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The "Ugly" Pants Every Fashion Girl Will Buy This Year

Plus, five ways on how you can rock this upcoming fashion trend!
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Let's face it, as much as we'd love to hate the "ugly" shoes, we can't bring ourselves to actually stop wearing them. It is comfortable and versatile after all. With the strong following of the "ugly" shoes comes another "ugly" trend that is bound to make a huge splash this year in the fashion department. Candy Girls, meet khaki pants!

Khakis are not usually the college girl's first choice when it comes to bottoms, but with the right fit and the right outfit formula, these daddy pants can be chic, fashionable, and totally on-point, too! Keep scrolling as we show you how to rock the "ugly" pants in a non-ugly way for the whole year.

Avoid looking straight out of an Indiana Jones film by choosing a pair of khakis with a loose fit. Throw on a boxy, cropped tee to maximize the proportions and cap the look off with a pair of heels for a chic finish or a pair of sneakers for a cool, casual getup.

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Wear a trendy off-shoulder with your khakis to add some girly notes to an otherwise masculine bottoms. Add a long pendant over your top for extra style points!

Feeling the Monday blues on a Wednesday? Opt for a fuss free OOTD that's nothing short of comfortable and fashionable with a sweater-and-khaki pants-combo!

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Khaki pants are usually the go-to pants of preppy dads. So what better way to rock a pair of khakis than with a Hawaiian shirt? Tuck yours in and throw on a pair of sunnies for a retro look for the day.

Give the classic khakis a modern update by knotting your tank for an instant dose of cool and a pair of nude flats for a dainty flair.

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The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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