Looking to update your wardrobe? Cop fashion tips from the stylish millennials who are firing up Instagram with their fierce looks! 

Jack (@jaag_)

 

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Q: How would you describe your personal sense of style?
As long as my outfit makes sense to me and I am able to express myself confidently, that is all that matters. I have never liked going with the flow; the elements I use aren’t necessarily popular or in trend. Even though I sway towards monochromatic colours, I am always on a look out for new styles.

Q: If you could follow only one fashion influencer on Instagram, who would it be and why?
I rarely follow or take interests in artistes but Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) is a huge inspiration to me. He is the epitome of originality – his distinctive style is formed by a paradox of assorted influences.

Ridoy (@doyisdead)

 

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Q: What are some of your best style tips?
I enjoy the versatility of fashion so the only rule I really adhere to is buying clothes that fit! Tailoring clothes to fit your unique body shape is better than clothes with generic sizes that cater to the masses.

Q: What are your thoughts on the local fashion scene and what do you hope to see more of?
We are rich in talent; I just think we can do more to go global. Fashion is more than just about dressing well, it’s time we get obsessed – study the established brands, books and magazine, there’s nothing wrong with striving for perfection.

Ah Koo (@ahkoooo)

 

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Q: How would you describe your personal sense of style?
My sense of style is androgynous, minimalistic and timeless. I will never be caught without an outerwear or head accessory (fashionable and a lifesaver on bad hair days)! Most of the time I find myself in pants, straight legs pants are my favourite and they happen to be making a comeback this season.

Q: If you could follow only one fashion influencer on Instagram, who would it be and why?
Yoyo Cao (@yoyokulala) has a fashion forward sense of style that gives my outdated thinking and daily outfits a fresh idea and a much needed update.

Shi Song (@goshisong)

 

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Q: What are some of your best style tips? 
When you’re just starting out on exploring your fashion sense, always keep a set of basic tees and neutral colours in your closet because they’re easy to match without looking too boring.

Q: What are your thoughts on the local fashion scene and what do you hope to see more of?
As Singaporeans, we should be doing more to support our local brands. Most of them are really talented and a little recognition is what they need to keep going.

Chloe (@chloe.nkee)

 

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Q: How would you describe your personal sense of style?
I am mostly inspired by street culture. I pick away parts of the trends and get creative with what suits my tastes.

 Q: If you could follow only one fashion influencer on Instagram, who would it be and why?
I’ve been in love with A$AP Rocky since ‘Fashion Killa’! His badass sense of style has a big influence on my dressing.

Steph (@mianbaobreadpan)

 

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Q: What are some of your best style tips?
Invest in a good pair of slim-cut sneakers like Nie Cortez or Reebok Club C 85, they’re a basic that goes with anything! Always dress to your body proportions and within your budget – style isn’t about spend a bomb on expensive brands, how you wear it is more important.

Q: What are your thoughts on the local fashion scene and what do you hope to see more of?
Our local fashion scene would benefit so much if everyone was a little more opened minded; most Singaporeans are conservative dressers because the general population is too quick to judge. Also, I hope Singaporeans would quit blaming the weather – Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo have hotter summers and they’re well-dressed regardless!  

Diya (@diya_prabhakar)

Q: What are some of your best style tips?
I believe in buying basic clothing and splurging on the accessories. One bag can match with many outfits without looking mundane. Besides, people tend to notice your accessories before your clothes!

Q: If you could follow only one fashion influencer on Instagram, who would it be and why?
I love Kendall Jenner’s style! It’s simple, classy and she shows her skin like it’s a fashion statement. I feel like her fashion sense is very aligned with what I personally love to wear.

Clara (@clarahongg)

 

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Q: How would you describe your personal sense of style?
Androgynous and oversized without looking shabby. I love a good cropped top and baggy trousers but I can’t escape my girly tendencies; When I do don dresses and skirts, I always pair them with sneakers or boots.

Q: What are your thoughts on the local fashion scene and what do you hope to see more of?
I love seeing local youths curate their own brands – The determination in getting their fashion labels out there is something I really respect. I would love to see more of the same boldness and courage in the everyday fashion scene – don’t be afraid to stand out!

