the tones that match me are warm and neutral tones like white, black, red, and gray. I try to understand what color patterns are bagay with my skin and makeup. Everything has to be cohesive.”
Be comfortable with what you’re wearing. “Make sure that whatever you’re wearing, you’d feel it,” shares the beauty queen. “It’s something you would probably wear again.”
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Photographs taken from instagram.com/katarinarodri