Curating a wardrobe is no easy feat. You have to search far and wide for items that work for you and spend time building your collection. Wondering how the influencers do it? We asked social media influencer Emily Tan (@Emmtann) for tips. The best thing yet? We also found a shopping mall, Tampines 1, which stocks everything, from clothes and accessories to beauty products and even homeware, so your house can look as Insta-ready as you! So obviously we just had to take her there for a shopping day.
Scroll through the gallery to find out Emily’s fave stores at Tampines 1 and see the lewks she put together using the items from the stores in the mall.
Tip: the mall stocks up affordable finds, so you don’t have to dip into your emergency funds to copy Emily’s look or transform your usual style.
As a style influencer, Emily needs her look to be on-point all the time. When she’s out for work events, client meetings or pitches, her outfit has to look professional and sharp, without being boring or business-y.
Style tip: A clean silhouette always looks professional. Emily likes to combine borrowed-from-the-boys pieces like a boyfriend blazer, and feminine pieces like figure-cinching high-waisted pants. She adds an element of fun and personality with bold yet understated accessories—think glasses and a beret. It’s the perfect girl boss look. Muji is a fave for those pared-down pieces, while The Editor’s Market and Love & Bravery rock for the structured, tailored look.
Outfit: Glasses, $450, from Paris Miki. Necklace, $35, from Lovisa. Blazer, $45, from Love & Bravery. Top, $20.90, from Fayth. Pants, $49, fromThe Editor’s Market. Bag, $49, from Muji
Sure, she’s off duty, but that doesn’t mean Emily slobs out. She’s on a constant quest to find new #OOTD spots, so her relaxed look needs to be just as styled as her professional one.
Style tips: You can never go wrong with casual denim for dress-down days. Choose easy, worn-in pieces to get that super-relaxed look. Emily also loves streetwear pieces like a belt bag paired with a hoodie for that comfy, undone skater style. And the weekend is a perfect time to hang up your heels. A chunky Dad-style sneaker like a classic Skechers looks current, and is comfy enough to take you wherever you want to go. Yishion and Purpur are her current hot tips for relaxed looks.
Outfit: Necklace, $19.90, from Purpur. Hoodie, $39.90, from Yishion. Skirt, 32.90, from Yishion. Bag, $89.90, from Dot. Sneakers, $159 from Skechers
Whether it’s a new store opening, a product launch, or a gala dinner, Emily needs to step up her style game a notch for events.
Style tips: If you follow Emily on IG, you’ll know she’s a fan of toga tops—she likes that you can show skin in a way that’s subtle, but still sexy. Her day look comprises mainly solid colours, but for events, she plays with patterns to add a punch. A biker jacket is a staple because it makes even the simplest outfit edgy. Stores like MDS, The Closet Lover and Tinsel Rack are her go-tos for dressed-up style.
Outfit: Jacket, $65.90, from the The Closet Lover. Top, $31.90, from The Tinsel Rack. Skirt, $41.90, from MDS. Earrings, $18, from Lovisa
How she accessorises
They say accessories make the outfit, and Emily lives by that rule. She uses sunnies, bags and jewellery to introduce colour, texture and interest.
Style tips: Oversized, yellow-tinted sunnies are on heavy rotation in Emily’s wardrobe for their ability to add vintage coolness and a pop of colour. Practicality is a consideration too—she likes small, boxy bags that fit the essentials, but don’t allow you to cram in stuff you don’t need. Right now, she’s feeling woven belts that add dimension, and minimalist gold accessories that look modern. Lovisa, Paris Miki, and Stage Walk are her current faves.
Outfit: Earrings, $12.90, from The Stage Walk. Sunglasses, $590, from Paris Miki. Jacket, $89.90, from Dorothy Perkins. Top, $35, from The Editor’s Market. Pants, $39.90, from The Closet Lover. Belt, $12, from Love & Bravery. Bag, $29.95, from Esprit
How she looks glowing
Emily wants to look groomed and poised, but she’s always pressed for time, so her beauty regimen needs to be fast and simple. She sticks to a strict skincare routine for that natural glow, and her look is all about the brows—they frame the face so you only need minimal makeup to look put-together.
Style tips: To keep her complexion hydrated and radiant, she uses the Fresh Rose Face Mask ($38) from Sephora, which is light and hydrating, and contains real rose petals and aloe vera to soothe and tone. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer ($42) from Sephora is a favourite because a tiny amount covers everything she wants to conceal. It also lasts all day and contains skincare ingredients to leave skin looking smooth and moisturised. Those all-important brows are groomed with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer ($40) from Sephora, a pencil with a slanted tip for precise application. She uses the spoolie to blend the colour for a natural finish.
Watch the video below to get more tips from Emily.
Tampines 1 is at 10 Tampines Central 1.
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