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For the ladies:


“Bright colours will bring out the happy mood of a staycay,” advises Jerome. “Have fun with statement prints and accessories, and remember to pack items that’ll take you from poolside to party.”

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1 & 6.Tapered pants, $99.90, and floral blouse, $69.90, Topshop. 2. Knit top, $19.90, Bershka. 3. Lipault Tropical Night bowling bag, $130, House of Samsonite. 4. Skech-Knit sneakers, $119, SKECHERS. 5. Sequinned earrings, $45, Lovisa. 7. Necklace, $20.90, HELEN. 8 & 12. Top-handle clutch, $69, and denim pumps, $249, GUESS. 9. MCO Mild Cleansing Oil (120ml), $30, FANCL. 10. Vice lipstick, $31, Urban Decay. 11. Too Faced Chocolate Gold eyeshadow palette, $76, Sephora. 13. Bikini top, $49.90, matching bottom, $39.90, Billabong. 14. Silver bracelet with charms, from $129, PANDORA. 15. Kiss Kiss Lip Essence Balm and Lip Scrub, $12.90 each, TONY MOLY. 16. Sunglasses, $19.90, Pull & Bear. 17. Watch, $103, Swatch.


Bring out the sunglasses – we’re going to the beach! Nothing spells summer like easy, comfortable pieces in bright summery prints. Mix and match, but don’t overdo it. Add some natural materials like a straw hat or leather bag to ground the look.

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1. Lipglass, $33 each, M.A.C. 2 & 3. Part & Parcel card holder with lanyard, $39, and Logi Wild bag, $13.90, THE WALLET SHOP. 4, 11 &15. Polyester-blend top, $35.90, rattan bag, $45.90, and paper-bag shorts, $39.90, Pull & Bear. 5. Straw hat, $79.90, Tsubaki. 6. Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist, $26, Kiehl’s SINCE 1851. 7 & 13. Bikini set, $80, Rip Curl. 8. Bennito mini cross tan PU bag, $180, House of Samsonite. 9. Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Masks, $13 each, Innisfree. 10. Slip-ons, $49.90, CHARLES & KEITH. 12. Flip-flops, $19.90, Ripples. 14. Sunglasses, $39, ALDO.

This Spring/Summer, there’s no excuse not to dress up for the weekend, whatever your plans are. Fresh from decking out the Bugis Junction x Bugis+ Project M model hopefuls, as well as putting together the malls’ S/S 2018 fashion shows, stylist Jerome Awasthi shares his tips on how to nail the perfect OOTD for every activity in your calendar.

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First, suss out the prettiest brunch spots, then plan your outfit to match. Jerome recommends upping your #squadgoals wefie game by pairing romantic details such as ruffles and pleats with edgier accessories like sneakers or a shiny clutch.

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1. Eleia Frilly dress, $53.90, MDS. 2. Crystal buckle foldable flats, $83, Pazzion. 3. Bangle, $12, KIMOJ. 4. Necklace, $19.90, HELEN. 5. Yasmine pleated dress, $159, LVER. 6. Leanna smock bandeau, $25, Editor’s Market. 7. Mid-waist shorts, $59.90, YACHT 21. 8. Scarlett lambskin sneakers, $89, Elisa Litz. 9. Yazbukey limited edition Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte lipsticks, $38 each, shu uemura. 10. Agatha Un Matin: A Paris EDP (100ml), $68.60, Beauty Language. 11. Travel pouch, $115, Kipling. 12. Ray-Ban sunglasses, $238, Frames & Lenses. 13 & 14. Textured drawstring bag, $59.90, and leather half moon clutch, $89.90, CHARLES & KEITH. 15. Prissy Princess palette, $82, M.A.C.


Everything ’90s is back with a vengeance, so don’t be afraid to unleash your inner raver with bright pops of neon, sparkle or the lush textured shine of velour. Carry off the look by keeping your makeup modern and accentuating only one feature with a bold colour.

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1. Faux suede biker jacket, $69.90, Bershka. 2. Tyrell heels, $88, Elisa Litz. 3 & 8. Chiadda top-handle bag, $99, and Merane-N sneakers, $129, ALDO. 4 & 6. Velvet wireless bra, $39, and bodysuit, $79, La Senza. 5. Nanza velour high-waisted pants, $45, Editor’s Market. 7. Studded bucket bag, $249, Hardy Hardy. 9. Love You So Mochi eye shadow palette, $32, Ultimate shadow palette, $35, and brushes, from $18, NYX Professional Makeup. 10. Aviator sunglasses, $107, KIMOJ. 11. Casio Baby-G watch, $229, CITY CHAIN.

