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How to Pack for Vacation (for the fashion conscious lazy person)

Hey guys! I know it’s been awhile since my last post but hopefully I’ll be posting more often now.

I’m just going to go ahead and assume that most of us are on holiday already and if not, are going to be on holiday soon-ish… Anyway, I’ll be off to Melbourne in a week’s time and I have yet to pack my bags because I am, well, lazy––but I am also particular about what I wear there so I am against last-minute packing.

God knows I love organising information so I just thought that this post would be a nice way of sharing with you guys how I go about packing and planning outfits for a vacation (just to make things easier for me while I’m there). And also, how to pack to make the most out of a limited amount of clothes and accessories and look stylish with minimum effort!

Just some tips to start:
– take into consideration the nature of your holiday (e.g. mostly relaxing on the beach, a lot of walking through the city, long car rides)

– remember items outside of your regular outfits that you may need depending on your holiday activities (e.g. yoga pants, swimsuit, hiking boots)

– research on the weather and climate of where you are going beforehand so you’re well prepared

Now, we’re ready to pack!

1. Set a Frame

So if you usually don’t even know where to start, this is a really good way to begin choosing items to bring along. I like setting a “frame” or two for my outfits (more, if your vacation is longer). What this means is that I choose a couple pairs of shoes that are appropriate for wherever I’m going and whatever I’ll be doing, and match them to one bag––and there we have it, a frame to work within.

If you have, maybe, a watch or a certain necklace that you always wear without fail, include that into your frame. After the frame is set, choose clothes that complement and go well with the frame.

This helps a lot in preventing situations where you realise your dress doesn’t match with the shoes or your bag doesn’t match with your jewellery.

So for example, if you’re headed to a tropical island getaway, your frame could be as such:

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And then you can start filling it in with clothes that fit the frame:

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While if let’s say, you’re going to a bustling city during winter, your frame would probably include a warm coat. And since people  usually only take one coat along with them, they’ll be wearing that almost every day so the frame could be something like this:

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And filling it up could look like:

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Or maybe if you were going on a farm stay in the country side, and you could be going for the softer, more feminine and comfy kind of look:

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And if you filled that up:

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As you can see, you are able to create a variety of looks that are still cohesive using the same “frame”. Remember that things like shoes, bags and outerwear are bulky items and take up a lot of space in your luggage and you won’t want to bring too many of those. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that most of the clothes you pack will match with the one coat, or the couple pairs of shoes that you take with you.

2. Pick a Colour Scheme

When packing for a holiday, it will always make getting ready a lot easier and quicker if you have a designated colour scheme that you are working with. This helps prevent clashing colours or patterns and increases the number of outfit combinations that you can choose from.

As you can tell in the three “frames” above, I’ve worked with a different colour scheme each.

For the beach holiday outfits, I worked with lighter shades of blues and greens, and incorporated a lot of whites and light greys. For the winter city outfits, I used darker shades of reds and greys, and used a whole lot of black. And lastly for the countryside outfits, I used beige that complemented navy blue really well, and set a reddish-brown for the base of every outfit.

The colours all depend on personal preference (what you like and what likes you) and sometimes, the context in which you’ll be wearing them.

Personally, I like packing majority neutrals (e.g. white, black, grey, beige) and then throwing in some statement pieces within my designated colour scheme (e.g. red tartan, blue velvet, denim).

Sample colour schemes:

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Usually, for those holidays that are about a few days long, I stick to one colour scheme while the lengthier holidays give me room to work with one or two more.

Explore the infinite range of colours and decide from there how wide or narrow you’d like your scheme to be. Remember that many shades of blue can blend into green and many shades of red overlap with purple etc. You can even form a colour scheme based on pastels, or neons etc. instead of just individual colours.

Be aware of what colours look good together to you and which colours definitely do not match. For example, to me, neon colours (like in sports/athletic wear) look best with solids like black, white and grey, and look absolutely hideous with earth tones like brown or red (shown below).

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vs.

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Gold & Silver

I’m also extremely particular about matching all the metallics in my outfit from my rings and necklaces all the way to the buckles on my bag. (Basically, if my bag has gold studs on it, I wouldn’t wear a silver necklace.) I rarely (never) mix metals on a regular basis so I like to maintain that while on holiday as well.

