FAVE 5: Sunny Days Ahead | Clozette


In the sunny, tropical weather of Southeast Asia, it’s undeniable that loose and lightweight clothing is definitely a must-have. With its lightweight fabric and numerous silhouettes, it’s easy to style a sundress with the right accessories and shoes to fit your personality. And it’s also safe to say that you can dress it up or down to fit any occasion. Let these Clozetters show you how you can style a sundress with this round-up.


Lemon Fresh


A woman with good shoes is never ugly. Glad to find my first pair of olive green shoes! This is such a beautiful pair that I get compliments from many people. But unknown to many, these Vera loafers from @maeso.co  is Italian-handcrafted from quality vegetable tanned leather. Hence, the colour is so uniquely special. Most importantly, it goes well with many of my outfits. Versatile at its best. 😍

Quote MSHANNAH%20 to get S$20 off.
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📸: @dennc
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.. #maesowomen #maesoshoes
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A woman with good shoes is never ugly. Glad to find my first pair of olive green shoes! This is such a beautiful pair that I get compliments from many people. But unknown to many, these Vera loafers from @maeso.co  is Italian-handcrafted from quality vegetable tanned leather. Hence, the colour is so uniquely special. Most importantly, it goes well with many of my outfits. Versatile at its best. 😍

Quote MSHANNAH%20 to get S$20 off.
The discount code is valid till 31st Dec 2019.
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📸: @dennc
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.. #maesowomen #maesoshoes
. #journeysofgirls #beautifuldestinations  #darlingescapes #tlpicks #damestravel #seetheworld #aroundtheworld #ootd #clozette  #womenwhoexplore #thetravelwomen #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost #girldiscoverers #shewhowanders #roamtheplanet #wearetravelgirls #borntotravel #femmetravel #travelstoke #travel3sixty #livetravelchannel #globetrotter #traveltheworld
A woman with good shoes is never ugly. Glad to find my first pair of olive green shoes! This is such a beautiful pair that I get compliments from many people. But unknown to many, these Vera loafers from @maeso.co  is Italian-handcrafted from quality vegetable tanned leather. Hence, the colour is so uniquely special. Most importantly, it goes well with many of my outfits. Versatile at its best. 😍

Quote MSHANNAH%20 to get S$20 off.
The discount code is valid till 31st Dec 2019.
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📸: @dennc
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.. #maesowomen #maesoshoes
. #journeysofgirls #beautifuldestinations  #darlingescapes #tlpicks #damestravel #seetheworld #aroundtheworld #ootd #clozette  #womenwhoexplore #thetravelwomen #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost #girldiscoverers #shewhowanders #roamtheplanet #wearetravelgirls #borntotravel #femmetravel #travelstoke #travel3sixty #livetravelchannel #globetrotter #traveltheworld
A woman with good shoes is never ugly. Glad to find my first pair of olive green shoes! This is such a beautiful pair that I get compliments from many people. But unknown to many, these Vera loafers from @maeso.co  is Italian-handcrafted from quality vegetable tanned leather. Hence, the colour is so uniquely special. Most importantly, it goes well with many of my outfits. Versatile at its best. 😍

Quote MSHANNAH%20 to get S$20 off.
The discount code is valid till 31st Dec 2019.
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📸: @dennc
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.. #maesowomen #maesoshoes
. #journeysofgirls #beautifuldestinations  #darlingescapes #tlpicks #damestravel #seetheworld #aroundtheworld #ootd #clozette  #womenwhoexplore #thetravelwomen #citizenfemme #sheisnotlost #girldiscoverers #shewhowanders #roamtheplanet #wearetravelgirls #borntotravel #femmetravel #travelstoke #travel3sixty #livetravelchannel #globetrotter #traveltheworld
(Photo from: Hannahchia)

Blue Dahlia


Playtime with this cute Gabby Dress Forest Floral from @shopsassydream! 🌲 Don’t you just love dresses with pockets? This one has two (and I can’t find the other one while trying to model 😂)!
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#ParadeofOOTD #shopsassydream #ssdgirl #clozette
Playtime with this cute Gabby Dress Forest Floral from @shopsassydream! 🌲 Don’t you just love dresses with pockets? This one has two (and I can’t find the other one while trying to model 😂)!
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#ParadeofOOTD #shopsassydream #ssdgirl #clozette
(Photo from: paradeoflove)

