Fashion

Update your #OOTD with style tips from Rebecca Lim

The actress’s Instagram offers up a window into her life and fashion, and we’ve picked out these simple tips to keep you looking as glamorous as she does

Tip 1: Statement drop earrings will help glam up a simple look

Got a party to attend but don't feel like piling on the makeup or the bling? A statement pair of drop earrings can help with that. 

Get: Earrings, $29.90 from Lovisa

Tip 2: A midi skirt looks chic for work or play

If you're more daring, try pairing two different patterns in the same look. Rebecca's mixture of checks and stripes works because they both use the same tone of red, and she's kept her accessories minimal. 

Get: Skirt, $113.10 from Vince Camuto

Tip 3: Play matchy-matchy subtly

Instead of matching your bag and belt together, pick out a floral frock and try matching your lipstick and pumps to one of the colours within the pattern.

Get: Shoes, $49.90 from Charles & Keith

Tip 4: Never underestimate the power of wide leg trousers

Palazzo pants are trending all over the runway right now, and we love Rebecca's take on the piece. By wearing a cropped top and a pair of high waisted pants, she gives the illusion of legs that go on forever!

Get: Pants, $89.90 from Mango

Tip 5: The fit of your jeans matter

Even when she's dressed for an off-duty day, Rebecca never looks sloppy. Rather, her slim-cut boyfriend jeans give her some ease to lounge in without drowning her in denim. 

Get: Jeans, $69.90 from H&M

Tip 6: Work a monochromatic look by flashing some skin

Wearing HTT-colour can be tricky if you don't do it right, but the low V-neck and the high slit help to elevate her outfit from looking too dowdy.

Get: Top, $59.90 from Mango

Tip 7: Quirky animalia are bang on-trend right now

Want an easy way to turn heads? Wear something with an animal motif on it for instant style points. 

Get: Jacket, $109.90 from H&M

Tip 8: Spruce up a black leather jacket with colourful embellishments

If you've got a handful of buttons and some DIY energy, try customising your own leather jacket! It's an inexpensive way to add personality to your closet.

Get: Jacket, $689 from Topshop

Photos (Rebecca Lim): Rebecca Lim / Instagram

This story first appeared on The Singapore Women's Weekly on May 9, 2017.

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