When it comes to street dance performances, there are 3 main components that’ll impress any audience right off the bat: a sick choreography, fierce attitudes and killer threads. And any dance crew worth their salt would know the importance of gearing up – it speaks volumes about your squad even before you’ve executed a move, and might even serve to intimidate your swag-less opponents. Looking for outfit inspirations in time for your next dance competition? Look no further. 

Every Colour Of The Rainbow

A prime example of how you can use your outfits to amp up an unexpected mood, Quest Crew – the all-time champions of America’s Best Dance Crew Season 8 – brings on a visual explosion that mirrors the peppiness of their song choice, ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk The Moon.

Attack Of The Clones

 

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Ever wondered why JabbaWocKeeZ dons their signature white masks and freaky clone-like outfits? More than a method of helping the crew stand out amongst their competitors, their carbon copy looks were specially curated to allow the focus to be on each dancer and their moves. Like how these world famous dancers balance their simple yet incredibly intricate choreographies, sometimes it’s easier to showcase your dancing chops without having to slip into loud ensembles. 

Camo-Up! 

Having performed with the likes of BIG BANG, CL and Justin Bieber, this all-female crew is as bad ass as it gets. We love their tough-as-nails get-up – camo cropped top, knee-length bermudas and high-cut sneakers – which totally goes to show that you don’t need to wear revealing attire to look totally baller! 

Hip hop’s Finest

Intentionally baggy sweatshirts, bandana/cap hair accessories and sneakers galore – the EAST2WEST ladies bring their hip hop-influenced styles into their version of BTS’ Not Today, looking totally fierce while at it. If Singapore’s weather is too hot, we suggest a ripped oversized top in place of the sweatshirts, and denim cut-offs. 

Denim Nation

Clad in denim, the AO Crew keeps it stylishly casual for their cover of GOT7’s ‘Hard Carry’. This outfit is perhaps the most practical – we can definitely see the members strutting off stage and onto the streets! 

Jackets all round 

Keeping to a minimalist all-black ensemble, the Koreos squad’s matching bomber jackets are all it takes to bring their outfits from ‘blah’ to ‘boomz’. Plus it’s also a great way to save money ’cause you’ll technically only be shelling out for your outerwear – an essential for dance crews on a shoestring budget. 

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Feeling inspired? It’s time to bust those moves and show the world what you’re made of! And the upcoming Teenage Dance Challenge is the perfect platform to start. Round up your dance crew (and those cool outfits) and signup today! 

More related stories: 11 Pro-Looking Moves For People Who Can’t Dance8 Electrifying K-pop Dance Covers To Get You Movin’Top 10 K-Pop Idol Dancers

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7 Ways To Style Your Sneakers Outside Of The Gym

24 May 2017 by Teenage

Statement sneakers are having a huge moment and with summer’s arrival, they’re geared to be the main kicks on everyone’s feet (and yours). Wanna know how to style your sneakers into a versatile summer wardrobe staple? Here are 7 outfit inspirations featuring our stylish Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 finalists! 

Chloe (@chhloe)

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Gone are the days where sneaker and skirt combos were a fashion don’t. Keeping to a monochrome palette, Chloe pairs her Skecher’s D’Lites 2 with a sleek printed metallic mini skirt and black sleeveless high-neck top, looking equal parts sporty, polished and chic. 

Vivien (@veeeyeo)

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On trend and perfect for the summer, Vivien pairs her pink Skecher’s D’Lites 2 with a white top, frayed denim skirt (featuring red and white stripes running down each side) and a red ’90s inspired canvas belt. 

Don (@donnygao)

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Don pulls together a classic pairing: a heather-grey/maroon jacket over a plain white T-shirt, with dark grey sweats rolled at the cuffs – allowing his ankles to peek through. Top the look off with a baseball cap. 

Amyn (@amynosaurus)

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The go-to combination for days where you’re running late, Amyn threw on a white top and denim skinny jeans, completing the look with his grey and white Skecher’s D’Lites 2. 

Joyce (@jwanting)

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’90s fashion trends are out in full force with Joyce’s denim overall and sneaker outfit. An easy way to look put together while keeping it totally casual, Joyce is totally cool for the summer. 

Tyler (@tylomere)

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Whether you’re heading out for a jog or simply embodying that whole athleisure look, take a leaf outta Tyler’s stylebook with a fitted shirt, slouchy sweatpants and of course, a pair of Skecher’s D’Lites 2. 

