Take a walk through four neighbourhoods with outfits inspired by the vibe of each ’hood BY AARON KOK
Meander through the colonial buildings that dot the area, and hang out in the numerous chic cafes, such as the sprawling COMO Dempsey that serves up contemporary fare, or the everpopular PS. Café tucked away inside a green sanctuary. Tog out in your most polished, lady-like pieces with interesting prints and textures.
Clockwise from top left: Sunglasses, $465, from Prada. Skirt from Kate Spade New York. Dress, $299, from H&M. Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD Silk Mood, $500 (74 ml). Shoes, $159, from Aldo. Bag from Bottega Veneta. Earrings, $699, from Jason Wu x Atelier Swarovski. Self-Portrait top, $310, from Club 21 Ladies.
Tanjong Pagar is known for its hip office spaces for Singapore’s creative set, and its rows of restaurants and hip bars, all nestled side by side. Start your night at a rowdy Korean barbeque place, then head into Tippling Club for a drink. And the dress code? Think cool jeans and a going-out top. Top up with flashy metallic materials and you’re all set.
Clockwise from top left: Watch, $650, from Tissot. Jacket, $139, from Zara. Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Midnight Blaze, $32. Earrings, $19.90, from Mango. Ca&Lou bag, $258, from Farfetch. Rejina Pyo top, $523, from NET-A-PORTER. Shoes, $139, from Zara. Jeans, $126, from Topshop.
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A perennial favourite amongst Singaporeans, this area has plenty to entertain everyone, whether you’re hanging out alone or spending time with family. Get a breathtaking view of the area from the Tree Top Walk, or kick back at one of the many F&B establishments. Show up in this season’s best utilitarian pieces that come in happy brights.
Clockwise from top left: Necklace, $517, from Pandora. Ganni T-shirt, $115, from NET-A-PORTER. Bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Watch, $199, from Armani Exchange. Shorts, $76.90, from Topshop. Shoes, $575, from Bally. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Gel SPF 50+ PA++++, $32.90. Jacket, $625, from Maje. Sunglasses, $700, from Dior.
Head down to Tiong Bahru to lull a lazy weekend away. Choose from the plethora of cafes along Eng Hoon Street to have a hearty brunch, and then pop by Yong Siak Street to browse cute lifestyle goods on offer. In the spirit of slow living, slip into easy, modern boho pieces – think linen and twill fabrics tinged with marigold, camel and brown, and the occasional dusty floral.
Clockwise from top left: Sacai skirt, $800, from Dover Street Market. Dress, $249, from H&M. Bangles, $120, from Bimba Y Lola. Shirt, $99.90, from Zara. Earrings, $80, from Castañer. Laura Mercier The Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Control, $40. Sunglasses from Marni. Shoes, $45.90, from Mango. Cult Gaia bag, $320, from Club 21 Ladies.
PHOTOS: ANGELA GUO, DESMOND LUI, THE STRAITS TIMES, TIPPLING CLUB, SHOWBIT, “TREE TOP WALK AT MACRITCHIE, SINGAPORE 4” © MOKKIE 2014, FROM WIKIMEDIA COMMONS