For the gentlemen:


“You want to project a cool yet approachable image on a date, so go for details like studs on jackets, an understated watch, and shoes that are stylish without trying too hard,” says Jerome. And, while she’ll probably appreciate the extra effort you put into keeping your skin clear and fresh-looking, nothing quite charms like a whiff of a signature fragrance.

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1. Bomber jacket, $509, Hardy Hardy. 2. Embossed faux leather portfolio, $89.90, Pedro. 3 & 5. Aviator sunglasses, $9.90, and cotton sweatshirt, $39.90, RECOIL. 4. Bellroy Note Sleeve leather wallet, $133, THE WALLET SHOP. 6. Minimal stainless steel watch, $299, and High Noon watch with leather strap, $399, Calvin Klein watches + jewelry. 7. Cotton knit boxers, $55, CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR. 8. Dr. Ampoule Dual Black Mask Sheet, $6.90, ETUDE HOUSE. 9. Chino pants, $99, Vans. 10. High-top sneakers, $129.90, CONVERSE. 11. GMV Homme Sport EDT, $68.60, and Paris Bleu Author EDT Pour Homme, $48.60, Beauty Language.


If your idea of a great weekend includes popcorn and the latest blockbuster, this outfit’s for you. Just because you’re headed to a movie theatre doesn’t mean you have to dress like a couch potato. Layer with comfortable separates and simple accessories to keep you looking puttogether. If you’re a fan of the movie franchise you’re catching, this is also the time to wear it loud and proud.

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1 & 9. Gingham Harrington jacket, $99.90, and checked trousers, $89.90, Topman. 2. T-shirt, $69, DC Comics Superheroes. 3 & 6 FENTY Hike backpack, $550, and wallet, $59, PUMA. 4 & 13. Men’s tartan shirt, $209, and M2 tipped webbing belt, $99, Fred Perry. 5. Men’s classic sneakers, $149, New Balance. 7 & 14. The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Moisture Cream, $41.90, Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream, $17.90, Tomatox Magic Massage Pack, $19.90, and Banana Sleeping Pack, $19.90, TONY MOLY. 8 & 11. Dog tags, $20, and cuff, $78, Couple Lab. 10. Watch, $167, Swatch. 12. Socks, three for $10, Oh Happy Day.


Flying off for a quick getaway? Pack light with travel-sized grooming essentials, and don’t leave home without a versatile, all-weather watch. Channel that adventurer vibe with boots that’ll take you from museum to mountain, or a jacket that’ll take you trekking uphill or downtown. The look to aim for? Utilitarian chic with clean lines and earthy colours.

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1 & 6. Knitted casual backpack, $139.90, and fabric slides, $69.90, Pedro. 2, 9 & 11. Neck cushion, $33, cape stole with armhole, $59, Sensitive Face Soap (50ml), $5.90, Sensitive Light Toning Water (50ml), $4.60, Sensitive Moisturising Milk Light (50ml), $4.60, Sensitive Skin Hand Cream (50g), $6.60, Sunscreen SPF30/ PA++ (30ml), $9.60, and clear case, $9.90, MUJI. 3. Aviator sunglasses, $45, KIMOJ. 4. Camo high-cut sneakers, $169.90, CONVERSE. 5 & 7. Jacket, $119, and pants, $79.90, Chocoolate. 8. Ellesse watches, $330 each, CITY CHAIN. 10. Adidas trail bottle, $25, Premier Football. 12. Men’s Open Collar shirt, $49.90, UNIQLO.


Whether it’s football, running or mixed martial arts, get yourself kitted out with the right gear. Bonus points for sporting your fave team’s colours – and if you’re heading out with your pals afterwards, make sure you clean up good after sweating it out.

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1. Boxing gloves, $99.90, Everlast. 2, 4 & 12. Sweater, $149.90, cap, $36.90, and Authentic Anac track pants, $79.90, Kappa. 3. Body Fuel All-in-One Energizing Wash, $39, Kiehl’s SINCE 1851. 5, 7, 8 & 11. Cortez Basic leather men’s shoes, $125, Havoc training gloves, $40.90, Hyperfuel water bottle, $19.90, and Heritage gym sack, $25, NIKE. 6. Oakley sunglasses, $255, Frames & Lenses. 9, 10 & 13. Suzuki Delta Match Ball, $39.90, NIKE Mercurial Victory VI AG Pro football boots, $129, and NIKE Manchester City 17/18 Away Jersey, $115, Premier Football.

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