5 Fall Essentials You'll Need In Your Wardrobe | Clozette

Know what’s the best thing about being a woman? You can be feminine, delicate, and soft -- and yet you can also be independent, powerful, and strong at the same time. That is why when it comes to putting together your upcoming Fall wardrobe, stylish staples that make a subtle yet strong statement are obvious choices.



Our favourite Swedish fashion brand, H&M’s Fall Fashion campaign showcases what we look for ultimately in our wardrobes: an all-inclusive collection -- featuring floral prints, 70’s inspired cuts and floaty fabrics -- that celebrates being #ladylike in your own terms. So whether you’re quiet or loud, soft or hard, funny or serious, careful or careless (yes!)… you are your own woman and you are beautiful in your own way.

How best to communicate our #ladylike personality than through the way we dress? So take a stylish step forward and embrace your modern bohemian in cool feminine sensuality with these five Fall essentials from H&M!

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A Statement Dress


Dress, SGD 39.90

If you’re looking for maximum impact with minimal styling involved, a statement dress is the way to go. This H&M dress draws attention to you in the most effortless way -- it is cut right above the ankles for the perfect length and printed in a bold medley of autumnal florals.

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The Skinny Scarf


Scarf, SGD 17.90

The ‘70s skinny scarf trend, as seen on iconic rock stars the likes of David Bowie and Steven Tyler, is on a roll and we cannot be more thrilled. It’s the best complementary Fall accessory for our climate! Wrap it around your neck or your hair, or simply use it as a waist belt for a refreshed look.


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Skinny Jeans


Jeans, SGD 79.90

Skinny jeans make great layering pieces for the season, and a sturdy pair goes well with almost anything from a flirty ruffled blouse to a white t-shirt-and-leather-motorcycle-jacket combo. Pair off with a pair of boots, ballet flats, pointy-toe heels, or even sneakers -- whichever that best represents the kind of #ladylike you’d like to be. This H&M pair comes with an uneven hem for that extra boost of spunk.


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The Patterned Jacket


Jacket, SGD 79.90

Forget the regular plain-coloured jackets: a patterned jacket, like this pinstriped H&M piece, is the way to go to elevate your Fall look and add a little more personality without going OTT. Put this on from the weekday boardroom meetings to the weekend brunch dates in a dress or a pair of distressed denim shorts.


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A Structured Bag


Bag, SGD 59.90

Opt for a structured bag that can accommodate all your essentials -- your smartphone, wallet, and your #ladylike personality (of course) -- without weighing you down. Go hands-free with this H&M piece, or remove its detachable strap to double it up as a clutch.

Stand up for the diversity of women and you may be one of 3 lucky winners to get a SGD 200 H&M gift card. Simply post an OOTD and your #Ladylike thoughts on Instagram with the caption: “I am #Ladylike because…” with the hashtag #HMSingapore before 19th October 2016.

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The word “ladylike” may stir up images of how a woman should act traditionally. But the latest H&M Fall 2016 campaign is championing to debunk this -- by redefining the outdated notion of being ladylike and giving the word a whole new meaning. It’s safe to say that we cannot be more excited to support H&M’s latest campaign in the best possible way: by making a visual proclamation in style.

How a woman should act, feel and look should be entirely up to her. There are just as many ways to dress like a lady, as there are ways you can be a lady. Ahead, six style personalities -- Kyla, Georgina, Cassandra, Cheryl, Hui Yi, and Jasmine -- tell us about being #ladylike in their own terms with 12 looks from H&M; all power-packed with a feminine punch!


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Kyla Tan (@_kylatan)


(Left) Dress, SGD 39.90; (Right) Shirt, SGD 39.90, Shorts, SGD 39.90

“Being ladylike is about embracing who you are as a woman. In my own terms, #ladylike is about displaying strength and grace with an attitude in things that we do and the way we dress. There’re no restrictions, there’re no boundaries.”

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Georgina Foo (@seaofknit)


(Left) Shirt, SGD 59.90, Skirt, SGD 49.90; (Right) Blouse, SGD 24.90, Skirt, SGD 79.90

“To me, it is not whether one stereotype of women is better than another, or worse, men, but it's about playing by your own rules. The strongest form of empowerment is being comfortable in your own skin, being whatever the type of woman that you perceive yourself to be, regardless of social construct.”


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Cassandra Tan (@cassansaurus)


(Left) Jumpsuit, SGD 59.90; (Right) Top, SGD 39.90, Dress, SGD 24.90

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

A lady/woman can be #ladylike in so many ways, such as (being) feminine, badass, powerful, fun, etc. Personally, #ladylike to me is being confident about who you are. We all have our own insecurities, but that’s alright because confidence can be built.”


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Cheryl Tay (@cheryltaysg)


(Left) Top, SGD 39.90, Skirt, SGD 49.90, Cardigan, SGD 49.90; (Right) Top, SGD 17.90, Skirt, SGD 49.90

“When you stop thinking that you’re not good enough, when you stop thinking that you don’t deserve it, that’s when magic happens. Regardless of how we all are – girly or sporty, dainty or dynamic – we all share that same feminism. Embrace it and allow your personality to show through your style.

No one is allowed to tell you how you should look or what you should be. Learn to love yourself and find your self-worth from within. You have that strength – don’t be afraid of it.”


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Ng Hui Yi (@nhyphen)


(Left) Dungaree Dress, SGD 69.90; (Right) Cardigan SGD 24.90, Dress, SGD 49.90

“I am a woman, and I play many roles in my life. Transitioning through the different stages for the past twenty-six years, these evolving roles allow me to look into the deeper part of me and to discover how diverse I could be. I am a woman, and I'm proud to be one.

There are no rules in fashion, just like how there are no rules in being a woman.”


