For Velda Tan, looking good goes beyond wardrobe choices. “I will not feel good wearing the nicest clothes when my hair is in a mess, or when I’m having bad skin,” she explains, adding that it’s not difficult to find your own style formula.
How do you define personal style?
To me, it’s an outward expression of your personality. It constantly evolves as we go through different seasons in life, but wearing clothes that play up your best assets always looks stylish, no matter what’s currently trendy.
Many women mistake being stylish for following trends blindly. How do you find a balance between the two?
It’s always great to experiment, or you’ll lose the fun in fashion. Also, knowing your body type and your assets (long legs, small waist, and so on) can go a long way in defining your personal style. Always wear clothes that play up your best assets, so you’ll always look stylish.
What are your top three most stylish wardrobe items?
A printed bomber jacket to throw over black dresses for instant overall style; white leather sneakers which add so much style to any outfit; and my M2Malletier clutch, which goes with everything!
How can one pull off a stylish look when she has no clue what to wear?
You can’t go wrong with a bold lip colour (it adds magic to a boring outfit), sneakers (laidback chic) and a well-tailored blazer (for polish).
Photos: Velda Tan, @belluspuera