How to look great on a really hot day

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Good morning everyone!

How have you guys been? Hope you had a fabulous couple of days and got a lot of great things done!

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It has been crazy hot here in Singapore. So I decided to get busy and create a look for super hot weather.

Well what can I say, the choice is huge. There is a wealth of cute little clothes for hot weather out there– millions of crop tops, billions of silky skirts and gazillions of strappy sandals.

So where do I start? OK, I am a total freak when it comes to getting protected from those nasty UV rays. Obsessed, crazy and don’t I know it. That is why I started with the hat 🙂

I had this awesome hat that I bought a few season ago in one of my favourite stores called Furla. It is a very classic hat you would expect to see in the stores all year round. A hat is always a great accessory in hot weather because not only does it help protect your visage from the sun, but also protect your hair from loosing its lovely colour. Yes, sun ruins your hair colour, that is a fact. Unless of course you want to have sun highlights (which your hairdresser will not thank you for) or you are blonde and don’t mind being even blonder.

Next step – clothes. Decisions decisions… As a girl who is not a fan of showing too much leg, I went with a dress that covers up my knees, but leaves my shoulders and neckline open. That is just the way I like it. I have purchased a navy colour dress from a brand called Three Dots. It is a US brand that is great for casual simple clothes. As this dress is quite revealing around the neckline, I have gone with not one but two big and bold statement necklaces to cover up some flesh. Those necklaces are easy to find in any accessories stores. I got these ones somewhere in Far East Plaza on Orchard road. I liked them in particular because they match my natural colors (eyes, lips and skin) and make the hat and dress look nice together. Plus, they are slightly ethnic which goes well with the shoes.

When it comes to shoes, I definitely use the “quality above quantity” rule. I don’t have a lot of shoes, but those that I do choose to buy are high quality classics that last forever.

The fat heel sandals here (I guess you could almost call them wedges) were purchased in Selflidges in London a long time ago. They are probably the only Givenchy shoes I have seen that can be attributed to the ethnic style. But here we are.

And voilá my Hot Day outfit is complete!

 

Hot Day Outfit – Front view

Hot Day Outfit – Navy dress

Oh yes, don’t forget to smother yourself with sunblock before you step outside!

Have a great day!

A Total Makeover by StyleWithKate

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Hello readers,

This is one of the latest makeover we did at StyleWithKate.

Adeline is in her 20 and has a killer figure. However, she finds it hard to find clothes that fit. Reason: a tiny XXXS size and a height of 5 feet. So getting clothes of the right size is definitely a challenge. In addition to that, Adeline is getting ready for her trip to New York this month and does’t really have any warm clothes to take with her. After all, Singapore is not exactly famous for autumn wear.

So she called StyleWithKate to get new outfits as well as styling and makeup tips!

 

Beforeafter

First of all for Adeline was the make up. She usually doesn’t wear any, because she likes that young, free spirited look. However, Adeline was very happy to try some very light makeup and it certainly has transformed her look. It is amazing what a drop of foundation and some blusher can do… Judge for yourself)

Here is Adeline’s new date night outfit:

Outfit 2 - Date Night Style

Outfit 1 – Date Night

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Outfit 1 – Date Night

For this outfit we have simply paired a bandage style dress with some very neutral patent hills and a contrast clutch. It is a very sexy look, with its deep v neck and a rather short skirt, yet Adeline still finds it comfortable and not too revealing. And with a figure like hers it really would be a crime not to flaunt it. Guys, Adeline will not be single for much longer…

In this outfit:

Dress by BCBG $500
Shoes by BCBG $160
Chanel style clutch $49
Ring by J.Crew $80

Adeline admitted that sometimes she just gets clothes because they fit and not because she likes them. And as a young woman as well as a personal stylist, I really feel for her. It is utterly unfair, but the reality is – there just isn’t as much choice for people with unpopular sizes, whether it is XXXS or XXL. This utter ridiculous discrimination must be corrected!!

Here is an outfit we got Adeline for her trip to the cool New York)

Outfit 1 - NY style

Outfit 2 – NY style (front)

Outfit 1 - NY style

Outfit 2 – NY style (side)

Outfit 1 - NY style

Outfit 2- NY style (Back)

Adeline wanted to look and feel great when she is in New York. To achieve that we got her a wide jacket to keep her nice and warm on cool April days. The jacket widens toward the hip and has rather large sleeves that really adds some volume and elevates Adeline’s look. We got a simple long sleeve top and some grey jeans as the basics. They are easy to match and can be used to create other outfits. To add some zest to this rather calm and outfit, we added these gorgeous metallic heels. Not only do they create an accent on Adeline’s small and beautiful feet, but also represent this Spring’s most flashy trend – metallic strappy shoes! Just check out the attitude in these photos! Adeline look confident, stylish and ready for anything! Big tick!

In this outfit:

Pants by H&M $69
Scarf by H&M $29
Strappy heel Franco Sarto $180
Jacket from Korean market
Long sleeve top from Giordano $50

And finally the Street style look:

Outfit 3 - Street Style

Outfit 3 – Street Style (front)

Outfit 3 - Street Style

Outfit 3 – Street Style (Back)

This is a super comfy everyday look. In the heat of the Singapore sun paired with 90% humidity, your body is begging for clothes that breathe.

So, we have chosen a very cool quilted sweatshirt that Adeline has recently bought to go with the rest of the clothes. It is a very thin sweatshirt with short sleeves, making it comfortable to wear even in hot weather. A simple floral dress really freshens up the look and leaves Adeline happier and more relaxed. As for the shoes, we got her light colored pumps with a platform in front, which makes Adeline taller without giving her foot ache.

In this outfit:

Dress by Pull & Bear $40
Sweatshirt (Adeline’s)
Bracelet by J.Crew $90
Melissa inspires pumps $80

We hope Adeline will use our make up and styling tips and really enjoy her new outfits!

Happy Styling!