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Style News: Hot trends, GSS tips and fashion events in Singapore

Want to keep up with all the latest style trends, but not sure where to shop for fashion in Singapore? Or looking for tips during the Great Singapore Sale? Read on for this month’s news…



It’s a trend: Slip-on shoes
What can be better than gliding into a pair of comfy slip-ons? Luckily, it’s a big trend this season. Click through the gallery above for our top slip-on looks from Singapore’s stores. 


Jacket by Daydream Nation (Inverted Edge.com), skirt by Zara, heels by Alaia (The Outnet.com) 

It’s a trend: Metallics
Metallic was one of the hottest trends on the red carpet at the recent CDFA awards – here’s Solange Knowles rocking the look. Work it into your everyday wardrobe by homing in on one key piece.



Moon Jewels
On our radar: the new Moonrise fine jewellery collection from Georg Jensen, which has a contemporary feel thanks to its combination of yellow gold and cabochon cut amethyst, blue topaz, peridot and citrine. Prices from $1,350. Available at Level 1, Paragon.



Clothes for tweens
This July, for the GSS sale, Shopping at Tiffany’s is presenting a brand new trendy “tween” range for young fashionistas, featuring lots of floaty and feminine numbers perfect for the tropics. Available at #02-03 Tanglin Mall and #01-17C Great World City. 



Win a style workshop for kids
This month, be in with a chance to give your child the opportunity to let their inner style star shine in the fun workshops at Dream Factory by Ines Ligron, a fashion, beauty and concept styling studio. From mixing and matching garments to brushing up on social skills and even learning to walk down the runway, your young ones will learn how to be confident in a style that is truly theirs. For your chance to win, head to the competition page here. 



Fashion Benefit
Jewellery label Stones that Rock, and Ladli, a Jaipur-based vocational training centre project, have joined forces for charity. STR’s multi-strand glass bead and semi-precious stone necklace is available in seven colours, and handmade by young women supported by Ladli. Proceeds from sales are donated to the Singapore Committee of UN Women and directed towards the support of the STEM campaign, designed to encourage females in science-based fields traditionally dominated by men. $95. Available at The Emporium Millenia Walk #01-84, or online.



Be Bejewelled
Swarovski’s new Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Facets of Light, brings together art and light to create jewellery with a futuristic vibe. You’ll find LED effects, mirror detailing and glittering stones – the Blacklight necklace is a real showstopper. For those who prefer their bling subtler, there are more feminine designs too – try the delicate Bouquet or Bolt ranges. Available from July in Swarovski stores island wide.



Fit for a Queen
The latest collection from Arizma, The Ottoman Lady, is inspired by the bridal jewellery of the buyuk hanim (“great lady” – the first wife of an important man) during the Ottoman Empire. Chokers and elaborate statement necklaces with intricate detailing were the order of the day. Designs are ornamental and are feature emeralds and other fine gems. #01-31 Parkway Parade. For enquiries, call 6440 4791.



Shop for the boys
New store PUDU at Orchard Gateway offers stylish European linen and fine Egyptian cotton apparel for men and boys – a vibrant colour palette, breathable, natural fabric and prices from $49 to $115. For its GSS promotion, the store is offering 15 percent off storewide and 20 percent off for purchases of four items or more. #02-17, Orchard Gateway. Open daily 11am to 10pm. 6702 4567.



If you’ve spent any time in Singapore then you’re likely to have heard about the Great Singapore Sale. It’s going on until the last week of July, and many stores are offering 30 to 50 percent off their products.

Having been working as a personal stylist in Singapore for almost seven years, image consultant Julia Blank has honed her shopping techniques, and this month clues us in on the best places to shop during the sales.

Club 21. This is a collection of high-end designers such as Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Marni, Moschino, Paul Smith and many more. If you’ve already joined the loyalty programme, you’ll be notified when pre-sales begin, but make sure you head down on the first day as the good items sell out. The Club 21 Bazaar Sale is a mega-sale that takes place in August and September, and I promise you it’s worth the long queue. Clothing for men, women and children is all marked down by 60 to 80 percent.

Jimmy Choo. Needs no introduction. This brand is one of the first to go on sale, and its shoe stocks clear fast thanks to discounts of more than 30 percent in its stores in Paragon and MBS.

Raoul. This local brand features a collection of trendy women’s pieces. During the sale, it will be cutting 40 percent from original retail prices. Raoul provides very attentive customer service, too.

Metro. This big department store has four locations within Singapore, and you can join its loyalty programme when you spend $300 within three months. Metro runs big sales and promotions throughout the year and is well worth a visit.

Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF). DVF’s classic wrap dresses make women of all shapes and sizes look gorgeous. I often bring my clients here to find that special occasion dress or casual-chic clothes that are so hard to find elsewhere. The loyalty card will get you an extra 10 percent off, as well as an invitation to VIP pre-sales. DVF is offering discounts of up to 40 percent in its ION and Takashimaya stores during the GSS.