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What I Wore in Bali: Outfit Ideas + Tips

Bali Outfit 9-min

I love matching my outfits with the theme of the place. Sometimes, even with the color scheme of the landscape (more on that next time!) So for Bali, I made sure to bring clothes that really complemented the feel of Bali’s rich culture.

Packing for 3 Days and 3 Nights in Bali

Bali Outfit 4-min

We only had 3 days and 3 nights to spend in Bali and that means, we had tons of luggage space. So instead of packing light, I decided to take this opportunity to bring as much clothes as I wanted. After all, I need those perfect OOTD shots! Haha, just kidding… sort of.

In total, I packed:

  • 9 sets of clothes
  • 6 pairs of footwear (including 2 slippers)
  • 4 pairs of sunglasses
  • 3 sets of swimwear
  • 1 yoga outfit

Spoiler: I ended up wearing everything except for 1 set of clothes and 1 set of swimwear.

Preparing My Outfit GuideBali Outfit 0-min

I always plan my outfits for trips ahead of time. It’s something that I’ve been doing for years and I highly recommend it because it saves a lot of time and thinking during the trip itself.

What I do is, I take bathroom selfies of my outfits and put them together in one photo, as you can see above. I arrange them by date (on when I plan to wear them.) Then, I put a copy on my phone so that I have a guide.

Now, let’s talk about the outfits.

Look #1: Bathing Elephants

Elephant Safari Park Lodge Bali Bathing Elephants

Bathing the elephants was the first activity on our itinerary and we were going straight to swimming with them afterwards. So I had to wear my swimwear underneath. I decided to wear an easy slip-on dress and my Native shoes, which are waterproof. 

Look #2: Swimming with the Elephants

Elephant Safari Park Lodge Bali 5-min

I really wanted to swim with the elephants wearing black swimwear. But I’m so shy (and a little conservative haha) that I ended up wearing a pair of black swim shorts on top of it.

Elephant Safari Park Lodge Bali 26-min

I also wore my Native shoes inside the water, just to be sure I don’t step on anything I don’t want to step on with my barefeet. Hehe.

Look #3: Playing with Elephants + Rice Terraces

Elephant Safari Park Lodge Bali 12-min

We were scheduled to have some fun time with the elephants before we checked out of the Elephant Safari Park Lodge so I chose an outfit that was easy to move around in. Wore a blue romper with embroidered details that I felt was very “Bali” and my favorite pair of FitFlop sandals.  

Bali Outfit Ideas

I’m usually a white sneakers kind of girl and I hardly wear sandals but I made an exception this time because these FitFlop sandals were extremely comfortable. They make me look more adult-y too and less kiddie, in a good way!

Rice Terrace Cafe 1-min

Wore this all the way til’ lunch time at The Rice Terrace Cafe. I actually planned to wear it for when we climb the Tegallalang Rice Terrace but we ended up not going anymore because of lack of time.

Look #4: Amandari Resort v.1

Bali Outfit 6-min

After checking in, I decided to change outfits again to match the feel of Amandari. It was so peaceful and quiet and I felt that a flowy white dress really complemented the mood of the resort.

Bali Outfit 7

Embroidered details once again on the dress, the same pair of shoes from earlier that day and used my striped MiPac swing bag.

Look #5: Amandari Resort v.2

Bali Outfit 7-min

My morning lounge outfit for the next day is this very comfortable shirt dress from Uniqlo. Wore this as we enjoyed our in-room breakfast and a quiet morning inside our private villa. (More of that here!)

Look #6: Morning Swim Amandari 4-min

Wore this black one piece swimwear from Cesa PH. I love it because it provides enough coverage. Plus, it’s simple, classy and looks great from the back!

Amandari 44-min

Black is very good for covering tummy fats too. Haha!

Look #7: Aman + The Four Seasons

Bali Outfit Ideas

Excuse the annoying duck face but this is the only photo I have that showcases all the pieces of my outfit. Orange buttoned-down top I got from my late mom, a pair of Fly Shades, white shorts and my favorite Kate Spade bag (one of my travel #ootd staples!)

Amandari 36-min

They gave us complementary sarongs at Amandari so I tried it on and it matched my top well enough.

Four Seasons Sayan 14-min

Wore it til’ we checked in at The Four Seasons at Sayan. Love that I blended in so well with the color scheme of the resort. Hehe.

Look #8: Dinner at The Riverside Cafe

Bali Outfit Ideas

Had this dress since we got married 5 years ago and I’ve always wanted to wear it but have never found the right time to do so. However, dinner at The Riverside Cafe inside The Four Seasons resort seemed like the perfect opportunity to wear it. So I did!

Bali Outfit 16-min

A photo of us at at The Riverside Cafe just so you can see the dress in action. Haha.

