We take the cue from the celebrities and listed 3 looks that local women can adapt readily. You might already have some of these pieces in your wardrobe but are you wearing them right?
Burst into prints
Spring is officially here and there's no excuse not to embrace floral prints! In tropical Singapore where it’s sunny most of the time, prints is always in style. The fresh and youthful floral prints add dimension to your outfit. Though fun and easy to wear, a fully printed dress may be too casual for work, especially if the colours are bright and bold. Try pairing a printed blouse with solid coloured bottoms instead.
Always remember that larger prints can overwhelm smaller frames and vice versa. Tone down with neutral coloured footwear to avoid looking too loud. When in doubt, try printed accessories such as bags and scarves instead.
- Floral Culotte Jumpsuit from ASOS
- Shoshanna Shirred Bodice Strapless Dress from Shopbob
- Ditsy Crop Polo from ASOS
- Desert Printed Eternity Scarf from Urban Outfitters
- Marc Jacobs' Metallic Messenger from The Outnet
Flirty skirts with tiers are perfect for the climate especially when you want to show some skin– since they are best worn short. These romantic pieces exude a girlish charm. Be careful as tiered skirts give you a fuller-looking tush, you do not want to be seen as a swinging J.Lo ass. Avoid them if you do not have tone thighs or a decent height to pull it off. Pair them with boots, clogs or flats to toughen up the look as seen on teenage sweetheart Taylor Swift. You can also try tiered tops. They help to balance out pear shaped body shapes and look great with pencil skirts.
- Tiered Woven Skirt from Forever 21
- Jen Kao Gleaner's Tank Dress from Shopbob
- Tiered Lace Tank from Nasty Gal
- Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Rhinestone Bracelet from Urban Outfitters
- Basketweave Leatherette Dress Shoes from Forever 21
Spread it wide
Wide-legged pants have invaded the runways for Spring 2011. The strong 80s influence is making a strong comeback. They may not look universally flattering especially for petite asian women, but the trick is to get a nicely fitted pair with the right length. Hem of pants should fall about 2-3 inches off the floor. Once you get the right length, they can be an investment piece that is versatile and easy to wear. Wide-legged pants are suitable for dressing up (Mila Kunis) and dressing down (Katie Holmes) depending what you pair it with. It can take you to the office as part of a power suit, or a day of shopping in town – just wear it with a cropped top and pop on your shades to channel a hippie vibe.
- Jersey Pleated Trousers from ASOS
- Sparkle and Fade Wide-Leg Knit Jumper from Urbanoutfitters
- Shakuhachi Braced Silk Trouser from Nasty Gal
- Jeffrey Campbell San Diego Platform from Nasty Gal
- Marc Jacobs Singapore leather clutch bag from Matches fashion