If you stay in the West, you definitely already frequent Westgate, located right at the doorstep of Jurong East MRT station and Jurong East Bus Interchange!
[ Fashion Styling Workshop at Westgate ]
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a fashion styling workshop conducted at Westgate by Steve Thio, editor from Her World Singapore!
It was a really fun session where Steve shared upcoming trends for Fall/Winter 2016 and how to incorporate style in a functional and wearable manner with key statement pieces, as well as playing around with layers and textures!
The audience listening attentively to Steve as he shared his opinions and tips, I can’t help but to agree that us – Singaporean ladies can definitely up our fashion game a notch by putting in more effort into looking presentable!
Moving on, Steve showed us how one single key item can be styled in so many various ways to create different looks and styles for different occasions!
For instance, a classic printed jumpsuit is jazzed up with a pink silk bomber jacket. I love the play of textures here!
A jumpsuit can be paired with a basic classic white shirt for a clean and tailored look. This gives a completely different feel and turns the jumpsuit into a pair of printed pants instead!
I thought this pairing of clashing patterns was interesting and bold. It really ups the style factor and yet goes together surprisingly well!
The same silk bomber jacket can be worn over a pair of khaki-colored culottes and a textured silver tank top for another look that is chic and yet not over the top.
I like how the outfit changes completely with just another outer layer, this time a printed long cardigan, and a vintage-looking camel bag!
It was really interesting to see how Steve transformed a dress into yet another outfit by just adding on a top over it!
Some other trends that are coming in this Fall/Winter are embellishments, like those seen on this denim shirt here.
I’m loving the Fall/Winter trends! Here’s Steve offering personal tips and advice to the workshop attendees who were all very keen on improving their wardrobe 😉
What to watch out for this Fall/Winter season: Earthy tones and colors, prints, as well as playing around with varying textures and fabrics!
It was a very interesting and fun session with Steve!
All you Westies are so fortunate now that Westgate is around! I remember how limited shopping choices were in the West, just a few years ago when I was still working in the West! With over 250 stores and several high street fashion brands at Westgate, you’ll never be lacking in choices when it comes to fashion.
After a day of shopping, I picked out some outfits myself from Westgate and I’m excited to share some super nice items that caught my eye!
[ Look #1: Girls’ Day Out! ]
Pink silk bomber jacket: The Editor’s Market
Black trumpet dress: The Editor’s Market
Graphic printed handbag: Bonia
Pink strappy heels: ALDO
Shades & necklace: ALDO
For a casual girls’ day out, I love something simple but feminine. This combination of a cute trumpet dress glammed up with a pink silk bomber jacket from The Editor’s Market is the perfect outfit!
For a dressier look, I paired the apparel with a pair of pink strappy heels from ALDO that helps to accentuate my legs too! 😀
A quirky and vibrant hand bag from Bonia completes the entire look and adds a splash of color to the outfit!
Loving the accessories from ALDO as well, this pair of rose gold shades and set of layered necklaces are perfect!
For this look, keep your makeup polished but natural, go with a nude lip color and you’ll look fabulous!
[ Look #2: 90’s Inspired Outfit! ]
Printed babydoll dress: Desigual
White sneakers: ALDO
Bohemian bangles: ALDO
When I think of the 90s, I think of my childhood days as well as bold prints and bohemian styles!
Thus, I put together an outfit that’s playful and cute with a touch of bohemian. Using this adorable printed babydoll dress from Desigual, I turned it into a pinafore style with a basic white top, matching it with white sneakers for that school girl look! Pinafores are still a very hot trend this season and it’s easy to get creative with dresses by layering them and turning a dress into a pinafore!
A vintage-inspired clutch complements the fun outfit perfectly.
To pull off the 90s look even further, consider a pop of red lipstick and perhaps do up some braids in your hair to really bring out the bohemian vibes!
[ Look #3: Off To The Office ]
Burnt umber knit top: The Editor’s Market
Khaki culottes: The Editor’s Market
White long vest: The Editor’s Market
Eyelet bowler bag: Desigual
I don’t believe in boring corporate dressing. Even if you’re going to the office, you can look stylish and chic, still!
For a office-appropriate look, I put together this outfit with a knit top, culottes and a long tailored vest from The Editor’s Market. I really love the muted earthy tones for this look! Not too loud for office and yet it manages to look sleek and well put-together.
A functional and roomy bowler bag from Desigual fits all my work essentials. The eyelet details are understated but enhances the otherwise plain outfit.
Completing the earthy colors with a pair of camel pumps from ALDO! Instead of always wearing black heels, other colors like camel, nude or grey are also neutral and easy-to-wear!
Of course, office make-up should be professional with no loud colors on your eyes or lips, with a sleek and simple hairstyle!
Hope you like these three outfits I put together as much as I do, you know exactly where to get them!
Of course, apart from the stores I mentioned above, there are so so many fashion stores and more available at Westgate that I’m sure that you’re gonna be spoilt for choice like I was! Next time I’m in the West, you know where I’ll be for my fashion retail therapy — Westgate!