Jessica (@jessicatanx)

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Slipping into a form-fitting ’90s striped top and denim black shorts, Jessica’s outfit will take you anywhere: from school to the streets, to even the beach (literally). Her Skecher’s D’Lites 2 in pink brings playful colour to an otherwise dark outfit. 

What are your favourite outfits to go with sneakers? Comment below to let us know! 

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These Are The Newest Pastel Kicks You'll Be Rocking All Year Long

27 Mar 2017 by Chew Hui Ling

If there’s one trend we can’t get enough of, it’s pastel. The season’s sweetest palette has found its way back to our wardrobe, bringing onboard a new crop of pastel-perfect kicks even the most avid of chromophobes couldn’t pass up on. From pretty pinks to baby blues to mellow mints, these candy-coated picks are sure to earn you major street cred (and a ton of hearts on Instagram) – without giving you a sugar high. Click away!

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Spring is officially here and although it’s virtually summer all year round here, there’s no better excuse to refresh our wardrobes than with the changing of the seasons. Take a leaf outta these Instagrammers’ books – they’re stepping out in their Spring/Summer 2017 best and looking utterly fabulous. 

Yellow Frenzy

 

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With Spring comes all sorts of bright colours, and Yellow’s riding high on that rainbow list. And while it might be a tricky shade to pull off, Aimee’s mustard-yellow top complements virtually any skin tone without washing it out. 

Get the look: 
Zara Puff Sleeve Sweat Shirt in Curry, $59.90 

Zara Yellow

Post-Minimalist 

 

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It’s time to take that #Minimalist aesthetic to the next level by playing with textures and details to make an otherwise plain outfit that much more interesting. A true fashion guru knows that it’s all in the details! 

Get the look: 
Zara Trench-Style Top With Buckle Details in White, $49.90

Minimalist Top

Stripey Situation 

 

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 Stripes will never be obliterated from our wardrobes, but it’s always amazing to see how these mainstays evolve through the seasons. If you aren’t a fan of wearing full-on stripes, Zoe’s slouchy wide-leg trousers and cropped knit jersey combi takes the edge off an otherwise rather statement-worthy design. 

Get the look: 
Zara Wide Sleeve Top in Navy Blue, $49.90

Stripes

Flower Power 

It’s time to shake up that ‘Florals are for Chinese New Year’ mentality – with Spring officially underway, we’re blessed with a garden-full of variety, quirky prints, elegant rosettes and all. 

Get the look: 
Zara Printed Robe Dress, $89.90 

Zara Floral Dress

Grunge Is Not Dead

 

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A little something for those who aren’t that used to such a cheerful colour palette, you’d be glad to know that the whole ‘grunge-y’ look is still very much in trend. If you’re not into the whole ‘Courtney Love’ look though, skip the leather jackets and obscure band tees and slip into a sleeker silhouette instead. 

Get the look: 
Zara Zip Sweatshirt in Black, $69.90
Zara Mini Skirt With Metallic Details in Black, $59.90

Black Everything Grunge

Zara’s making it even easier to act on your shopping impulses with their official Singapore online store! Launching today, the site offers Zara’s full range of products, 24/7. Plus, they also offer free shipping on all standard orders over $79 – deliver it anywhere, or collect it at the SingPost POP stations or Zara outlets. Happy shopping! 

What are your favourite Spring looks? Comment below to share your thoughts! 

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Attached lovebirds or single Pringles, don’t sweat it this Valentine’s Day! Whether it is for a romantic dinner with bae or a power girls’ night out, wow your date/mates with our curation of outfit inspirations carefully picked just for you.

 

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Get The Look:
Kendal Lace Back Top (White), $31.90, The Tinsel Rack
Yoco Layered Stripe Skirt, $24.90, Zalora | Keaton Midi Skirt (Light Blue Stripes), $25.90, The Tinsel Rack
Flatform Bluchers, $79.90, ZARA

 

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Get The Look:
Love Cropped Strappy Halter Top, $14.90, Zalora | New Look Zip Front Velvet Bralet, $14.78, Zalora
Ratchell Skirt, $39, The Editor’s Market
Slingback Leather Ankle Boots, $149, ZARA

 

A photo posted by MayMay (@mayho10) on Oct 1, 2016 at 8:57pm PDT

Get The Look:
Pleat Right Back Poplin Shirt In White, $25, A For Arcade | Kormac Boxy Crop Shirt, $35, The Editor’s Market
Kacie Skirt In Tan, $32, The Closet Lover 
Sunglasses, $12.90, H&M

