Whether you’re hoping for love luck, or trying to achieve career success, these shopping picks according to your horoscope’s lucky colour might help you get ahead.
Or maybe you just love shopping â€” ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.
THE STEAL: Zara crochet polo sweater $59.90
Great for the weekends, this crochet polo top from Zara is lightweight and breathable.
We like the vintage vibe.
Finish the look with a wicked bralette worn underneath, bell bottoms and your favourite pair of espadrilles.
THE SPLURGE: Montunas stelis acetate and silk-satin tote, US$331.06 (S$448.82)
Made with durable acetate with a removable silk-satin interior pouch, this box bag design by Costa Rican designer Elke Ruge of Montunas is such a unique alternative to the regular rounded ones we see on the market.
It’s tiny though — there’s just enough room to store your cell, credit cards and a lipstick.
THE STEAL: Zara textured weave t-shirt, $39.90
Perfect for sweater weather, or just another day at the freezing office (we feel you), this lightweight long sleeve Zara t-shirt is easy to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe.
Its muted colour is versatile enough to match with almost every colour, and the slouchy silhouette makes it a comfy fit.
Tuck into tailored pants or a pencil skirt for work.
THE SPLURGE: Ippolita rock candy 18-karat gold turquoise earrings, US$815.76 (S$1,105.93)
These gorgeous gold turquoise stud earrings are part of the Rock Candy collection by Italian-American designer Ippolita Rostagno, which aims to showcase the beauty of natural precious stones.
The vibrancy of these blue-green earrings brightens up the complexion and adds colour to a monochromatic ensemble.
THE STEAL: H&M pleated skirt, $84.95
Instead of reaching for the usual black pencil skirt for work, add some fun to your look with this orange-red number from H&M.
Pair it with an oversized French tucked shirt for a slouchy yet smart look.
THE SPLURGE: Balenciaga ville xxs aj printed textured-leather tote, US$1,870 (S$2,535.16)
Unlike some of Demna Gvasalia’s unusual creations (see: Ikea-inspired bag), Balenciaga’s latest Ville bag is simply wearable and great for everyday use.
This mini bag is a playful alternative to the clutch and can be worn as a hand, shoulder and crossbody bag.
Will look cute when worn with a black skater dress.
THE STEAL: Zara cutwork embroidery blouse, $69.90
Bright yellow might be a scary colour to wear, but this lightweight Zara blouse with scallop-like hem can be easily paired with dark colours such as black, brown and midnight blue for a contrasted look.
If you prefer keeping this casual, you can wear this blouse over your swimsuit for a summer beach party.
THE SPLURGE: Sacai pleated mesh wrap midi skirt, US$875.62 (S$1,187.08)
A combination of mesh with grosgrain trim gives this yellow midi skirt a unique pattern and texture that is contrasted against a leather belt.
Pair this bright number with a nude-coloured top and carry an electric or navy blue bag. Finish the look with slinky pumps.
THE STEAL: Topshop satin cowl back slip dress, $79.90
This sexy, feminine satin slip dress from Topshop boasts a slinky silhouette and a sizzling cowl back.
So hot, Elle Woods from Legally Blonde would gladly bend and snap in it.
Finish with a pair of pink strappy sandals to show your partner why he deserves you.
THE SPLURGE: Ganni lulu cat-eye acetate sunglasses, US$181.14(S$245.57)
If a pink outfit is too much for you, try starting small with this pair of pink marbled cat-eye sunglasses.
Go retro by pairing it with a frilly off-shoulder floral dress.
THE STEAL: Mango zip-detail maxi belt bag, $49.90
The ‘90s belt bags (aka ex-fanny packs) are back. But you won’t be looking like an uncool tourist with this pale white pleather creation from Mango.
The black trimmings and gold hardware of this piece impart a chic and modern flair.
THE SPLURGE: Chloé nile bracelet croc-effect leather and suede shoulder bag, US$1,537.02 (S$2,083.74)
A cult favourite from the French label, this sleek ring bag pairs gold hardware with croc-effect embossed calf leather for a clean, modern aesthetic.
