Spring has sprung, and in tropical-paradise-weather Singapore, the best way to know is when you start seeing Sakura flowers taking over social media. The delicate pink blooms herald the arrival of Spring, and that time of the year to give your wardrobe a make-over.

We say, take a (literal) leaf out of Japan’s famed Sakura season, and let mother nature be your stylist this season. This nod to nature is SS17 appropriate too, with Pantone naming ‘greenery’ their colour of the year, and fuchsia-hued outfits marching down the runways.

From bar hopping to lounging at a beach club to power lunches, here are 5 ways your outfit can subtly embody the spirit of Spring.

 

The Bar Beauty

Happy hour is any hour, and there’s nothing you rather do after work than sip cocktails at your favourite rooftop bar. You often find yourself heading out “for just one drink”, but only ending the night 5 bars and many drinks later. Turn heads and stay comfortable during your gin-fueled moonlit soirees with this subtly sexy alternative to the LBD –a dusty pink plunge pantsuit. Style with drop necklaces or body chains, and leave your hair up to accentuate the lines.

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The Sun Lover

The only life you’re interested in is the #villalife, and you live for the feeling of warm sand between your toes and a cold drink in hand. Your favourite holiday destination is Bali, with a penchant for cocktails at Potato Head Beach Club. The sun is always shining in paradise, so keep your peepers protected with these rose gold mirrored sunglasses. For a city-meets-beach vibe, juxtapose the glasses with a softer silhouette in a funky print. Don’t forget the rope gladiator sandals.

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The Edgy Creative

You’re in the creative industry, which means you never know what to expect in the office. One minute you’re freezing in a small sound studio recording voice overs, and the next you’re crawling in all sorts of awkward positions, trying to get that perfect shot. Then there’re the last-minute client meetings and spontaneous after-work drinks. It’s hard dressing for the unexpected, but then again, can you even go wrong with a black tailored linen jumpsuit? Style with chunky heels or sneakers, and pair with this nod-to-the-orient vintage bomber jacket, featuring 2 funky embroidered koi patches.  

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The GirlBoss

You got that corner office with the ceiling-to-floor glass windows, framing a stunning view of the central business district. No matter how many meetings you’ve got in a day, you never have a hair out of your place, and your make up is always on point. Chances are, work drinks are also on your agenda. Stand out from the crowd and show the world who really is boss with this bold, structured skirt. Pair with a plain, fitted top to emphasize your waist and accessorize with fine jewellery, like diamonds set in rose/white gold.  

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The Street-style Chick

You read HighSnobiety and Hypebeast, worship at the altar of Alexander Wang and can’t stop sharing FKA Twig’s Nike campaign on social media. Everyone introduces you as their fashion loving friend and you probably have ample followers on Instagram. The most common question you find yourself answering is “where did you get that top/skirt/dress/pants from?”, mostly because everything you wear is enviably, both form and function. You aren’t afraid to experiment, like rocking 4 different fabrics at once. Pair this painted denim jacket, that is equal parts grungy-chic and timeless, with these playful linen culottes, and add an edge to your overall look with serious leather shoes. Funky Olympia Le-Tan clutch highly recommended.

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