The Great Singapore Sale is coming, which means it’s that time of the year where you start spending mindlessly because there are “Sale” signs everywhere. Before you swipe that card for the 10th purchase that you know you don’t need, bear in mind the essentials – or items that you really need in Singapore. If your list extends from Pasir Ris to Boon Lay, you’re doing it wrong. Here are the essentials you should be looking for.
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A pair of shorts
For days that are too hot or too wet to wear long pants.
ZALORA Love High Waist Denim Shorts, $29.90
A pair of sneakers
To wear with jeans, skirts and everything. Because it’s a bit much wearing boots in Singapore (sweaty feet, anyone?).
Superga 2950 Cerise, $63.90
Because the air-conditioned shopping centres and offices warrant an outerwear but you’ll sweat in your leather jacket.
H&M Fine-knit cardigan, $19.90
An AIRism camisole or tee
Have you tried this stuff? It’s amazing.
UNIQLO AIRism Bra Scoop Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $29.90
A pair of sunglasses
Because: the sun.
A small sling bag
All you need is your wallet, EZ-link card and phone. The good news is, if you forget anything else, home is less than an hour away (most of the time).
ZALORA Double Tasseled Saddle Bag, $29.90
Your old school P.E. T-shirt
So comfy, you’ll feel like lazing around all day. We meant it to be worn at home, of course.
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A pair of jeans
Who doesn’t need one?
TOPSHOP MOTO Bleach Rip Hayden Jeans, $96.90
A white shirt
For days when you need to be a bit more formal. The best thing? You can pair it with jeans on casual days.
H&M Cotton shirt, $24.90
Which Singaporean doesn’t own a pair?
RUBI THONG, $6.95
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