We all love playing dress up and trying out new ensembles that fit our style. But sometimes, simplicity just wins. If you're taking a break from all the experimenting, it's nice to go back to basics. Tops with slim straps? Yes, please. Take a look at how members of the Community is rocking this style staple.
Upgrading your style is not always synonymous to buying brand new clothes. Most of the time, all you need to add is a single piece to elevate your look. Whether it's a fancy watch or quirky accessories, these little things go a long way. Another way to spice up your style without breaking the bank is by using makeup items that complement your existing wardrobe. As they say, never underestimate the power of a good highlight! Ahead, the fashion and beauty products that will upgrade our style in a jiffy.
"Make-up that’s as stylish as an outfit? The Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette features 12 all new on-trend cherry-hued shades that go from delicate to sexy in a hot minute. The shades that will hit pan faster than the rest? Feelz, a soft dusty rose matte; Ambitious, a metallic rose copper; and Young Love, a metallic cranberry."
"Anyone who knows me knows that I more often than not wear all-black. I've been trying to keep up with my goal of injecting colours into my wardrobe, though, so I'm eyeing this Demi Dial watch from Olivia Burton's Celestial Collection. While the straps are still black, the watch's face has romantic, rose-hued whimsical flowers that will give a nice pop of colour to a monochromatic look."
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Reflexions bracelet, starts at SGD129/~USD93.38; Reflexions charms, starts at SGD49/~USD35.47
"I'm completely obsessed with PANDORA's latest collection of mesh-textured bracelets — the Reflexions. This bracelet, which is available in gleaming sterling silver, 18k gold-plated PANDORA Shine and blush-pink PANDORA Rose along with an array of flattering and sleek clip-on charms, exudes a modern femininity that fits my personal style. It gives a luxurious touch to the everyday look. I also love how these two bracelets can be attached together and can be worn as a choker or a short statement necklace."
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"This season, I'm sporting darker colours! To contrast it, I'm gonna brighten up my face and draw some attention to the cheekbones with the Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo. It comes in two shades, light and medium, to create a beautifully radiant glow that also builds up to a blinding shine. After all, more is more, right?"
...and where to actually get them
Many iconic style trends come from the big screen. Regardless of the genre or era the film has been released in, we're sure that just like us, you've also fawned over a movie character's look. But don't you also wish to steal some of their most iconic pieces? Don't worry, we got you! We lined up some of the most covetable — and maybe a bit eccentric — style pieces from movies old and new that are available for you to add to your shopping cart.
Cher Horowitz' bright yellow ensemble
Left: pinterest.com; Right: SARA BATTAGLIA Cape-effect checked wool blazer, USD1,796 (net-a-porter.com); SARA BATTAGLIA Checked wool shorts, USD536 (net-a-porter.com)
A fashion listicle inspired by movies is not complete without Clueless. And when it comes to the co-ord trend that's been making rounds in today's fashion scene, we can't help but give a nod to Cher Horowitz's iconic yellow outfit. It may have looked a bit weird and campy during the '90s, but we believe it perfectly fits the bold girl boss vibes that we are all gunning for today. P.S. If you're want to copy Cher's other iconic looks, here's a story we did on how to steal her style.
Wednesday Addams's little black dress
Left: MISSGUIDED Halloween Wednesday Adams velvet bodycon dress in black, USG34.74 (asos.com); Right: pinterest.com
It's no secret that Wednesday Addams's style is iconic. Her couldn’t-care-less scowl, signature thin neat braids, and sharp white collar (to match her pointy widow's peak) have become a Halloween favourite and even a style inspiration to those who lean towards a goth-meets-preppy aesthetic. But if we're only copping one piece from her entire look, it's definitely her signature LBD. The bodycon fit and contrasting trimmings are so identified with Wednesday's signature look that many brands who have this dress cut and style have actually named it after her.
Nine Ball's hexagonal sunglasses
Left: Warner Bros. Pictures; Right: RAY-BAN Hexagonal flat lenses, USD178 (ray-ban.com)
2018 has had the most game-changing movies so far when it comes to Hollywood diversity and inclusivity. One that fits in the list is the all-female-led movie Ocean's 8. The film had the most outstanding looks from Anne Hathaway's celebrity bombshell dresses to Cate Blanchett's edgy-chic outfits, but if we were to pick a favourite piece from the bunch, it would probably be Nine Ball's (Rihanna) hexagonal sunglasses. It's casual, playful and has a hint of uniqueness that definitely made it memorable in our book.
Louisa Clark's green Mary Janes
Left: IRREGULAR CHOICE Nicely Done high heels, USD118 (irregularchoice.com); Right: Warner Bros. Pictures
If you have seen Me Before You, then you would know that besides its tearjerker storyline, there was also a lot of focus on the wardrobe of Emilia Clarke's character Louisa. Her style in the film was a direct reflection of her character's persona, and even the way they referenced fashion pieces in the plot (remember those bumblebee tights?) plays a huge role in the narrative.
But the unconventional green Mary Janes she wore in the scene where Sam Claflin's character Will told her to live her life the way she wants to definitely stood out to us. It reminded us that shoes are not just fashion pieces but are tools that take us to places far and wide and we should never waste their — and our own — potential by staying in our comfort zone. While the exact shoes she wore in the film are not in stock anymore, we did find a similar-looking pair from the same store.
The Whitman brothers' iconic luggage
Left: VERY TROUBLED CHILD Savana bag number 4, USD999 (verytroubledchild.com); Right: Youtube Movies/FOX
This may seem like a random addition to the list until you realise that we're talking about Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited. It might not be a typical movie to get fashion inspiration from, but those who have seen it know that the fantastically designed luggage of the three off-kilter brothers in the movie has become a must-get item amongst its fans and even fashion enthusiasts, mainly because it was originally designed by Marc Jacobs when he was Louis Vuitton’s creative director.
A couple of years ago, a company called Very Troubled Child created a replica of the bags they used in the film, complete with a palm tree design, animal motifs and a customisation option, inspired by Anderson's film and the fascination that surrounded the bag itself. Whether you have seen the movie or not, you have to admit that the design is not too shabby and will definitely get you on a jet-setting mood.
Marty McFly's plaid and suspenders combo
Right: Screen Junkies/Universal Studios; Left: NORDSTROM Metallic Plaid Blouse, USD195 (shop.nordstrom.com); NORDSTROM Convertible Stretch Suspenders, USD59.50 (shop.nordstrom.com)
Taking style tips from men is a growing trend right now, which gives us more reasons to bring back this paperboy look from Back To The Future. Combining the nostalgic appeal of the '80s with an androgynous vibe that's been popping up here and there since the beginning of the 20th century, we're channelling our inner time traveller with these tried and tested pieces. We mean, who could ever go wrong with plaid in any time period, right?