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How To Give Your Wardrobe A Fresh Revamp To Tackle Singapore’s Hot Weather

Whether you’re new to the Red Dot or your wardrobe is stuck in a rut, we’ve got some fresh inspiration for you.

For Fashion-y Frames

Far more fun than regular tortoise shell glasses, Coach’s blue-tinted HC8184 sunglasses (price upon request) are wide without being too enormous. Consider them an investment. (http://singapore.coach.com for locations)

Various locations
Website: http://singapore.coach.com

For Beach Babes

Aussie brand The WYLD Shop’s Indikah Navy Penny Romper ($79) is a cuter, classier way to cover up at the pool or, you know, Tanjong Beach Club.

Website: http://www.thewyldshop.com

For City Chic

What’s better than a cardigan? Draping the Singapore skyline on your shoulders, obvs. Made of soft, lightweight Lyocell fabric, Malaysian-based dUCk’s Singapore Skyline Scarf ($55) comes in black or white.

Website: http://www.duckscarves.com

For Women with Curves

Not a size zero? Not to worry! MelBelle has forgiving, throw-on dresses like the Big Bottom Pocket Maxi ($159). Pair your look with a Mila Africa Clutch Bag ($69), handmade from upcycled cereal boxes and repurposed fabric swatches.

Website: http://www.melbelle.com

For Simplicity

Ribbon & Roses has universally flattering dresses in graphic prints plus playful, tasteful shorts for grownup girls ($60 and up).

Website: http://www.ribbonandroses.com

For Sports Lovers

Lacoste needs no introduction. The brand does athletic threads in crisp colours and comfy materials. Try the Polo Shirt ($149) from Lacoste’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.

Various locations
Website: http://global.lacoste.com/

For Upgraded Basics

Iconic Liberty London floral prints meet UNIQLO’s modern LifeWear philosophy. The result? An affordable collection with a wide range of pieces for both men and women, such as this Women’s Liberty Graphic T-Shirt ($19.90) and Men’s Liberty Premium Linen Printed Long Sleeve Shirt ($59.90).

Various locations
Website: http://www.uniqlo.com/libertylondon/sg

For All Sizes

Whether it’s a skinny fit, boot cut or ripped, Marks & Spencer has the jeans you want in your size (up to a 20, for women, and 44, for men, in European sizing). For guys, the Garment Dye 5 Pocket Jeans Style Trousers with Linen ($99.90) go with just about anything. Bonus: The stores’ ladies lingerie is a perfect mix of wearable and “wowza!”

Various locations
Website: http://global.marksandspencer.com/sg/

For Versatility

Make Elyse & i’s flamboyant THUNDER minaudière ($420) your go-to clutch – it’s an ideal size and has an I-can’t-hold-this-anymore strap.

Website: http://elyseandi.com

For Style with a Smile

Men, these cheeky, neutral-coloured Soludos espadrilles ($129) from Robinsons are for you. Feel free to wear them all weekend long.

Various locations
Website: http://www.robinsons.com.sg

For Casual Classics

Attaby fills the gap between smart, corporate attire and casual wear. Popular picks include the light, airy Very V Shirt Dress ($120), cut to skim your hips, and good for a larger bust.

Website: http://www.attaby.com

For the Cash Conscious

Charles & Keith’s Cork Platform Sandals ($53.90) offer soft cushioning for your feet and pair well with casual outfits. Even better, the brand carries shoes up to a European size 41.

Various locations
Website: http://www.charleskeith.com

For Beautiful Bling

Founded by Singaporean Carolyn Kan, Carrie K. jewellery is edgy enough to start a conversation, classy enough for the office or glam functions. This Razor Cuff bracelet ($698) resembles an oversized blade.

Various locations
Website: http://www.facebook.com/CarrieKjewellery

For Speedy Bespoke

Haber – short for Haberdashery – fills the gap between bespoke and offthe- rack. Its Archetype Fit cuts out the repetitive measuring and fitting. Match a made-to-measure suit like the jacket here ($1,074) with accessories in the store. Available exclusively at Robinsons.

Robinsons, The Heeren, 260 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238855
Website: http://www.haber.sg

For Some Lift

Lilla Lane’s open-toed Jaipur boot ($200) has a comfy suede sole and Ibiza heel, which helps elongate the leg. Try them with shorts and skirts!

#02-35 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
Website: http://www.lillalane.com

For the Busy Professional

Pick out unstuffy officewear from Raoul such as the Veronica Border dress ($390) – it’s work-appropriate for any number of fields. Available only at Robinsons.

Robinsons, The Heeren, 260 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238855
Website: 
http://www.raoul.com/

For Bag Lovers

Need a roomy, non-boring mum bag? Desti Saint’s Shopper Tassel Gold ($245) has gold foiling on the leather and a detachable interior bag.

Various locations
Website: http://www.destisaint.com

By Hazel Joanne Vincent De Paul, The Finder, May 2016

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