Since my great wardrobe clean-up, I’ve made some discoveries about my sense of style and favoured brands. It was rather interesting to me, so I thought I’d blog about it.
Relatively classic. (Some might even say boring or dated.) I mostly stay far away from seasonal trends and cuts. I like clean lines and prefer a relaxed look and fit where possible. Comfort is key to feeling good and also in hiding any undesirable or less-than-perfect body parts.
I like *cough* expensive fabrics. Silk, chiffon, lace. I think I’ve developed an affinity for animal prints this past year or so. Clothes and designs with intricate embellishment or detailing also catch my eye.
I tend to stick to colours that I feel ‘safe’ with. The basic palette as my base – black, grey, brown, navy blue. Add in pops of colour, usually a top or cardigan – blues and greens (anything sea-toned), pinks. Occasionally reds and orange make an appearance. I used to have a lot of white in my wardrobe until I moved to Singapore and found that my whites were turning grey in the wash here. So out of convenience, the whites have slowly been phased out.
I am also a ‘Cardigan Queen’ for practicality – I tend to feel cold easily even in the humid, tropical weather of Singapore and Malaysia no thanks to overly cold air-conditioned places. I often wish I lived in a climate that would allow me to wear coats (especially trenchcoats!) and boots.
You can get a feel of my style at my Pinterest board here.
These brands are staples in my wardrobe for work and play. I reckon I rarely shop at other places!
- Zara (Spain – international)
- MNG (Spain – international)
- Uniqlo (Japan – international)
- Espada (Thailand)
- Et Cetera (Indonesia)
- Cultivation (Malaysia)
Other notable brand mentions:
- Espirit (international) for jeans
- Nicole (Malaysia) for affordable slacks for work
- Asos (international) for pretty dresses
- Daniel Yam (Singapore) for dinner/formal outfits
- Arthur Yen (Singapore) for separates
This is a toughie, because I don’t particularly fancy any one person or celebrity’s style. I draw inspiration these days from Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton, with a tip of the hat to Gwen Stefani (sans the punk/rocker vibe).
What’s your style like?