Get The Look:
A Gold E Piper Denim Skirt, $149, Nasty Gal | Daisy Street Tall Split Front Denim Maxi Skirt, $29.56, ASOS | Jamaine Denim Skirt, $39, The Editor’s Market
New Look Velvet Thigh High Heeled Boots, $49.62, Zalora
Xti Sling Bag, $26, Zalora

 

A photo posted by Aimee Song (@songofstyle) on Jan 7, 2017 at 8:14am PST

Get The Look:
Krause Dress, $336.32, Revolve | ASOS Frill Wrap Maxi Skirt, $34.84, ASOS | Kimono Wrap Dress, $85, UNDA
ALDO Ambrasea Ballerinas, $118.90, Zalora | Pointed Mary-Jane Pumps, $53.90, Charles & Keith

 

A photo posted by Valerie Wang (@valerie_wang) on Jan 29, 2017 at 2:52am PST

Get The Look:
Gentlewoman Strap Dress, $75, UNDA 
FRAME Chloe Blouse, $255, SHOPBOP | Petite Puff Sleeve Blouse, $85.20, LOFT | Chuu Mandarin Collar Balloon Sleeve Blouse, $71.88, YESSTYLE
Lined Leather Mules, $29.90, ZARA | Claire Trim Loafer Mule, $39.90, rubi | Double Buckle Mules, $53.90, Charles & Keith

 

A photo posted by Claudia Then (@claudiathen) on Jul 2, 2016 at 1:34am PDT

Get The Look:
Surplice Printed Midi Dress (Navy), $39.90, Dressabelle 
Something Borrowed Weave Ribbon Lace Flat Sandals, $19.90, Zalora

 

A photo posted by ○ Steph L. (@mianbaobreadpan) on Aug 31, 2016 at 8:50pm PDT

Get The Look:
Physique Gloss And Mesh Bra, $39, Pomelo
Noisy May Petite Denim Pin Stripe Bomber Jacket, $48.56, ASOS 
Pleat It Together Skirt In Mustard, $31.50, A For Arcade | Morgan Pleat Skirt In Mustard Yellow, $32, MGP Label

 

A photo posted by 그림일기 (@grimdiary_official) on Jan 18, 2017 at 1:44am PST

Get The Look:
Fine Knit Metallic Sweater, $45.90, Mango
Lost Ink Wrap Front Asymmetric Skirt, $38.01, ASOS

 

A photo posted by Kayleigh Li (@itskaykayleigh) on Sep 16, 2016 at 7:28am PDT

Get The Look:
Free People Georgia V Neck Jumper, $190.04, ASOS | Seint Relaxed V Neck Jumper In Oatmeal Marble, $40.12, ASOS | Textured Cotton Blend Sweater, $39.90, MANGO
Gold Midi Dress, $19.90, Stradivarius | Miss Selfridge Cami Slip Maxi Dress, $58.07, ASOS

 

A photo posted by CASSANDRA.H (@twogunkitten) on Jan 20, 2017 at 4:23am PST

Get The Look:
Noelle Striped Mock Neck Blouse, $39, Pomelo | Evalina Wide Sleeve Shirt – Blue, $29, Pomelo
Margo Skirt, $19, Runway Bandits | ASOS Mini Skirt with Eyelet Hem, $17.95, ASOS
Tinted Wayfarer Sunglasses, $21.19, Stylenanda | Quick Filter Shades, $17, Young Hungry Free

 

A photo posted by Cinddie (@cinddie) on Mar 7, 2016 at 5:01am PST

Get The Look:
Flaunt Acacia Blouse, $25, nakedheart
Boohoo Petite Denim Pinafore Dress, $16.89, ASOS | Zoey Button Dungaree, $35.90, Montifs

 

A photo posted by Beixin L. 📷 (@beixin) on Jul 18, 2016 at 5:36am PDT

Get The Look:
Poise Top, $27, Fayth | Elise Flutter Sleeved Top, $29.90, Fayth
Fleur Lace Shorts, $31.50, Fayth

 

A photo posted by Min Poh (@minpoh) on Jan 20, 2017 at 9:07pm PST

Get The Look:
Knit Pick Tank Top In Off White, $18, A For Arcade | Women Sleeveless Long T-Shirt, $7.90, Uniqlo | Basics High Neck Tank Top, $9.90, Zalora
Yuri Slip Dress In Dusty Pink, $36, A For Arcade | Beverly Asymmetrical Slip Dress, $33.90, Fayth | Naumi Slip Dress (Baby Pink), $33.90, The Tinsel Rack

Need more Valentine’s Day outfit inspirations? Check out our Lifestyle section in the latest February 2017 issue, out on newsstands now!

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