Top 5 Fall Fashion Trends (You Can Actually Wear In Singapore)

We may not have the traditional four seasons here in Singapore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress like we do. Here’s how to work this year’s Fall trends in our tropical weather.

1. Top Gun

Military-inspired outfits may be risky business to wear outside of the runway, but you can still channel utilitarian chic vibes without looking like you’re in a marching band. At Gypsy Sport, classic camo got a Destiny’s Child throwback with a slip camisole, low rise pants and fishnets.

J.W. Anderson, on the other hand, went for high tea-friendly utilitarian dresses, while Sandro channelled Sgt. Pepper with their take on the iconic battle jacket.

How To Wear It

The key to getting your military-inspired outfit #onpoint is to go for earthy brown shades, khaki, and National Service-boy green pieces. A belted shirt dress is an easy way to nail the trend in 5 seconds, but if you want something a little more subtle, go for a well-cut pair of cargo pants or khaki skirt. If military green is just not your thing, you can still channel the trend with a shirt and pencil skirt combo in earthy hues.

(Source: Altuzarra/Shopbop)

2. Wild Wild West

Tired of your usual shorts and sandals weekend outfit combo? Imagine yourself at the set of Westworld instead, and channel your inner Dolores Abernathy with fresh off the farm looks inspired by Balmain, Public School and Coach.

How To Wear It

Nothing says Wild Wild West better than plaid and denim, so it’s time to dig out your plaid shirts and denim skirts for a wardrobe refresh. Pair a flared denim skirt with a ruffle blouse for a casual but flirty vibe, or go all out with a plaid-print dress with cool details.

(Source: Shopbop/Who What Wear)

3. Sizzling Stripes

Short and wide or tall and thin – stripes come in all shapes and sizes. The best part? You can wear stripes with pretty much anything. No wonder Rihanna’s go-to designer Adam Selman, French designer Jacquemus and Los Angeles-based label Wolk Morais sent their models down the runway in a collection of stripe-themed outfits.

How To Wear It

Thin vertical stripes tend to be the most flattering (Slimming and lengthening? Where do we sign up?!), and are versatile enough to work with both casual and dressier outfits. Wear your stripes with ruffles for a more feminine vibe, or opt for a striped coordinate for something a little more casual. Prefer to go with separates? A skirt with statement stripes or a classic striped sweater are foolproof ways to rock the trend.

(Source: Tyan Fashions Group)

4. Magnificent Marigold

Bored of basic black? Marigold may not be Pantone’s colour of the year, but top designers like Joseph Altuzarra and Acne’s Jonny Johansson have put their magic touch on the vibrant shade of yellow. While yellow in general may not seem like the most flattering colour on lighter Asian skin tones, marigold is a rich shade that won’t wash you out.

How To Wear It

Mix marigold with muted colours, such as black or navy, for a look that is on trend but not too over the top. If you’re feeling bold enough, opt for a vibrant silk dress in a rich shade of jewel-toned yellow, then pare down the look with simple accessories and makeup.

Still too much for you? Opt for separates instead, such as a blouse with marigold accents or a statement wrap skirt

(Source: TYAN Fashions Group/Who What Wear)

5. Glitter-a-Go-Go

Out of #OOTD ideas for your next girls’ night out? Look no further than the runways of Paris and Milan for a little inspiration. At Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello dressed his models in glittery slouchy boots and dresses for a touch of Parisienne glam, while models at the Gucci show exuded Alessandro Michele’s campy chic aesthetic with rainbow-trimmed hems and that infamous Rihanna-approved balaclava catsuit.

La Perla, on the other hand, went a little more subtle with a black glitter pants suit. Last but not least, let’s not forget Ashish for their politically-inclined statement pieces.

How To Wear It

Go big with the glitter by opting for a slinky sequinned dress, then complete the look with simple accessories to keep from looking like a disco ball. If you want a more daytime-appropriate outfit, go for a tone-on-tone sequinned skirt and blouse combo in neutral shades.

(Source: TYAN Fashions Group/J Crew)

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