5 Ways to Keep The Jacket On and Sweat Off in Singapore
1. Drape Them Over Your Shoulders
You may often skip the outerwear section when shopping and your eyes glaze over when magazines and online sites start talking about the Fall/ Winter season. I mean, the weather in Singapore is so ugh. We can’t help but wear berms or shorts with slippers. We hear you, and so we’ve run through some ways to make outerwears work for you. Now you don’t have to sacrifice your style in the heat!
As Vogue calls them, ‘coat slinging’ is when the outerwear is casually draped over your shoulders, evoking a nonchalant and effortless look. What was a fad during fashion weeks in the early 2000s has now become a look as it expands into realms of everyday fashion. Singapore, being the sweat invoking machine it is means we all want to aerate our body as much as possible. What better way than to do it through coat slinging where you get the dapper look of a jacket sans the heat. Join the ranks of people like Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (who inspired Devil Wears Prada) by slipping that blazer on and power walk to work.
2. The Power of Layering
Even though Singapore is summer all year round, it doesn’t mean we don’t know how to layer. In fact, we’ve got it down pat in our own unique fashion. We are all guilty of the 3S (shirt, shorts and slippers) to deal with the heat but we also keep that jacket in our bags in case it gets too cold. So keep that jacket on in the office but ditch it when you’re out.
3. What’s Underneath Also Matters
As much as this article is about outerwears, what lays closest to your skin are the clothes beneath the outerwear. Instead of tight fitting clothes, opt for loose fitting clothes of breathable material because it allows air to circulate instead of trapping heat. Think linen or cotton and start living that beach life.
4. Keep Those Black Jackets
Contrary to warnings about black clothes exacerbating heat because it absorbs the heat from the sun, black clothes actually absorb the heat from our warm-blooded bodies, keeping it cool.
So keep your eye on those classic black jackets and outerwears.
5. Pick Outerwears of Thin Materials
Hot spring baths are fantastic during the winter, but not on the daily. So walk away from those padded jackets or heavy suede materials and pick outerwears that are unlined or perforated. Think Gigi Hadid and Rihanna with her Fenty x Puma collaboration and play into the athleisure look by staying trendy with lightweight outerwears like bomber jackets and windbreakers.
If you want to make the jacket yours, The Noteway also offers customization (using embroidery, heat transfer printing and silk screen printing) on bomber varsity jackets, mid gloss jackets, executive jackets and windbreakers here. Click here for an instant price quotation if you already have a design in mind or drop us an enquiry here.