The neutrals like white, black and grey work with both silver and gold (and everything in between) while pastels typically look better with silver-toned jewellery. Take note of what looks best on you and incorporate that throughout your outfits.

Here’s how to figure out what looks best on you according to your skin’s undertone!

3. 3 Ways

I’ve always liked the golden rule of three… So after deciding on the first outfit that will be going into the luggage, try using one component from that outfit to create three more outfits. And from there, pick another item from those outfits to create a different three.

Choosing versatile pieces gives you flexibility and opens up the possibilities to choose from. It’s also handy in those day-to-night situations where you need to get changed quickly from a day event to a nighttime event without completely starting from scratch.

Here’s an example of how a neutral, black basic halter top can be used to create different looks:

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And then using the same grey skirt from the last outfit:

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And using the same crop top from the last outfit:

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Or the same white trousers in the middle:

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And here we have it, 12 different outfits using 5 bottoms and 5 tops.

If you noticed, I also stuck to the colour scheme of monochrome and pastels across all twelve outfits.

While on holiday, you may have limited luggage space and have to make the most of what you bring so choosing clothes that can mix and match help make your life a lot easier. Of course, you might not end up rewearing each item so many times, but it’s just to provide you with more options when deciding how to wear them.

* Keep in mind that you’ll possibly (or if you’re like me, then definitely) end up buying more stuff during your trip (so make space, or be prepared to buy another luggage)!

So that’s basically how I go about planning what to pack for my all my vacations!

On a side note, I’m soooo excited for this trip. Will be staying at Uncle Stan’s B&B again near town so I’ll have a lot of shopping opportunities. Also ordered two sets of Triangl bikinis which delivered to his place awhile back so I can’t wait to finally try those on too. I’ll probably still take forever to (over)pack for my trip since Melbourne’s weather is sort of bipolar so I’ll have to pack for almost all seasons…

I hope this helped you guys pack for your own getaways, or at least, was enjoyable to read.

A x

Celebrity LookBook: Kylie Jenner

The thing I adore about Kylie Jenner and her style is that she can go from casual grunge to classic dressy in a second when she needs to. I love that she somehow always manages to add an element of playful youth into each of her looks, regardless of how sophisticated her entire outfit may be.

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Kylie mixes around with laid back and girly, and sexy and fun looks all the time. She sticks to fairly simple fabrics and is stylishly but modestly accessorized (most of the time; excluding Coachella). Also keep in mind that she doesn’t wear a whole lot of colour, so stick to neutrals (black, white, grey etc.) with the occasional pop of red or maybe tartan. As for outerwear, she’s usually seen in the classic leather or denim jacket, or has a knitted cardigan or flannel tied around her waist.

The Wardrobe Staples:

1 Midi & Mini Skirts

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Kylie accentuates her curvy figure usually by wearing form fitting skirts. Play around with different lengths and symmetry to get different looks. Kylie’s skirts often have a unique twist to them, while still remaining simple enough not to overwhelm her body.

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3 Shades

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 Kylie is rarely seen out and about without shades on, be it a pair of stylish aviators or adorable round sunglasses. These elements also help balance out the ‘casual’ and ‘sophisticated’ in her outfits.

Recreating The Look:

In this post, I will be recreating 5 of Kylie’s street style looks, some casual and some a little more dressed up. Note that I’m not trying to replicate her entire outfit piece for piece, but rather, show you the outfits I have come up with inspired by her style.

1 I don’t even care, but I still look cool.

This was perhaps the easiest look to recreate; laid-back, comfortable and perfect for running errands around town. As long as you have a pair of baggy jeans and a flannel shirt lying around in your closet, you can get an almost identical look.

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For me, the look was a little under-accessorised so I added this silver medallion-ed necklace over the baggy top. And yes, I made the drink just for the photos.

shirt – factorie, jeans – jay jays, flannel – f21, necklace – f21

2 In the 90s.

I really like the pop of colour on the skirt in this outfit. The plaid pattern also gives the look a very vintage school girl kind of feel, while still remaining casual and grunge–both of which Kylie is an expert on.

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I added this optional denim jacket because it kinda seemed like what Kylie would wear too.

shirt – cotton on, skirt – h&m, jacket – pull&bear, boots – h&m

3 I don’t actually have a choker.

Something about this outfit was grunge and boho chic at the same time. You can create a similar look with any flowy kimono and something more body hugging on the inside.

