5 Ways To Dress Your Best Like A Fashion Icon In 2023

Time to slay!
26 January 2023

Now that the new year is officially in session, it is time to revamp our wardrobes. Be it for work, school or living out the fantasy as Singapore’s best streetwear star, there’s a lot to keep up with in order to always look fresh while stretching that dollar. 

Here are five ways to dress your best in 2023 without breaking the bank.

Build A Capsule Closet

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These aren’t just buzz words. A capsule closet is a nifty trick that allows you to form multiple outfits with a small but versatile rack of clothes. The great thing is, it does not need to be extravagant or extra in any way as long as you hit the necessary staples – Wednesdaycore is a prime example of how effective this method truly is.

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Start with a set of monochromatic coloured tops, bottoms, outerwear, shoes and accessories and mix and match these items every day. Once you’re confident, introduce one complimentary colour or texture such as corduroy, lace or leather through a few new pieces and repeat the steps again. Soon, you will have what seems to be an infinite number of outfit combinations, all while looking polished. 

Oversized Everything

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Skinny jeans have officially been kicked to the curb and that goes the same for unnecessarily tight fits. Baggy is back in trend from tailored suits to ‘90s grunge looks. This trend gives off an air of effortless style without compromising on thoughtful execution. 

Thankfully, a few pairs of cargo pants, bomber jackets and blazers is all it takes to elevate your current closet. 

Y2K Prints

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Remember those Gap sweatshirts, Juicy Couture rhinestone logos and printed t-shirts with words that hardly made sense? Well, y2k graphic t-shirts and jackets are back. The recent Milan and Paris Fashion Week showcased a heavy influence of this up-and-coming trend from the likes of MSGM and DSquared2.

Is it ugly? Yes, but is it done ironically? Probably, which makes it subversive enough for us to jump onto the bandwagon before it hits the mainstream. 

Sheer And Sexy

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Sex sells and body positivity is all the rage, which makes sheer fabrics a big hit in 2023. Everyone is beautiful and we can’t wait to own it with all our hearts with bodycon mesh ensembles, exaggerated organza numbers and lace galore. 

Confidence is key when rocking any fit, so embrace who you are and let your freak flag fly high. 

Animal Kingdom Takeover

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By now, everyone would have seen Kylie Jenner’s roaring outfit at the Schiaparelli couture show. While nothing much can be said to add to that amazing look, it is a testament to the revival of bold animal motifs in fashion. 

We are talking about leopards, wolves, cows, giraffes, zebras and much more. Even furry and fluffy feathered hats have made a comeback. Of course, everything has to be faux as animal cruelty does not pass the VibeCheck.

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