So you want to look smokin’ for National Day, but don’t want to get in the red getting there? We show you 5 crimson outfits under S$52.
You might be a fashion individual, but on National Day, it’s perfectly acceptable to want to don red like every other Singaporean. That doesn’t mean you have to give up your sartorial originality. Just make sure to pick an outfit cute enough that will help you stand out even when everyone else is wearing the same colour.
In honour of Singapore’s 52nd birthday, we browse the online racks of local retailers (#nationalpride) and pick stand out crimson outfits that are under S$52!
Every Singaporean girl knows Love Bonito is the place to go to pull together an outfit that checks the style boxes with minimal strain on the wallet. Take the Perzie Crossover Playsuit (S$41.90), for example. Wear it on its own, or paired with a white shirt underneath as a nod to the colours of our flag. If screaming scarlet is not quite you, reach for the Geradia Printed Off Shoulder Dress (S$41.90), where red is done more subtly by way of adorable flamingo prints, so you can still (discreetly) showcase your love for your country.
A for Arcade
A for Arcade is one of the few local boutiques that offers a mix of clean-cut modern pieces and vintage-inspired threads. Leverage on this versatility for a little fun dress up time — celebrate the spirit of 1965 with the retro vibes of the Mathilda Tie Midi Dress (S$37) or the Renee Button Midi Dress (S$32). Then segue back into modern day with the hipster Play Nice Dungaree Dress (S$35).
Zalora’s Great Singapore Sale is still on as we speak, with up to 80% selected pieces. What better way to sweep up some pretty pieces in shades of red? (The colour filter option makes things extra easy).
Score incredible bargains like their “3 for S$60” deal on their house brand, where you can grab three pieces (worth S$24.90 each) for only $60. We’re talking fashion-forward pieces like the Love Cold Shoulder Printed Top, the romantic Love Bell Sleeved Dress and the cute Love Playsuit with Lace Trimmings and Tassels. Decisions, decisions.
Make sure to use Zalora credit card promotions to get discounts of up to 25% off your total order! And when you use a great online shopping credit card like the Citi Rewards Card, you earn 10 points for every S$1 you spend on your fab new outfit.
The Closet Lover
Singapore is known the world over as a “City in a Garden”. Pay tribute to the greenery all around you with floral-inspired wardrobe choices from The Closet Lover. The pretty Jaena Floral Maxi Dress (S$45.90), a floaty white number with red blooms decorating the hem, will put you in good stead for a garden party. Heading for the National Day parade where things could get hot and sweaty? The breezy Avianna Floral Shorts (S$30.90) is a choice pick.
The playground of girly girls, Thread Theory is well-stocked with feminine pieces — think lace, pleats and ruffles — to bowl over your significant other. Sexy yet sweet pieces like the pleated Candlelit Amour Dress (S$44) and the lacey Lovers Pencil Skirt (S$38.90) will guarantee the attention is all on you — well, when the hotly-anticipated annual fireworks display is over, that is.
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By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she's having croissant, she thinks in French. "31 Rue Cambon" is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.
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