September is all about fresh starts, a new season, and of course the latest in style - fashion, accessories and homewares - making it the perfect time of the year for the eighth edition of Singapore’s clearance sale GLAMOROUS GIVING. End of line, end of season and sample stock do not mean ‘out’ of style. Instead think of them as timeless, classic pieces purchased in support of the Singapore Committee for UN Women. With 2 full days to shop more than 55 of Singapore's top independent local brands, designers and boutiques at UP TO 80% off, you won't want to miss out! In this Glamorous Giving Style Report you can find a run down of what styles to expect and just some of the brands to keep an eye out for.
Celebrate Australian fashion no matter your vibe: perennial holiday luxury, urban chic, business as usual or indie trendsetter. The latest curated collections from the likes of The Well Dressed Society (pictured) and The Wyld Shop will cater to all your needs. Expect everything from exaggerated wide legged pants, lace asymmetrical dresses, must-have mirrored sunnies, slogan tees and day-to-night rompers, all of which are sure to become your future closet classics.
Long & Layered
The long and layered skirt may come and go, but this season designers have restructured this returning wardrobe favourite to be more fluid, feminine and elegant. Expect midis to be a hit, tiers to make a comeback and a modest maxi to be worn by all ages. Turn to Apparella (pictured) for a selection of off-duty dresses and skirts with a touch of utilitarianism as well as event newcomers Shopping at Tiffany’s and Simone Irani.
Print on Print
Prints are a classic and they always will be “in” style. Be it graphic, retro, floral, or a mix. Head to toe print does not have to be daunting. Keep the colour palette fresh and tonal so that the print is not overbearing, and add classic accessories. Some brands to keep in mind for a statement print are Indii Breeze, Attaby and Aquariva (pictured).
Activewear is here to stay
The fact that activewear or ‘athleisure’ has been defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “casual clothing meant to be worn both for exercising and for general use” tells us that it is here to stay. If you are late to the party, or in need of few new outfits, be sure to stop by the lovely ladies at Inzone5, Base Athletica and Haute Mango.
The Power of Beads
As Iris Apfel says “More is more and less is a bore”, this life mantra should also extend to accessorising. Some of the world’s most stylish share the same philosophy, so why can’t you. A statement necklace adds punch to a soft neckline or a splash of colour to an otherwise monochrome outfit. Shop this power piece at Stones the Rock (pictured), Lil Jewellery, Envy Jewellery, Woonhung and more.
The IT Bag
The latest IT bag must go to the Prene bag. Made from perforated neoprene (basically, a wetsuit), these versatile bags are a must in every colour. Currently sold out by Love-Style-Fashion (pictured) we are secretly hoping they make the line up at Glamorous Giving. While you are browsing for bags you’ll need to meet Just Gaya‘s, Louise Boutique and House of Sheens as well as Desti Saint Handbags for their beautiful collections of one off clutches and purses.
Shoe of the Season
They say shoes make the outfit, and this season is no different. From the elevated espadrille to the strappy sandal, we like our shoes to be comfortable. You may think of the espadrille as a humble staple for the summer, reserved for picnics and beach days, but the casual go-to is the perfect companion from dawn to dusk. If you prefer a classic ballet flat or strappy sandal, don’t fret, you will find them too. Keep it timeless, versatile and adaptable with brands such as Ria Menorca SEA, Sole 2 Sole, House of Sheens and Cote and Badt (pictured).
The first signs of, what later became know as, “chinoiserie” in the west date back to the 17th century. Ever since, Western designers have been incorporating the look into their own designs. These days you’re likely to spot ginger jars, garden stools or lacquered tables even in modern homes. If you looking to infuse a bit of Eastern-inspired flair in you home, make sure you visit China Collection, Fairprice Antique, Red Brush Art (pictured) and Hacienda Blue.
Kids also deserve threads help them express their unique personality and identify. What’s more is that there their ‘style directors’ are becoming increasingly keen on straying from the cookie cut looks of high street brands. For the cutest #kidsfashion on the island look no further than new brand Copenhagen Delights , as well as old favourites Emma Laue Children (pictured), Apple Tree Children’s Wear, Little Friends by Lamasso, and Roses & Rhinos.
Colours of the Season
The new season calls for a rich colour palette of navy, olive green and burgundy. Feel the coziness of fall by adding hints of blush pink, oatmeal and cream to pare down the intensity of these new hues. Call into Jasper Living (pictured) for a cool kaftan that is so versatile is won’t matter what season you are in. Add textured layers on cooler days and throw it over a body con full piece for a balmy night.
If you only buy one thing...
This season’s must have is a pair of vintage-inspired silk pyjamas in a refined colour palette from MAISONZHOU. Cut from the brand’s signature luxurious fabrics – stretch-silk – for a super-flattering fit, these pyjamas are of the utmost quality. Think modern yet grownup, comfortable yet feminine, sensual yet appropriate, and of course beautiful. Get to know the brand at Glamorous Giving.