Fashionista’s Guide To Sun, Sand & Sea | Clozette

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Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and it’s time to hit the beach! The question on every style-conscious traveller’s mind: How do I look fabulous when I’m going to be drenched in seawater and lying on the beach the rest of the time?


Fret not! You don’t have to pack your entire wardrobe to look great during your beach vacation. Here are our tips on what to wear:


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For snorkelling, wear a bikini, of course! Scuba diving suits can be depressingly unflattering even if you’re in decent shape. Happily, you have other options if you’re diving in warm, balmy waters: a rash guard and board shorts serve just as well as a wetsuit. Take care to tuck any board short strings away so they don’t get tangled in your scuba gear.


Roxy Whole Hearted Short Sleeve Rashguard



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Cute, lightweight, and in 6 colours, this rashguard comes with UPF 50+ sun protection. 

Rip Curl Paradise Found Boardie Boardshorts



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These charming boardshorts in peach are a delightfully stylish way to explore the deep blue sea.



Roxy Pop Surf Optic Nature Short Sleeve Rashguard



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Been working on your abs for ages and dying to show them off 18 metres under sea level? This rashguard has that covered – so to speak.



Riviera Rosa One Piece 



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Vintage bathing suit lines meet a modern cut and nylon/spandex jacquard textured fabric rated UPF 30–50+. Give your figure some oomph with hourglass panels on the side that provide a more contoured look. 



Victoria’s Secret Beach Sexy Flounce Halter (With Double String Bottom)



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Apart from being a great choice for loafing around on the beach, this frilly, floaty top will probably flirt on your behalf if left unattended. Whether that’s a good thing or not is entirely up to you to decide!



Victoria’s Secret Gorgeous Swim Collection Push-Up Halter (with side-tie bikini bottom)



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Look as cute as a button while you’re observing equally cute sea creatures like anemonefish and scuttling away from less cute creatures like sea urchins.


If you’re planning to lounge on the beach more than anything else, all you really need is a sarong or two in addition to your bikini. Most developed beach destinations like Bali, Langkawi and Boracay will sell a vast assortment of cheap and cheerful sarongs, beach dresses flip-flops, tank tops, shorts and bikinis at reasonable prices (sometimes reached via bargaining).

 

However, if you’re going to an off-the-beaten path beach destination, it’s probably wiser to buy your beach clothes before arriving. Alternately, make a pit stop at one of the more developed beaches for a clothes run before getting to your ultimate destination. 


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Net-A-Porter strikes again with a sale that is keeping all fashionistas and lovers of designer brands crazy! With a sale offering up to 50% off, we've got a new list for you--this time, featuring Acne Studios, Mara Hoffman, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and much more. It'll keep you craving for your next online shopping spree. 


Here are our top 10 Clozette picks for you!


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Investing on your basics is a must! That's why Acne Studios' oversized shirt should make way to wardrobe soon.The sky-blue design, breast pocket, rounded hem, and buttoned cuffs are all the details you need to complete your laid back-chic look.


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Who said polka dots are only for the retro at heart? This contrasting polka-dot print dress by Oscar de la Renta will definitely make you stand out from the usual basic monochrome crowd. 




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Look chic without breaking a sweat with Paul & Joe's 'Angeac' midi dress. Its fluid blush silk-crepe fabric and white embroidered details will make you wish you can wear it everyday.




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Designer Alexander McQueen is all about making a statement, even with small accessories such as this silk-satin 'De Manta' clutch. It has deconstructed floral patterns making it a great companion to neutral outfits. 




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Mara Hoffman's swimsuits that are as eye catching as this deserves a spot in your wardrobe! It's a geometrically printed piece in vibrant colours that are perfect for the season. 




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Adidas by Stella McCartney's stretch 'Run' tank is a must-have for fitness buffs. It is made with the label's signature CLIMACOOL technology to regulate your body temperature as you work out making it a bit easier to shed some pounds.




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Add a twist to your usual trousers with Isabel Marant's wide-leg pants. The crisp cotton and linen-blend will turn any casual look to a chic ensemble plus, you can wear it from day to night!




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Italian brand Lanvin keeps the gladiator sandal "basic" friendly with its off-white colour and minimalist details. It's a versatile pair that will work with everything from shorts to maxi dresses.




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Complete any look with this pair Jimmy Choo's 'Holt' pumps--a patent-leather pointed toe matched with a sleek heel and snake-effect design. It gives a leg-lengthening illusion making it a good match for skinny pants.




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For an everyday glam accessory that you can wear with almost anything, our top pick would have to be Kenneth Jay Lane's gold-plated brass cuff. It's gleaming with black resin cabochons and the hinged design makes it easy to remove and wear. 



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This week's roundup is dedicated to the all-around colour everybody loves: White. White is the easiest colour to match with anything, with fashionistas styling it with class and creativity. So we've chosen to highlight the various ways our community has styled white in their OOTDs.


Here are the top 5 white looks we spotted in our Fashion Community!


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joycelynthiang

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Clozette Ambassador joycelynthiang has mastered styling clothes with a classy, girly, yet fun vibe. This look is no exception, a perfect ensemble for a Sunday stroll around the neighbourhood.

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Monochrome and sporty style lover and Clozette Ambassador cameyflores always wows us with her sneaker pairings. For this look she chose the iconic Nike Air Max in White--an absolute scene stealer, especially with that mid-riff top. 



MonicaTrina

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Our Featured Fashionista for this month keeps it colourful and playful by matching her white mandals with a tropical print dress. It reminds of sunny days at the beach! 



axdelwen

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Clozette Ambassador axdelwen is one of those fashionistas who can rock any look. We particularly love this casual grunge on her because of the denim on denim, with white and black pieces. 



mswuinee

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Clozetter mswuinee treats us with a super chic look with this pastel ensemble. Cullotes are still in and this is the perfect way to style it! 



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