Eenah (@eenahflamingo)

 

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Q: If you could follow only one fashion influencer on Instagram, who would it be and why? 
Dina Tokio (@dinatokio)! She is my fashion icon in her fashion and lifestyle – my hijab fashion takes after her. 

Q: What are some of your best style tips? 
Don’t diss it till you’ve tried it! I always enjoy breaking the unsaid rules on how certain patterns or textures shouldn’t be worn at the same time. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles, you’re bound to find something different that will help you shine out from the rest

This article was adapted from the October 2017 issue of Teenage

Who is your fashion inspiration? Let us know in the comments below!

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Glam Up Your Uniform With These Functional Yet Fashionable School Bags

4 Oct 2017 by Isabel Pang

Sacrificing aesthetic for comfort might be familiar for students when it comes to choosing an appropriate school bag, thanks to all the stuff you’ve to lug around on a daily basis. But fret not, for we’re here with a catalogue of potential bags that’ll fit at least a laptop and a few books without compromising your sense of style. 

Coloured hair ties, trendy earrings and flashy sneakers might warrant a stinky eye from your DM, but bags are the only unregulated fashion piece we can rock without fear. Show off your edgy style with the structured Cratte backpacks that come in muted tones or make an impressionable personal statement with the Skinnydip Pink Glitter Backpack from ASOS. 

Although classic backpacks provide an unmatched comfort suited for heavy duty textbooks, don’t limit your back-to-school wardrobe; trade in the backpack for a modern hobo bag or use a slouchy tote for a dress down day.
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Get Your Fall Wardrobe Ready With The Weeknd x H&M's Second Collection

2 Oct 2017 by Johanna Teo

Banging out steamy chart-toppers might be The Weeknd’s forte, but Abel’s got more fashion tricks up his sleeve. Check out the singer’s 18-piece collection collab with Swedish fashion retailer H&M which drops just in time for Fall. 

The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye’s sophomore collaboration fuses both style and comfort with deep Fall hues (think purples, greys and blacks), and grab-and-go outerwear pieces that’ll make dressing up for sweater weather a total breeze. 

 

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The H&M presents The Weeknd Collection is available online and at H&M stores island wide.  

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8 Fashion Personalities Over 40 To Follow On Instagram

28 Sep 2017 by Johanna Teo

Why follow recycled yesteryear fashion trends when there are actual social media stars – that have legit been rocking the fashion game since the 1970s (at least) – to follow? 

Lyn Slater

 

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University professor and Instagram star, 64-year-old Lyn Slater’s foray into fashion began when her stylish ensemble caught the eye of Japanese journalists who were covering New York City Fashion Week – they started snapping photos of her and thus, an ‘accidental icon‘ was born. With a stylishly eclectic wardrobe that favours the likes of Japanese designers Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo and a confident attitude that shines through her carefully curated IG feed, it’s no wonder Lyn has gained a 252k (and counting) following. 

Philippe Dumas

With a keen nose for fashion and a glorious beard that’ll put millennial hipsters to shame, Philippe Dumas started his modelling career at 60 after he retired from advertising, and even landed high profile modelling campaigns after photos of him went viral on Reddit. To keep fit, the Frenchman goes to the gym five days a week, does weightlifting, cardio and even ballet dancing “for the fun and a good body posture”. Time to hit the gym! 

Chuando Tan

An influential photographer who has worked many top fashion campaigns, 51-year-old Chuando found himself in an ironic reversal of roles after gaining global attention for his chiselled good looks and top physique, which he credits to a balanced diet and a dedicated exercise routine. While his IG account isn’t as fashion-centric as the rest on this list, Chuando’s sharp sense of style can be seen via his various works (which he uploads occasionally) and random #OOTDs. 

Jenny Kee

 

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Quirky, loud and proud of it, the ever-youthful Australian designer Jenny Kee serves up bold and iconic designs (on both herself and her models), all while rocking her signature pixie cut and bright red glasses. Just scrolling through her Instagram feed infuses us with her vibrant and artistic energy – time to upgrade your wardrobe with bold splashes of colour!