Picnic Perfect


Guess whose my picnic date for the day! Round tummy and snorts pretty loud too 😂

Swipe to the end to see! Hehe! 🐷 
Ft. Verona Floral Dress from @myfairladysg ❤️ it’s perfect for our golden hour picnic date!
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#chloewlootd #mylorddoori #myfairladysg #beautifulmatters #girlsdreamtravel #picnic #date #girlgetters #travelgirlsgo
Guess whose my picnic date for the day! Round tummy and snorts pretty loud too 😂

Swipe to the end to see! Hehe! 🐷 
Ft. Verona Floral Dress from @myfairladysg ❤️ it’s perfect for our golden hour picnic date!
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📷: @bentkr 
#chloewlootd #mylorddoori #myfairladysg #beautifulmatters #girlsdreamtravel #picnic #date #girlgetters #travelgirlsgo
Guess whose my picnic date for the day! Round tummy and snorts pretty loud too 😂

Swipe to the end to see! Hehe! 🐷 
Ft. Verona Floral Dress from @myfairladysg ❤️ it’s perfect for our golden hour picnic date!
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📷: @bentkr 
#chloewlootd #mylorddoori #myfairladysg #beautifulmatters #girlsdreamtravel #picnic #date #girlgetters #travelgirlsgo
Guess whose my picnic date for the day! Round tummy and snorts pretty loud too 😂

Swipe to the end to see! Hehe! 🐷 
Ft. Verona Floral Dress from @myfairladysg ❤️ it’s perfect for our golden hour picnic date!
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📷: @bentkr 
#chloewlootd #mylorddoori #myfairladysg #beautifulmatters #girlsdreamtravel #picnic #date #girlgetters #travelgirlsgo
Guess whose my picnic date for the day! Round tummy and snorts pretty loud too 😂

Swipe to the end to see! Hehe! 🐷 
Ft. Verona Floral Dress from @myfairladysg ❤️ it’s perfect for our golden hour picnic date!
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📷: @bentkr 
#chloewlootd #mylorddoori #myfairladysg #beautifulmatters #girlsdreamtravel #picnic #date #girlgetters #travelgirlsgo
(Photo from: chloewl)

Flower Maiden


You will be as happy as you choose to be 💫
(Photo from: themerriedlife)



Minted Muse


Happy 17th birthday @joopboutique 🎂🎉✨ from casual to work pieces, you’ve definitely got me hooked! 💚 to many more years of excellence in the fashion industry 🥂✨#SupportLocal #clozette
(Photo from: JacelynPhang)


(Cover photo from: chloewl)

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Ah, yes, another week is here yet again to usher in September. But before you give your full-force on the rest of your weekday hustle, take a break for a moment and keep yourself abreast with all the headlines that hit the world of fashion and beauty. From London Fashion Week becoming open to the public, to the latest beauty launches in the city — everything in here will keep you excited until the next weekend. Read on as we spill all the hottest bites.



Watch London Fashion Week Live



Admit it, in at least one point of your life, you’ve wanted access to the hottest and most exclusive events like the London Fashion Week. But believe it or not, your dream can actually come true. That’s right — this major fashion event to be held in London this 12 to 17 September is now open to all. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a fashion editor watch London Fashion Week live. Witness fabulous designs by the world’s most-talked about designers first-hand. Grab the show tickets starting at GBP135 (~SGD227.35) and catch next season’s upcoming trends.


Hailey Baldwin recreates Princess Diana’s looks



To mark the 22nd anniversary of everyone’s beloved princess, Hailey Baldwin posed for Vogue Paris, recreating some iconic looks of Princess Diana. With two shots shared by Mrs. Bieber on her Instagram, we’re reminded of some of classic trends Diana made famous during her time. Aren’t you totally in-love with these uber casual looks channelled by the iconic Royal?


 

Whal Myung’s skincare products are finally here in SG


Whal Myung Skin Elixir


Speaking of royals, feel like one yourself with Korea’s beloved skincare label, Whal Myung. Originated from the oldest pharmaceutical company in Korea, Dhong Wha Pharm, Whal Myung Skincare is derived from Whal Myung Su or life-saving water, an herbal medicine used back in the 19th century that contains 11 different herbs.  The brand’s range of products now available in the Lion City include the cult-favourite Whal Myung Skin Elixir, which acts as a toner, serum, and oil that hydrates and soothes skin. Unlock the 122-year-old Korean royal secret to radiant skin and get them exclusively from selected Guardian stores.




