Shopping guide: 5 outfits for the SG50 long weekend

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Shopping guide: 5 outfits for the SG50 long weekend
Whether you're attending the parade, catching up with friends, or going away for the extra-long weekend, get in the golden jubilee spirit with these patriotically stylish outfits

1. Attending the parade
Don't let the humidity and jostling crowd at the Padang dampen your spirits. A pair of shorts and a fuss-free breathable top is definitely the winning formula. Want to stand out from the masses? Try this fashionable ensemble complete with a pleated drawstring backpack to store all your SG50 goodies. 

Self Portrait lattice blouse; Alexander McQueen bracelet; Dior Chicago 2 metal aviators; Dolce & Gabbana Majolica print shorts; Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria braided sandals; Pleats Please by Issey Miyake backpack

2. Weekend getaway
A short trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city is the best way to unwind before getting back to the grind. Taking inspiration from the balmy beaches of Seminyak, we recommend a mixed-print skirt, breezy top, and faux snakeskin slides for a relaxed, yet elegant, outfit that also shows off your national pride. 

Valentino Rockstud acetate sunglasses; Rosie Assoulin flared vest; Simon Rocha tweed skirt; Ancient Greek Sandals Thais snake slides; IAM by Ileana Makri Dawn spike cuff;  Proenza Schouler Courier small leather bag

3. Catching up over brunch
Never say no to a flat white with a side of broccolini and eggs. Or a long overdue meet-up with old buds. Colour-blocking red and white might not be how you envisioned spending Saturday brunch, but structured culottes, lace-up sandals and a contemporary clutch takes the edge off the sartorial patriotism.

Diane von Furstenberg Raica top; The Row 8 sunglasses; Bottega Veneta intreciatto woven leather sandals; Valentino wool Shantung culottes; Fred Force 10 white gold and woven bracelet; Charlotte Olympia perspex clutch

4. Dinner with friends
We all have that one friend who takes it upon herself to get the group together at every occasion. It might be a barbecue that gets the heat going, or a sit-down affair that requires nicer threads. Either way, an embroidered skirt and cut-out ruffled blouse will have you in the clear. And the furry Fendi bug? Conversation fodder. 

Diane von Furstenberg blouse; Isabel Marant embroidered silk skirt; Delvaux white top-handle bag; Delfina Delettrez enamel and pearl earrings; Fendi fur bug; Castañer Kim woven espadrilles

5. Night on the town
Because these days, the only time you'll hit the town is when there are three more days to cushion the dreadful aftermath. A sweeping skirt (with a cheeky slit) elevated by suede pumps and a dash of rose gold is the perfect accompaniment to the late-night shenanigans.  

Giambattista Valli silk floral-print blouse; Monica Vinader Havana bracelet; Carven wool-blend midi skirt; Gianvito Rossi suede point-toe pumps; Ryan Storer Swarovski crystal ear stud and cuff; Charlotte Olympia Visage perspex clutch

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Text: Andrea Sim

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