Whether you’re heading down to The Float @ Marina Bay to catch the symphony of fireworks or using the long weekend to catch up with your friends over brunch, celebrate Singapore’s 54 years of independence this National Day weekend by sporting your best red outfits. Here’s our favourite fuss free ways to wear the vermillion hues.
1. Do it with accessories
Do like Eva Chen by pairing a red chic bag and belt with neutral solid-coloured dress. We recommend teaming the look with this Satin Tassel Clutch, $99.90 from Charles and Keith. Complete the outfit with a pair of white leather mules à la Eva.
2. Little red dress, anyone?
When in doubt, a classic red dress with clean lines will do the trick. Depending on where you’re going, opt for a turtleneck or a heart-shaped neckline for a less conventional look. Team the look with your favourite pair white sneakers and you’re good to go. Alternatively, you can keep with the classic look and go with this Shift Dress, $59.90 from Mango. Sport your favourite pair of chunky gold earrings for good measure.
3. Can’t go wrong with monochrome
If you’re an all or nothing kind of girl, a monochrome red outfit is right up your alley. Here, fashion insider Vanessa Hong makes a case for it with an oversized buttoned-down shirt and matching wide-legged pants. This short-sleeved billowing Jumpsuit, $99.90 from Zara will help you achieve just that. A pair of strapped stilettos will look great with it, but if you’re planning on doing a lot of walk, a pair of comfortable wedged-heels will do the trick too.
4. Skirt around it
If you’re looking for something in-between a monochrome outfit and a statement accessory, skirts are a great way to incorporate some red into your outfit this weekend. This red Corduroy Skirt, $44.95 from H&M is perfect because you dress it up or down, depending on where you’re heading to. For a more formal take on the look, opt for an oversized white shirt and pair of heel. For a more casual approach, your favourite band t-shirt and a pair of sneakers will do just the trick.
5. Take the athleisure route
Local songstress Tabitha Nauser perfectly demonstrates the cool girl way of wearing red this National Day weekend with an athletic approach with a little retro and contemporary features. Throw on your favourite leggings and body con top, completing the look with a statement jacket and a pair of white Nikes. If you’re not feeling up to layering, this oversized cropped Colour Block Crew Sweatshirt, $89 from Nike would work too.
6. Statements shoes
If you’re feeling really fancy, do like Kim Jones and team your party frock with a pair of scarlet red leather booties—Steve Madden does a pretty pair. Alternatively, these Red Snake Print Leather Boots, $89.90 from Charles & Keith would look just as great.