Summer Style Guide


Ever wondered how to pick the perfect OOTD, or what to wear to a wedding? Blogger Jessica Tham answers all of your Fashion FAQs in this column about all things fashion!

Summer Style Guide

Singapore may have year-round tropical weather, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have different outfits for summer right? We get fashion blogger Jessica Tham (@tippytapp) to style some easy summer looks.

Resort Ready

Beach or resort getaways mean that you’ll probably be in swimwear 24/7, but if you don’t have uh, an Instaworthy bikini bod, there are still plenty of other OOTD options you can go for. A maxi dress, like the one Jessica is wearing below, is a comfortable and flattering option for the more modest among us. Pick one in a light and airy fabric, so you can stay cool in the heat.

The best part about a maxi dress? You can dress it down with sandals, or dress it up with a pair of flats and a structured mini bag. If you want to be extra on-trend, go for a classic blue and white pinstripe print, which practically screams summer uniform. Complete the look with a cute red bag for a pop of colour.

City Explorer

If you’re more of a city girl at heart, an outfit like the one Jessica is wearing below may work better for you. Exploring a city in the middle of summer may not always be a pleasant experience (hello walking around in the heat), but you can make damn well sure that your OOTDs look #onpoint while you do so.

A simple T-shirt dress is a comfortable and versatile option for a summer holiday in the city. To dress the outfit up a little, tie a cardigan or denim shirt around your waist to add some shape and colour.

Since you’ll probably be doing a lot of walking, comfortable shoes are the way to go. Slip on your favourite sneakers, grab your trusty travel bag and you’re good to go. #easypeasy

Nature Retreat

Planning a nature retreat to explore the great outdoors? There’s no reason why you can’t still look OOTD-worthy (if you so wish). Although sportswear may not always be the most Instaworthy of outfits (especially if your bod isn’t exactly #fitspo-worthy), you can still put together a decent look with a couple of easy tricks.

Give your usual muscle tank an update by tying a knot at the base – tug the fabric to one side of your waist, loop the fabric on each finger, then tie it in a knot. This trick only works well with longer tees though, because you need enough fabric to create a big knot.

Match the top with a pair of tights that have interesting details, such as mesh cutouts or hints of colour. Complete the look with a pair of sneakers and you’re ready to hike a trail while looking ab fab. Now, go forth and take some killer OOTD photos in the great outdoors.

Got any fashion-related questions for Jessica? Email us or leave a comment below. For more of Jessica, follow her on Instagram or check out her blog. Check out other fashion articles from her Fashion FAQs column here.

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