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Capsule closet: nailed! 10 wardrobe essentials for tropical living

Dressing appropriately for life in Singapore is one of life’s greatest conundrums. When it’s hotter than the surface of the sun outside, and icy blasts of aircon make it chillier than the arctic indoors, you can guarantee you’ll spend most of your day moaning about being freezing cold, or sweating profusely #thestruggleisreal. And that means styling it out on a daily basis can be tough. But thanks to our pals at Zalora, it’s totally possible to always rock a heard-turning outfit without getting too spendy. Here’re a few things that we consider to be wardrobe staples in Singapore, from skirts and blouses, to cute dresses and sandals. Happy shopping!

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A little white dress

You can keep your LBD, nothing says summer like a little white dress. You can’t beat crisp, white cotton to keep you feeling cool and looking on point.

The perfect white vest T

When you find the perfect fit combined with the perfect material, you get #Tshirtgoals. Stock up when you find ‘the one’ or regret if for life! Team it with a pencil skirt for an office chic vibe, or with jeans to keep things casual. Either way, it’s a winner.

Stretch skinny jeans

It may be hot, but that doesn’t mean you need to banish jeans from your wardrobe. Opt for skinny stretch jeans as opposed to full on, stiff denim. Dress up with heels, or down with flats. You’ll be grateful for the leg coverage once you set foot in freezing aircon.

Dressy shorts

When it’s just too humid for trousers, you can rely on a pair of dressy shorts to come to the rescue. Perfect for a date night, drinks with the girls, or just because it’s Friday night; silky shorts will zhush up that white vest no end.

Lightweight jacket

We know: why the hell do you need a jacket in 30 degree heat? One word: aircon. Yup, despite the constant heat outside, chilly climes are inevitable as soon as you step indoors. Something lightweight to throw on will keep the chill off and the chic on.


Protect your peepers with a pair of stylish frames. Make sure you go for as much UVA/UVB protection as possible, your eyes will thank you for it.

Neutral flats

Everyone needs a pair of shoes that work with every possible outfit, and we reckon neutral flats are a fail-safe for any occasion.

Black heels

Take it from office to evening with the perfect pair of heels. And there’s nothing like popping on a pair of black pumps to instantly score sophistication points.

Colour pop bag

Inject some colour into your otherwise neutral wardrobe with a flash of something bright. And we reckon summery-hued arm candy is where it’s at.

Pencil skirt

For understated elegance, you can’t go wrong with a classic pencil skirt. Keep it versatile by opting for a darker colour; you’ll be able to wear it with just about anything.

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Sally Shoult

Sally Shoult

Sally is our resident wordsmith. When not writing for Fuzzie, she can be found eating and drinking her way around Singapore or plotting her next travel adventure abroad.

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