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I swapped out Kylie’s boots for my good ol’ creepers. Because her legs are way longer than mine, calf-length boots would cut my legs off too much and appear unflattering. Also I think Kylie was wearing a romper, but the same effect can be created with a dress, or even a crop top and shorts.

P.S. sorry about the makeshift choker…

dress – topshop, kimono – inlovewithfashion.com

4 That’s not really my car.

The midi pencil skirt is a great piece to make any outfit appear classier and and more formal. This is one of Kylie’s more sophisticated looks with a midi skirt, yet she knows how to keep it sexy and simple.

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I love the mesh panel on this midi skirt that gives the whole look a playful touch.

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5 The sunglasses confuse me.

This look was straight off the photoshoot for Kendal and Kylie’s Pacsun line. I just adore how this outfit looks dressy and laid-back at the same time.

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And for this final look, I just fished out this old chiffon maxi from the back of my closet, and threw on a sheer embroidered mesh top to achieve a similar look.

skirt – h&m, top – f21, boots – urbanog.com

So that’s all the looks I have for this post, I hope you guys liked it!

I know that some of the looks don’t resemble Kylie’s original outfit too closely, but I wanted to make use of things I already have in my closet, as well as put my own style into it.

Thanks so much for reading :)

3 Ways To Wear: The Cropped Jersey Vest

A simple and versatile piece that you can find in almost any store. In this post, I’ll be styling the cropped jersey vest in both black and white. The key is to play around with both casual and dressy pieces to create different looks to maximise the wear. Renee got her white crop from Topshop and my black crop’s from a warehouse sale in Cotton On.

#1: With high-waisted shorts

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For the white vest, I chose a lighter acid washed denim to match and added a flower crown for a touch of femininity. I matched a darker ripped denim with the black vest and chose to wear flowers on my neck instead.

1 – flower crown – factorie, shorts – american apparel, sneakers – converse knockoffs
2 – hat – topshop, sandals – zara, necklace – factorie

#2: With a skirt

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I paired Renee’s white top with a plaid skirt for an immediate punk feel, then layered an oversized knitted cardigan and my red oxford booties. For my look, I used a more fitted knit skirt instead and slipped into my leather jacket for a sleeker look.

1 – skirt – bershka, cardigan – factorie, shoes – jefferey campbell
2 – jacket – zara, shoes – zara

#3: With trousers

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For a more sophisticated look, I paired the top with sleek, skinny jeans and thin feminine heels on Renee. Whereas to create a more laid-back look, I paired my black top with baggier, printed pants and my Air Force 1s.

1 – jeans – topshop, shoes – zara, necklace – accessorize
2 – pants – topshop, beanie – cotton on, sneakers – nike

The Perfect Denim Jacket for You

Okay, so in my previous post I asked you guys what you’d most like to see next, and the results were pretty much neck to neck…

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Yeah okay so more than half of you wanted to know how to find the perfect denim jacket for your style. Truth be told, this is a topic I’m super excited about because I’ve always felt like I could give great tips when people are looking for outerwear in general, but denim has always been my personal favorite. Mostly because I consider denim fairly neutral, and can go with almost any and every colour or fabric.

Do note: This is just my opinion on what kind of jacket you would like best, and you don’t have to follow my tips word for word. The purpose of this post is only to give a rough guide towards what you’ll want to look for. So, let’s get right into it!

How to find the Perfect Denim Jacket if your style is:

#1: Grunge/Edgy

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If most of your closet consists of dark or plain, worn out fabrics (or a whole bunch of plaid) OR if you are always wearing the following:

beaten up old sneakers
combat boots
graphic shirts
plaid button-downs
acid wash denim
cut-off shorts
dark eye/lip make-up

OR if you always look like you just rolled out of bed (but still look stylish as ever)

You’ll want to look for 3 things when getting a denim jacket.

1. You’ll want it oversized.
Get a boxier, less tapered cut. Like everything else in your wardrobe, it doesn’t hug your body like cling wrap and gives off the “I bother less than you do but I still look better” vibe. Also, chances are, you are wearing something underneath that isn’t exactly fitted or delicate (so to speak) so an oversized jacket will be great at allowing you room to layer underneath.

