How to dress for National Day without looking obiang

Yes, it is possible to channel your patriotic spirit by dressing in red and white this National Day and still look stylish. Take your cue from these seven celebs

Bonnie Loo
Bonnie Loo
08 Aug 2017

Bonnie Loo

A red-and-white striped button down with a knit tank or dress layered over it makes for a preppy, 90s-inspired getup.

Red-hot style tip:
Wear this look with a ponytail, like Bonnie does, for added youthfulness.

We recommend:
V-neck jersey dress, $24.90, H&M
Striped shirt with buttons, S$45.90, Zara

Photo: Instagram/@bonnieloo94

 

Carrie Wong
Carrie Wong
08 Aug 2017

Carrie Wong

A casual red dress paired with white shoes is both stylish, easy-to-wear and subtle. Perfect for NDP home parties or a picnic at Marina Barrage to catch the fireworks display.

Red-hot style tip:
Opt for breathable, lightweight cotton and pair with espadrilles instead of sneakers for a breezy, tropical look.

We recommend:
ASOS Pleated Midi Sundress, $45.26
Kendall + Kylie Lace-up Platform Espadrilles, US$112 from RueMadame.com

Photo: Instagram/@carriewst
 

Fann Wong
Fann Wong
08 Aug 2017

Fann Wong

If you have a kid as cute as little Zed Zed as accessory, then go for matchy-matchy family outfits!

Red-hot style tip:
Keep it simple and confined to one bold statement, like Fann and Zed Zed’s matching red-and-white stripes. Wearing the same complete look from head to toe is just tacky. And avoid the ‘I Love SG’ tees at all costs!

We recommend:
Tommy Hilfiger Stripe Heart Badge Tee, $125.30 from Zalora
Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 shoes, $134.90

Photo: Instagram/@fannaiaiwong

Jeffrey Xu
Jeffrey Xu
08 Aug 2017

Jeffrey Xu

Not into dressing in national colours from top-to-toe? Wearing key accessories in the red-and-white colour combination, like Jeffrey’s sneakers, will lend a subtle nod to the festivities.

Red-hot style tip:
A chunky red necklace against a crisp white blouse will also do the trick.

We recommend:
Vans Old Skool Canvas Trainers In Red, $122.84

Photo: Instagram/@jeffrey_xu
 

Jean Danker
Jean Danker
08 Aug 2017

Jean Danker

For a dressier event, pick a red dress that’s more sophisticated (a bustier neckline does wonders) and pair it with heels.

Red-hot style tip:
Top it off with a white vest or blazer for added interest.

We recommend:
Zalora Collection Waterfall Vest, $24.90
Zalora Collection Lace V-Neck Pencil Dress, $39.90

Photo: Instagram/@jeandanker
 

Simone Heng
Simone Heng
08 Aug 2017

Simone Heng

There’s something so adorable and quirky about Simone’s outfit that it will certainly turn heads wherever you choose to celebrate National Day.

Red-hot style tip:
Pick red-and-white pieces that have an avant-garde element, like the ruffled sleeves and frilled sides of Simone’s stripy top and skorts.

We recommend:
Topshop Ruffle Shorts in White, $79.90
Mango Striped Off Shoulder Top, $55.90

Photo: Instagram/@simoneheng
 

Yasminne Cheng
Yasminne Cheng
08 Aug 2017

Yasminne Cheng

If you find plain ‘ole red and white a tad bit boring, then spice it up with a dash of black and some playful polka dots to boot. 

Red-hot style tip:

A red off-shoulder top goes with just about anything, even a slinky pair of polka-dot pajama pants like Yaz’s. Keep it laid back with flat sandals and a clutch.

We recommend:

Topshop Poplin Bardot top, $49.90
Zara Polka Dot Culottes in Black and White, $19.90

Photo: Instagram/@yasminnecheng

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