Whether you’re headed out to brunch with your friends or you’re going on a date this weekend, use these pieces to make sure you always look stylish and presentable.
1. Stay cool in a denim dress
Dressing up is fun, but having to dress to beat the Singaporean heat may sometimes take the joy out of it. This is why we are loving this denim dress for the weekend.
A hero fabric of their SS’19 collection, Marks & Spencer’s denim is made from very lightweight Tencel cotton, which helps to keep this dress comfortable and well-ventilated. This means that you can stroll around without ever having to worry about feeling sticky or showing sweat spots on your dress.
On Pei Jun: Triple Glitter Flowers Necklace, $52.90. Denim Dress, $94.90. Faux Leather Hip Belt, $21.90. Striped Tote Bag, $65.90. Block Heel Multi Strap Sandals, $65.90.
2. Embrace weekend tailoring
Think of tailoring and you automatically think of office clothes, but did you know that you can wear tailored pieces over the weekend as well?
The key is in the cut, the material and the colour. Featuring a more relaxed fit, Marks & Spencer’s latte-coloured suit gives you plenty of room to move easily, whilst keeping you looking sharp. Subtle pinstripes play to elevate your overall appearance, and the use of lightweight linen adds a certain laidback charm to the final outfit.
On Pei Jun: Linen Pinstripe Blazer, $209.90. Round Neck Short Sleeve Relaxed Fit T-shirt, $17.90. Linen Pinstripe Shorts, $94.90. Circle Cross Body Bag, $104.90. Suede Mule Shoes, $94.90.
3. Freshen up in a printed linen shirt
Where weekdays are for sober suits in navy and black, weekends are about having fun and breaking out your colourful pieces to wear.
And there’s plenty of that in Marks & Spencer’s collection of linen shirts.
Featuring a myriad of colours — from exuberant floral prints to sweet pastels — these linen shirts make perfect pairing with a pair of white jeans. Plus, you can always count on the lightweight linen to keep you feeling cool, even as the temperature rises. Comfortable and versatile, get a few linen shirts in a variety of shades and patterns for a fast and fuss-free weekend style fix.
On Pei Jun: Petal Cluster Necklace, $59.90. Floral Print Long Sleeve Shirt, $74.90. Pure Cotton Wide Leg Ankle Grazer Trousers, $65.90. Wedge Heel Mule Shoes, $52.90.
Video/Photos: Jeff Chang, assisted by Alif and Diana / Grooming: Hong Ling, using Yves Saint Laurent Beauté / Location: Merci Marcel.
4. Dress, $65.90
Strike a pretty pose in a comfortable blue linen dress. Pair this dress with strappy gold sandals for a chic and presentable weekend look.
5. Shorts, $65.90
Here’s a tip: to look slimmer and get the illusion of longer legs, put on a pair of high-waisted shorts! These linen shorts feature a cute bow tie around the waistband, which helps to create definition around the waist.
6. Dress, $129.90
Turn heads as you walk into a café with this punchy orange-coloured shirt dress, which features details such as a tailored collar and front pockets to keep you looking smart.
7. Swimsuit, $79.90
With the school holidays just around the corner, it’s time to get your swimsuit game sorted. Marks & Spencer has a fabulous range of swimwear to suit your style, and we are especially loving this striped one-piece. Pro tip: Wear this with a pair of denim shorts if you want a look that takes you to a poolside brunch.
8. Espadrilles, $52.90
A quick and easy way to keep yourself looking presentable is in choosing the right footwear. Rather than wearing your usual slippers, step up your style with a pair of espadrilles. They are just as comfortable, and they look good no matter what you pair them with.
9. Blazer, $129.90; and Shorts, $74.90
If a pinstriped shorts suit still looks too dressed up, then consider a linen suit in a gorgeous shade of burnt sienna. Not only can you wear this everywhere, you can always dress this up with statement accessories and a cute bag.
10. Per Una Dress, $119.90
In need of a quick way to dress up for the weekend? Then this maxi dress is here to help. The mixed patterns are a great way of subtly adding some visual excitement to your weekend #OOTD, and the dark colour ensures its versatility.
11. Shoes, $65.90
For the ladies who need that extra boost of height, consider this pair of block-heeled sandals. Whether you wear them with a pair of dark denim jeans or with a romantic white dress, you’re always going to look stylish without having to deal with aching feet.
12. Autograph Dress, $179.90
Make vertical stripes your new BFF because they will be your secret weapon to looking slimmer. Team this striped maxi dress with a pair of gladiator sandals for a super on-trend summer look.
13. Per Una Top, $119.90; and Per Una Pants, $104.90
Whether it’s for a wedding or a dinner date, some weekends call for a look that’s a little bit more dressed up than your usual shorts-and-a-tee look. For those occasions, rely on a twin-set to keep you looking chic. This wrap-front top and matching pair of trousers are a great way to glam up effortlessly.