Travel back in time with Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience


Aside from the Singapore leg of theatre show "Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience", you can watch London Fashion Week live.


Drafting your next weekend plans already? For those in-search of a uniquely-fun activity to try out with the fam, catching Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience as it shows at Singapore Indoor Stadium is a must-do. With productions like Netflix’s The Crown and Les Miserables under his belt, Ian Waller directs this theatrical production featuring 18 life-sized dinosaurs from nine different dinosaur species. Not only kids, but also those who are children-at-hearts will enjoy this spectacular show. Interested? Get the tickets for its final weekend this 6 to 8 September here


(Cover photo from: @londonfashionweek)


Missed last week’s news? Catch them all here.

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Last week, fashion enthusiasts all over the world were shocked by the news that Forever 21 may be filing for bankruptcy soon. Established in 1984, the brand has been one of the biggest names in fast-fashion for most of its run, with 600 stores in the U.S. alone. On the flip side, it also had its share of controversies regarding copyright lawsuits from individual artists over the years, some causing blows to the brand's profitability and reputation. Still, these infringements weren't the cause of the fashion retailer's potential closing; with the emergence of other international competitors, as well as indie brands thriving in the fashion scene, Forever 21 has been in the wake of underperforming and unprofitable stores, submerging the fashion chain into debt. 



So you might be thinking, "what now?" While Forever 21 still hasn't commented on the matter, making the entire ordeal not finalised, it's safe to say that finding for new shopping destinations may be a great option to ensure your wardrobe is always freshly stocked. Whether you're a 'must-feel, must-fit' type of shopper or an online add-to-cart type of gal, we've got just the shopping alternatives for you. 


Fast-fashion outlets


Starting with our no-brainer option, of course we can't discount Forever 21's direct competitors. Japanese brand Uniqlo has been a massive favourite for quite some time now, earning its rightful place as the go-to for chic basics and other minimalist fashion pieces. 



When it comes to variety, from officewear to date night to casual ensembles, H&M is also another viable option. Plus, if we backtrack a bit from when sustainable wasn't considered 'cool' yet, H&M was already very transparent with their stride to push for sustainability despite the technological strains at the time. The Swedish fashion retailer was also among the most vocal regarding going green, where others like Forever 21 simply followed suit.



Many also swear by H&M more than Forever 21 in terms of durability and value-for-money, despite being within similar price-points. 


Interesting indie or homegrown fashion brands


Gone are the days when independent or homegrown fashion brands are considered to be at a lower-tier than established names in the industry. Now, local fashion is all the rage, not just due to showing support for indie designers and artists, but also because of their tried-and-tested qualities and visual-appeal value. So with the possibility of Forever 21 saying goodbye for good, why not check out these brands from Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines that are not only proudly and stylishly created in the respective countries but are also worth the pride for hailing sustainability.




Online alternatives for avid add-to-carters


Lastly, while it's still not clear whether Forever 21 would retain or re-brand their online platform once they close down their physical stores, girls who love to browse their way into shopping should also be presented with other options.



ASOS, for one, is unbeatable in this realm given its global accessibility, being one of the closest in aesthetic offerings to Forever 21. In Southeast Asia, ZALORA is particularly strong, with its wide range of brands, as well as tried-and-tested business-to-consumer system. And who could forget Pomelo as another great online destination for shopping, priding itself as 'fashion born in Asia' in all its flair, accessibility, and affordability. Stylenanda also boomed in popularity due to the rise of K-fashion, making it another suitable choice as an alternative to Forever 21's myriad of collections. 



But aside from these already well-established names, there are more online alternatives out there that you can turn to (besides shady sites like Wish and Missguided, mind you). Mixxmix offers cool and edgy pieces that are majorly inspired by K-pop fashion; Shanghai-based Front Row Shop delivers cool-girl aesthetic to the next level with their crisp and sleek pieces; and Zilingo, which just recently launched in the Philippines, is also a great new shopping destination whether you're in for casual pieces or select designer goods.


This story got you in a shopping mood? Call dibs on Taylor Swift x Stella McCartney's latest collaboration!


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