With the Lunar New Year just round the corner, you will no doubt be rushing out to get new outfits for the festive celebrations. Before you go on your shopping spree, remember this style tip: Take your outfit to the next level with bags, shoes and accessories; but not to neglect the comfort and utility which are equally important as well because you need to tote all your CNY visiting essentials while running from place to place. With these in mind, here are some of our recommendations (in the gallery below) from this season’s new releases. They can all be found in one shopping mall – Suntec City – so that saves you time!
1. Walk The Dog
Want to dress for the Year of the Dog but don’t want to wear a huge print of a pooch? Jazz up your outfit with Aldo’s auspicious Limited Edition Year Of The Dog 2018 Chinese New Year Collection. Their cute, eye-catching dog motif adorns everything from sneakers, sandals and laced-up pumps to handbags and backpacks to give your outfit that festive vibe without being too OTT. From $89.
Aldo is at #01-453/454 North Wing (between Tower 1 & 2), Suntec City.
2. Time For Change
Lunar New Year is all about renewal and fresh beginnings. That is why many of us make it a point to wear everything new from head to toe. But we often forget one important thing – the timepiece. This new year, go for a new classy option with great versatility – the BERING Max René Red Watch is one watch with many looks: With a simple sliding technology, the strap can be replaced quickly and easily for you to create many looks to match different outfits. At $309.
BERING is at #01-357 West Wing (near Convention Centre), Suntec City. Visit beringtime.com
3. Totes Perfect
You’ll need a good-sized handbag to tote all your Mandarin oranges and ang baos. The Braun Büffel Milos Collection features bags crafted from lightweight, buttery-soft nappa leather and in a perfect size that makes them easy to tote, plus a large top handle that lets you sling it on your shoulders to go hands-free. Or, if you prefer something more elegant which can double up for nights out, go for the Zante collection which mixes a structured silhouette with sleek, streamlined proportions and constructed in Braun Büffel’s signature leather. At $599 and $489 respectively.
Braun Büffel is at #01-344/345 West Wing (near Convention Centre), Suntec City. Visit www.braunbuffel.com
4. Canine Cool
Whether you are going for a modern style or dressing in more traditional Chinese outfits this Lunar New Year, CHARLES & KEITH has the perfect accessories to complement your look. The modernised Tassel Drawstring Bag, $65.90 (comes in red, gold and pink), is great for carrying your CNY visiting essentials. Pair with the Oriental Knot Heels, $59.90, or the comfy Embellished Pom Pom Sandals to inject some festive vibe. If you like something more fun, the Lucky Dog Capsule Collection features a studded dog motif to ring in the Year of the Dog.
CHARLES & KEITH is at #01-338 West Wing (near Convention Centre), Suntec City. Visit www.charleskeith.com
5. Romantic Minimalism
Get into the springtime mood with pieces that interplay between romantic and minimalist styles. The (M-Concept) collection is designed to bring out a feminine silhouette with contrasting earth tones and vibrant colours while details in light and textured fabrics, crochets, lace and ruffles inject springtime romance vibes. You can mix and match these versatile pieces to build up different outfits for everyday wear or special occasions. Available at GERMAIN & m.d.m.s mademoiselle.
GERMAIN & m.d.m.s mademoiselle are at #01-492 North Wing (between Tower 1 & 2); and #01-493 North Wing (between Tower 1 & 2), Suntec City, respectively. Visit www.moiselle.com.hk/singapore/
6. Stride In Style
From the casual yet chic Angelina (left), $109.90, which features full leather straps and and eye-catching transparent block heels, to the updated college-style white Rosemary sneakers (centre), $189, and the classy Britney (right), $99.95, Marie Claire shoes provide you with staple footwear which will last you many seasons thanks to their timeless designs. You’ll be wearing these versatile pieces throughout the year, whether for work or casual days.
Marie Claire is at #01-435 North Wing (between Tower 1 and 2), Suntec City.
7. Run For Luck
Nothing’s more striking with a CNY outfit than bright shoes. Get into the sneaker game (yes, they are now acceptable footwear to go with everything from pants to dresses and skirts) with the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante. It features an engineered HypoSkin material and mesh vamp that wraps your feet perfectly, and a fresh foam midsole and lightweight outsole for the best comfort and wearability. Psst... it will also encourage you to pick up running again after all that festive feasting! At $169.
New Balance is at #01-325/326 West Wing (near Convention Centre), Suntec City. Visit www.newbalance.com.sg
8. In A Barbie World
Looking for a bag that can take you from day to night? Try the PLAYNOMORE Barbie Icon Handbag (left), $480 (UP: $570). This boxy beauty features a croc-embossed faux leather body and gold tone hardware and is extremely versatile – it has a single top handle and a adjustable and detachable shoulder strap for you to carry it many ways. Or, go for the Shy Girl bags which feature the Korean brand’s iconic sequinned comic eyes to inject fun into any outfit instantly. PLANOMORE bags are available at Reebonz, a luxury goods retailer offering a wide range of bags and leather goods online and in-store.
Reebonz is at #01-496 North Wing (between Tower 1 & 2), Suntec City. Visit www.reebonz.com
9. Effortless Style
Channeling an effortless and cool style means going for pieces which are comfortable and can work into your daily lifestyle. And if you want more mileage from your CNY outfit, Révolte offers a diverse selection of styles that are contemporary yet easy to pair and can fit well into most women’s lifestyles. Our recommendations: the set of Delphi Top (left), $119; and Baron Waterfall Culottes (left), $129 or the Viscount Jumpsuit (right), $169, a wide-legged jumpsuit with side drape details.
Révolte is at #02-438 North Wing (between Tower 1 & 2), Suntec City. Visit revolte.sg
10. Eyes On You
Wearing glasses is no longer seen as boring and unfashionable, especially with the myriad of modern optical brands and styles you can get now. If you are unsure of what suits you, look for a professional to help you. W Optics is the largest one-stop vision care store in Singapore offering the most up-to-date optical solutions and products. Let W Optics’ dedicated team of opticians and optometrists take care of all your eyewear needs and help you tailor your choice according to your look, lifestyle and expectations.
W Optics is at #01-400 to 403 West Wing (near Convention Centre), Suntec City. Visit woptics.sg