2. You’ll want it worn-out.
No, I’m not asking you to buy a second hand jacket or rummage through your mom’s old stuff. Plenty of stores sell jackets pre-worn-out for you! Look out for acid and stone washed jackets that immediately grunge down an outfit, or look for jackets with frays/tears going on. Alternatively, you can get a regular jacket and destroy it yourself with some scissors and sandpaper.

3. You’ll want it with the sleeves up.
Often, a jacket this oversized and thick can make you look top heavy (which is something to be avoided unless you’re skinny, in which case, everything will look good on you anyway). So what you’ll want to do is to make sure that the jacket’s sleeves can be rolled or folded up. And not to just any length; the perfect length is up to your forearm, the fold ending right before your elbow (so you’ll still be able to move).

Other embellishments like patches or studs will also suit your style perfectly.

Denimspiration:

Demi Lovato
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#2: Preppy

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If most of your closet is clean cut and simple, consisting of classic colours like black/white/blue/red/brown OR if you’re always wearing one of the following:

ballet flats
pumps
nautical stripes
polka dots
blazers
collared shirts
skater/pencil skirts

OR if you wear mostly fabrics like chiffon, cotton and polyester (or just look classic chic all the time)

These are the things you’ll want to look out for when looking for your jacket:

1. You’ll want it in regular denim.
Any other out-of-the-ordinary wash or embellishments won’t fit in with the rest of your clothes. The simpler, the better. However, you can always try different shades of denim; from light blue to dark navy to black.

2. You’ll want it fitted.
Meaning the jacket should not be too cropped neither should it be oversized until the hem is below your butt. This ensures that if you’re wearing a flowy bottom like a skater skirt or dress, the jacket won’t end up swallowing your figure and messing up your silhouette. There should also be at least some tapering to the jacket to ensure it’s not just a rectangle. Your perfect denim jacket should curve in slightly and the sleeves should not be too baggy either.

3. You’ll want it open.
The jacket should be so that when your shoulders are in a relaxed position, both sides of your jacket will not touch. Not only does this ensure that your entire outfit can still be seen, but it’s also a great way to wear the denim jacket in a graceful, classier manner.

Denimspiration:

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#3: Girly/Boho Chic

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If most of your wardrobe is whites/pinks/beiges, OR if you often wear any of the following:

brown leather sandals (with tassels or beads)
bright floral prints
flowy tank tops
beads
flower crowns
white lace or crochet
light-coloured knit sweaters

OR if you practically live in sundresses (or dresses with lively prints)

Here are the 2 types of denim outerwear you should go for:

1. The Cropped Jacket
Often, you’ll have so much print and colour going on that it’s best to keep outerwear minimal and simple. Jackets that are cropped all the way to your waist are best at showing off flowy dresses and skirts. Also, sleeves should be fitted and not too long. Regular denim complement bright florals best, and normal blue denim go really well with brown leather.

2. Cheat Denim
Instead of a full-on denim jacket, why not try a denim shirt? Often, the material used is chambray and is thinner and less structured, so you can tie it around your hips or leave it unbuttoned and knotted at your waist. Although it’s more flimsy and thin, you can hardly tell the difference just by looking at it.

Denimspiration:

Emma Roberts
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#4: Laid-back/Athletic

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If you own tons of beanies and caps OR if you are always in any of the following:

bomber jackets
varsity/baseball jackets
high top sneakers
any stretchy material pants
hoodies
graphic tees
sports shorts

OR if you actually wear track shoes OUT of the gym (and you still look fashionable)

These are the features to look out for in your perfect denim jacket:

1. Attached Hoodie
Plenty of denim jackets nowadays come with hoods sewn to the inner lining. Just the hood alone can already make your outfit look as casual and laid back as you would normally look. Alternatively, you can just layer your own hoodie underneath to create the same effect.

2. Contrast Sleeves
This trend is almost everywhere now, and plenty of non-denim jackets have them too. Particularly for your style, I would suggest finding a denim jacket that has sleeves made out of either sweatpants, nylon or leather material (fabrics of varsity and bomber jackets). Added embellishments like a sports logo or random iron on numbers can make the jacket more interesting and personalized.

3. Zip
We all know big brass buttons aren’t your thing. You want something quick, and modern and slick. Get a denim jacket but ditch the buttons for a zip for the sake of both your own comfort and style. You can even find bomber jackets made out of denim material.

