1. The Big Chill
Loose, unfettered shapes carry a sense of ease and comfort everywhere you go. Start your outfit with a loose, oversized shirt or a shirt dress. Push up the sleeves, and match it with a pair of straight-leg pants. For an added touch of cool, finish the look with on-trend knit boots.
Earrings, $1,130, from Tsura. Knit and boots, both from Lydia Kok. Shirt from ANTHEM by Kelvin Ng. Pants, $149.90, from Exhibit. Bag, $680, from Ling Wu.
2. Dress Code
Outdo everyone at the next office party when you amp up the drama in a maxi dress layered with a statement bustier top. Contrast different fabric weights for an added layer of visual depth.
Bustier, $800, from Nida Shay. Dress, $435, from Max Tan. Ring, $1,190, from Tsura. Boots from Lydia Kok.
3. Bright Spark
Intentionally mismatch your earrings by picking similar metal colours in juxtaposing shapes. Added stones and embellishment also help your earrings to stand apart from each other.
Earring (worn on right), $518, from Carrie K. Drop earrings, $49, from Marilyn Tan Jewellery. Earring (worn on left), $738, from Carrie K. Blouse, $90.93, from Exhibit. Jacket from ANTHEM by Kelvin Ng. Pants, $149, from In Good Company.
4. Hello Sunshine
A burst of bright yellow ruffles is all you need to chase the workday blues away, and you can always tone it down by matching it with more neutral pieces.
Top (worn inside) from Rena Kok. Dress, $159.90; and dress (worn as skirt), $159.90, both from Exhibit. Bracelet, $3,500, from State Property. Chain (worn as bracelet), $698; and ring, $598, both from Carrie K. Shoes, $53.90, from Charles & Keith.
5. It's A Tie
Lace-up details that resemble corsets add a subtle streak of sensuality to sober workwear. To make it suitable for the office, play with pieces in the same tonal family, and finish with urban accessories.
Earring (worn on right), $690, from Tsura. Earring (worn on left), $518, from Carrie K. Sunglasses, $440, from Oliver Peoples. Knit from Max Tan. Top, $129.90; and skirt, $59.95, both from Exhibit. Ring, $650; and cuff, $2,200, both from Marilyn Tan Jewellery. Bag, $680, from Ling Wu. Shoes, $53.90, Charles & Keith.
6. Earn Your Stripes
Bring the safari into the city by combining animal prints with urban denim and knits. Because of how wild (no pun intended) your print is, it would be wise to opt for simpler accessories, or skip your jewellery entirely and pair this look with a structured bag.
Earring (worn on right), $690, from Tsura. Earrings (worn on left), from $129 each; and ring, $350, all from Marilyn Tan Jewellery. Rye top, $55, from Tangs at Tang Plaza. Dress (worn as shirt), $149.90; and jeans, $79.95, both from Exhibit. Bustier from Rena Kok.
PHOTOS: FRENCHESCAR LIM / FASHION DIRECTION: AARON KOK / FASHION STYLING: SIFRA VANIA YULIUS, ASSISTED BY NG SI LING / MAKEUP: HONG LING, USING NARS / HAIR: ASH LOI/SONDER HAIR, USING REVLON PROFESSIONAL / MODEL: NAMETHA/LOOQUE MODELS / SPECIAL THANKS: SALON NU.