We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of our annual flagship event FemaleGP this year, and the search for Singapore’s next fashion stars (tag your best looks on Instagram with #FemaleGP2016 to join – yes, it’s that simple) is currently underway. So while we’ve quizzed the Female Collective girls on what “best dressed” means to them (check out what Linda Hao says about that), we’ve also scoured Instagram to highlight the coolest outfits from local style stars.

Below, how to make an outfit go from “blah” to “wow” while dressing for hot weather, thanks to clever accessorising and mixing and matching:

Founder of local label Yesah/creative whiz Linda Hao makes the case for print-on-print with floral slides, mixed-media shorts and a floral kimono.

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Cool cat Nadia Rahmat goes ghetto with a choker, round sunnies and a cheeky cropped top. What cements her look: The Gwen Stefani-esque punk slash chola ‘do.


See: Linda Hao, Nadia Rahmat and gang in their craziest party outfits

Aarika Lees signature colourful headwrap + billowy top + sneakers = The perfect blend of off-duty and bohemian chic.


See: Aarika’s favourite New York City dining spots

Attagirl founder/DJ Amanda Keisha Ang
‘s effortlessly cool get-up is the perfect everyday outfit, just spiced up with a whole lot of ‘tude.


Listen to: Amanda Keisha Ang’s favourite tracks


It’s all about proportions here: Yoyo Cao’s off-shoulder top, when paired with flared bottoms, has an instantly slimming effect.



See: More stylish topknots and braids that are perfect for Singapore’s hot weather

Collate The Label’s #girlboss Velda Tan
 is the epitome of femininity in this powder-blue pleated number. How she plays it up: With minimalist and nude-coloured accessories.

See: How Velda Tan & other Singapore It girls style flared pants


Main image: @skinnykatwoman and @aarikalee Instagrams

Like this? Check out Singapore It girl Mae Tan and other stylish Asians spotted at Men’s Fashion Week, and follow these stylish Singapore fashion brand Instagram accounts now.