Clozette


If you've been sporting the same swimwear for the past five summers or more, then maybe it's time for an upgrade. Lucky for you, there are a lot of swimsuit styles to choose from right now. From modest ones to bold designs, you can pick whichever suits your preference. And if you're a bit torn about which beachwear to go for, maybe the IT girls of today can help you decide. 


Look cool and awesome this summer with these swimsuit trends IT Girls are following.


Bralettes + High-waist Bottom



Fashion blogger Camille Co was seen wearing this super cute bralette and high-waist bottom combo. Last year, bralettes became a fashionable piece that's usually layered with sheer clothing. It was definitely a fashion-forward look and the bralette making a comeback as a bikini is just a natural next step for the piece.


Retro Style



If you love vintage aesthetics, then we're sure you'd want a piece of this retro halter top and high-waist bikini. It's a timeless design that you can wear for years to come. In fact, a lot of fashionable ladies have been seen sporting this bikini design recently. Style icon Christabel Chua sported one, too!


Mini Tee



It's basically a swimmable crop top. Unlike the other swimsuit trends, this style offers more coverage and can be easily paired with other bottoms for variety. The mini tee has many design options and actress Nadine Lustre chose this tattered tee style, which is perfect if you're going for that tropical babe look.


Beach Bardot

 


The summer of 2017 started the off-shoulder craze. The trend was so popular that even swimsuits began carrying the design too. The style is still very much beloved by fashionistas, although this time, it was revamped into a tighter, figure-hugging silhouette. And the change was also apparent as it also translated to the Brigitte Bardot-inspired swimsuits. Look at how fashion entrepreneur Melody Tan slays the style.




One Print, One Piece



It's apparent that we're veering away from the string bikini of the 2000s and going back to the more modest one-piece wonders. Instead of the usual single colour one-piece, the IT girls of today, including fashion blogger Verniece Enciso, favour cute, simple prints like chevron and stripes. 


(Cover photo from: @verniecenciso)


Next, check out these sunnies that will go well with your swimmies.


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Aesthetic plays a major role in many people's daily lives today. From our makeup and clothes to the ambience of the places we go to, we take the overall look into account. It's no surprise that we also take notice of floors that have great contrast with our shoes, and so it has become a trend to preserve the moment it into a photograph.  Here are some of the tile-and-shoes moments the Community have enjoyed.


 Criss cross


(Photo from: axdelwen)


All blocked


(Photo from: jeez_jia)

Rugged vs. structured


(Photo from: GelaMunoz)


Double trouble


(Photo from: bagsaddictanon)



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Women are resilient, loving, and all-around wonderful. But we can all agree that despite all these many amazing things they are made of, there's still a need to support women's rights. That said, we're happy to learn about brands' initiatives that help empower women and strive for better welfare for us. Here are just a few of them — and how you can show your support.


Shape the future of girls




In partnership with World Vision, Skin Inc is going to help 100 girls in disadvantaged communities in Asia get individualised care. With every purchase of your My Daily Dose Serum or Limited Edition Get Glowin', Hydrate Em'or Lines Be-Gone Custom-blended Kit this month, you'll help World Vision see to it that the 100 girls included in the program obtain legal birth registration, are enrolled in school and has her nutritional needs met. Go to any Skin Inc branch now or shop online


Wear your cause



Off-White for NET-A-PORTER


Show your support for women by wearing it with pride. NET-A-PORTER, in partnership with various designers, has released t-shirts that depict each of the designers' take on the bravery and strength of women. All profits from the sales of the shirts will go Women for Women International, an organisation that helps women in war-stricken countries learn life, business, and vocational skills.


Re-embrace




In partnership with the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), Embrace Jewellery encourages people to donate their pre-loved jewellery pieces and accessories to be re-sold at SCWO's New2U Thrift Shop. This year, they will also sell bracelets, at SGD25 each, for the cause. Profits from the initiative will go towards Star Shelter, which provides refuge to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.


Should you wish to donate your accessories, you may do so from 8 March to 8 May at the following locations: Embrace Jewellery at Takashimaya Level 3, Kai Life at Holland Road Shopping Centre, and Embrace+ at Tanglin Mall (opening on 8 April).


#beautyyourownway



In an effort to remind women that each one is unique and that beauty cannot be limited to what society dictates, Vaniday has asked five women from different walks of life to share what beauty is to them and how they strive to champion beauty in their own way. 



Express yourself



Pomelo asks you to celebrate your womanhood and individuality this International Women's Day. Thrive and do what makes you happy — in style — with Pomelo's summer collection, which champions expressive and creative dressing.


#FreeToBe____




Sephora wants to inspire you to take a leap into what you love doing the most with the help of a new Speaker Series, which will happen on 8 March from 7PM to 9PM at ION Orchard. Even if you can't make it to the talk, you can still participate in the cause and be #freetobe whatever you want to be by pledging your promise to yourself through pledge cards available at all Sephora stores island-wide.



Give back



Conscious online retailer ZERRIN, sustainable fashion label Baliza and TV host Michelle Chia have created a limited edition dress that aims to give back to the unsung heroes of the fashion community, garment workers. Proceeds from sales of the dress will go to Ladli, a vocational training centre in Jaipur, India, where the dress was handcrafted.


In a gifting mood? Treat the powerful women in your life to these gifts.


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