Carry as a handbag via the ring or attach the detachable strap as a shoulder or crossbody.
Wear with a white vest-skirt combo for a harmonious look.
THE STEAL: Mango tweed skirt, $22.90
The frayed hemline gives the skirt extra texture and uniqueness, while the diagonal lines give an illusion of an asymmetric silhouette the complements the curves of the hips.
Pair it with the matching jacket to cop that Chanel tweed suit look with a high street budget.
THE SPLURGE: Jacquemus bellagio suede mules, US$488 (S$661.58)
Swap out your mules in conventional neutrals with this unique green suede number from Jacquemus.
Love the woven leather heel.
Pair with a simple LBD and put on your favourite jade jewellery to highlight the green accents.
THE STEAL: Topshop rich blue joni jeans, $79.90
Denim should be a staple in your wardrobe and skinny jeans are an imperative.
This high-waisted pair that comes in this flattering shade of blue will lengthen and extend your legs for days, regardless whether you wear them with flats or heels.
THE SPLURGE: Isabel Marant Étoile emi floral-print cotton shirt, US$220 (S$298.25)
Taking the classic Western shirt as an inspiration, this Isabel Marant Étoile creation comes with a balloon sleeves, a collarless silhouette and a vintage-esque floral print.
Look like a fashionable cowgirl by pairing with your favourite pair of denim jeans and leather boots.
THE STEAL: Zara cut-out court shoes, $29.90
Dress up your office wear with these electric blue pumps from Zara, or dress them down with a floral midi for the weekends.
They’re sleek, chic and versatile, and we adore the sexy cut-out detail.
THE SPLURGE: Three Graces London adriadne ruffled cotton-poplin maxi dress, US$237.75 (S$322.32)
Combining ruffles with a tiered silhouette, this feminine maxi dress is great for petite ladies.
But if you’re conscious of your waistline, the matching sash helps to cinch the waist to fake an hourglass shape.
Wear with strappy flats for brunch dates on weekends.
THE STEAL: Zara dress with turn-up sleeves, $49.90
Done in a flattering shift dress silhouette and a neutral beige tone, this Zara t-shirt dress makes a quick, effective outfit when paired with a denim jacket and boots.
Or if you prefer a more sporty look, opt for a cap and a pair of sneakers.
THE SPLURGE: Alanui fringed suede jacket, US$2,508.55 (S$3,400.84)
Break out of your usual denim and leather jackets, and add this light brown fringed number to your collection of jackets.
Not only does fringe add texture to your outfit, it moves as you do for a playful, Americana look. Wear with jeans and sneakers.
THE STEAL: H&M satin top with lace, $34.95
Lightweight and feminine, this neon orange top from H&M need not be reserved just for the bedroom.
Just throw on a navy blazer when you’re heading to the office and swap for a cream lace cardigan for Sunday brunch dates.
THE SPLURGE: Prada neon patent-leather wedges sandals, US$580 (S$786.31)
Inspired by the cartoonish flames that emit from ’50s cars, these flame design footwear are a cult favourite from Prada, and they are back after their first appearance on the Spring/Summer ’12 runway.
Not for the timid, but you can tame them down with a white-blouse-and-jeans combo.
THE STEAL: Mango open-knit sweater, $45.90
If you’re not careful, the shade greenish yellow can look like something someone has thrown up.
Which is why we chose this cable knit jumper from Mango, which incorporates wheat yellow hues that balance against the green tones.
Match with earthy tones like khaki and slate grey.
THE SPLURGE: Bernadette neon floral-print silk crepe de chine midi dress, US$830.03 (S$1,125.27)
Brighten up your closet with a girly piece like this one.
Made with soft and airy silk crepe de chine, this three-quarter sleeved maxi dress is wearable even in Singapore’s heat.
The shift dress silhouette also makes this flattering for most body types.