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red blue white styling

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There’s a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to red, white and blue. This trio of contrasting colours mesh together, creating a style that’s effortless and put-together — perfect for the weekend.

We’ve decided to challenge ourselves by wearing just these colours as we unwind this weekend. Here’s how to get the look:


You’re headed for brunch

red blue white styling

Saturdays are lazy days, and you’ll be most comfortable in a cotton maxi kaftan. Make sure it doesn’t look pajama-like by spicing things up with mid-height heels and a bag in those great shades of blue and red. Et voilà, you’re so put together your friends won’t be able to stand it.

Shop the look:

Dress: Flora cotton blend kaftan by Gucci, £1,750 (S$3,131), via Net-a-Porter

Shoes: PVC and patent leather mid-heel sandals, Prada, S$1,070, via Farfetch

Bag: Mini bunny motif bag by Loewe, S$1,668, via Farfetch

Hat: Fur felt hat by Maison Michel, US$522 (S$712), via Matchesfashion


At the movies & in the malls

red blue white styling

A gorgeous la marinière (the French for the classic long-sleeved sweater with vertical stripes) will help protect you from the blasts of air conditioning in your favourite weekend places — the mall and the cinema. Pair the sweater with a fun, red-and-white striped pair of denims and some fun accessories. Be bold with your striping and shapes and don’t be afraid to clash, as this adds interest to the overall look! What pulls everything together is, once again, that trio of red, white and blue.

Shop the look:

Top: Striped cashmere sweater by La Ligne, £275 (S$496), via Net-a-Porter

Pants: Cropped striped jeans by Frame Denim, US$240 (S$328), via Moda Operandi

Shoes: Velvet bow slippers by Gucci, S$910, via Farfetch

Bag: Embossed geometric clutch by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, S$1,874, via Farfetch

Watch: Square faced leather strap watch by Larsson & Jennings, US$285 (S$389)

Earrings: Asymmetrical triangular gold earrings by Bjørg Jewellery, €280 (S$446)




Party time!

red blue white styling

The red, white and blue combo can make you a total standout on the dance floor or at the bar. A shirt, wide-leg jeans and a sick pair of mesh booties is hip and fun. Add a pom-pom straw bag, and — here’s the crowning touch — a turban.

Shop the look:

Shirt: Silk geometric printed shirt by Chloé, £795 (S$1,432), via Net-a-Porter

Jeans: Mid-rise wide leg jeans by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, US$405 (S$553), via Moda Operandi

Shoes: Leather netted boots by Tibi, US$695 (S$948)

Bag: Straw and suede circle crossbody bag by Mehry Mu, S$485, via Farfetch

Turban: Floral print polyester turban by Zara, S$19.90


At the museum

red blue white styling

Off to appreciate some art? Don’t be square. Look street-chic in a floral printed tunic, paired smartly with a blazer, sneakers and structured bag.

Shop the look:

Blazer: Double breasted wool blazer by Victoria Beckham, S$1,342, via Farfetch

Dress: Floral crepe de chine mini dress by Miu Miu, £1,435 (S$2,588), via Net-a-Porter

Shoes: Suede floral embellished sneakers by Converse, S$162, via Farfetch

Bag: Weave detail crossbody bag by Charles & Keith, S$65.90


Shopping at weekend markets

red blue white styling

Slip into a cotton t-shirt and maxi skirt for maximum comfort while you’re visiting an outdoor market. Wet market or farmer’s market, it don’t matter — be totally in sync with your stylish self by using the colour-combo trinity.

Shop the look:

Top: Cotton t-shirt with logo motif by A.P.C., €75 (S$120)

Skirt: Striped cotton maxi skirt by MDS Stripes, US$495 (S$673), via Moda Operandi

Shoes: Colour-block leather sneakers by Isabel Marant, £305 (S$550), via Net-a-Porter

Bag: Striped grained leather box bag by Mark Cross, US$2,495 (S$3,393), via Moda Operandi

Sunglasses: Transparent sunglasses with mirrored lens by Zara, S$39.90