The 6 Best Online Shopping Sites For Your Holiday Gifting Needs | Clozette

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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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If someone were to ask you what shoes to wear in tropical weather, we bet you wouldn’t put booties on your list. And it’s not surprising given that booties are a type of shoe that are often worn during colder seasons like fall and winter.

However, as the fashion industry has changed a lot over the years and shoe styles have evolved, booties are now a tropical weather-approved staple. How? Keep reading below for our top 3 tips on making booties work for our wet and dry climate.

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Be picky with the material


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From cotton to leather to rubber to suede, booties are made with a variety of materials. To avoid making your feet sweaty and uncomfortable when wearing this beautiful shoe, make sure its material won’t constrict or suffocate your feet. Materials like rubber, for example, wouldn’t be ideal to wear because nothing can pass through it – the heat from your feet will just be circulating inside.

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Play with different designs


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While classic black and caramel-coloured booties are great, why not opt for something different this time? There are a ton of different designs and colours in the market today ranging from wild Aztec prints to bright hues. Plus, you don’t even have to stick to a typical ankle boot silhouette as there are lace-up and cutout versions now.


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Pair it with a light outfit


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Now that you have your perfect booties on hand, the next step is picking out which outfits to wear it with. Our tip: go for ‘light’ outfits such as dresses and skirts. The contrast between the two will create a spring-inspired look that is on point for our weather.

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Need more outfit inspiration on how to wear this type of shoe? Here for our 4 ways for wearing boots in hot weather. 

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