Mercury will be in retrograde in July; that is, it will move backwards. As the planet is said to rule areas in relation to communication, what this means is there is a higher chance of misunderstandings occurring due to a breakdown in communication, as well as heightened difficulties in conveying what you mean without conflict. To help you buffer the negative effects of this phenomenon, why not add a dash of good luck this month by wearing your lucky colour according to your horoscope? The universe, we think, has all of the answers to help you get those good vibes.
For Cancerians and Leos born in July, 1) happy birthday and 2) wear black and silver respectively in the month of July.
Text: Ho Guo Xiong
Aries: Deep Violet
We’re loving the deep purple hue of this Zara piece as it adds sophistication and elegance to a typical shoulder-baring slip dress (which if not careful, can veer into the trashy arena). Pair it with a pair of strappy sandals and a high ponytail for a night out.
Taurus: Baby Pink
Indigo denim might be a classic but we’re telling you to update your street style wardrobe with this dusty pink number. This Topshop pair somehow manages to come across as both feminine chic and edgy and tough at the same time. Play up those vibes by wearing with a white tee and black leather jacket.
Layering necklaces suggests a lot of things: 1) You put a lot of effort into how you look 2) you know a thing or two about depth and length and 3) you’re creative. But if you don’t know how to go about this intricate matter of mixing and matching, take the guesswork out and opt for this Mango tiered necklace instead, which has done the work for you. Easy peasy.
Juun.J is a cult favourite label — it’s known for its fusion of avant-garde designs with classic tailoring — from South Korea, and if it isn’t already, it ought to be part of your street style repertoire. Here, they’ve taken a simple black T-shirt and given it a whole lot of character with a fantastical graffiti print of an angry gorilla. Pair this vocal piece with a pair of black denim jeans and chunky dad sneakers to show you couldn’t care less.
Leo: Shiny Silver
Imagine this: You’re at a yacht party, dressed in a white linen dress, with a mimosa in hand. The finishing touch to that image? This pair of sparkling pearl embellished Pazzion sandals which deftly keeps a nice balance between I-am-stylish and I-don’t-really-care.
Virgo: Soft Orange
Orange is the new black, especially when summer calls for happier, brighter hues. So although we can never diss the usual black sunnies, swop them out for this swanky Gentle Monster piece that will make a breezy sundress look even cooler.
Libra: Sea Green
Do you wear the same old t-shirt all the time? Is it ratty and so soft that it has lost its shape? Then it’s time to inject new life to your wardrobe with this green jersey shirt from Cos. You can dress it up by tucking it into a cream pleated skirt or grey pencil skirt for work.
A sweater is a staple for cold climates (or offices). And we’re especially loving this Everlane piece because it is made with grade A cashmere from Inner Mongolia that guarantees a soft, luxurious handfeel, like being encased in a warm hug.
Sagittarius: Hot Pink
With its relaxed fit and soft, wavy skirt, we don’t need to convince you further that this H&M flared dress should be your go-to dress on beach vacations. Bonus: You can wear it on the weekends too, or when you go dancing with your partner.
Capricorn: Peach Brown
There’s truly nothing we don’t like about this bag. It’s cute, has a neutral salmon brown shade that can be worn with any outfit and has sleek gold hardware — we’d take it anywhere with us, really.
Aquarius: Emerald Green
Shirt dresses are great for weekends; in fact, they are just great, period. We love that they are polished, but at the same time, casual and laidback. This green dress from Pomelo Fashion works for those who want a pop of colour but not go too overboard. When worn with hoop earrings and accessorised with a basket bag, it’s the perfect fuss-free ensemble for whatever you may be up to on your off-days.
Pisces: Rose Gold
Made in rose gold with rose quartz and red glass crystal, these Charles & Keith rectangle earrings are for those who prefer a subtler silhouette without compromising on whimsicality.