1. One print is all you need
If you’re brave like Rebecca Lim, work a head-to-toe print when dressing for the office. It’s instantly dramatic without looking like you put a lot of thought into it.
2. Play down your pattern
Just like Oon Shu An’s chic ensemble here, you can wear a bold pattern if you pair it with simpler pieces. In Shu An’s case, her fitted Rye knit and metallic platform sandals make for a great way to complete her look.
3. Ground it with denim
A fast way to add some interest to your look is to start with a printed piece—like a red-and-black Sandro dress in Sheila Sim’s case—and team it with cooler, casual pieces. Distressed skinny jeans and a pair of chunky sneakers complete this Casual Fridays-appropriate outfit.
4. Pop it in monochrome
Who said you had to have colour to make your outfit pop? Jacelyn Tay’s graphic black-and-white shirt dress makes a strong case for chic, interesting monochrome patterns.
5. Anchor your colours
When wearing prints, some people have the propensity to go over the top with their colours. While that is successful sometimes, sometimes you end up looking like a box of crayons exploded on you. To avoid that, follow Diana Ser’s lead and start with a printed piece, then pick out one colour from the print to be worn as an accompanying piece. In this case, the pinks in her floral top is mirrored in her fuchsia pants.
6. Smarten up in stripes
Looking like a true #girlboss, Melissa Celestine Koh works a pair of statement striped pants, which she gamely pairs with a red blouse. To help tone down her look, she finishes it off with an oversized grey blazer and a simple handbag. It’s effortlessly chic and super easy to recreate.
7. Pop your checks
Local influencer shows you how you can expertly wear not one, not two, but three different types of checks in one look. The key is sticking to a matching colour palette between the three checks. The brown shades in her top carry on in her skirt, and the black details of her skirt get mirrored in her tartan handbag. This way, there’s no one part of her look that sticks out in a weird way, and everything flows beautifully.