Mercury will be in retrograde in July; that is, it will move backwards. As the planet is said to rule areas in relation to communication, what this means is there is a higher chance of misunderstandings occurring due to a breakdown in communication, as well as heightened difficulties in conveying what you mean without conflict. To help you buffer the negative effects of this phenomenon, why not add a dash of good luck this month by wearing your lucky colour according to your horoscope? The universe, we think, has all of the answers to help you get those good vibes.
Whether you’re wearing this one-piece by the pool/beach or as a bodysuit paired with a pair of wide-legged jeans, one thing’s for sure: You’re bound to turn heads with this rich aubergine swimsuit, thanks to that sultry dip in the front.
Love Button swimsuit, US$261 (S$356.96) from MatchesFashion
We’re loving the deep purple hue of this Zara piece as it adds sophistication and elegance to a typical shoulder-baring slip dress (which if not careful, can veer into the trashy arena). Pair it with a pair of strappy sandals and a high ponytail for a night out.
Zara strappy dress, S$55.90
If you’re looking for a chic bag to tote around on the weekends, look no further than this feminine pink Furla creation. Its cute compact shape is just the right size — which means you get all the sass without all the extra weight that comes along with carrying way too much.
Furla Fanastica Dome S Camelia E, price available in store
Indigo denim might be a classic but we’re telling you to update your street style wardrobe with this dusty pink number. This Topshop pair somehow manages to come across as both feminine chic and edgy and tough at the same time. Play up those vibes by wearing with a white tee and black leather jacket.
Topshop pink acid wash mom jeans, £42 (S$72.12)
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra earrings, price available in store
Photo: Van Cleef & Arpels
Layering necklaces suggests a lot of things: 1) You put a lot of effort into how you look 2) you know a thing or two about depth and length and 3) you’re creative. But if you don’t know how to go about this intricate matter of mixing and matching, take the guesswork out and opt for this Mango tiered necklace instead, which has done the work for you. Easy peasy.
Mango mixed chain necklace, S$14.90
Juun.J is a cult favourite label — it’s known for its fusion of avant-garde designs with classic tailoring — from South Korea, and if it isn’t already, it ought to be part of your street style repertoire. Here, they’ve taken a simple black T-shirt and given it a whole lot of character with a fantastical graffiti print of an angry gorilla. Pair this vocal piece with a pair of black denim jeans and chunky dad sneakers to show you couldn’t care less.
Juun.J front printed T-shirt, S$215 from Club 21
Photo: Club 21
This Oysho design might look like a regular tank top from the front. But there’s plenty more to see at the back, with its criss-crossing straps that let you show some skin. Its airy material means it’s an essential for your yoga class, but it can also work if you’re simply hanging out with friends during an al fresco brunch.
Oysho black modal T-shirt, €17.99 (S$27.55)
If you have absolutely no time to throw on a polished outfit in the morning, salvage it by wearing a pair of silver sparkly earrings, such as these from Balenciaga, to convey a I-woke-up-this-cool vibe and to distract whoever’s looking. This pair will even make a messy ponytail look like that was exactly what you had intended.
Balenciaga silver/crystal loop earrings, S$1,350
Imagine this: You’re at a yacht party, dressed in a white linen dress, with a mimosa in hand. The finishing touch to that image? This pair of sparkling pearl embellished Pazzion sandals which deftly keeps a nice balance between I-am-stylish and I-don’t-really-care.
Pazzion silver embellished pearl sandals, S$83
Orange is the new black, especially when summer calls for happier, brighter hues. So although we can never diss the usual black sunnies, swop them out for this swanky Gentle Monster piece that will make a breezy sundress look even cooler.
Gentle Monster Chapssal OR1, US$230 (S$314.56)
Photo: Gentle Monster
Add a touch of boho sophistication with these statement tassel fan earrings from Katerina Makriyaianni. Play up the earthy tones by wearing them with neutral coloured outfits and finish off the look with a forest green envelope clutch.
Katerina Makriyianni orange fan fringed wool cashmere blend earrings, S$96 from Farfetch
Tweed jackets can, unfortunately, look dated and like something you dug out from your grandma’s closet. But this Gucci piece, which comes in a shade of seafoam green — which we dare say is a universally pleasing hue — is both youthful and quirky. Wear it with its matching skirt and slip into some booties for a playful touch.
Gucci GG tweed jacket, price available in store
Do you wear the same old t-shirt all the time? Is it ratty and so soft that it has lost its shape? Then it’s time to inject new life to your wardrobe with this green jersey shirt from Cos. You can dress it up by tucking it into a cream pleated skirt or grey pencil skirt for work.
Cos smooth jersey t-shirt, US$35 (S$47.87)
If the white blouses in your wardrobe are uninspiring at best, then it’s time for you to swap them out for this romantic Peter Pilotto iteration. The bishop sleeves, pussybow tie and cascading ruffle details make this shirt anything but boring.
Peter Pilotto ruffled silk crepe de chine blouse, US$928 (S$1,269.19) from MatchesFashion
A sweater is a staple for cold climates (or offices). And we’re especially loving this Everlane piece because it is made with grade A cashmere from Inner Mongolia that guarantees a soft, luxurious handfeel, like being encased in a warm hug.
Everlane cashmere crew, US$100 (S$136.77)
Roger Vivier trapeze metal buckle pumps, price available in store
Photo: Roger Vivier
With its relaxed fit and soft, wavy skirt, we don’t need to convince you further that this H&M flared dress should be your go-to dress on beach vacations. Bonus: You can wear it on the weekends too, or when you go dancing with your partner.
H&M lyocell-blend dress, S$94.95
Coach Parker 18, S$475
Weekends are a time for relaxation. So slip into something more comfortable like this loose-fitted T-shirt from Pull & Bear and wear it french tucked into a high-waisted denim skirt. Cute date outfit — sorted.
Pull & Bear orange T-shirt with slogan, S$29.90
Photo: Pull & Bear
Mismatched earrings are hella cool because 1) they are unique and 2) they show that you ain’t afraid to be that unconventional babe. So show off your quirky side with these Ann Demeulemeester emerald earrings that are versatile enough to wear to the office and to an after-hours party.
Ann Demeulemeester baguette emerald earrings, S$15,257 from Farfetch
Shirt dresses are great for weekends; in fact, they are just great, period. We love that they are polished, but at the same time, casual and laidback. This green dress from Pomelo Fashion works for those who want a pop of colour but not go too overboard. When worn with hoop earrings and accessorised with a basket bag, it’s the perfect fuss-free ensemble for whatever you may be up to on your off-days.
Pomelo Fashion mini A line shit dress, S$44
Photo: Pomelo Fashion
Part of Danish jeweller Ole Lynggaard’s Nature collection, this ring was designed to recreate the look of a twig, down to its grooves and rings. Even if you’re not a nature lover, you’d still appreciate its simple elegance. You can wear it solo but we say stack it for an edgier effect.
Ole Lynggaard Nature ring in 18k rose gold, price available in store
Photo: Ole Lynggaard
Charles & Keith rose gold rose quartz rectangle drop earrings, S$29.90
Photo: Charles & Keith