See Flowers Bloom In These Asian Destinations | Clozette


Blossoming flowers have always brought positive vibes to us. After all, they signal the start of spring and sunnier days ahead.  And now that the warm season is officially here, we know you’re all excited to get a glimpse of floral blooms. In case you have no idea where to go, check out these flowering fields in Asia.

 


Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore



Inside this enormous glass greenhouse is a world of perpetual spring. Replicating the cool and dry Mediterranean climate, the Flower Dome showcases thousands of plants from different continents. Every visit you’ll discover something new, as the greenhouse features a different floral display every season. 


Ashikaga Flower Park, Ashikaga City, Japan



As the season changes, the Ashikaga Flower Park showcases differently themed blossoms. If during winter you’ll see a festive bejewelled garden, during spring you’ll find yourself surprised by hundreds of colourful tulips. But what people are excited about is the park’s Great Wisteria Festival during April. Tourists flock to see the largest garden of purple blooms hanging up above.



Sirao Garden, Cebu, Philippines


A girl is sitting in a field of red and orange celosia flowers

(Photo from: glygacoscosim)


Dubbed "Little Amsterdam," Sirao is a famous attraction for those visiting the island of Cebu. But unlike in Amsterdam where you’ll see a vast expanse of tulips, here in this tropical garden you’ll see the whimsical beauty of celosia flowers instead. Because the farm is located in a mountainous area, you also get to breathe in the fresh and cool breeze. 




Zhongshe Flower Market, Taichung City, Taiwan


A girl plays the piano in the middle of a lavender field.

(Photo from: chygnz)


Zhongshe Flower Market boasts of landscaped flowerbeds. Here, you’ll find a sea of lavenders or sunflowers among other blooms, depending on the season you visit. The charm of the blooming fields coupled with the whimsical photo props that stand in the midst makes the market a famous photography spot perfect for visitors.



Cameron Lavender, Pahang, Malaysia



In case you can’t go to Taiwan, you can still easily visit a field of lavenders right in Malaysia. Featuring different varieties of the beloved plant fringed with other continental blooms, this greenhouse in Cameron Highlands offers a feast for the eyes. You’ll also find a garden of strawberries, which you can harvest. Before you leave, make sure to sample some of the lavender and strawberry-flavoured ice creams for a cold treat.

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There's no denying that having a monochromatic, minimalistic wardrobe is convenient. If you own one, then you know how easy peasy it is to build an ensemble when you're dealing only with neutral colours. But with the maximalism aesthetic on the rise and the comeback of eccentric trends from the '80s and '90s, you may be starting to consider adding a splash of colour to your collection. We say, don't hesitate! Trust us, it's possible to still look sleek and elegant even when embracing festive hues. Keep reading for tips on how you can introduce colour to your wardrobe without sacrificing visual harmony.


Pick a colour family


Orange Floral Outfit

(Photo from: chloewl)


When it comes to adding colour to your wardrobe, the first thing that you should do is to pick a colour family. It means choosing various shades that have a similar pigment intensity. This will help ensure coordination and overall balance in your wardrobe. Knowing your skin's undertone could help you decide. Usually, those with warm undertones will find warm-toned hues like coral, tangerine and yellow suit them. And for those with cool undertones, frosty-like shades such as periwinkle, green and pale pinks are the best bets. But of course, it all boils down to preference.


Start with accessories


Minimalist Ensemble Outfit

(Photo from: karenskierrific)


The easiest and least intimidating way to incorporate colours to your look is to start with accessories. They're detachable from your ensemble so it's not a very drastic change. As they say, begin with baby steps. First, look for a handbag or shoes that fit in your chosen colour family. Then when you're already acquainted with the shade, move on to belts and jewellery. When you start this way, little by little, you'll be used to wearing colours.


Next, move on to outerwear


Athleisure Look

(Photo from: Sheiladytiu)


Already comfortable with colourful accessories? It's time to move on to wearing outerwears in eye-catching shades. Blazers and long cardigans are great choices to start with. When creating a look, it's best to go for contrasting colours. For example, pair a pink cardigan with a black dress or wear a red blazer with a beige ensemble. 


When in doubt, choose pastels


Pastel Outfit

(Photo from: Vanessaxlim)


Once you're ready to take the leap and actually wear a colourful piece, we suggest you try on pastel-coloured clothing first that's still in tune with your base colour family. Since pastels are the desaturated versions of various shades, they're closer to white and will fit in with any minimalistic wardrobe. Powder blue, baby pinks and light lavender are popular picks for the season, so you can opt for these trendy colours. Then when you're all set to add deeper hues, go ahead and start piece by piece. But until you are, stick first to pastels and see how it feels. 



Choose prints with dominant neutral colours


Cute Plaid Outfit

(Photo from: tellemaywhy)


For a minimalist, adding prints is a daring move but it's not really as intimidating as it looks. Forget about those psychedelic tie-dyes or flower power prints. Instead, look for designs that have dominant neutral colours. Classic prints like plaid, gingham and even polka dots often come in these classy palettes that will look stunning when matched with any piece from a minimalistic wardrobe. 


(Cover photo from: Vanessaxlim)


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One of the perks of living in the tropics? We can enjoy spring and summer trends all year long. And with florals making their way back to the shelves this time of year, we can't help but fall in love with them all over again. See our Clozetters breathe life into this ultimate spring favourite by checking out these looks. 


Flowing fantasia


Girl in an off-shoulder maxi dress

(Photo from: Jaxlyx) 


Poppin' petals


Girl in a yellow floral dress

(Photo from: AnnaPatrish) 



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