We love how the festive season has the ability to turn us all into social butterflies. But with the countless dinner parties and fancy cocktail soirées comes one big question: is our wardrobe all stocked up and ready for the holiday party circuit?

The last thing we’d want to do is to stare at our ill-equipped wardrobe in despair, so the key is to lay down all the groundwork before you start fretting over what to wear. Keep reading as we share tips -- and picks -- on how you can prepare the right essentials to turn yourself into party-ready perfection this festive month. Plus, find out how you can win a USD200 Net-A-Porter gift card below!


Gather your LBDs


Equipment Oscar Cashmere Turtleneck Mini Dress, USD492 (net-a-porter.com)

This is the time of the year when the little black dress truly shines, so pick out all your LBDs and keep them all within easy reach. This Equipment Oscar Cashmere Turtleneck Mini Dress is a versatile piece that you can effortlessly match with a pair of heels or sneakers. 

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Find your sole sister

Jimmy Choo Holly Leather-Trimmed Velvet Platform Sandals, USD699  (net-a-porter.com)

Can’t miss out on the perfect pair of heels for the season, can we? It’s time to look out for a pair of heeled candy to help you stand out among the festive crowd. This pair of Jimmy Choo ‘Holly’ Sandals perfectly encapsulates this season’s glitz and glamour with its plush burgundy velvet and sky-high block heels.


Stand by with a pair of flats

Aquazzura Sunshine Pompom-Embellished Suede Ballet Flats, USD711 (net-a-porter.com)

Contrary to popular belief, a pair of flats can make you look dressy. So ditch the heels, give those tired, overworked feet a break, and simply opt for an equally chic pair of flats. Made from soft suede, these Aquazzura Sunshine Pompom-Embellished Suede Ballet Flats scream comfy chic and pompom dancing feet.



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Go hands-free

Saint Laurent Monogrammed Glittered Canvas Shoulder Bag, USD1,472  (net-a-porter.com)


Forget about fussing over your bag while you’re mingling around in the crowd or hitting the dance floor. Go hand-free (and fuss-free) with a bag that you can easily sling over your shoulder or wear cross-body style. The Saint Laurent Monogrammed Glittered Canvas Shoulder Bag is not only functional enough to fit all your essentials; it’s also stylish enough to go with your holiday ensembles.


Style up with statement jewellery

Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Ring, USD393 (net-a-porter.com)

Don’t forget to give your holiday looks a spruce up with statement jewellery. This pair of Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Ring is handcrafted in the shape of an ‘X’ and ‘O’, a nice and subtle conversation starter piece when you reach out for a handshake to say hello.


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Don’t forget to pamper yourself

Slip Embroidered Silk King Pillowcase, USD98  (net-a-porter.com)

It’s the end of another great year, and you deserve to give yourself a pampering treat! Slip into a good night’s sleep with the most luxurious Slip Embroidered Silk Pillowcase. It not only feels incredibly smooth and soft, its 100% silk fabric also helps to prevent split ends and keep frizz under control.

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(Cover photo from: CelineChiam)


During the holiday season, shopping malls are impossible to be in. From the opening hours until closing time, it’s always jam packed with people going in and out of numerous stores as they make their way down their holiday gifting list.

That is why if you don’t have the patience or the time to be in these malls, online shopping websites are your new Christmas saviour. Not only can you easily browse through thousands of different products, but purchasing them is a breeze too – just add them to your cart, check out, and wait for them to pop up on your doorstep.

So if you haven’t started shopping for your friends and family for the upcoming holidays, and don’t have the spare capacity to hit the malls, here are the six best online shopping sites for all your holiday gifting needs.

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ZALORA



Whether you’re looking for gifts for him or her – from clothes and shoes, to accessories and tech gadgets, ZALORA has them all. Plus, they have a quick and easy 30-day Returns policy: just click on a certain product you want to have changed or refunded, choose when you want their rider to pick up your package, and once they receive your goods, your new item will be on its way to you. So if you change your mind on a certain present for someone, you can easily have it exchanged!

