Believe it or not, our grandparents were once among the 'cool kids'. So we kind of owe it to them when it comes to styling. Whether it's your grandpa or grandma you took styling tips from, the retro trend has become a go-to for many of our current stylistas. The Clozette Community has definitely caught on, too. Check out how they went retro with their looks.
Puffy sleeves and granny skirt
Gramps khaki blazer
Though we largely depend on our cellphones for everything — including checking the time — there's something about wearing a watch that makes a lady look effortlessly elegant and sophisticated. It's an everyday item that can be both fashionable and functional. If you're shopping around for a new classic timepiece, you're in luck. Ahead, take your pick from Swatch's Fall-Winter 2019 collection.
On the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, Swatch proudly designed the BAU SWATCH collection. Bauhaus was originally a German art school in 1919 but soon became a modern art movement known for its unique approach to design and architecture. With Swatch’s distinct knack for combining technical innovation with artistically light-hearted designs, it is perfectly apt for them to pay homage to this timeless art movement. Through the watch designs in the BAU SWATCH collection, which feature primary colours and pure lines, it embodies a timeless essence that’s as classic as the 20th-century art movement.
I LOVE YOUR FOLK
Embrace playful prints and bright colours with the I LOVE YOUR FOLK collection. It aims to honour culture and uniqueness by adding a touch of folk to seasonal looks — be it paisley, flowers, lace or patterns. From colourful and bright to a classic black-and-white, freely express your unique style with a piece from this range.
If you have a taste for bejewelled and gothic designs, the KNIGHTLINESS collection is perfect for you. It captures the romanticism and functionality of design present during the time of monarchs and knights. The coat of arms subtly blends in with the watch face but upon closer look, you can truly see the details that are present in it. If you’re looking for a classic watch with a unique feature, this collection will have one for you.
Swatch x Louvre Museum
Feel like wearing a work of art on your wrist? Add a quirky accessory to your outfit with a piece from the Swatch x Louvre Museum collection. Classic artworks such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and Guido Reni’s cupid from “The Abduction of Helen” get a contemporary makeover in this collection. They hold just the right balance of fun and vibrancy for a classic everyday item.
Creating a holiday party capsule wardrobe isn't something that crosses everyone's minds. Investing in seasonal pieces that you'll only get to use once? Totally not worth it, you'd think. But that's until you're scrambling to the mall right before closing hours looking for the perfect outfit for yet another Christmas party you have to attend. So save yourself the trouble by creating a party-ready wardrobe for this holiday season and the next to come. In curating capsule wardrobes, the key is investing in basics that you can easily incorporate with other pieces. But how would you do that with the seasonal styles that are only trending for a limited time? Ahead, we show you all the party-ready essentials you need for a glamorous night — whether it be this Yuletide season or all-year-long.
Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection '19 Velvet Pants, SGD44
Of course, if we're talking about holiday staples, having velvet in your wardrobe is a must. The sophisticated material inexplicably reminds us of the cosy joys of the season. Red is always great, but to not seem much like Santa Claus, opt for richer and darker hues of the bold colour.
Stick to black
Kate Spade Luren Fringe Dress, price unavailable
Black is everyone's best friend. It can be worn no matter the season or occasion — yes, even during the holidays. So make sure to include an ebony-coloured piece in your holiday party capsule wardrobe. But take it up a notch by choosing a black piece with an interesting detail. Keep it festive by investing in a piece with a unique texture like a fringed little black dress or a tulle-trimmed number.
Mango sequin skirt, SGD89.90 (shop.mango.com/sg)
Parties always call for shimmer to add a bit more glitz and glam to the night. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you can always rely on the shimmer of glitter. But instead of choosing one-pieces like dresses or jumpsuits, choose to invest in smaller ones like a sequined top or bottoms instead. That way, you can easily tone down the brightness by pairing it with neutrals.
Left: Pernille x STAND Cassidy double-breasted leather blazer, SGD657 (net-a-porter.com); Right: Pernille x STAND Destiny pleated textured-leather shorts, SGD465 (net-a-porter.com)
If you tend to attend occasions that call for a statement look, having a suit in your holiday party capsule wardrobe is handy. Dress it down from formality by opting for more casual bottoms like a matching pair of shorts or a mini-skirt. If you want to take it into the next level, instead of just playing with colours, why not choose coordinates that are of a unique texture like leather or vinyl.
Strut in style
Charles & Keith Shearling Trim Patent Ankle Boots, SGD79.90 (charleskeith.com/sg)
We're in the tropics, but who's to say we can't enjoy slipping into a sleek pair of boots when we want to? Boots add a touch of boldness to your look, perfect when you're stepping out to enjoy a wild night out. Go for leather square-heeled pairs with a coloured trimming to give your edgy look a touch of lively brightness.