Exploring your city or planning on a trip and wondering what to wear in Singapore? Well, let’s get right down to a list, shall we?
It’s an inside joke among the Singapore locals that the country has two types of weather – indoors and outdoors! They aren’t wrong, really. Outdoors, it’s tropical heat and humidity for you, mixed with rain pretty much all through the year. Indoors, you have air conditioning set to minimum, to counter the outdoor heat! So let’s explore what to wear in Singapore, to keep you comfortable yet, classy – especially since Singapore is a cosmopolitan city, and style is always in!
Generally speaking, your wardrobe or packing list won’t change much through the year. Shorts, tank tops and summery dresses would probably be the most comfortable. Ensure you stick to fabrics that are lightweight, breathable, and absorb perspiration. Cotton and linen breathe well, and stay cool on hot days. Viscose and silk are super lightweight and very easy to maintain as they wash in the machine and don’t need ironing.
Throw on a light, summery top over denim shorts or classic-cut pants, depending on the occasion. Capsule by Juliette offers a stylish range of tops you can choose from, with varying designs, colours, and looks. The Delhi Top in cotton crepe is especially suitable for Singapore’s climate. Some gold detail adds a touch of elegance to this casual apparel. The fluid Stella Top with its airy sleeves and gold trimming along the neckline is made from a blend of viscose and silk. It is perfect for staying cool yet classy.
If you’re wondering what to wear in Singapore, then pick playsuits. They’re the ultimate casual, comfortable and chic outfit. The Delhi Playsuit from Capsule by Juliette lends your look a stylish French touch. Printed with stripes on off-white cotton fabric, it is great for weekend lounging. The Army Romper is an easygoing piece in viscose and silk, for a simple, sexy look. Summer doesn’t feel as good in anything else!
The best thing about dresses is that you can wear them for casual shopping or parties and dinner dates with equal elan. Take the Satya Dress, for example. Designed in cotton muslin, it is light and breezy. The detailed embroidery on it gives it an air of sophistication yet simplicity. It is ideal to roam the city in! The Jaipur Dress is a short, sexy number in off-white crepe. The lace detail on the dress exudes grace. For a little more attitude in your step, go for the Sofia Dress. In electric blue – among other colours – it is full of character and seems created especially for warm summer evenings. You can wear the Butterfly Dress for parties. It is effortlessly chic, with an elegant cut and feminine neckline, and it’s A-line is very flattering to the figure.
Jumpsuits are versatile and our favorite! Wear them anywhere – for a walk, to work, for a dinner or even an evening by the bay. Comfortable yet stylish, you can find them in varying designs. The Julie Jumpsuit in breathable cotton, with its off-shoulder cut and elastic waistband, is great for warm evenings. The Elodie Jumpsuit offers a smooth transition from the workplace to after-hours. Its sleek and elegant design in a mixture of viscose and silk make it the unmatched choice for both day and night.
There’s nothing quite as comfortable as a pair of light, airy shorts to combat the heat and humidity. And there’s no reason why you can’t look fashionable in them too! The Gihane Shorts, tailored from 100% linen with a pleasing blue Art Deco print is an absolute essential for long, lazy days. You can find the same shorts in off-white, grey and blue to pair with a summery top.
While these pieces of clothing are perfect for the outdoors, remember to carry something to keep you warm indoors, when you encounter the cold blast from the air conditioning. Keep a bomber jacket rolled up in your bag; one that doesn’t wrinkle and is just as stylish as it is warm! A scarf is a great idea as well. A light raincoat for the rain helps. In the Monsoons, think waterproof, and you’re set! And remember, if you’re visiting Singapore’s cultural spots, dress modestly. Loose pants, maxi skirts, and cap-sleeved-tops work well.
I hope this answers your question of what to wear in Singapore. We’ve provided a lot of options for stylish yet comfortable womenswear for the summer, but as always, go with the look you want, and always, accessorize!