Denimspiration:

Cara Delevigne
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So that’s all I have for you guys today!

Remember: not everyone falls flat under 1 category! A lot of people (including me) are a combination of 2 or more. So it’s always cool to mix and match and experiment with different designs until you find one that’s perfect for you!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed my post and that it’ll be of some kind of use to you when you get your own denim jacket haha. Happy shopping!

5 Must-Haves (for the fashion conscious living in Singapore)

Hello my lovely readers! I was just watching a few “must-haves” videos on YouTube and I realised that a lot of them don’t exactly apply to me because of where I stay. In a lot of these videos, items like the “perfect leather jacket” or “leather boots” were considered as “must-have” items but obviously because Singapore is like a sauna, these items wouldn’t be practical for us at all. (Although, I do find every reason to buy myself some winter/autumn sometimes.)

These must-haves I’ve compiled are also what I think to be really versatile pieces that never really go out of style. The pieces, I think, are easy ways to look fashionable while still remaining Singapore-friendly. So without further ado, here is a blog post for you (the fashion conscious living in Singapore) on my opinion of what the must-haves are living in this country.

1. The Little Black Dress

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Okay, so let us get the most obvious one out of the way. You all know you saw this coming, haha. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a “must-haves” video that didn’t include this. But there’s a reason why the LBD is so high up there on the list of must-have items in the fashion world and that’s because it’s known for its versatility and timeless style.

There are countless styles of black dresses that are available in almost every store in Singapore, so finding one that suits your body shape and style should be relatively painless. However, there are a few things you should take note of when looking for the perfect LBD.

a) Material
Finding a material best suited to you is a great first step to finding the perfect dress. Depending on the material, dresses may be more suited for formal occasions while some others are comfortable enough for casual, daily wear.

For example, bodycon or cotton material are both very casual and laid back materials that are best suited for you if you spend most of the time walking along the streets or in shopping malls. Whereas fabrics like polyester/lycra (disco-pant material) and nylon are more suited for the party girl that spends most of the weekend dancing and moving about. Lace and chiffon are both fabrics that are more delicate and complementary to girls that spend their time doing more feminine, non-moving-around type stuff. So choosing the fabric of your dress plays a really important part in how much wear you’ll get out of it.

b) Cut
The cut and way the dress sits on your body is equally important. Keeping in mind the occasions you would wear the dress to and accessories you would pair it with, you can find a cut of LBD that really fits your style and body shape. Try to buy a dress that complements your best parts, be it backless, side cut-outs, halter or skater. It will help boost your confidence when wearing the dress and make it the one go-to piece in your wardrobe when you want to look fierce but have no clue what to wear.

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c) Sleeves
The presence or absence of sleeves or straps can really make the largest difference in your LBD. Strapless dresses tend to look more dressy while short sleeves give off a more casual vibe. There are tons of other sleeve styles that you should try out before finding one that you like best such as bustiers, off-the-shoulders, long/short-sleeved or camis.

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Where to find it:
 F21 and H&M: They sell cheaper, more casual dresses (often bodycon or cotton materials). Sometimes carry party/formal dresses for affordable prices too.
Zara: Slightly more dressy or work-like styles, and heavier materials.
And well, anywhere really…

2. The Denim Jacket

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I must admit, outerwear is kiiinda tricky in Singapore and so many times, even if you take the effort to add an outerwear, you end up taking it off as you’re walking along the streets. However, I feel that if there was ever a time to invest in something other than your trusty old cardigan, the denim jacket would be the way to go.

I also think that denim jackets are also highly personalisable (that isn’t even a word hahaha). Aside from finding different cuts (tapered, cropped etc), you can always deviate from the regular denim jacket to fit your own style.

For example, there are different washes of denim such as acid wash, ombre dyed, or even just dark or black denim.

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There are also plenty of denim jackets with all sorts of sewn/ironed on embellishments such as contrast sleeves, patches or contrast collars.

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And also, my personal favourite: studs (to act as protection against those idiots who try to jostle  you on the MRT hahaha)

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Where to find them:
Zara: I have a lot of luck finding more chic, elegant designs here. Great place to look if you want a cropped, fitted cut instead of the boxier, grunge kind.
Pull&Bear: They’re a little on the pricier side, but so long-lasting and easy to maintain. Not to mention, super trendy.
F21: They do occasionally sell denim jackets and for much more affordable prices, but they’re often less special in terms of design.
Scape/Fleas: Good place to go hunting for denim wear if you have the time and patience. Usually find really cheap denim jackets here but they don’t always have your size, and they’re not available all year round.