Look #9: Balinese Farmer Experience

Bali Outfit Ideas 11-min

My favorite look during this trip is this. Bought this green romper specifically for our Farmer experience. I felt that it looked perfect against the rice fields and had the right amount of playfulness with its ribbon belt. As for the shoes, they resort lent me that because the shoes I had on wasn’t for hiking. (Oops!)

Four Seasons Sayan Balinese Farmer 17-min

The Four Seasons team lent us traditional hats during the experience, which was the perfect accessory to complete that farmer look.

Look #10: Last dip before leaving

Bali Outfit Ideas

One last dip before we fly back home to Manila. I had to multi-task (by that I mean have lunch while swimming) because we were pressed for time. Haha! Wore one of my all-time favorite swimwear from Nudo. This is their Ibiza Boyleg design, which I have two pairs of. As you can tell, I love my one-piece swimsuits!

Bali Outfit Tips:

Amandari 41-min

Here are some tips if you’re planning your wardrobe for an upcoming trip to Bali:

  • Choose light, airy clothing: The weather can get hot and humid.
  • Plan a color palette and stick to it: I made sure to avoid reds, purples and pinks and decided to wear clothes that were white, green, orange and blue. But the color palette is really up to you. I saw a girl wearing a red dress and it looked perfect against the rice fields.
  • Choose comfortable, functional pieces: There’s so much to do in Bali and you don’t want to be held back by your outfit choices. Wear shoes that are comfortable and clothes that are easy to move in!
  • Research on the places you’re visiting: Be aware of clothing restrictions or dress codes. At the same time, it’s good to have an idea of where you’re going so you can match your outfits to the destination.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR BALI TRIP HERE!

(NOTE: THIS POST IS ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE LAST APRIL 2017.)
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33 Comments

  • Reply
    Scylla Rocamora
    July 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I always have a hard time packing for my trips and even if I try to pack light, I always end up bringing everything else. Would try your tips on how to pack OOTDs for my future trips! :)

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Hi Scylla, I feel you! I’m also learning how to pack lighter! Let’s see how I do on my next trip. Hehe.

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    Eya
    July 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I thought it was only me who plans OOTDs ahead. Haha! However, my rule is to pack clothes of 4 colors only: black, pink, gray, or white. I even applied it on packing my pajamas. ???????????? Sounds boring but definitely saved time in decision-making! Haha.

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 4, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      That is actually such a good tip! I did that in London where I only packed white, black, blue and red clothes! Super convenient and easy to mix and match!! Haha!

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    Violette
    July 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    These outfits and photos are so pretty! Thanks fro the tips!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks Violette!

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    Kendall
    July 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    You look great. I love seeing how other women pack for trips!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 7, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Kendall I love dressing up for trips!

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    Radi
    July 8, 2017 at 8:01 am

    This is an amazing travel post. I love that you got to play with elephants and be in such a paradise heaven.

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 10, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Hi Radi, yes it was such an amazing experience! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Heather
    July 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Love your outfits – you’re so organised planning them all ahead of time! looks like a great trip!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 10, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      I’m pretty OC when it comes to planning my outfits on trips. But that’s about as far as I can go in terms of being organized. Haha thanks!

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    Paola
    July 9, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Wow Amazing location, and I always love your pics!
    Love, Paola.

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 10, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks Paola glad you like them!

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    molly
    July 9, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Bali looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      It sure was Molly!

  • Reply
    Lorna
    July 10, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I think you nailed it with the lightweight, breezy fabrics! And oh my gosh those elephants! SO sweet!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks Lorna! Yes, that’s exactly the look I was going for!

  • Reply
    Rina
    July 10, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Thanks for the inspo babe! I’m currently planning a trip for Hawaii so this definitely helps!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Oooh Hawaii! How exciting! Have a fun trip!

  • Reply
    Yiota
    July 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I love all your outfits, especially the white embroidered dress, so cute!! x

    Yiota

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Yiota, that’s one of my favorites too!

  • Reply
    Kris
    July 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Your outfits look so amazing! I wanna visit Bali!
    Have a lovely day!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Kris, you definitely should visit Bali, it was amazing!

  • Reply
    Amy Arnold
    July 10, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    So many cute outfits! Bali looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 11, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Amy, it really was amazing!

  • Reply
    Eena
    July 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Bali looks like the place to be! I’m loving your outfits by the way :)

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 11, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Eena and Bali is DEFINITELY THE PLACE to be! <3

  • Reply
    Monica . Mes Voyages à Paris
    July 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Wow!! Amazing pictures and post!! This place looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Kim
    July 12, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Oh goodness you’ve done a lot! I love your outfits, especially the shoes and cover ups! Maybe I’ll get my own pair!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 12, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Thanks Kim! The Fit Flop sandals are amazing.

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    Merel van Poorten
    July 12, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Your packing skills are amazing. I can never decide what to take with me!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 12, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Haha, it takes a lot of time to decide, believe me.

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