You might have already graduated from school a while back but in Singapore, there’s this unspoken rule that the June holidays is our equivalent of the Summer holidays. This also means that you’re going to want to wear a lot of summery pieces, such as sun dresses, coloured bags and sandals that show off your tropical-themed pedicures.
But in our country where the bedrock of summer dressing is shorts and slippers, you’re going to want something with a little more grace and a little less slovenly. Who better to look at than some of the most stylish Asian celebrities around? Here are some of our favourites.
Photos: Instagram/ oonshuan, joannepeh, jeanetteaw
It’s easy to toss on a t-shirt and call it a day, but a lightweight blouse (and preferably one in a light shade) provides the same comfort of a tee but gives it a dressier vibe. It’s peppy, but not sloppy.
No longer known as “that cap your dad wears to BBQs or the golf course”, the dad cap is more than just a hat you wear to conceal bad hair days. It’s the perfect throwback to the ‘90s that doesn’t look dated, and is a great way to jazz up a simple t-shirt and jeans combo.
It’s got to be lightweight enough that you can still wear it out and in a colour that already pairs well with everything and anything you already own.
Answer? Jeanette Aw’s denim version. It is the perfect one to take to the streets and the office. Wear it with anything from a linen maxi to a blouse and jeans.
When the temperature rises, you’re going to want to relax in terms of your makeup (but not forgetting the SPF), your mood and especially your clothing. Shu An’s pair of khaki pants are perfect for the latter because it’s one part heat-wicking and the other, stylish.
Summertime means you’re going to want to be lightening up the colours of your wardrobe and your makeup, on top of keeping your mood sunny and unconcerned. Jessica Jung aces the former with a happy graphic tee (it does after all have a cartoon smiley).
Its fun, breezy and easygoing vibes means it can go well with denim shorts and sneakers. But feel free to wear a tee that sports whatever makes you happy, anyways.
Still, your eyes will probably zone in to her rainbow bag: It’s “summery” without looking too blatant and its cross body shape allows you to go hands free for all the pictures you’ll be taking. A must-have accessory that’s fuss-free too.
It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to buying a printed summer dress (Lemons! Watermelons! Avocados!) but Constance Lau’s donning the perfect one: Sleeveless for humid nights, an it-works-for-summer-and-fall print, and the perfect length that you can get away with for workdays and the weekend.
The scarf you should be wearing this summer should preferably with brightly coloured, printed and large enough for you to wear it around your neck, as a belt or tied up nonchalantly on your bag strap. Joanne Peh’s version should be the barometer for the one you’re purchasing.
No deemed longer clunky or unsightly, block-heeled sandals now enjoy the reputation of owning the best of both worlds: It has a comfortable silhouette with a flattering height, while the airy front portion helps showcase your pedicure too.
Fiona Fussi’s version ups the style ante with gold block heels and a sexy slingback.