Having nothing to wear will be a thing of the past, thanks to these modern day style rules that will change your fashion game forever.
1. The Most Important Accessory is Your Phone
Let’s be honest, living in the 21st Century without your smartphone is not living at all. How else would you navigate your social, professional and love life at the same time? Not to mention, getting an all-important Uber when the taxi queues are full.
2. Stick to the Classics
Trends might come and go, but denim is forever. A ubiquitous favourite amongst the fashion set, and casual while still adding a cool vibe to your look, it’s the sartorial equivalent to the messy top knot.
3. A Good Bag is Mandatory
The best way to add instant polish to any outfit? A great handbag. Spring for a bag that’s within your budget and lifestyle – we promise you won’t regret it.
4. Being Single is Fine
And by that, we don’t just mean your relationship status. Try by sporting a solitary earring. And if you really must have both, might we suggest rocking mismatched ones?
5. Co-ordinating Your Look is No Longer a Don’t
This former fashion faux pas has got us seeing double. We just love this feminine take on a menswear look. And when you’re done with it, consciously uncouple them and have twice the fun.
TOP, RM150, AND LEGGINGS, RM100, MONKI.
6. Experiment With Unexpected Coordinations
On paper, a flower crown, printed dress, bodycon mini skirt layered with a cotton shirt should not make sense. But just like peanut butter jelly sandwich, sometimes the most unlikely and spontaneous combinations can also be the best.
7. Don’t be Afraid to Make an Ugly-Pretty Statement
In the footwear scene, Birkenstock has stood the test of time. Not only are they the epitome of comfort, their recent surge in popularity means big-name designers all over the world are clamouring to create their own sandals.
SANDALS, RM359, BIRKENSTOCK.
8. Fitness Can Be Fashionable
The first step to having an exercise regime is having all the right gear. And what better motivation is there than investing in workout gear that can take you from power hour at the gym to after-dinner drinks with the girls?
9. Look to the Bright Side
There are seven colours in the rainbow, so don’t be afraid to experiment with every single hue! If you’re worried about looking OTT, try sticking to a solid-coloured ensemble, but play up the colour blocks with your shoes and bags instead.
10. It’s OK to Wear Sneakers Out of the Gym
When the modern day working girl has to go from A to B in the fastest time possible, hobbling about in five-inch heels on the LRT/KTM/Monorail just doesn’t make sense.
By Cheryl Chan