3. The Graphic Tee

TeeandCakePartyAnimalsTee_zpsd8811755Everyone has got to have one. I don’t care if you’re a guy or a girl or a housefly. These shirts are literally the laziest way to look cool and keep cool in Singapore. There’s no limit to the number of patterns and colours that you can get. Go ahead and play around with:

Cheesy slogans?

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Ultra-cool scenic-type prints? (I clearly have a great command of the English language, lol.)

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Your favourite band/supehero logo?

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Sports-inspired?

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Yup, you can pretty much get as lazy and as creative as you want. Most of the time, I roll out of bed in my graphic tee and slip on a pair of pants and I’m out of the house. I only have 2 tips for you while shopping for graphic tees.

#1 – go a little oversized.
The more comfortable, the better. Looser fits are great at creating the disheveled, effortless look. Roll up your sleeves to add a little more structure to the shirt.

#2 – try the men’s section.
Or just raid your boyfriend/brother’s closet.

Where to find them:
F21 and H&M: They have a lot of nice graphic tees for quite affordable prices, although I see everyone wearing them everywhere.
Zara and Topshop: Really unique prints and patterns here, but on the more expensive end.
Fleas: The best place to get cheap shirts that you can afford to style and to sleep in. :)

4. The Skater Skirt

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I can honestly say that the skater skirt is the most flattering, easy-to-wear style of skirts there is. It’s Singapore-weather-friendly and can go a hundred different ways in different outfits. The skater cut is flattering because it synchs in the waist, while skimming over the hips. And the best part is that you can have multiple skater skirts in your wardrobe to create multiple different looks.

Of course, I couldn’t leave out my favourite: the velvet skater skirt. I love the luxurious, dark romantic vibe they add to the outfit. Plus, they feel so cozy :)

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More lively, brighter printed skirts go really well with plain cropped shirts for a casual but girly look, especially if the skirts are made of lighter fabrics like cotton or chiffon.

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Heavier, more structured fabrics can completely turn an outfit from a casual one, to a more formal one. Skirts that have more defined pleats also appear more dressy instead of casual, but can still be dressed down with the right accessories or outerwear.

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I also love creating school-girl or 90’s grunge looks with skater skirts using tartan or denim instead.

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Where to find them:
F21: has lovely, casual floral printed ones. But sizes S and M sell out super quick!
Topshop: You can definitely find some skaters here, but they’re more for dressy occasions. Unless you tend to always overdress, like me haha.
H&M: Budget friendly and trendy skirts are really easy to find here!

5. The Sports Shorts

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And I saved the best for last. No, I’m not talking about your Nikes or FBTs (how Singaporean hahaha but no). These style of shorts often come with elastic or drawstring waistbands, not necessarily of sweatpants material. I think these kind of shorts have the potential to be waaaaay more fashionable and also more comfortable than regular denim shorts. Though I highly recommend that you don’t actually jog in these.

There is definitely more than one type of sports or “jogger” shorts that can be easily woven into your daily wardrobe and not just worn on the inside of gymnasium walls. Trying different fabrics and patterns will give you a different look each time.

For example, why not try faux leather/leather sports shorts?

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This is one of my favourites: I love sports shorts with chic tropical/floral prints on them. Pair them with a simple cotton tee or tank with some sandals and you can look casual chic with barely any effort.

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And sometimes, a little lace or vintage pattern goes a long way in making the sports shorts a more feminine, fashion-friendly piece.

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Where to find them:
Zara: has plenty; if you’re willing to spend the money.
Cotton On: They do sell them here, but strangely, the prices aren’t that cheap.
Bershka: They have more formal looking sports shorts here!
Factorie: Originally from Australia, but they just opened up a couple branches in Singapore I think :) I saw one at Suntec and one at Ion.

So there we go, my 5 Must-Have items (for the fashion conscious living in Singapore). Let me know if you enjoyed this post/want me to write more of these in the future! All the collages were created on Polyvore. Do request/suggest some post ideas if you have any :)