#1 Roll up your sleeves/jeans/whatever you can
Roll, roll and roll again. That extra few inches of ankle makes all the difference between drab and fab. There’s something about the insouciant flesh flash that perfects playing with proportions, a must especially when rocking flats. If you’re organised enough, get a tailor to hem your pants to the perfect length. We love that Uniqlo’s in-store tailoring service does this for free for pants over $29.90!
#2 Add a contrasting shoe
Popping colours are especially fresh when they come to your footwear. Here Miss. Issa shows us how flats can be anything but boring, even if they’re in a classic loafer style. We love the matchy-matchy thing going on with the pink pants and colourful spots of her Fendi bag.
Caroline Issa in Altuzurra
#3 Red lips are always a good idea
Red lipstick is the evergreen, seasonless accessory in your wardrobe. Find the right red for day and night, and you’ll look instantly more bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and confident. See our guide here for the best red for your skin tone.
#4 When in doubt, add sunnies
Lack of sleep, not wearing makeup and not in the mood for “you look tired” comments; or just stepped off a 14-hour flight? Just add sunnies. They can hide a multitude of beauty issues and make you look pretty cool whilst doing so. Rebecca Lim shows us how to look fresh to go and here’s a handy guide on how to pick the right style for your face shape.
#5 Find your silhouette and own it
Velda Tan knows what works for her pear-shaped figure and she totally owns it. Tip: Peplum shapes that accentuate your waist work beautifully on most figures. We love her label’s twist on the classic silhouette with an asymmetric slant: Perfect for work and play! Find your silhouette using our handy guide here.
#6 Metallic details instantly add polish
Zips, belt and bag buckles, earrings, buttons and even chromic sunglasses. All the little metallic touches freshen up every look!
#7 Wide leg pants + sneakers is the new cool
Take it from us, this is the trend all stylish women will be rocking soon. Nope, not flatforms: Down-to-earth sneaks paired with oversized wide-leg pants is the way to go. This when you really need take tip #1’s hemming to heart.
We’re obsessed with Caroline Issa’s take on the look, minus the fabulous Nina Ricci coat of course, which isn’t quite suitable for Singapore’s hot & humid weather!
#8 Add a bandana to your bag
Bored of your everyday bag? We feel you. Sometimes even the most classic of silhouettes need a little makeover. A scarf is a great way to constantly change up and customise your beloved handbag. We love Savina’s take on it with this black-and-white number, proving how versatile classic monochrome can be.
#9 A little fringe goes a long way
Pan-Asian Jessica Gomes shows us that a little fringing really makes all the difference. This gorgeous top from David Jones, an Aussie brand, could go from office-appropriate to a luxe evening piece with a flash of dark lipstick and some bauble-like earrings.
#10 Mid-length skirts and unexpected shoes
Midi skirts and strappy heels are everywhere these days. The most stylish of the pack know that an unexpected shoe, such as a shiny sneaker flatform or calf height boots, can add a fashion-forward surprise to refresh this outfit formula.
If you’re looking for more easy ways to hit refresh on your wardrobe, see our 30 second outfit ideas made for Mon- Fri right here.