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Shopping in Singapore: Three summer must-haves and channelling your inner Betty

Shop for your summer essentials in Singapore with our selection of must-have items
Shop for your summer essentials in Singapore with our selection of must-have items

Three Summer Must-haves

For many of us, August is vacation month. If you’re taking off for somewhere less sticky to soak up the rays and let your hair down, here are three ways to instantly update your holiday look.

First, grab some crazy sunglasses. For in-your-face punk-rock cool, slip on a pair of Ksubi’s round-frame glasses. But if you’re not ready to make headlines, choose Chloé’s Abelies with cat-eye lenses for  a subtler style hit. The safest option, which works for any age group, is a pair of Rayban Wayfarers – go as bright as you dare.

Second, you’ll be needing some Jesus sandals: thick, three-strap shoes that give terrible tan marks and possibly have a big toe loop. Birkenstock are the obvious first port of call, followed by Charles and Keith for a budget-friendly option.

Third thing on the list is a fabulous hat. It can be as big or small as you like, just make sure it’s made from straw or another light, woven material.  And to up the style-ante and garner serious trend points, embrace autumn’s 60s trend. Smarten swimwear with a tied neck scarf, and fold up the bottoms of drainpipe trousers a few times to show off some ankle cleavage.

 

Shop for your summer essentials in Singapore with our selection of must-have items
Shop for your summer essentials in Singapore with our selection of must-have items

The Diversion Tactic

In case you didn’t know, Cartier, a brand associated with super-luxe watches and dazzling diamond rings, also has a range of leather goods. Use one of these gorgeous envelope clutches ($225) as a more affordable reason to drag the other half into the store for a look – who knows, something sparkly might catch their eye! #B1-39A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. 

Shop for your summer essentials in Singapore with our selection of must-have items
Shop for your summer essentials in Singapore with our selection of must-have items

 

Shop for your summer essentials in Singapore with our selection of must-have items
Shop for your summer essentials in Singapore with our selection of must-have items

Are you Betty or Joan?

Fashion is looking 10 years younger. Out are Seventies prints and floaty shirts. In are 60s tailoring, bows and collars. So come September, Mad Men fans will be able to legitimately dress like characters Betty Draper and Joan Harris. These two fabulous outfits are Banana Republic’s homage to the show and will be hitting stores soon. Don Draper wannabes aren’t left out either; there’s a men’s line too.  #02-06/07 Paragon

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