Nothing screams “new year, new me” louder than a whole new wardrobe. But buying new clothes can be expensive, especially when all we want to do is keep up with the fashion trends.
Lucky for us, these days, with the help of the styling Gods from Tiktok, we can easily hit the refresh button on our looks without overhauling the entire closet. Here, we share five style hacks to formulate outfits and turn old into new.
With 90s trends still going strong, things like cropped sweaters remain the hype. But if all you have are hip-length sweaters, you can easily turn them into crop sweaters and style them with a dress and a thin belt.
Put the belt over the sweater, just slightly above your belly button. Next, pull the sweater up and fold it over the belt – and voila, you’ve created a stylish crop sweater over dress look that can easily take you from the office to the bar and back.
Instead of spending $100 on new clothes, you can put together a few fab outfits using the abundance of t-shirts you already have.
Take business casual to the next level by pairing a white t-shirt with your matching suit set for an effortless office chic look. You can either elevate it with heels or stick to sneakers. Or, throw an oversized tee over biker shorts and trainers for a more casual look.
Carhartt K87 Workwear Pocket Tee ($54) from Conformity
Jazz up boring long blouses by tying a fashionable front knot the right way. All you have to do is button it up halfway, then tuck both sides of the blouse in the hole between your last two buttons. That’s it – easy peasy.
Ellee Shirt ($36.50) from Fashmob
This trick works best with soft long blouses without slits on the side. You can pair it with high waisted jeans, shorts and skirts – or rock the low rise ones like Britney Spears in the 2000s.
Boys, it’s summer year-round in Singapore, which means it is crucial to wear the perfect fitted tee that flaunts the body you’ve been working on all this time.
Ambler Super Bear Tee ($58) from Conformity
In order to find the best t-shirt fit, check your shoulder seam and make sure it hits the end of your shoulder – where your arm starts. Next, roll up your sleeves and show off those biceps. The classic sleeves roll will also make your shoulders look broader.
Ambler Super Bear Tee ($58) from Conformity
If you’d like to try another divisive 90s trend – the t-shirt tuck – all you have to do is raise both your arms up after tucking in your t-shirt. It’ll guarantee a relaxed tuck that won’t make you look like your dad.
This flattering tuck will also lengthen your legs, shorten your torso, and let you flex that fancy belt you got for Christmas.
Fashion icons like Jennifer Aniston have been wearing cardigans as cute tops since 1995, and now, so can you.
Juvenna Classic Cardigan ($39.90) from Love, Bonito
Create a chic wrap top by crisscrossing the front of the cardi and buttoning up at the back. Pair it with your fave bottoms and a statement necklace, and you’re good to go.
Chad Knit Cardigan ($41.50) from Fashmob
For a timeless open-back look, simply wear the cardigan backwards and button it down your back. This versatile trick works surprisingly well with any cardigans, but a V-neck cropped or slightly longer cardi will look the best.
Give your wardrobe a breath of fresh air by jazzing up your regular sweater, t-shirt, blazer and everything in between with these five style hacks. But if you must shop because let’s be honest, nothing beats the feeling of trying on new clothes, then cross the newly built Underground Pedestrian Link (UPL) and visit Funan
With the latest swanky UPL, nothing, even a thunderstorm is going to stop you from roaming around Funan, City Hall and other destinations in Singapore’s Civic District.
Besides sheltering you from unexpected weather, the UPL doubles up as a digital art exhibition for local artists. Catch unique artworks on display in this 100M-long tunnel that gleams in multicoloured LED lights.
If you happen to be in the area, whether it’s for work or leisure, swing by Funan and be one of the first to check it out.
This post was brought to you by Funan.
Photography by Huiwen Chan.
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