shop: 10 best buys under $500

shop: 10 best buys under $500

Leopard print long sleeved top, S$430 (RRP S$860), Burberry

Treat leopard prints as a neutral - wear it with black, white, nudes in streamlined silhouettes for ultimate sophistication. This stretch jersey top is form fitting, so wear it tucked in with a pleated skirt for work or a pair of jeans for the weekend, and always with heels to make it more dressed up.

Burberry leopard print top

Black mini dress, S$294 (RRP S$588), Kirin at Farfetch

Everyone has a good LBD. This slinky mini dress is Made In Italy, machine washable and from streetwear label by Berlin-based DJ Peggy Gou.  Wear it alone or layer it over a cool tie-dye top as seen on the model.

Kirin Mini Dress

Carre 90 silk scarf, S$214.77 (RRP S$461.36), Hermès at Vestiaire Collective

Verified and authenticated by the experts at Vestiaire, this is the ideal size to use for styling as a head scarf, as a bandeau top and as a shawl. The printed design is a classic and you can enjoy a S$30 discount with the code WELCOMESG on the app.

hermes carre 90

Florae crossover sandals, S$331 (RRP S$551), Neous at Farfetch

100% leather with a comfortable 6.5cm heel, this thonged sandal is a key style for SS20. Wear it with a maxi dress or a blazer and shorts, it's super simple and versatile. A good pedicure is a must!

nexus florae sandal

Silver Atomic Drop crystal earrings, S$210 (RRP S$356), Mounser at Ssense

Produced in New York and Los Angeles, the designs from Mounser have a sculptural approach inspiration rooted in both nature and modernist and contemporary art. We love this mismatched pair with Swarovski rhinestone detailing.

Monseur Atomic Drop Asymmetrical Swarovski Earring


Thin strap bra, S$186 (RRP S$310), Mame Kurogouchi at Surrender

Touted by BoF to be the next Sacai, Kurogouchi founded her label Mame — the Japanese word for “bean” and also a childhood moniker she had adopted due to her petite stature — almost a decade ago. The Issey Miyake-trained designer incorporates Japanese tradition while creating pieces for the modern woman. Show off this wired bra with a blazer or sheer top.

mame kurogouchi wired bra

Straight leg denim jeans, S$248 (RRP S$413), Boyish Denim at Farfetch

This sustainable denim label is inspired by the stylish women who often describe their personal style as "Boyish", the brand utilises men's fabrics and fits tailored for a woman's body when creating all collections. A straight leg cut is the new silhouette to wear, and white jeans are more dressy than basic blue.

BOYISH denim sustainable jeans

Goldtone brass broken ball and chain choker, S$290 (RRP S$434), Martine Ali at Ssense

Available exclusively at Ssense, we love how this isn't just a uniform chain link necklace. The chunky design from the Brooklyn-based brand gives a nice weight to the choker, and can be worn with a vintage t-shirt or lace camisole, depending on the mood you're going for.

Martine Ali Chunky Gold Chain

Zaylee dress, S$94.95 (RRP S$189.90), Sabrina Goh

In super breathable cotton, this black dress has a casual round neck and belt that highlights the narrowest part of your waist. The ruffle, asymmetrical hem is a statement and makes it easy to look dressed up without putting much effort at all.

Sabrina Goh Zaylee Dress

Knot Nano leather and satin bag, S$370 (RRP S$655), Sophie Hulme at MatchesFashion

Iconic British handbag designer Sophie Hulme decided to close her brand last year due to two very rare medical conditions. So get your hands on her minimalist and practical bags while you still can. The popular Knot bag goes mini with the Nano Knot, and still has the easy-access slip pockets. 

Sophie Hulme Knot Bag


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