Though in Singapore we are
blessed with year-round sunshine, those not so near the equator are finally
waking up to bronzed hey-days as summer’s solstice creeps in. Here we spill our
secrets on the best online spots to hit up for poolside glamour as perfect for
the far-flung French Riviera as for channelling beach babe vibes at our local Sentosa…
Nothing says summer quite like a bright lip and mani-pedi to match—orange, corals and fuchsia pinks against glowing skin are our go-to hot weather look. Head to local fave Luxola to satiate your beauty cravings. From specialised hair care for sun-stressed manes to their own curated selection of beach-ready products, they’ve made online beauty shopping as easy as click, cart, checkout!
Read reviews of Luxola HERE
Shop Luxola’s summer edit HERE
Victoria’s (Best Kept) Secret
Though shopping for swimwear online may seem a novel concept (no ‘try before you buy’ element) if you know your body shape then the avoidance of the ALWAYS unflattering fitting-room lighting is a definite pro! The designers at Victoria’s Secret have a knack for nailing sexy swimsuits, whether it be a Brazilian cut for the curvier woman, or perfectly positioned cut-outs for sartorially-forward types.
(P.S. right now their semi-annual sale is on = guilt-free shopping!)
Read reviews of Victoria's Secret HERE
Mix your perfect bikini HERE
Accessorize With Melissa Odabash
Melissa Odabash is a name synonymous with summer. The former swimwear model created her brand in search of the perfect bikini and has since expanded into accessories and jewellery. We adore her chic cover-ups, (think crochet and bohemian kaftans) as well as her wide-brimmed hats reminiscent of 60s screen sirens in Cannes. Channel your inner diva with a panama or some beach-ready adornments, instantly upping your style-ante if you're partial to a pool party!
Read Reviews on ShopBop HERE
Shop Melissa Odabash HERE
King Of The Summer Sandal - Álvaro González
For the ultimate dose of high summer and high fashion in equal measure, Álvaro González is the name you need-to-know. Emerging from his career behind footwear labels such as Jimmy Choo & Stuart Weitzman, his own vision is understated sophistication with an unexpected edge. From luxe calf skins to exotic stingray leathers, his flair and imagination reinvents your average summer sandal. Metallics and feathers feature in his latest collection, and we just can't get enough!
Read Reviews on Net-a-Porter HERE
Shop Álvaro González HERE
Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder
The hedonistic scent of summer is bottled in Estée Lauder’s aptly named ‘Bronze Goddess’ skin scent which conjures up heat and coconuts. The make-up collection is reinvented in new shades of turquoise, gold and other variants of the colors of sand, sea and sky every year. We love the shimmering body oil for gleaming limbs, the deliciously decadent lip colors and illuminating highlighters for iridescent skin.
Shop the Bronze Goddess Collection HERE