4 Hot Summer Trends We’re Into Right Now

We know the common gripe: it’s always summer in Singapore. So when “Summer” — the fashion season, not the excruciating heat — comes around, we can’t help but feel a little, been there, done that. Seriously! Brands talk about frolicking in the sun, feeling the sand between your toes, and taking a refreshing dip in cerulean blue waters, and in our heads, we go, “wasn’t that just last weekend at Tanjong Beach Club?”

Still, we’re loving the fresh vibes, and so should you. So here, whether you’re in the mood for chilling by said blue waters, traversing the city like a boss (and keeping cool too), stopping traffic in neon, or just up for some pastel hues on your next vacay, scroll right ahead.


THE LOOK: sunkissed beach babe with laidback vibes

Sometimes, you don’t go to the beach — you let the beach come to you. Nothing says that better than a pair of loose linen trousers and a woven bag, though you’re looking more at casual weekend attire (unless your start-up / co-working space requires no dress code, score!). We’re also partial to dainty gold jewellery — either with seashell motifs, or lightly embellished with colourful stones. Face-wise, these Marc Jacobs Beauty and YSL Beauté picks suggest a bronzed but healthy glow, so go light, which you can then top off with some high-shine lip gloss. For that touch of extra, layer up with a Shimmer Body Oil that’ll definitely glimmer in the sun.

1. Fendi  x Gentle Monster ‘Gentle Fendi No.1 Grey’, $615
2. YSL beautÉ Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones, $99
3. marc jacobs beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter In Tantalize, $69
4. THOMAS SABO paradise colours bracelet, $369

5. Pomelo Shoulder Front Knot Top Yellow, $34
6. wanderlust & Co. como shell gold earrings, $80.34
7. Zara Tropical Print Trousers, $69.90
8. Sensi Studio Rolled-brim Straw Hat, US$174

9. love stories x h&m padded triangle Bikini Top, $29.95
10. love stories x h&m cheeky tanga Bikini Bottoms, $24.95
11. Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss, $50

13. Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil, $70
14. Ancient Greek Sandals Morfi leather sandals, US$162.06
15. Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Sun Protection Lip Treatment (part of the tropical sun protection set, $66)
16. urban decay summer solstice all nighter setting spray, $48



THE LOOK: that “oL” who inspires envy

Boss up, but keep cool with a wardrobe of light, neutral tones — think white, nude and beige that flatter every skin tone. Muted, understated, yet elegant. The key here though is to go for textures so they’re less drab; linen literally keeps you cool, while we also appreciate the feel of its natural fibres, or you can opt for subtle stripes and smooth satin to keep things interesting. Of course, clean lines keep the silhouette sleek too. Complement these with accessories, such as a pair of rose gold chain link earrings and a boxy Chloé C, or the Clash de Cartier ring for a touch of edge.

2. NARS Mini Wanted EyeShadow Palette, $45
3. Vanessa Bruno Galien cropped striped woven pants, US$128.34
4. Joseph Birley draped satin-crepe blouse, US$221
5. cartier clash de cartier ring (small) in rose gold, $2,920
6. Louis vuitton Néonoé BB in INDIGO blue/SAFRAN yellow, $2,670
7. cos RELAXED AYSMMETRIC-DRAPE DRESS in white/light taupe, £59
8. Chanel Beauty DUO BRONZE ET LUMIÈRE in Clair, $103
9. Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Diamond Earrings, $410
10. Cult Gaia Dani canvas and tortoiseshell acrylic belt, US$146.75
11. Laura mercier velour extreme matte lipstick in METRO, $40
12. charles & keith ACETATE OVAL FRAME SUNGLASSES, $46.90
13. Shiseido Colorgel Lipbalm in Narcissus, $46
14. chloÉ mini chloÉ c bag, US$1,392



THE LOOK: street-style traffic-stoppin’ hypebae

Did we nail all the keywords? Cop those Kendall Jenner / off-duty model vibes by lounging around in neon, though, if you’re wearing that bright a shade, we doubt you’d just be sitting around at home. Green-on-green’s a classic combo, but you can combine vivid orange and pink hues for an eye-popping feast, or tone it down slightly with patent leather pants (only slightly). You can also ease into 2019’s hottest trend by wearing neon in small doses — think small accessories with neon elements, or a flick of neon as eyeliner.

1. fendi roma amor jacket
2. pULL&BEAR neon pink hoop earrings, $7.90
4. Le Pliage Cuir LGP Backpack in White, $930
6. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour liquid lipstick in Celebrity Skin, $32
7. Stila Beauty Boss Lip Gloss in pink slip, $22
8. HUDA BEAUTY Neon Obsessions Pressed Pigment Palette, $45
9. casio G-Shock Black Based 90s Series GA-100BL-1A, $169
10. Helmut Lang Patent-leather straight-leg pants, US$204.07
11. h&m jersey pencil skirt neon yellow, $24.95
12. Fenty Beauty Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trios in Baeside, $51
13. zoff sunglasses (ZR181G01-80A1), from $98
14. MOSCHINO FLUO TEDDY SHOES in florescent orange, $860
15. zara premium camisole dress $55.90



THE LOOK: a dreamy millennial traveller

On your next dreamy destination, instead of rose-tinted glasses, try wearing those same hues instead. Our bunch of pastel pink picks will call out to the millennial in you, as much as you hate to admit it; after all, they look damn good on the ‘gram. At the same time, you’ll want to value comfort and practicality. A setting powder with a brush attached to its sleek cover? Cushion foundation and a tap-on blush? Cushy high-top sneakers, and a large enough carry-all tote for your plane essentials? Must. Haves. Now you’re ready to take on the world.

1. BY TERRY Brightening CC Powder in Rose Elixir, $89
2. THEORY Pleated silk-crepe camisole, US$209.11
3. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation, $56 (refills), $20 (Case)
4. pixi beauty Rose Quartz soothing oil, $38
5. tommy jeans heritage capsule star sweatshirt, US$129
6. Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder in Ingenue 50, $69
7. Topshop Mid Blue Editor Jeans, $109 
8. maybelline x Alice+Olivia Shine Compulsion lipstick, $16.90
9. onitsuka tiger ok basketball mt (Sansa Sakiori Koubo), $229
10. bimba y lola pink volcano oversized shirt, $325
11. swatch new gent meiro, $103
12. Chantecaille AQUA BLUSH in GLADIOLA, $74
13. Kanken sling in green, $119
14. KIPLING BLANK CANVAS ART M in light denim, $235
15. bimba y lola AQUARELLA PRINT SWIMSUIT, £95