Sun’s Out, Fashion’s In: What to Wear This Summer


Summer fashion is just about wearing less fabric, no?

Think again, sunshine! There’s an art to summer fashion: staying comfortable despite rising temperatures, looking fresh without showing too much skin. So, here are some ways to inject some SPF (summer photo-ready fashion) into your look this season! Never mind that it’s sunny in Singapore all year round – we can always use an excuse to update our wardrobes.

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

With 100% chance of sunny skies, there’s no better time to play with different hemline lengths! Wear a bold maxi dress (without fear of it getting drenched in rain) for that beachy boho vibe. Go for midi skirts and dresses for fun and flirty feels that’s ideal for weeknight dates and weekend brunches. Finally, ramp up your look with easy rompers that make you look pulled together with minimal effort!

From left - Snapstyle, JCube: Jamie Stripes Button Dress; Montifs, Bugis Junction: Cathlyn Printed Dress, Hazel Button Romper; Aldo, Bugis Junction: OLUNIEL (Bag), GALAOLLA (Sunglasses), VIMA (Hat); Charles & Keith, Bugis Junction: Bow Tie Strappy Sandals; Surfers Paradise, JCube: Blue Round Straw Bag.

DON'T PANIC, IT'S ORGANIC

Woven straws, crocheted fabric, and loose fringes – now’s the best time to experiment with your accessories! Choose earthy and organic materials that give an interesting depth to your outfit. Not only that, they’re so easy to match with this season’s hottest colours: bright yellows, pastel pinks, deep browns, and more.

Bottom - Aldo, Bugis Junction: OLUNIEL Bag

Montifs, Bugis Junction: Hazel Button Romper; Aldo, Bugis Junction: VIMA Hat; Surfers Paradise, JCube: Blue Round Straw Bag

PRINTS AND PATTERNS

Whether you’re enjoying a sunny day in the city or soaking up the sun on a beach, be brighter than the sun with loud prints and patterns. This season, we’re seeing cool updates to classic styles: switch up the nautical (horizontal) stripes for a slimming effect and fresh perspective. Polka dots of different sizes and colours (with no rhyme or reason) also give you a look that’s on-point. Lastly, washed out florals in pastel shades lend you a sophisticated and modern twist!

Charles & Keith, Bugis Junction: Bow Tie Strappy Sandals

Snapstyle, JCube: Jamie Stripes Button Dress

Montifs, Bugis Junction: Cathlyn Printed Dress; Aldo, Bugis Junction: GALAOLLA Sunglass

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