So, We Took The Trip With Virgin Active | Clozette


To celebrate Virgin Active’s sixth anniversary in Singapore, we took a trip to the premium fitness club’s flagship located at One Raffles. Spanning 33,000 square feet across three levels with seven workout zones, the club is so spacious you’ll have plenty of room to work up a sweat even during peak hours. 


Virgin Active's Sleep Pod and Salt Room


Not just another typical gym, Virgin Active prides themselves to be a lifestyle-led club. They are the first to have integrated zero-gravity sleep pods (to sneak a quick nap in after an intense workout – bliss!), the first to offer a café work zone with Mac computers; the first (commercial gym) to introduce a relax and recovery zone (where they are also the first to launch experiential showers and a Himalayan salt room), and many more. In essence, Virgin Active is big on size, rest and relaxation, and their collection of unique workout experiences such as THE TRIP.

Virgin Active The Trip


A 40-minute multi-peak cycling workout, THE TRIP uses a cinematic screen and sound system to transport you into an alternate universe as you pedal — on a stationary bike — through a trail that weaves through digitally-created worlds. To mimic a real road ride, you’re encouraged to adjust the resistance and stand or sit to climb virtual upslopes and sprint downslopes. Sounds like hard-core cardio, but fret not, THE TRIP is suitable for all levels and you have total control over your speed, resistance and intensity. You might find yourself out of breath fast – expect to stand to pedal upslope less than five minutes into the session — but there are “breaks” in between where you get to slow down and pedal leisurely. Simply go with a pace you’re comfortable with as the instructor spur you on throughout the ride. If anything, this fully immersive heart-pumping workout only makes you want to work even harder. One thing’s for sure, you’ll be guaranteed a sweat fest and burn up to 700 calories. P.S. Also happy to report that despite being on an exercise hiatus, I powered through the ride without stopping.


By the way, Virgin Active provides complimentary workout gear, so just come in your sports shoes because that’s all you’ll need to get pumped. Or not — if you’re checking in for a yoga class.


To commemorate six years of being one of the pioneers in the health and fitness arena in Singapore, Virgin Active is offering new 12- and 24-month members half-price membership fees from now until the end of 2019. Find out more here.

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Fashion has never been more alive in South Korea, especially with the Spring/Summer 2020 Seoul Fashion Week happening in their capital right now. Given that, it’s best you keep your eyes peeled for the latest K-Style trends that will surely come about in the coming days. And while the pieces that hit their runways are all surely worth looking forward to, the styles that slay the streets are also something you shouldn’t miss. To inspire your everyday look, here are just some of the most striking Seoul Fashion Week street style photos you should check out.



Simply Chic



If anything, this sophisticated look just proves that you can never go wrong with a dress-and-outerwear combo. Though incredibly simple, this ensemble always makes for a chic outfit no matter the season. Invest in a maxi dress that has a striking print — plus points if it’s voluminous so it gives you extra feminine charm. Pair it with plain-coloured outerwear and high-heeled boots for a timelessly elegant look.


Eye-catching glam



Most of Seoul Fashion Week street style is minimalist. You'll find countless monochrome-outfit-wearing style mavens out on the streets during this week. But those who stand out from the crowd do so by adding a bit of glam to their look. Take notes from them and amp up your look with eye-catching accessories like a statement sunnies that falls within your colour scheme, a bedazzled bag, and jewellery that shines like no other.



Bright maximalist



Of course, there are still those who love to play with colours and prints. If that's your thing, dive into it with neon colours that are sure to pop. Mix it with pieces of various prints and textures, but make sure they all still fall within your colour scheme to match. Unlike when wearing a minimalist ensemble, you can balance your maximalist outfit with more muted accessories.




Fun with textures



Not into bright looks? Opt to dress from head to toe in one light tone instead. When you wear muted colours, your look doesn’t necessarily have to be plain and boring. What you can do is to layer similarly coloured pieces with different prints and textures. And, to add contrast, choose a bag that’s from the opposite end of the spectrum.



Mixing genres



Who says your pieces all have to give off the same vibe? Have fun by mixing and matching clothes that you wouldn’t think of pairing with one another at first glance. Pair a sleek, smart blazer with a pair of hip baggy cargoes that scream ‘90s athleisure. Playing around will help you achieve a style that’s wholly different from what you had before.



Logomania



Another thing that's noticeable about this year's Seoul Fashion Week street style is this retro trend making a comeback. Though once considered a fashion faux pas you’d want to avoid, the logomania trend gradually bounced back to its high-fashion status in recent years. So go on, and wear your brands with pride. Wear an outerwear dotted with their logo over simple and monochrome pieces to make your ensemble pop.



Preppy chic



Want to wear preppy clothes without looking too much of a cute schoolgirl? Try on a puffy-sleeved collared blouse in one size bigger for a quirky vintage vibe. You can pair it with a matching ruffled skirt, but keep it all from becoming too childish with a sleek pair of high-heeled boots.


(Cover photo from: @huynhtienofficial)



Next, here are some Japanese fashion trends to try out before the year ends.

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Every lady should have a power suit in her arsenal. It gives you that added ounce of confidence whether you’re meeting a client, taking charge of the boardroom, or closing a deal. With the right tailoring, a stylish suit will make you look well-put-together and stylish. You could also wear it in more casual settings, just like these ladies from the Clozette Community.

(Cover photo from: @StilettoesDiva)


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