"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn," as Gore Vidal, the famous novelist once said many years ago. What you wear says a whole lot about the person you are. But with a society filled with scrutiny and criticism, style is no longer just about what you think alone, but about 3 million others, or at least the ones who bother. So are you really sure you don't give two hoots before you walk out that door?
This Chinese New Year, we hit the streets of Suntec City to see those that bother to dress up, and those who obviously didn't use their red packets wisely.
Ahoy sailor! Nautical stripes are back and so are rompers! Dress it down with sneakers for a casual day out with your friends and change into a pretty pair of pink Marc Jacobs pumps and throw in some accessories if you are out to impress.
And with your cutesy outfit stealing all the attention, go light on your make-up to save yourself from looking like a pin-up girl! That's unless you want to, of course.
Up your class one notch by donning a floral dress from Miss Selfridge with a signature Coach bag. If that's not enough, put on those killer red heels! It's Chinese New Year afterall, so why not add some colours?
I say work those slender legs, sister!
Prints are the hardest to wear. Yet if worn right, you'd definitely steal the show like Fergie. Match the dress with a biker jacket or a more feminine cardigan to bring out the femme fatale in you. "I like leopard preenz", as Ris Low would have put it.
And who says you can't wear thigh high boots in Singapore? Think again.
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Barney the Purple Dinosaur came to my mind almost instantly but at least Barney is kid-friendly! And he doesn't own a wardrobe.
Notice the difference between the first outfit and this? Stripes really don't work for everyone, not for her at least.
I'm a big fan of checkered boyfriend shirts but lady you ain't going to the farm! What's with the cuffed shirt AND cuffed jeans?! The fashion police ought to give you handcuffs as well.