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We teach you how to look glam and keep fresh, even when partying in this heat
Whether you move to the indie grooves at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival or prefer the big headliners at the F1 Singapore Grand Prix off-track concerts, we have just the tips for you to look amazing at outdoor concerts, despite Singapore’s sweltering weather.
Keep yourself feeling fresh
Get yourself a golden tan, but not a sunburn. Keep skin protected with a sunscreen of at least SPF50 and opt for a spray sun-screen that makes for easy re-application.
Less is more when it comes to makeup; so keep your skin sheer with a lightweight foundation, and use waterproof mascaras and eyeliners. Pro tip — have oil blotters handy to absorb oil and sweat throughout your day.
Lifestyle blogger Carrie Sim also suggests using a primer to keep makeup long-lasting. Her choice pick is one of the beauty market’s latest trends, the BB cushion, a sponge-like applicator saturated with a BB cream that allows touch-ups with minimal fuss.
Show skin at the right places
Anxious for a sizzling party look? Freelance stylist Alison Lim recommends wearing off-shoulder and cropped blouses. She also suggests pairing these with flare-bottomed pants for an element of fun.
For ladies who want to show off their leggy gams, we say, give those denim shorts a miss and opt for this season’s trendy and comfy culottes, which will keep you cool with their wide-legged cuts.
For an edgy and bohemian flair, dance the night away in a fringe-bottomed dress. Fringe is said to be one of the top street styles this year, according to Harpers Bazaar, so you’ll be one with the ‘in’ crowd.
Glam it up with flash tattoos
Forget about chunky statement necklaces that will only weigh you down as you move. Take a sartorial tip from Beyonce and Katie Holmes, and try on flash tattoos instead to add a subtle touch of glamour to your outfits.
One of the latest fashion trends to hit town, flash tattoos are graphic designs of gold or silver jewellery applied directly on the skin like a temporary tattoo.
Check out Kin Tattoo, a homegrown flash tattoo e-tailer which sells designs in gold and silver tones, in designs such as feathers and intricate mandalas.
Ditch heels for sandals
This isn’t new advice, but we’ve seen one too many stumble in concert-inappropriate footwear. Unless you’re confident of standing in your sky-high heels from dusk to dawn, we suggest ditching them for flats instead.
With gladiator-style lace-up sandals, slides and cut-out flats heating up the runway, we think flat is the new fab. If some additional height is what you’re after, pick wedges or platform sandals as they offer more stability.
Go mini with your bags
Look, we’re hands free! That’s how we like it when it comes to jostling with the crowds at outdoor concerts. Keep your belongings minimal and bring only what’s essential to your day or night out. And what better way to do so than to get in with the mini-bag trend?
Brands like Topshop, Saint Laurent and Givenchy are churning out modern, compact and chic mini bags that come in styles like tote, cross-body and even backpacks. Pick one in a pop of bright colour to complete your outfit and you’re good to go.
By Samantha Francis