Twist Up Your Closet Staples | Clozette

Trends come and go but your closet staples are forever. Closet staples are named as such because it's what every fashionista has in her wardrobe that never goes out of style. These are your skinny jeans, white tee, leather jacket, blazer, white polo, shorts, crop top, black pumps and such. 


Nowadays, these staple items have updated themselves--adding textures and colours that make us want to buy something other than plain black and whites. 


Here are the items that we think are great staple pieces but are still unique on their own!


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Knitted Crop Top


(photo from Honeyflowerr)


We started seeing the crop top make a comeback back in 2012 and it has been a mainstay in everyone's wardrobe ever since. The crop top comes in many shapes and sizes and is best paired with high-waist bottoms. Instead of buying the typical blouse or sleeveless tops, opt for a knitted one for added texture. Knitted items are flattering and good for layering, making it fun to experiment with.

Denim Jacket


(photo from Elaineebao)


Hit two birds with one stone! Instead of wearing your chambray polo or varsity jacket, opt for a more structured denim jacket. Since it's denim, you can add it to everything to exude that cool street style and even vintage vibe to your look.



White Romper


(photo from demmiefermin)


The little black dress phenomenon has developed a twin--the little white dress. However, for something a little different and more comfortable, you can switch it up and opt for a little white romper instead. The little white romper comes in various styles that make it a versatile for any event. Just be sure to pair it with the right accessories to add the right details. 



Cullotes


(photo from chinobcena)


If you're tired of wearing shorts and pants, choose a pair of cullotes instead! It's the perfect "middle ground" if you don't feel like wearing short bottoms or pants on a hot weather. The cullotes are trendy, classy, and easy to style. Dress it down with a fitted top or dress it up with a blazer.   



Patterned Tailored Pants


(photo from jassiechia)


We all need a pair of black tailored pants for formal occasions, but sometimes when we need to mix-it-up a bit, patterned tailored pants are our best bet. These pants have a classic, loose-fit form that is flattering and fun to style. Choose something in plaid, gingham, or tartan for a preppy look and pair it with a matching top or a plain white tee.



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In time for Chinese New Year this month, ZALORA has launched their 150-piece womenswear Lunar New Year 2015 collection.  The bold and opulent collection is a modern interpretation of the traditional Chinese wear, presenting a cross between traditional and contemporary design, perfect not only for the festive season but also throughout the rest of the year.


The Asian influenced prints on modern silhouettes and cuts is accented with mandarin collars; while the strong palette of auspicious red from bright rose to darker wines that dominates the collection is mixed with hints of fashion’s latest hues - blue, white, and coral.




The collection features a spectrum of peplum tops, playsuits, fit and flare dresses, and fabrics such as jacquard and neoprene with lace and oriental bloom prints--all of which are fashion-forward options for the traditional Chinese outfits. In its entirety, the collection empowers women in selecting a suitable Lunar New Year style that is chic and fashionable while retaining the essence of the celebration.


Prices range from S$24.90 to S$69.90 / RM65 to RM129, and is available exclusively on ZALORA from now until sold out.

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Nothing inspires us most than seeing your looks for the week. To be honest, you have all been sharing stunning OOTD posts and it has been getting harder for us to choose our top 5 favourites. For the past week, the Clozette community was full of glamorous looks with skirts and dresses, chic yet casual monochrome ensembles, and a lot of outfits with blue and yellow pieces.  Now all we can say is-- bravo!


 Here are our top 5 favourite looks! 

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joycelynthiang

(clozette.co/joycelynthiang)



The OOTDs of joyceylynthiang has been a mix of classy and sweet but this look stood out the most! The combination of her dress' intricate lace details and colour choice is a sure winner for any glamorous cocktail occasion. 

iamaly

(clozette.co/iamaly)



Out of all the black outfits we saw for the past week, this look from iamaly was a sure stunner. Why? Because she effortlessly mixed an ensemble of black, grey, and brown. The romper and cardigan were a clever pairing but the brown cutout shoes added character to everything!



ssydneyho

(clozette.co/ssydneyho)



This glamorous look from ssydneyho is something you would look at over and over but still be impressed every single time. The pop of yellow in her cropped peplum top and the crystals on her neck and heels flawlessly finished-off the look. The full-length skirt may not be the usual "everyday look" choice but who cares? If you feel like an elegant look suits the day, then why not? 



Cat_jiajia

(clozette.co/Cat_jiajia)




It's rare to see a unique and funky look that's eye-catching and hip all at the same time; and that's why Cat_jiajia's OOTD was really something beyond the ordinary. Her orange socks and top complements each other while her neutral sneakers and leggings downplayed the look a bit, achieving a perfect balance. Her maroon bonnet and tassel neck piece made the look even more interesting!



sharniehung

(clozette.co/sharniehung)




If you have work/school all day but still have to attend a dinner event at night, what would you wear? Clozette Ambassador sharniehung seals the deal in this all-day, all-night look with a sweet-yet-boyish appeal. She styled her eye-catching skirt with some monochrome lovin' hat, top, and shoes while adding a pop of colour with her Moby Dick sling bag. 



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