Singapore has become a VERY popular city of late (hello rental price increases), with a lot of newcomers to the city. Not sure what to wear in the Lion City? We have you covered! Keep reading for more tips and tricks for how to look stylish in Singapore.
Singapore is a wonderful city and a great place to escape the cold. Its temperatures are pretty consistent year-round, making it a great place to live and a fantastic holiday destination – 23°C-34°C (73°F-93°F) all year round. The humidity can vary, but you can be sure it will probably be humid when you get here, and it may actually rain quite a bit as well. The tropical monsoons here are quite normal and comes with the territory, expect a shower once in awhile. Not sure what clothes to buy to wear here? Check out our links to suitable styles and fabrics, to keep you fashionable and comfortable!
Singapore clothing is pretty unique, because outside the weather is hot, so you want to be cool and comfortable, whilst indoor there is usually (quite aggressive) air-conditioning, so you can be a bit chilly! People here don't wear skimpy clothes or show off a lot of flesh, they usually wear dresses, shorts, skirts and obviously swimwear is an absolute must as a lot of time is spent at the pool.
Shorts are an excellent option for the humidity and heat here in Singapore. It's always good to have some in your wardrobe, especially for chucking on when you go to the pool. I would steer clear of anything in the hot pant territory, as you will get some looks, people in Singapore are a little more conservative. A great mid-thigh denim short will be one of your "go-to" wardrobe items here. We also love relaxed viscose shorts teamed with a cotton tank or a linen shirt. Another look we can't get enough of is sets! You'll be Tanjong Beach Club ready in the one below!
Featured above is the Veronica Shirt from Palm Collective matched back with the Jean shorts. These are both in 100% Viscose (a beautiful soft and lightweight quality) perfect for the humidity. Also they are sustainably made in Bali so you can walk a little lighter wearing them.
Featured above are the Mid thigh denim shorts from Paper Heart. These are a wardrobe staple over the Summer months and this length looks new, and also a bit more conservative for Singapore dressing (no booty shorts here!).
A dress is a perfect option for Singapore. Breathability is key here, look for linen, viscose and cotton fabrics for the best result. The right dress can take you from work to drinks, shopping to dinner, and is an easy whole outfit! We LOVE Dresses here at SCS and we love to see you wearing them, so make sure you snap a pic and tag us on Instagram.
We love a beach dress here! The weather makes these styles perfect. Chuck them over your swimmers to head down to the pool or Sentosa, and then you're also decent for lunch at the beach club, or pool bar. Perfect! The Citrus Crush Floral Strappy Maxi Dress from Spell has been really popular.
Another firm favourite here has been the Solstice Linen Mini Dress. This soft and breathable dress is crafted from 100% linen that has moisture wicking properties which takes sweat and moisture away - perfect for the humid weather here in Singapore. It is also breastfeeding friendly! Pair it with sandals and a straw bag for beach to bar styling.
We have a few gorgeous sets to choose from at the moment, and we'll add more through the Summer. We are loving the Palm Collective Spanish Sun shirt and shorts, and the Blaze Shorts, and the Stacey Top in Barbie Pink!
Here at She Creates Stories, we are big fans of skirts and how versatile they are. They make us feel all feminine and pretty (even if we're having an off day). Singapore is a great place to wear skirts, and you can switch up the style depending on what top you co-ordinate with it (i.e. you can dress them up and down!). Tip - You might want to grab some shorts to put on underneath to prevent chafing, it's one of the annoying things about the humidity and NO ONE likes chafing. Choose a skirt in a breathable fabric in a mini, midi or maxi length for humidity busting style.
A great playsuit is a lifesaver in a hotter climate. A full outfit, these styles are increasing in popularity every year. Here are some of our top picks at She Creates Stories this Summer.
It goes without saying that you will need your Swimmers in Singapore! There is water everywhere, whether you are hanging out at a beach club, the pool, or a public beach. Even some shopping centers have pools or water play parks on the roof! How good! We recommend investing in an easy to wear black one piece to be your swimwear wardrobe staple, then a fun printed one, or a bikini depending on what styling you like.
Check out our NEWEST swimwear brand Bond - Eye! These amazing suits are made in Australia out of a crinkle fabric. Not only do they look super cool, but they are ridiculously comfortable to wear.
Above is the Mara One-Piece in Baywatch Red.
Fashionable and comfortable sandals are key in Singapore. Even better if they are made ethically and sustainably like our Mahli the Label ones. A lot of local people here wear thongs/flip flops, so if you like those, they are a great option too. If you are looking for something a bit more fashionable check out the Texan Buckle Slides or the Dallas Sandals.
Shirts are a strong favourite in hot climates. Make sure you choose a breathable fabric like Linen, and a button up style can also be used for layering over dresses as a cardigan, or tied up at the front, or tucked in - the options are many! A traditional solid colour shirt is a winner in this climate. Shop our shirts here.
I hope these tips help you to plan your wardrobe for Singapore fun times! Enjoy, and don't forget to try a few Singapore Slings at the Raffles Long Bar.
Love Bex x