CEO and co-founder of US-based Blogger Babes Heidi Nazarudin (theambitionista.com) was in Singapore recently to launch Blogger Babes Asia, an exciting new partnership with Clozette. While on our promotional tour, we took the opportunity to catch up with the fashion and lifestyle blogger for a quick style chat.



In the exquisite St. Regis Singapore’s Astoria Suite


We settled down with the fashionable maven at the exquisite Astoria Suite in The St. Regis Singapore, a fitting venue to kickoff a conversation with our topic at hand. 


Watch Heidi dish out on fashion tips in this exclusive interview on ClozetteTV



Beyond the fashion tips she shared in her exclusive ClozetteTV Interview, Heidi also shared three key tips that will help you define your personal style. Scroll down to learn these style tips from Heidi herself!

Dress for the occasion, but always inject your own take on style



At the Grand Staircase of The St. Regis Singapore


Heidi’s blog focuses on the working woman and her corporate wear. And before you dismiss the concept of fashionable workwear, we suggest you reconsider--times have changed, corporate chic is in. “You need to take into account where you’re going, how you’re going to be perceived, and take that into your own personal style,” says Heidi.



Pair classic pieces with contemporary pieces and withstand the test of time



Hair and makeup by Laneige Singapore


For Heidi, it’s all about easy, effortless elegance. No matter where she is, she always aims for a subtle polished look. That’s probably why the hair and makeup team from Laneige chose to accentuate one facial feature, a modern smoky look for Heidi’s gorgeous eyes, and toned down the rest of her maquillage with classic nude shades. Who knew that pairing the old and the new can give a whole new, refreshing take on style?



Don’t jump into the latest trends just because



At the lobby entrance of The St. Regis Singapore


Her ultimate style advice? “Take baby steps when going into styles or trends. Don’t try to go the whole haul. Incorporate that into what you already have.” Good call! We say, embrace your individuality and let it define you. 


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In the world of fashion, the debate between comfort and style seems to be a constant discussion. Designers and trends may have provided an alternative solution to make the two ends meet--by combining comfort and style in pieces that are "universally" flattering to anyone; but the harsh truth is that sometimes, it's just not possible. The female body is complicated to work with and one size does not fit all. Or it may fit perfectly, but it's just somehow not flattering to your style and body type. 


We can totally relate with this dilemma. We have experienced liking a certain dress, pair of pants, or top on another person but when we try it out for ourselves, it just does not work. But after enough instances of such clothing frustration, we've figured out a quick solution to this problem: Comfort Beauty Wear--such as this line by UNIQLO that consists of a range of Body Shapers and Wireless Bras.



Yes, they're not just undergarments, they're also style (and life) savers--so we will never have to worry ever again whether a certain type of clothing will look flattering on us or not. 

Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why the Comfort Beauty Wear is your new OOTD BFF!

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It's better for your body



Comfort beauty wear is not just about the bodyshapers, it's also about the brassieres. Your usual underwire bras are not all that, as they give your chest an unnatural boost and can at times look and feel unnatural. So for ultimate comfort and shape, go wireless and try UNIQLO's Wireless Bras. They have two versions: extra soft and extra light.


UNIQLO's Wireless Bra: Extra Soft & Extra Light are brassieres designed without the metal underwires for ultimate comfort and support. They do not constrict and are comfortable to wear. The Extra Light Wireless Bra is equipped with soft cups for fantastic comfort and the insides of the cups are made from Powernet to attractively support your bust. The Extra Soft Wireless Bra is a hook-less type of bra that goes over the head. It's made from a durable yet soft texture with cups that create a natural and beautiful silhouette. 

It gives you a sleeker silhouette




Sleek doesn't mean you're thin and have the body of a model. And to be honest, that's not what makes an OOTD look sleek. All you need is something that smooths out the curves of your body so that your curves are accentuated properly. This needs a gentle and non-constrictive comfort beauty wear especially for the top half of your body, such as UNIQLO's Body Shaper Sleeveless Top. It comes in a comfortable and flattering fit that doesn't feel too tight. Its three-dimensional seamless design creates a smooth waistline with the knitted fabric support. If you wear this, you can literally wear anything and have it look and feel sleek!





 You can bid VPL goodbye




The beauty of wearing ultra seamless shorts is that you can avoid the VPL syndrome, or the "Visible Panty Line". This is a big fashion no-no and you definitely don't want to be a victim of this! Bid VPLs goodbye for good by stocking up on UNIQLO's Ultra Seamless Shorts. It is made of a fantastically stretchy material that fits your body. Its cutoff design is done so that it that won't show through clothing.




It provides inner comfort for outer beauty





Most women think that Comfort Beauty Wear is restrictive. Leave that image to the women back in the 16th century when corsets were made to physically crush the ribs for a smaller waist and shapely hips. In 2015, fashion has certainly evolved and comfort beauty wear has adapted to times so that wearing it feels like a breeze.


A great example comes in the form of UNIQLO's Body Shaper Seamless Half and High Rise Shorts. Both body shapers come in a three-dimensional design with no seams for a perfect fit. It shapes and contours below the hips for a beautiful line. But if you want extra stomach coverage go for the Body Shaper Seamless High Rise Shorts. If your stomach needs no hiding then the Body Shaper Seamless Half Shorts would do. These two will make you feel more confident in your OOTD poses!




Everything will look flattering on you




The main reason why we buy the clothes we wear is because they look flattering on us. Different types of clothes wear and look differently on various body types; but with a good shapewear underneath, you're on your way to that flawless fit every single time, no matter which clothes you choose to wear!

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Contest is only open to residents in Singapore. 

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The number 1 advice stylists, designers, and fashionistas swear by is the famous "3rd Piece" rule. It simply means, add a third piece over your top (as outerwear) for a more polished look. Here in our Fashion Community, we've witnessed this rule applied by Clozetters themselves. So we think it's time to put this rule on the spotlight and highlight how important this style advice is.


Here are some ideas on how to apply this "3rd Piece" rule from this week's Top 5 OOTDs! 


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axdelwen

(clozette.co/axdelwen)




Elevate your normal top, jeans, and heels uniform with a vest so it can go from casual to urban chic in an instant. We love how Clozette Ambassador axdelwen played with silhouettes, colours, and textures--resulting in a more interesting OOTD worth the spotlight. 

MandaOlivia

(clozette.co/MandaOlivia)




New Clozetter MandaOlivia sure knows how to play with the big girls of our fashion community. Her monochrome palette looks more put-together than the rest because of her sleek grey blazer. To add to that, those bulky Doc Martens oxfords are an absolute statement. 



Junedujour

(clozette.co/Junedujour)




Despite Clozette Ambassdor Junedujour's first time wearing high-waisted pants, she managed to pull it off flawlessly! It just goes to show that trying new things pays off. The tailored fit of the pants perfectly complemented her loose cardigan. A+ for the colour combination as well!   



cassansaurusanaesi

(clozette.co/cassansaurusanaesi)




Clozette Ambassador and OOTD Roundup MVP cassansaurusanaesi is the epitome of a polished girl. Her style has always been experimental as she knows how to mix proportions and prints. This one in particular plays with the gingham, floral, and balanced off with an oversized white blazer. 



Theskinniestjean

(clozette.co/Theskinniestjean)




Clozette Ambassador Theskinniestjean always manages to wow us with her casual cool vibe. Here we see that the 3rd piece rule isn't just for the blazers, cardigans, and vests--it's also for your denim jackets. This is both an easy and street style chic ensemble that is worth recreating. 


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Which look was your favourite? Let us know in the comment box below!

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