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Dress up for Singapore

Gone are the days of basic t-shirts in red and white –now you can celebrate the nation’s birthday like a true fashionista

From the quirky to the classy, there’s something for anyone who wants to celebrate our nation’s jubilee in style. Take your pick from accessories to outfits, and even shoe bags.


Zalora Go Red for Women


Red and white may be de rigeur for the National Day weekend but there’s no reason why you can’t step out in style. In line with Go Red for Women, an initiative adopted by the Singapore Heart Foundation to highlight the risk of cardiovascular disease in women, Zalora has curated a collection of stunning red dresses that will bring you from casual settings to a formal dinner.

Our pick is the bird print skater dress (extreme left, $39.90), a breezy piece with a stand-out print.



SUPERMAN X Stuck Ice cream Uncle Hair clips


Forget about adorning your mane with flower crowns, Superman X Stuck’s adorable ice cream themed hair clips will make a true Singaporean girl out of you. Be it mint chocolate ice cream sandwiched between thin waffle biscuits or classic red bean potong sticks, you’ll be spoilt for choice with these six designs.

We especially love the Raspberry Ripple (bottom left, $10), which is boldly emblazoned with endless ice cream sandwiches.



Shubacs Signature Red Dot shoe bags


Gym rats take note: These delightfully nostalgic shoe bags will tug at your heart strings even as they protect your workout gear. Available in two hand-sketched prints, High Rise Kampung ($45) and Ice Cream Man ($45), these spacious shoe bags are made of hardy microfibre and can fit both your shoes and a change of clothes.

To sweeten the deal, Shubacs is also offering a 10 per cent discount code for its SG50 collection (use ‘SG50’ at checkout), for the first 50 customers, from now until Aug 9.



#133_shop_when4When I Was Four canvas tote bags

Inspired by childhood memories, this homegrown design studio is known for its simple and quirky products that have a local touch.

What caught our eyes were the canvas printed tote bags (from $24) which came in a range of nostalgic designs, such as the aeroplane chess and a variety of mamak shop snacks. Go ahead and pay tribute to your school days with these retro snacks.




#133_shop_titusSolvil et Titus red and white time pieces

For a subtle touch of elegance, complete your outfit with special edition timepieces from Solvil et Titus. As a salute to our nation’s flag, these pieces are decked in red and white. Our choice is the white timepiece ($290) from the fashion series, which features Swarovski crystals paired with a rose gold coloured bezel.

Designed with roman numeral indexes against a white dial and genuine leather strap, this classic piece won’t look out of place at the National Day parade or the hottest party in town.

Available at City Chain stores, while stocks last.

By Samantha Francis