I cannot believe how fast time has flown by! Almost three weeks have gone since I came home from my incredible trip to South East Asia! Now I’m about to wrap up all my SE Asian outfit posts with this shoot at the sci-fi movie set-like Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
This is hands down the most contemporary…perhaps even futuristic background I’ve ever seen. It is not the Asia I’m familiar with but in a way, it kind of provides an accurate representation of Singapore, a city that’s always striving forward, staying one step ahead of the modern time.
With these photos, I had the idea to let the background be the focal point and my outfit sit back, whilst standing in the foreground. So I went for this black-based floral print shirt and matched it with all things black and a glimpse of white:
Shirt: Topman | Tee: Emporio Armani* | Shorts: H&M | Loafers: Hudson
This is the second and last Topman floral shirt I’ve featured in this series of outfit posts – here‘s one previously seen in my Chiang Mai post. I usually try to pack a variety of clothes for my travels just for the sheer pleasure of having some options but when I prepared for this trip, I simply could not resist bringing them both as I figured I probably wouldn’t have the chance to wear them again when I come back to Manchester… and I was right.
I put together a white Emporio Armani top gifted by Mainline Menswear, black shorts from H&M and Hudson shoes for some minimalistic monochrome… as you know there’s nothing I love more than the M words when it comes to dressing. 😉
These tassel loafers have travelled with me to many places on this trip and if you click into the link above, you’ll see that I’ve experimented a couple of different ways to wear them.
Hudson is a brand known for their brilliant quality footwear from simple loafers like these to the classic brogues and boots. If you can manage to stretch your budget a little, I definitely think it’s worthwhile getting a pair of these or anything from their large collection. A word of caution though, these shoes are not made for walking and they do require a bit of wearing into but if you want a touch of smartness to your looks without over dressing up for a casual occasion, these are perfect.
Before I embarked on this journey, I had next to no idea of what lied ahead. I didn’t want to know too much as I wanted to reserve the surprise element and f**k, was I shocked by some of the stuff I learned!! From the actual jungles in Northern Vietnam and Thailand to their concrete siblings in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, I can barely remember all the things I’ve done and seen. Not all things were rainbow, sunshine and unicorn but luckily the lovely locals welcomed me in, and not because I looked like one of them! lol Without them, the sights I saw would be stuck in the perceivable presence then but their generosity to share their tremendously valuable knowledge allowed me to understand the past and to an extent, expect what’s to come in the future. In some cases, they even answered the questions that had been puzzling me for some time so thanks so much for enriching my experience… as I know one or two will be reading this.