The Tatler Guide To Maximising The Spring/Summer 2018 Trends

Fashion

March 29, 2018 | BY Cheryl Chan

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From Monday meetings to happy hour with the girls, Scotts Square has all the style inspiration that you’ll need in order to stay chic 24/7.

Now that the runway shows are over, it’s time to focus on the key looks of the season that you need to have on your radar. Forget about over-the-top and unwearable trends. With our ultimate styling guide to spring/summer 2018, you’ll be able to work these pieces from Scotts Square into fun and fresh new looks that can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe for both day and night.  

Start adding these pieces to your wishlist now!

1. Extra Textures

This season, designers play with our sense of touch with bold and striking textured pieces. Think crochet lace, fuzzy tweed, fringing and exposed fabrics that you’ll want to feel and caress.

It’s all about taking an individualistic approach to dressing by choosing fabrics with three-dimensional textures to create fun and eye-catching looks that will give your outfits depth and personality.

Daytime
Straw hat by Maison Michel;
leather sneakers by Common Projects,
both from Pedder On Scotts;
lace top and skirt, both by Aijek from Trixilini
Night time 
Crystal and brass necklace, tweed dress, leather belt and leather brogues, all by Alexander McQueen

Daytime: Keep things light and fresh with a boxy lace crop top and matching lace skirt that’s perfect for weekend brunch. Let the gorgeous fabric be the focus of the look by keeping your accessories minimal, save for a straw fedora and a pair of simple white kicks.

Night time: A demure bustier dress can be made appropriate for night time with a switch of accessories. Now isn’t the time to play it safe! Vamp up your outfit by piling on the statement jewellery and a pair of edgy brogues for an unexpected twist.

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2. Suit Up

If there’s one thing that you need to own besides a Little Black Dress, it’s a classic trouser suit. Unlike the stuffy corporate styles of the ‘80s, the modern day tailored two-piece is all about playing with proportions and finding a silhouette that fits your body type and your lifestyle.

From casual lightweight fabrics that can be paired with sneakers, to satin tuxedos that will score you some serious style points, a great suit is a real statement maker and it's bound to make any woman feel powerful when in one.

Daytime
Pinstriped wool blazer and pants, both by Lardini,
t-shirt by Current/Elliot, all from Closet;
patent leather pumps, by Christian Louboutin;
gold-plated earrings and gold-plated bangles, both by Dinosaur Designs,
from Pedder On Scotts;
assorted gold rings, all by Niessing
Night time 
Wool tuxedo and lace top, both by Alexander McQueen

Daytime: If a tailored suit feels too formal, especially on casual days, try a pinstriped suit in a relaxed and slouchy fit with cropped pants instead. For a look that says off-duty cool, pair it with a t-shirt and a smattering of gold jewellery. Throw on a pair of pumps and your sleekest hairdo and you’ve got yourself a killer look. 

Night time: Who says suits can’t be sexy? Take your suit from office to date night by swapping out a shirt with a sheer lace halter top instead. It’s a great way to show off some skin while still remaining classy at the same time.

3. Short Order

Now here’s a trend that we can fully embrace with Singapore's soaring heat. More convenient than a mini skirt but less restricting than a pair of pants, designers are starting to embrace the rise of power shorts by incorporating pieces into their collections that can work for every occasion in your life, and not just for holidays.

But these aren’t your typical daisy dukes or barely there hot pants, but rather high-waisted styles that are polished enough for you to wear for occasions that you need to be a bit more dressed up.

Daytime
Earrings by Rosantica Schiava from Pedder On Scotts;
wool cape, suede shirt and shorts, all by Hermès;
leather cross-body bag by Delvaux
Night time
Crystal studded earrings by EPA Jewel from Pedder On Scotts;
polka-dot polyester dress by Aijek from Trixilini;
striped polyester shorts by Milly from Closet;
leather cross-body bag by Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood;
patent leather pumps by Christian Louboutin

Daytime: Go for a seamless and put-together look by matching the colour of your shirt with your shorts. By keeping the main part of your outfit monochromatic, you’ll be able to take some risks with the rest of your outfit. Channel Talitha Getty’s gypset look by pairing it with a patterned poncho and a bright yellow handbag that will add just the right amount of colour.

Night time: Shorts for a night out might not usually be the first choice, but we beg to differ. Not only is it a great way to showcase your legs, you’ll be able to dance the night away in this flirty shorts-skirt hybrid without worrying about any wardrobe malfunctions!

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Shop accompanying pieces from Scotts Square here:

Glitter pumps by Christian Louboutin

Studded wedges by Christian Louboutin

Pearl choker by Rosantica from Pedder On Scotts

Beaded choker by Rosantica from Pedder On Scotts

Leather clutch by Delvaux

Leather top handle bag by Delvaux

Draped viscose dress by Vivienne Westwood

Cotton draped top by Vivienne Westwood

Styling: Cheryl Chan
Photography: Elvina Farkas/Anue Studios
Hair & Makeup: Andrea Claire/Judy Inc assisted by Zoel using Eau Thermale Avène, Becca Cosmetics, Charlotte Tilbury, Iles Formula and Dyson Hair
Model: Aleksandra W/ Mannequin
Photography Assistant: Lucas Milone
Styling Assistant: Nicholas Chan

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