We’re back on the hunt for Singapore’s best street style! This time in the ‘hood of Bugis, where the streets are lined up with fashionable art students. Here are five of our favourite outfits in the city’s most Instagramable area
Whether you’re an art student or not, you can’t deny that Bugis is one of Singapore’s best gems – it does, after all, boast an assortment of arts, heritage, culture and cheap buys. It’s also home to the city’s most notable museums, art schools, religious sites, hipster restaurants, charming hole in the wall boutiques, swanky malls and bustling street markets. This episode of Fash Forward, we hit the streets of Bugis for fashion game-changers, and who fits the bill better than art students? Scroll down for some #ootd ideas to feed your fashion inspo.
Emma, 21, Chinese Ink Painting Student (@haekmahemma)
Headscarf: With a hint of glitter, Emma’s headscarf is a perfect addition to her set of bling, and she managed to cop this lovely find online.
Jewellery: This fashionista named Lovisa her top accessory store, and gushed about her stylish steals at flea markets in Bugis.
Top: The girly, bell sleeve top is from Peniwern.
Shoes: Another great find at the markets of Bugis.
Bottoms: Balancing out the colour combo, Emma dons a dark pair of The Beverly Low Rise Jeans from Forever 21.
Nial Adryan, 20, Fashion Design Student (@nialadryan)
Hat: This crème de la crème of hats was a fashionable souvenir from Korea.
Outerwear: This standout jumper adds the much-needed cool factor in this hot city. Know what’s cooler? This bad boy’s from Ralph Lauren!
Bottoms: Keeping up with the rockstar vibe, Nial couples his leather-detail Moto Jeans from Saint Laurent with black leather boots, also from the fashion giant.
Accessories: This edgy look wouldn’t be complete without bold accessories like Cartier rings and a Carven watch.
Friday Night Takeaway: Nial is a super rad fashion photographer on the side, too!
Ralph Lauren, #B1-72 & B2-66/67/68, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, p. 6688 7161. Saint Laurent available at multiple locations including Marina Bay Sands and ION Orchard. Cartier, available at multiple locations including ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands. Carven, #03-12, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6304 1373.
Elaine, 27, Design Communication Student (@elaineys2)
Hat: Matching the colour of her skirt, this design comm babe pairs her outfit with a fedora she managed to bargain at a Bangkok street market – what a steal!
Top: Super Singapore-friendly, this basic, sleeveless cropped top is from Cotton On.
Bottoms: The pink leopard-printed skirt is one of Elaine’s wardrobe must-haves from Viola.
Shoes: We can’t get enough of these fab pair of peep-toe slingback sandals from Charles and Keith.
Putri, 19, Fashion Design Student (@putripiink)
Accessories: The collection of bling completing her runway-ready look were bargains from flea markets in Bugis.
Bag: Complementing well with her overall outfit is this ever-popular Rebecca Minkoff Small Love crossbody bag.
Top: The black, cropped top is another affordable steal from Taobao.
Outerwear: We think Putri totally rocks her mum’s old blazer – vintage chic!
Bottoms: This classy, wide-leg pair are from H&M.
Shoes: These Zara chain-embellished boots are made for walking (and strutting).
Friday Night Takeaway: She prefers a free and easy Friday night, simply chilling with mates and her beau.
Rebecca Minkoff is available online. H&M is available online and in-stores at multiple locations including ION Orchard and Orchard Building. Zara is available in-stores at multiple locations including Marina Bay Sands and 313@somerset.
Akansha, 20 Mass Communication Graduate (@noobshaa)
Top: This stylish mass comm grad throws a blazer from Uniqlo over a smart shirt from the same Japanese fashion fave, strapped with pre-loved suspenders from Carousel.
Bottoms: Who says Giordano stocks only basics? This smart pair says otherwise.
Shoes: You can never go wrong with a great pair of leathers from Charles and Keith.
Accessories: Carefully picking out the best add-ons from Lovisa and flea markets.
Friday Night Takeaway: Hanging out and catching up with friends at Singapore’s hot spot for Friday nights – Clarke Quay.
Uniqlo, available online and in-store at multiple locations including ION Orchard and Vivo City. Charles & Keith, available online and multiple locations including ION Orchard and Bugis Junction. Giordano, available at multiple locations including Bugis Junction and Suntec City. Lovisa, available at multiple locations including Wisma Atria and Vivo City.
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