For summer sixteen, the crew has one thing in common – essentials. We are well-aware of the consequences the fashion industry has on the environment, so let’s all be mindful when consuming.
For now, we’ll show you how it is done:
Zoé Ng | Melbourne
H&M leather jacket, Mango sweater, dress (no recollection of purchasing this, but I’m glad I did), Longchamp bag, Converse shoes.
Enjoy the feeling of the warm summer sun as it rests gently on your cheeks. The beautiful glow from the light sheen of sweat that sits glistening atop your skin as you traipse around in the grass with your short shorts and designer bikini tops.
Smile, laugh, and be merry for on the opposite side of the fucking world, someone (me) fears just the thought of crawling out of bed in the AM. Why? Because winter is here and the cold seeps into your bones, settles in the pit of your soul, numbing your highest spirits even when the sun is shining down from the highest point in the sky.
Be merry while you can, you fools. It can only get colder from here. Happy forever being a slave to the heater button and never being able to see your ankles summer sixteen!
Marini Ash | Kuala Lumpur
H&M top & bag, Urban Outfitters pants.
I took a trip to the Islamic Art Museum in KL ( a total must-see!) with the girls and while there was no dress code, my parents felt it was better for me to cover up. It was also an experience for me wearing the hijab out for the first time!
Even without the hijab, this is probably what I would usually wear on summer days too. A trusty white blouse and wide-legged pants combo. I’ve also been digging neutrals lately, so nudes, browns, and pinks have been my go-to.
Marsya Mohd. Johari | Kuala Lumpur
Lovisa choker, Muji undershirt, Thrifted floral shirt, Uniqlo palazzo pants, Topshop bag & shoes.
After months of wearing boots and coats, I’m switching it up this summer on my home turf. I’m all for open-toed shoes – for optimal feet breathing – and loose pants – for optimal food eating.
Natalie Tan | Kuala Lumpur
Topshop Tee & Cake t-shirt, denim jacket, mom jeans and Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor classic high cut sneakers.
It’s been summer here in Malaysia since…forever. Being immune to the heat here in KL, I’ve gotten used to wearing practically anything and everything. Even if it means wearing a thick oversized denim jacket out on a 33 degrees weather!
Tasha Iman | Kuala Lumpur
Hijab from a kiosk in Subang Parade, Zara top, Muji pants, Pandora ring.
I can never say no to my wardrobe essentials; blues and whites. I definitely gravitate towards cool tones no matter what day it is.
I’m absolutely in love with the latest trend which is flowy sleeves. Every girl needs at least one in her wardrobe to wear out during summer ’16. I’ve paired my blue top with white pants because why not? Side note: I’m on my period too, can someone give me a high five for my courage?
Adrienne Yap | New York City
Choker from Sabah, Vintage top, Topshop overalls & sandals, Nastygal tote.
I cannot stress enough how a good pair of overalls can transcend seasons. It is always so much fun to pair it up with different tops. Personally, I didn’t think this combination would work because I was dressing in the dark with no mirror, but I’m very happy with the result.
Invest in one that fits you well and it will change your life.
Amanda Chan | Chicago
Leather sling bag from Italy bag, Monki top, Culottes from some random local shop in Publika, Topshop sandals.
This summer, I’m living out of my suitcase aka I have no proper closet. Plus, I have yet to do laundry so this is what I chose to wear for spending the day perusing old books at thrift bookstores. When lacking in clothes, stick to your basics, kids.
All summer sixteen, playing dirty not clean. Want to showcase your looks? Use the hashtag #ThisIsKUL on Instagram and you may very well end up in our next weather forecast.