From The Straits Times    |

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Don’t get us wrong – we still love minimalism.

Adopting the philosophy in our lives can help to reduce our mental and physical clutter, and there is nothing not to like about clean lines, soothing neutral tones, and keeping to a strict maximum of two colours on our outfits. But every once in awhile, past the twentieth Instagram post of another #minimalist #ootd against a brick wall backdrop, going the other extreme and adopting maximalism starts to look somewhat appealing.



We get that venturing into unknown territory can be scary, so there is no need to jump into wearing star print blouses, striped pants, and statement earrings all together, all at once. Start small – beginning with accessories.

And even if you decide that maximalism isn’t your style after all, fun accessories will still add a spot of cheer to any outfit, anytime. Here are 10 we recommend:


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We enjoyed slides when they first came into trend – you slip them on and call it a day. We love them even more now that they come with sequins. $79.


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Not into sequins? These Aldo ones are one-up from the former with duo-coloured faux fur. $89.


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One part edgy with a buckle strap and the other part “I’m here for a good time” with pearls and studs. $129

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Gucci started the patch work trend (as they did with the bomber jacket and everything else this year) but this Aldo one comes at a close second at an affordable price point. $119.


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Leopard prints make the classic slingback more fun, more party friendly and even more very-much-want. $129.


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Party season means the obligatory bag drop at a club. Make sure you’re able to spot yours easily with this shiny number. $49.

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Business in the front with an elegant knot and party at the back with sequins best describes these fun pair of satin slip-ons. $49.90.


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We didn’t knew we wanted cars dangling of our neck either. But this works somehow. $230.


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To infinity and beyond – but not before you pick these up from Bimba Y Lola. $80.


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Bimba Y Lola takes the phrase “eyes up here” literally with their cutest spaceship earrings. $125.