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Etsy



If you’re looking for unique, creative or personalised gifts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, Etsy is the place for you. Not only will you help small businesses thrive, but you will also support a community of crafters and artists who put their heart and soul into each product they make.


Sephora



With their unparalleled amount of prestige products and beautifully curated holiday gift sets, you won’t have a problem finding a present for your mum, your best friend, your sister – or even your grandmother – in Sephora.



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Net-A-Porter



Want to give the ultimate treat to your loved ones this Christmas? Then luxury shopping website Net-A-Porter will provide all the sophisticated products you could ever hope to have and give. And the best part? Your packages will come in their standard super-chic black packaging, which saves you time from having to wrap it up yourself. 


Lazada



Whatever gift you’re looking for, you can find it in Lazada at a discounted price. From electronics to clothes and beauty products, they always have the best deals and discounts, and shopping is easy and quick; which will make you and your wallet happy, indeed.


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Typo



If you’re the type who loves to give quirky homeware items or personalised products, you’ll easily find them all at Typo. Famous for their cute and novelty gadgets, mugs, diaries, cases, and whatnot, they have everything you need in order to become a “gift giving hero” this Christmas.

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Which of these websites will you be going to for your holiday gifting needs? To get the most out of your online shopping, read our seven online shopping tips for shopaholics.

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If there’s one thing we love about fashion, it’s that there are no boundaries. Style is not restricted to a certain model, designer or runway – it’s all about playing with pieces to create a style unique to your individual personality. What does that really mean? No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what season you’re in, get this: there are no hard rules in fashion.


Want to pull off Fall looks in our tropical weather? The key is to select the right pieces and you can make it work for you. We collaborated with our friends from leading Taiwanese fashion brand, KODZ, to come up with key looks for the season. Six stylish members from #TeamClozette came together to shoot a look book that expresses each of their own unique style while celebrating the brand’s minimal aesthetics.

Ready to look and feel your best this Fall? Keep scrolling to see what Dhivya, Audy, Becks, Li Wei, Jessie, and Jamie wore – and read what they have to say about their favourite Fall-inspired looks from KODZ that are bound to inspire your next street-ready Fall OOTD.

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Keep it neutral like Dhivya & Audy



Feeling lazy and just want to have a low-key and fuss-free day? Go for a neutral palette that is easy to mix and match.

"I love this outfit because it makes me feel like I’m channelling [my inner] Cara Delevingne on her off-duty days. This outfit is perfect for a date to the movies or a casual brunch with my friends." - Dhivya

"The dress is comfortable yet so chic! I like how I could dress it up for the office and dress it down for a relaxed weekend!" - Audy

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Embrace Fall colours like Becks & Li Wei



Fall is all about darker hues and sweater weather. We say, deviate from your usual monochrome palette by adding pops of berry in your outfit with knitted sweaters that are lightweight enough for the tropics.

“Muted palettes and soft fabrics have a sense of effortless sophistication that appeals to me. Perfect for chilly days in the tropics; the asymmetrical hemline of the turtleneck sweater and side-slit of the fitted skirt help add that extra ‘oomph’ to my ensemble." - Becks

"I'd imagine myself wearing this ensemble during the cooler months in Singapore, or even in Hong Kong! This is a great look to run errands or hit the mall in, because the crop-top-and-pants look isn't too casual and the sweater keeps me warm. Let’s not forget how a pop of colour to my otherwise monochromatic outfit would turn eyes!" - Li Wei


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Stick to staples like Jessie & Jamie



When the weather cools but you’re still not ready to let go of sundresses from Summer, reach for easy pieces that are cut in a slightly heavier fabric. They provide just the right amount of warmth while still keeping you cool and fresh through the humid daytime weather.

"I love that my dress is comfy and not tight-fitting, perfect for a casual afternoon tea session!" - Jessie

"Dresses are great options to save you time and effort on those mornings when you’re running late. And this black one-piece is surprisingly versatile for work and play – whether it's with sneakers or heels! This is a definite closet staple!” - Jamie



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