5 Back-To-School Wardrobe Basics Every Girl Needs | Clozette

It’s that time of the year again where you have to temporarily say goodbye to summer and be sad that your hassle-free days are coming to an end. By this time, most students are back at their respective universities, while others still can’t accept the fact that school is about to start again.

However, going back to school isn’t always boring. Doing things like learning something new, meeting people, and reuniting with your clique are all exciting! Another fun thing about preparing for school is shopping — and who doesn’t love shopping?

If you’re still unsure of what to shop for your back-to-school wardrobe, we’ve listed the 5 most basic essentials to get you through your hectic school days.


Skinny jeans, mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, or any type of jeans are one of the most important, if not the most important, pieces of clothing everyone needs in their closet. They’re ready to wear at all times and will always make you look trendy without even trying.

Button Down Shirt

This wear-anywhere piece is very simple yet so elegant, and has always been a closet staple. What's not to love about this top? It doesn’t need much styling, and it can be matched with almost any kind of bottom.

Denim Jacket

Not really a fan of repetitive outfits? Put a denim jacket over it to add a bit of edge and twist; making you look instantly chic. Always a life-saver!


Embrace the rising athleisure trend and flaunt your sexy gym shoes to class. Stick with neutral colors for easier styling (and commuting) and stay comfortable all day long!



They're young, talented, fresh-faced, and will surely change the fashion industry with their innovative collections. Who are we talking about? The men and women selected by AirAsia to represent their respective home countries and battle it out at the Grand Finale of the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 show at KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear, of course!

Last 19th August at Pavilion KL, underneath the bright lights and the pumping music, a slew of models began their descent on the runway, which officially marked the beginning of the fashion competition's finale. It was a highly anticipated spectacle as selected fashion designers from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia showcased their best and most intricate work to try and bag the title of “AirAsia’s Most Promising Young Designer 2016”.

And with #TeamClozette sitting front row throughout fashion week, we were able to take notes of our favourite collections – from playful layers to angular silhouettes – and give you an exclusive look at them. So keep reading below to find out our top picks from the AirAsia show!


Sun goddess

Inspired by Melasti, a Balinese purification and ceremony ritual, Indonesia’s Imme Kristiani Firman mixed bright hues with angular cuts and silhouettes to give a new and fresh twist to the term “power dressing”. Are you ready to strut your way into the office wearing this?


As the winner of the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016, we can definitely see why as Thai designer Anuruq Jaidee came out with a balanced collection that still managed to emphasise the contrast between the Earthy details and the neutral hues of the clothes very well. 

Candy coated

Amping up the show with striking candy colours and detailed layers is Malaysia’s Ng Yi Xuan. With shift dresses that will catch the eye of anyone who lays eyes on them, paired with coats just as bright, this collection is a dream for all fashionistas.

Ethereal hues

Celebrating the Philippines and the Filipinos, Ron Xavier Santos’s looks boldly speak of his culture with the designs and materials used to create them. Their flowy and airy aspects, combined with contemporary styles, are perfect to wear for the region’s tropical weather. Can you say "street style on fleek"?


If you think the colour white is boring, you’ll surely take it back as Singapore’s Stefanie Amanda makes the light hue cool again with her clean, figure-hugging and sheer pieces. Plus, her use of smart detailing adds just the right amount of 'pop' to the look to make it stand out even more.


Did your favourites make it to our list? Share them with us below!

Click here to check out more of our coverage of #KLFWRTW2016!



There's a relentless charm to a woman who strives to be empowered despite the many roles she needs to play. A successful career woman, a loving mother, an energetic daughter, a reliable sister -- despite the challenges that come along with these various facets of being a modern day woman, there's a certain elegance and grace to the way she welcomes each role with acceptance, passion, and joy.

And with the philosophy of creating fragrances that celebrate every woman's love for life, the Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming perfume embraces the irresistible charms and the powerful enigma of the modern day woman in one concoction. With its combination of fresh, floral, and musky scents, it's the perfect scent to wear whether you're feeling carefree, glamorous, or sensual -- as inspired by how the story of Miss Dior came to be.

Inspired by his sister, Christian Dior's fragrance line went unnamed until the moment his muse Mitzah Bricard saw Dior's sister Catherine. A war veteran who served under the Resistance during the 1940s and a supportive sister who advocated for her brother's passion for feminine luxury using yards of fabric and embroidery -- her bravery and courage for her causes, coupled with her love and care for her brother showed two admirable facets that signified a woman's true elegance. It is this encounter that led to the moment when "Miss Dior" was born. 

And much like the previous fragrances in the collection, the Miss Dior's Absolutely Blooming perfume proves to be as equally divine. The fragrance embodies the spirit of a blooming bouquet with its beautiful floral fragrance and sassy, tangy sweetness -- a perfect representation of the modern day woman's blossoming beauty.

So to celebrate each and every role a modern day woman takes on each day, we've put together style inspirations that capture Miss Dior's Absolutely Blooming's charm. 

For that everlasting elegance

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There's just something about a staple Black Dress that accentuates the elegance and power of a woman -- just like Charlize Theron in this embroidered black dress ensemble. 

Fashion Tip: always keep a well-tailored LBD in your wardrobe and pair it with a spritz of Miss Dior's Absolutely Blooming's musky notes to awaken the elegance in you.

Beauty Tip: Pair it with Dior Rouge in Rose Montaigne, its nude tone a perfect match to that elegantly classic look. 

For that captivating boldness

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A lot of people say that red pants are not for everyone. But who's to stop you? Finding the right kind of red just like how you would with your lipstick is a sure way to nail a bold, structured look.

Fashion Tip: To complement the musky scent of Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming, throw in a structured top for a chic ensemble that easily takes you from the office to a night out with your BFFs.

Beauty Tip: Match it with Dior Rouge in D-Light -- a deep mauvy shade for a signature bold pout.

For that irresistible charm

(photo from Instagram/@dior)

Simple yet captivating, a bright-coloured pleated dress paired with a genuine and carefree smile captures the allure of everyone in the room. This fashion look is definitely the way to go for those dull and uninspiring days.

Fashion Tip: To uplift your senses, pick a bright pastel shade and a flowy silhouette to match the fresh floral notes of Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming.

Beauty Tip: Swipe your lips with Dior Rouge in Red Smile -- a classic blue-red-- to complete the look!


Which look matches your inner muse? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

The Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming perfume and the Dior Rouge lipsticks will be available in all Dior counters this Fall.