We’re back with a brand new fashion series, Fash Forward, where we hunt for the best looks in the neighbourhood. Here are five of our favourite fashionable outfits in the Telok Ayer area. It’s time to show the world that Singapore has some serious street style.
Singapore’s Central Business District isn’t just dominated by sky-high buildings, offices and people in business suits and briefcases. Taking a break from the working crowd and the bustling scene, we decided to kickstart this new series on the streets of Telok Ayer. Maneuvering past cool cafés, fab restaurants and bars with the best happy hour deals, we spotted five fashionistas with Insta-worthy outfits. Definitely a game-changer, these street styleistas are out to prove that you can work in the CBD area without having to succumb to monochromatic clothes. Inspired? Scroll down for some #ootd ideas to feed your fashion inspo.
Jamie, 29, Project Manager
Dress: Going with a classic polka-dot print, Jamie was spotted wearing Zara Polka Dot Jumpsuit Dress ($59.90) in navy blue.
Shoes: The 29 year old coupled her dress with a pair of comfy Axel Arigato Cap-Toe Sneakers (USD 210) with pale pink leather and rose-gold metallic toe.
Friday Night Takeaway: Spice up day-wear for a night out with a bold jacket. If she’s not hanging out with her mates, you can find Jamie bird-watching.
Geraldine, 26, Designer
Dress: This stylish designer got her H&M textured jersey dress with short sleeves in navy blue from a sale, but you can easily copy her style with a similar sleeveless, textured jersey dress in khaki from H&M ($24.90). And speaking of a good bargain, Geraldine’s matching eyewear and necklace are from Zalora’s sale category too!
Outerwear: The bold, checkered jacket is an exclusive design by Q-Menswear, a brand that doesn’t only do menswear, despite its name; they also do tailored womenswear.
Shoes: These treasures were found at a flea market in Bangkok!
Friday Night Takeaway: Catching up with friends over drinks at Sara’s and Wolfpack Bar at Upper Thomson.
Caster, 27, Event Manager
Top: Spicing up Uniqlo’s casual, dry crew-neck T-Shirt ($7.90), Caster dons a linen cotton, stand-collared shirt ($29.90), also from Uniqlo.
Jeans: The event manager rolls up his Topman stretched slim jeans ($69.90) for the extra ‘cool’ factor.
Shoes: These fab pair of moccasins are from Geox ($149.95).
Friday Night Takeaway: Hanging out at quirky cafes in Telok Ayer after work.
Shawn, 22, Designer
Top: This designer styles his ultra rad tee (exclusively from Japanese brand, Undercover) with a bomber jacket by another Japanese avant-garde label, Diet Butcher Slim Skin.
Jeans: This pair of washy J jeans are from Devoa.
Shoes: These bad boys are from Y-3.
Friday Night Takeaway: Drinks with the squad at Little India’s Prince of Wales.
Undercover is available online. Diet Butcher Slim Skin is available online. Devoa is available online and in-store at L’armoire, #01-16, Mandarin Gallery, 33A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897, p. 6336 0357, open 11am-9pm daily.
Cheryl, 36, Senior Designer
Top: A pro herself, Cheryl designed both her top and her blazer, which are exclusively available at Q-Menswear.
Jeans: Who says you can’t pull off the ‘Girl Boss’ look with jeans? These groovy ankle jeans are from Uniqlo ($59.90).
Shoes: Completing the look are a pair of printed heels from Something Borrowed. She managed to get the last pair at Zalora.
Friday Night Takeaway: As a working mum, Cheryl usually goes home and spends time with her family. You’ll see them having a ball at East Coast Park.
For bespoke clothing, book an appointment with Q-Menswear online or in-store at 116A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068585, p. 6636 6939. Uniqlo available online and in-stores. Something Borrowed are available at Zalora online.
Want to copy more looks? Follow Fash Forward as we discover the coolest looks in a different ‘hood every month. You can also steal your fave celeb’s Burberry and Louis Vuitton x Fragment Design looks!