Elegantly Styled With Downy | Clozette

My husband Roy and I have always been sporty - we engage in our own weekly workout regimes and sometimes, get involved in friendly netball games or cycle and jog outdoors together. Ever since we moved in together, one of the commonly discussed topic surrounding household matters is on how to make our workout clothes smell good even post-workout. 




Clearly, downing ourselves in perfume sprays after an intense workout is not a good solution because the mix of perfume scent and sweat just isn't right. Also, my husband is not a fan of carrying bottled fragrances with him to sporting events. This discussion came up recently when we were doing grocery shopping with another couple friend. They introduced us to the Downy Timeless Softener - one of the fabric softener from the Downy Parfum Collection with a mild elegant fragrance - which they claim that the fragrance lasts long after laundry and suggested for us to give it a try. One thing I noticed about Downy Timeless from the other softeners from the same range was the white coloured liquid, which is great because it puts me to ease with washing delicate white clothing. 




That very same weekend that we bought our first bottle of Downy Timeless, Roy attended a workshop by Style Maker’s image consultant, Kyla Tan on style advice and choosing the right outfit for his date. Straight after the workshop, Roy decided to put his newly acquired styling knowledge to practice and got me a surprise outfit.




I received the outfit on the morning prior to our weekly date. And boy was I INDEED SURPRISED! When I opened the lid of the box, I immediately noticed a whiff of the Downy Timeless scent and got very impressed with Roy's attempt in prewashing the outfit with our newly purchased Downy Timeless Softener so that it smells good before gifting it to me! And the double surprise came in when I realised that he actually picked a white cropped top and printed wrap skirt for me. The assembled outfit has the effect of timeless elegance to it and it is totally the style I would embrace in my fashion choice, yet I have never matched cropped tops with formal skirts because cropped tops always give me the impression of being too casual and laid-back. 



Needless to say, I got very touched with Roy's thoughtful gift. Like his love for me, the Downy Timeless scent on my new outfit feels like an indulgence yet not imposing. The outfit's fabric against my skin was the softest I've ever experienced and up till now, I just wanted to make this Downy Timeless scent a special part of our memories whenever I do laundry at home! 






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If there's a list of words that would make a girl crazy (in a good way, of course) we bet "SALE" would be part of that list. Especially if it's a huge designer sale such as this one from Net-A-Porter! Stocks are running out fast so better snag these deals right away before someone else clicks "checkout" fast than you do.


Here are our top 10 picks for your next Net-A-Porter haul. 


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A great pick for a fashionista who loves to incorporate colour to her look is this standout silk-satin dress from Peter Pilotto. Its silhouette is flattering on either curvy, petite, or athletic frames and the pleated details are just classy.


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Amp up your basic and monochrome obsession with this skirt from Roland Mouret. The A-Line skirt is crafted from crepe and open-weave cotton-blend, with the bonded floral cut-out adding a sexy twist to an everyday piece.




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You can never underestimate Burberry Prorsum, especially with its iconic pieces such as this cotton-tulle dress. It's universally flattering and goes well with any style from a flat sandal to a black stiletto. 




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Monreal London's jersey can turn any sporty outfit on a regular workout day from drab to fab in an instant. It's crafted from Italian stretch-jersey that is known for its softness and superior flexibility.




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Give your sandal a "signature" taste with J.Crew's denim 'Cyprus' slides. It's detailed with blue and white crystals for a bedazzled finish for your everyday wear. 




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If you must buy a coat then might as well invest in REDValentino's beige coat. It's crafted from classic cotton Mackintosh fabric topped with a corduroy collar. Grab it exclusively on Net-a-Porter before it runs out!




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Add a fun and funky touch to your OOTD with DKNY's 'Stephanie' bag. It's hand-crafted in Bottletop's Brazil atelier and showcases the brand's signature crochet and enamelled ring pull finish. The best part about it is that it can also be a clutch bag--just remove the straps, fold in half, and you're good to go!




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Wedge is in and what better way to catch up with the trend than to buy your own pair. Robert Clergerie's 'Dobert' wedge sandals is definitely a good fit with its smooth black leather spliced with elasticated panels for the most secure fit and a balanced graphic feel.




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You can never have too many clothes, shoes, bags, and sunnies. This one by Dolce & Gabbana is a great addition to your wardrobe as its gold-tone metal lace acetate finish makes it a glamorous statement piece




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Exclusively on Net-a-Porter is this pair of Aurélie Bidermann earrings inspired from Rothko's colour-block artworks. They are handmade, gold-plated, and wrapped with blue cotton thread--a great accessory for your daytime look!



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This week, we're giving the spotlight to the fashionistas who stepped up their game by wearing statement pieces that are absolute scene-stealers. These aren't your usual casual, monochrome, or sporty looks. So if you want to achieve something like one of these, then you better read on!


Here are the top 5 statement OOTDs for the week!


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DianeFnk

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Let's start off with Star Clozetter DianFnk's all-white look. The colour choice is simple but when worn all at once, you'll surely make heads turn with how it's gloriously styled. The way the fabrics are loose enough makes it more casual-chic than usual and the accessories pop out well.  

demmiefermin

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We rarely see preppy looks from the community and the fact the Clozette Ambassador demmiefermin stuck out with that trend already makes it a statement. And besides, who wouldn't notice those windowpane pants from a distance? Those pants plus the denim jacket equals OOTD Roundup fave for the week!



nuguidmonina

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What do you get when you mix boho and basic flawlessly? This look by Clozette Ambassador nuguidmonina is what you get. We love that the feather head accessory goes well with the details of her pants' design. And to top it all off, the overall silhouette of her clothes complement each other perfectly. 



CrystalPhuong

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Now this is a look that makes use of several statement pieces--the animal print top, the shape of the skirt, the bag, and the shoes are all pieces that would stand out if paired with basic pieces. However, Clozetter Ambassador CrystalPhuong amped up her ensemble by mixing it all up without going overboard by sticking to one colour palette and balancing the printed pieces with the plain ones. This outfit deserves a round of applause. 



jouatotherescue

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For Star Clozetter jouatotherescue, you should always have fun with fashion. And that's the vibe we got from seeing this playful combination of a boho day-dress, gold necklace, and white sneakers. Who knew they would work? Well, you wouldn't know unless you try, right? 



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