How To Wear Layers Where There’s No Winter

Because baby it’s hot outside

1. Throw on a vest
28 Jan 2016

1. Throw on a vest

What’s better than a jacket? A jacket with no sleeves. Be it denim, cotton or silk, a vest adds structure to any outfit while keeping you cool under the sun. Be boardroom-ready in an oversized tuxedo vest and a pair of tailored pants to show you mean business. If you’re feeling adventurous, sling on two vests of different fabrics to create texture.

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2. Try a lightweight cover-up
28 Jan 2016

2. Try a lightweight cover-up

Instead of fur, wool and fleece, translate coats, blazers and jackets for our tropical climate by choosing those made with lightweight fabrics like chiffon, silk and cotton so you can look chic without risking a heatstroke. 

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3. Tie it up
28 Jan 2016

3. Tie it up

Outerwear is great for keeping warm in air-conditioned malls and offices, but what happens when you have to step outside? Go from cosy to casual-cool by tying your jacket around your waist. This will also cinch and flare your silhouette in all the right places, giving you an instant hourglass figure.

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4. Scarf it down
28 Jan 2016

4. Scarf it down

Scarves can be used to jazz up almost any ensemble — from a monochrome pantsuit to the basic t-shirt and jeans. Create a faux pussybow with a skinny scarf or tie a bandana around your neck to look effortlessly cool.

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5. Go sheer
28 Jan 2016

5. Go sheer

If the barely-there dresses seen all over the Spring/Summer 2016 runways are anything to go by, less is definitely more. Take a breezy, sheer frock from NSFW to PG13 by wearing opaque bodysuits, lacy lingerie and skirts underneath. 

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6. Try unexpected pairings
28 Jan 2016

6. Try unexpected pairings

Layering doesn’t have to just mean throwing a jacket on. Experiment with what you have in your wardrobe — slip on a dress over a sweater or layer a revealing blouse over a white shirt — the possibilities are endless. 

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7. Get a pair of overalls
28 Jan 2016

7. Get a pair of overalls

Overalls (or dungarees) are the cutest way to add texture to an outfit without covering you up too much. You don’t have to stick to the usual denim versions — try new variations in sporty velour or luxe leather for a more interesting look.

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Even as Americans braced themselves for winter storm Jonas last week and temperatures plummeted in many Asian countries, Singapore remained stubbornly and crazily warm. It’s not just the heat we’re bummed out about - cold days and snow mean having the chance to play with layers and outerwear, which we’ll never be able to do in our sunny climate…

Or can we?

Here are seven ways you can have some sartorial fun and sneak in a little layering every day, no matter how hot and humid the weather is outside.

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