OOTD Roundup: Flashback Fashion | Clozette

Fashion is one big cycle--whatever is in today may not be in again next year, and whatever the style was in the past can definitely make it's way back again in our time today. That's what we found it when we looked at the Fashion Community for our usual OOTD Roundup spotting. It made us take a trip down fashion memory lane with retro ensembles, bright-coloured looks, and a dash of grunge outfits.

Here are the top 5 flashback fashion OOTDs that made it to our list!




The 1990s alongside music icon Kurt Cobain has given us the now-urban and rebellious style that is called Grunge. It's a style where black is a staple, thrift store finds are considered more precious that signature brands, and leather items are a must have. Such is this look from Clozette Ambassador axdelwen--a 90s-inspired look with a modern flair. 



One of the things we love most about the 70s was its Retro style. It embraced bright and neon colours, a touch of glamour, and eye-catching accessories. This look by Clozette Ambassador Aggynuguid  was definitely a reflection of that era. And of course, who wouldn't love an all-pink look as pretty as this? 



Clozette Ambassador Aggylow's look is a modern take on the retro style with muted, pastel yellow as her top, scallop hemline, and white as a casual-glam piece that balances the whole ensemble. Her platform sandals remind us of the 2000s as well. So it's safe to say that this look gives us the best of both the 70s and the early 2000s. 



The matchy-matchy trend is not new in the fashion world. In fact, it dates back to the 70s when everyone was sporting the coordinated look. Now it has found its way back to our community's through our very own Clozette Ambassador cristinadecena. We love the print on these pieces, the colour choice is refreshing, and that headband is a must-have accessory!



If you think Monochrome is a new trend, you've been fooled. Monochrome is just a rehashed and refashioned term for the original Mod style back in the 60s. It's a trend so big that it became a subculture that found inspiration from modern jazz music. Thus this look by clozetter nadineodelia was an absolute standout. It's all that jazz. 



Singapore online fashion retailer, Her Velvet Vase (HVV), has accumulated some very impressive “firsts” over a span of eight years. They were one of the firsts to grace the concept of blogshopping, operating their retail business on a blogging platform. They were the very first to migrate over to a dotcom, amidst a flourishing marketplace buzzing with blogshops to the point of saturation. And this time, HVV goes beyond the borders – New York City to be exact – and sets up office, and their sights on the U.S. fashion scene.

Clearly, HVV has always been ahead of its pack and we cannot be more proud of our homegrown label’s impressive endeavours. This week, we attended the press launch of the label’s New York Collection, inspired by the modern street style of Paris, Stockholm and – of course – New York.

“(The HVV woman is) charming, elegant and adventurous. She knows what she wants and she is always on the move,” says HVV co-founder Clare Chan. At the launch, we were treated to a visual feast of classic tailored pieces that celebrates versatility and femininity, from apparels and jewellery, to shoes and accessories.

The New York Collection features three series to satisfy every woman’s sartorial taste: the romantic Classic Pastels, the bold Black & Red series, and the understated Nude Palette. Together with some of our Clozette Ambassadors, Sydney and Celine, we wasted no time in picking out our favourite outfits. We’re all ready to take on New York in style!

And for HVV fans in Singapore, Malaysia, and The Philippines: don’t worry, you haven't been left out! Expect to see every single piece from their New York Collection available for purchase on hervelvetvase.com over the next weeks.

Click here to see more of HVV's Collections


(cover photo from HLRYYS)

There are times when you want to go for something other than your monochrome, basic, or trendy pieces. When that need arises, why not try for a casual glam look?  Casual glam ensembles are all about looking effortlessly put together while still managing to stand-out from the crowd. It may seem overwhelming because of the word "glam" but really, all you need are a few classy pieces and a touch of elegance.  

Check your wardrobe now for these 5 key wardrobe glam-basics to achieve that casual glam look!


No Fuss Clothing

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Casual glam is all about looking effortless and your best bets to achieve this are either a romper, jeans & shirt combo, or a dress. This Pampas Leaf Cocoon Dress from Warehouse  is good option. The color is not too loud, the pattern is stunning, and the silhouette is simple. 

Heeled Shoes

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You can opt to wear flats or sneakers if you want, but nothing can make you feel as glam as a pair of heeled shoes. This one from Nasty Gal caught our eye as it's one part loafer, one part mule, and two parts obsession. The Vevey Mule is made in black vegan leather and features fringe overlay detail, strap design, block heel, and open toe--a great companion to no-fuss clothing pieces. 

Statement Purse

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Break the monotony of your no-fuss pieces with a statement purse. You can go for something simple and structured but in a bright colour such as this one from Liquorish. It's made from a leather-look fabric with a smooth matte finish, and buckle detail for that head-turning look. 

Eye-Catching Accessory

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Be seen from a mile away with an eye-catching pair of sunnies or something like a wide-brimmed hat. This one by Stella McCartney has that turbo-charged 1960's flair, that make you look like a prime, sartorial sophisticate. 

Elegant Jewelry

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An elegant piece of jewelry is timeless and a great add-on to any outfit. Such is this Shark's Tooth bangle from Ki-ele. A richly textured shark's tooth charm bathed in fine 14-karat gold for a luxurious feel all throughout the day.