5 tips to master the look

 5 tips to master the look

1 STAY COMFORTABLE
Comfort and practicality come first for Ms Nur Rulhuda, 28, co-founder of contemporary modest fashion brand Lully Selb. "For our humid weather, choose light and breathable fabrics and avoid thick ones such as neoprene," she says.

2 WHEN IN DOUBT, STICK TO CLASSIC SILHOUETTES
"Don't overthink or stress over being trendy - go for classic silhouettes such as straight pants with loose tops," adds Ms Rulhuda.

3 PLAY WITH LAYERS
Be inventive and experimental in layering your clothes. Layer a long shirt over a maxi skirt or wear a thin long-sleeved top under a sleeveless jumpsuit. A shirt can also double as a lightweight jacket.

4 WEAR STATEMENT JACKETS
Cardigans and shawls are common options for additional coverage, but why stick to a basic cardigan? Go for statement jackets or blazers with interesting prints and details.

5 EXPERIMENT WITH PRINTS
Ms Hali Jufri, 31, who owns a hair salon with her fiance and loves wearing prints, says: "Don't be afraid to mix prints with prints. Pick two different prints that have one colour in common, then choose one print to be the dominant one and the other can serve as an accent."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2017, with the headline '5 tips to master the look'. Print Edition | Subscribe