Lure Hsu 

 

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Peppered with a good range of stylish outfit shots and gorgeous selfies, Lure Hsu’s Instagram account reads like any other fashion conscious millennial’s would – except she’s 41-years-old, and could easily pass for someone half her age. With that being said, Lure has cemented herself as a style inspiration in our books thanks to her penchant for casual (yet totally bomb) street wear. 

Linda Rodin

 

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Former fashion editor, model, stylist and now beauty mogul, Linda Rodin’s enviable resume reads as impressively as her impeccable fashion style. A fan of ’60s and ’70s trends, Linda’s wardrobe consists of vintage pieces she shops from flea markets and fun statement accessories that lend extra personality to her elegant outfits. 

Daphne Selfe

 

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 From strutting down the catwalk for luxury brands like Dolce & Gabbana, to working with massive beauty brands like Nivea and Olay to being featured within the pages of Vogue and Marie Claire, 89-year-old Daphne Selfe headed back to modelling 20 years ago and hasn’t slowed down since. Touted as the ‘world’s oldest professional model’ (she’s in the Guinness Book of Records!), we love Daphne’s flair for layering and bold colour choices – take your cues, budding fashionistas! 

Who do you follow on Instagram? Sound off in the comments section! 

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6 Easy Tips To Keep Your Shoes Looking Fresh

18 Sep 2017 by Bryan Yeong

Shoe addict or sneakerhead, we know the pain of having your brand new kicks getting creased, stained and worn with constant wear. Here are six handy tips to follow to extend the shelf life of your footwear! 

Put In The Work 


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Don’t let that sneaker collection you saved arduously for fall victim to dirt and grime – your kicks need a loving touch to look as good as new. Avoid throwing them in the washing machine as it damages the material, and opt to hand wash them with fabric shampoo and water instead. Scrubbing them down can be a workout, but getting ‘dem stains out are totally worth it. Too lazy to do it yourself? Hand them over to the good folks at Holystic Sneaker Laundry, and pick them up looking fresh and clean! 

Polish Them Up


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Your dress shoes and leather boots deserve to shine, which makes a polishing session every two weeks to a month in order. Just lay out the newspapers, load on leather polish onto a cotton cloth (Saphir’s your best bet) and massage “new life” into your pair. If you’re still completely clueless, you can also head over to The Shoeshine Redemption or Mason and Smith Shoe Shine Bar to service your shoes, get maintanence advice, and pick up a bottle of polish while you’re at it!

Give Them A Suntan

Got caught in the rain? Chances are, your shoes bore the brunt of it – the soaked and squishy soles says it all. So how do you dry ’em out while ensuring minimal damage? The quickest and most effective step would be to air-dry them at room temperature near an open window for a day or two so it has time to dry out naturally (via the sunlight), which minimising bacteria growth. Point to note: avoid using hairdryers or heaters as this might harm the fabric. 

Invest In A Shoe Tree


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Some shoes might lose their shape after a while, which is a why a shoe tree is a worthy investment. These form-keeping gems come in plastic and wood, with the latter preferred for freshly worn pairs as the material helps to absorb excess moisture. These underrated accessories will come in handy for any footwear diehard, and you can pick one up at any shoe-repair shops or department stores.

Keep Your Newspaper On Standby


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If buying a shoe tree isn’t in your budget, reach for old newspapers instead. Stuffing your shoes with dry newspaper can actually also help to absorb moisture after a day of wearing them, and helps to maintain its shape as a temporary solution. So before your mom wants to sell stacks of newspapers off to the karang guni, don’t forget to keep a few copies on hold for your future shoe-cleaning needs. 

Alternate Your Pairs

We totally understand the urge to wear brand new shoes multiple times in a row to show ’em off, but wearing them consecutively would also shorten the shoes’ shelf-life. As much as possible, try alternating your shoe routine to reduce premature wear and tear – a rule of thumb would be to let your shoes ‘rest’ for a day in-between wear to let them dry out and maintain their shape. 

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What are your tips for keeping your shoes in tip top shape? Share with us in the comments below!

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