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Jasmine Danker (@jasminedanker)


(Left) Bodysuit, SGD 24.90, Shorts, SGD 39.90, Shirtdress, SGD 49.90; (Right) Dress, SGD 24.90, Jacket, SGD 59.90

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

I've always been different and felt out of place growing up. I’ve always picked the rough side, hung out with (the) boys, rolled in dirt, and dedicated a lot of time to sports. However, I’ve never felt like I wasn’t ladylike – I was embracing my strength as an individual.”

Stand up for the diversity of women and you may be one of 3 lucky winners to get a SGD 200 H&M gift card. Simply post an OOTD and a short quote on what it means to be #Ladylike on your Instagram with hashtags #Ladylike #HMSingapore before 19 Oct 2016.

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Fashion Week is never just about the shows; it’s about the memories you make as well. Which is why when you get invited to a fashion event as grand and glamorous as KL Fashion Week, do you just head over to the shows you want to watch and call it a day? No, you explore the city, you meet new people, and of course, you make new friends.


As the winners of our #ClozettexAirAsia Stylish Asia Photo Contest, Dianna Yong and Weeting Chua were in for a weekend they would never forget. Because aside from winning passes to watch the AirAsia show, they also got to bring their BFFs along, stayed at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel for free, bonded with the Clozette team, and explored the great city of Kuala Lumpur!

With that in mind, we chatted with Dianna and Weeting and got them talking about their favourite fashion designers from all the shows they watched, scoop on how they chose their outfits for each day, and the mini adventures they had in the city. So keep reading below for their exclusive interview!

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So tell us a little bit about yourself!



Dianna: I moved back to Kuala Lumpur almost a year ago hoping to start a new chapter. I currently work for an app as an Image Analyst, blog on the side, and am starting my own contemporary womenswear line, Sayang Clothing. When work is also play, it’s great knowing that you can turn your passion into a career.

Weeting: I love dressing up, it makes me feel good and confident about myself. Traveling is another thing I really enjoy. I have taken about 5 trips this year and still looking forward to my next one!

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When you found out your were going to KLFW with your BFF, what immediately went through your mind?



Dianna: I was over the moon. I participated in the contest not really having any expectations, so it came as a complete shock. I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity.

Weeting: Elated! I remember me going "Oh my God, oh my God, is it really me?". I couldn't believe how lucky I was, [and am] really grateful for this opportunity. Of course, I then started planning my outfits.


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For the AirAsia show, which designer’s collection instantly caught your attention?


Dianna: I thought Ryan Alexander did an amazing job representing Malaysia with his all-white pieces. The sharp construction and shapes were executed perfectly – strong, powerful pieces!

Weeting: I like Stefanie Amanda's collection [because it's] edgy, clean, and [with beautiful] lace details.


Stefanie Amanda's collection (left); Ryan Alexander's collection (right)


Were there any specific looks from the AirAsia segment that you would love to wear in real life?


Dianna: Stefanie Amanda from Singapore resonated with my own personal style the most. I loved that the pieces had dainty sheer elements, yet paired with more structured ruching at the same time. It gives a subtle twist on the classic feminine silhouette.

Weeting: I totally see myself wearing Thai winner, Anuruq Jaidee's collection. They were very practical and I am digging the hem details and cut.


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Let’s talk about your outfits during the shows because they were gorgeous! How did you choose them?



Dianna: I try to be as authentic as possible whenever I put together an outfit for myself. And by authentic, I mean staying true to your stylistic choices, but never sacrificing comfort – which is why I never wear uncomfortable heels!

I wanted my outfits for Fashion Week to be minimal and focused more on the structure of the garments and dainty details. I knew the event would be held at Pavilion, so I kept the urban, city-chic vibe in mind.


Weeting: I decided to wear something long that covered my knees as I fell a few weeks ago and the scars were horrible. [With that] in mind, I started to browse Instagram for inspiration and looked through my wardrobe. I try to wear something flattering in both pictures and real life as I expected lots of photo taking.


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Besides attending the fashion show, were there other interesting and unique things you did in KL?


Dianna: The most exciting discovery was the personal interactions and connections I made during the week. It was inspiring being surrounded by people in the industry and to meet those who made the week possible. My highlight was meeting Andrew (from Andrews Models), who was incredibly gracious and appreciated that he took five minutes to meet and have a chat with me.

And of course, having met everyone from the Clozette team. Scott did an amazing job accommodating Sofia and I (and our tardiness). Being sat next to Kersie over dinner and picking her brain on how Clozette came about was incredibly motivating. It is always a pleasure connecting with other women in the business.



Weeting: We spent our free day exploring KL and chanced upon this cafe, VCR. They have really good food (and lighting for pictures). We made friends with...Dianna and her BFF, Sofia. Dianna and I had quite a bit in common which is rather amusing (ex. how we tried to put our hands into that food picture). We met the people from Clozette team as well and they were great hosts! It was nice meeting people with common interests.


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We heard your rooms got upgraded at the Ritz-Carlton! How did you find your stay there?


Dianna: It was amazing! Sofia and I truly felt pampered like queens. The level of hospitality was top notch and it made getting ready for all these events that much more fun (I mean, have you seen the bathrooms? Marble interior #goals.)

Weeting: Absolutely awesome, [and I] especially love the bathroom. I spent so much time in bed, it was too comfortable. We even requested for a late check-out! The service was impeccable, we had our personal butler, free pressing services, and more. We were taking pictures at the pool and one staff offered to take pictures for us.



How would you best describe that weekend?


Dianna: Whirlwind – in the best way possible.

Weeting: It was definitely an insightful experience, being exposed to the fashion industry was quite an eye opener. Apart from it being my first Fashion Week, it was a mini vacation and a great bonding session for my friend and I. Thank you Clozette Team and Air Asia for this wonderful giveaway.

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