Insider Roundup: Where To Ring In The New Year | Clozette

We're about to end 2018 and greet a new year. Get ready to wear your most festive frock and clink your glasses to make a toast for 2019. Don't have plans yet? We've got you covered. Here are some places you can ring in the new year.

Marina Bay Sands

(Photo from: Colossal, courtesy of Urban Redevelopment)

Take part in the largest new year countdown in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands. There are lots of activities to enjoy, including light projection shows, lots of food and fireworks displays. 

Siloso Beach, Sentosa

If you're looking for something that takes you closer to nature while you greet the new year under the stars, the annual beach BBQ Party at Siloso, Beach is where you need to be. Indulge in seafood, succulent meats and desserts while listening to live performances by various artists.


Looking to party all night long till the dawn of the new year breaks? Head to Zouk to get your dose of nightlife that's bursting with energy. Face 2019 head-on and strong at their 'No Ragrets' countdown.

The Peninsula Manila

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Say hello to the new year by going a bit extra. Enjoy a night of food and mingling at the Peninsula Manila, whose theme for their annual new year's ball this year is "Old Shanghai". 

Troika Sky Dining, Kuala Lumpur

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Enjoy new year's fireworks while the cool breeze kisses your cheeks at the various bars and restaurants at Troika Sky Dining in Kuala Lumpur. If you're craving some Italian, head to Strato and avail of their 6-course meal curated just for celebrating the new year. 

(Cover photo from: Colossal, courtesy of Urban Redevelopment)



'Tis the season for holiday trips. If you're travelling somewhere cold, now is the perfect time to take out your coats from the far end of your wardrobe. You probably don't get to wear them as often as you’d like, but when the time comes, know that there are new ways to style them. From a new take on a classic to something that will up your street style credit, here are fresh ways to wear coats.

Vest, the best

Acne Studios Wool-blend felt coat, USD977 (; Karl Donoghue Reversible Paneled Shearling Vest, USD588 (; Saint Laurent Distressed Skinny Jeans, USD684 (; Mango ribbed high neck t-shirt, USD28 (; Alexander Wang Gabi suede akle boots, USD333 (

Take advantage of the cold and take advantage of your layering dreams. On top of your coat, layer on a vest for a more streamlined look. It can be a short one for a more casual take or one that’s as long as the coat you are wearing under for a more sophisticated spin. Scarf as a cherry on top, optional.

Cinch it 

NICHOLAS Brushed wool-blend coat, USD342 (; ZARA Jacquart top, USD22 (; Chloe leather belt, USD712 (; APL Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Pro Mesh Sneakers, USD165 (; UNIQLO Women Ezy ankle length pants, USD19 (

If the bulkiness and heft of coats is not exactly your style, cinch it with a belt. Go for a thin one for a barely there appeal or invest in a logo belt to stay on-trend. Pull up the top part of the coat, just above the belt to give the outfit a chicly undone vibe.

A cool lining

Alaia Bombe 110 studded suede sandals, USD1,214 (; Burberry striped cotton-garbandine trench coat, USD2,375 (; Agnona striped metallic cashmere-blend midi dress, USD1,170 (

Not literally, of course! We say look for a coat that has a lining with patterns or a bold colour. The detail gives an otherwise neutral and utilitarian-looking garment a fun twist. If you’re not bold enough to go print-frenzy, a clean plaid pattern might do the trick for you.

Go bold

Ellery Aggie embellished leather skirt, USD1,648 (; Valentino wool-blend coat, USD1,258 (; Iris & Ink Terri blouse, USD130 (; Stuart Weitzman Lowland suede over-the-knee boots, USD1,073 (

Instead of dressing as glumly as the weather feels, don a bright, bold-hued coat to liven up the mood. You can go for jewel tones for a more sophisticated approach or go bold with a bright pink or green for a good contrast with the overcast.

Double it up

Toteme Bergerac oversized double-breasted wool-blend felt coat, USD1,011 (; ALEXACHUNG embellished PVC-trimmed velvet Mary Jane ballet flats, USD475 (; W118 by Walter Baker Carletta houndstooth jacquard midi dress, USD130 (

Instead of a sweater or t-shirt under your coat, go for a classic shirt. The double buttons will give a nice uniform look to your outfit. You can even get playful and zero in on the details – make sure there’s a contrast in colour or size in your shirt and your coat’s buttons.

Bag it

Amanda Wakeley Wrap-effect cropped crepe jumpsuit, USD346 (; OFF-WHITE Mirrored-leather belt bag, USD376 (; Prada ombre patent leather pumps, USD777 (; Gucci Hooded wool coat, USD3,468 (

Up your street style cred by wearing the It accessory of the past couple of seasons on top of your coat: the belt bag. Wear it on your hips, as is customary, for a sleek look, or take a cue from street style savants and wear it like a body bag. Go for a bold-hued bag if your coat is on the neutral side.

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We don't always experience temperature drops in this region, but when it happens, you know we're all up for it. The heat of the sun may still be inescapable that scarves and long trenchcoats prove to be a little extreme, but with spikes of chill gracing us at some points of the day, a solid in-betweener is just what we need to stay comfy. We're talking about a cosy pullover. Providing the perfect balance between beating the chills and staying breezy even when the heat's on the rise, check out how the Community incorporates this fashion piece into their looks.

Arctic vibes

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Lovely layers

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