As August rolls around, it’s safe to say we’re all looking forward to that extra day off in commemoration of our nation’s birthday. Although things are turning out quite different this year, with everyone highly encouraged to stay in and celebrate from home, there are still plenty of ways to show off your patriotism!
Be it cosying up indoors with family and friends (of not more than five, of course!) to catch the NDP2020 viewings or heading out to spend the day, one thing’s for sure: Singaporeans from all walks of life will be decked out in our nation’s colours.
Prefer to show national pride in a subtle way? Here are some chic accessories that you would wear even after 9 August.
For the bold hearted, give these Flower Tassel Drop Earrings a try. The nylon tassels and golden-coloured studs are sure to add a pop of colour to your outfit. Get these on Pomelo for S$14.
Pull your hair back with this regal pair of stud earrings that resemble our National Flower. Shop on Pomelo for S$9.
Perfect for those who’re looking for a fun accessory, these lightweight statement pieces from Thrifty Thieves would make a good addition to an all-white outfit bringing with it a fun and relaxed vibe. Get these Cherry Darling earrings at S$14.90.
Is it just us or does this pair of ivory earrings somewhat resemble mooncake designs? Get these fashionable pieces at S$14.90.
If you’re going for something a little more demure, these wine-red Kanazawa Mizuhiki Earrings with Glass Pearl earrings are just what you need. Carefully handcrafted and adorned with precious pearls, this piece is available in eight other colours. These are 20% off right now, retailing at S$56.10.
Kill two birds with one stone – get these to accessorise with your next Chinese New Year outfit too!
Look good and be sustainable at the same time with these geometric designs made of – wait for it – recycled paper! These Triangle Red XL retail at S$27.20 and available in size s as well.
While this next pair isn’t exactly in the colours of Singapore, it does bear a similar resemblance to orchids – we couldn’t give these a miss! These exquisite Orchid Flower Pearl Earrings are sure to layer on sophistication to any outfit. The best part? They cost S$1.56.
If you’re a fan of the Disney movie Beauty & the Beast, you’re definitely adding the Silver Pendant Necklace with Rose Bud Stem to your collection. This miniature rose necklace by London established jewellery brand Shrieking Violet contains a real rose stem encased in a Sterling Silver pendant.
This elegant necklace retails for S$45.90 and would make the perfect gift this National Day! Limited pieces available.
Shrieking Violet also designed a silver heart pendant filled with delicate pink heather. The Silver Pendant Necklace with Heather retails at S$45.90.
Made with quality allergy free S925 silver, this Fan-Shaped Skirt Necklace by LYCKA has a minimalist silhouette that adds just the right amount of red and white. Retailing at S$35 on Zalora.
This unique choker is sure to turn heads with its asymmetric design consisting of a fabric chain on one side and an intricate pearl chain on the other. Usher in the NDP excitement with this dainty design, available in black as well, at S$2.08 on Shopee.
Pay tribute to Singapore’s status as a Lion City with this retro gold embellished chain and necklace set. Available on Shopee for S$10.58.
Bags & Shoes
Keep the celebratory spirits high with the Glendive Genuine Leather Cardholder in a muted maroon shade. This cardholder measures 10.5cm x 6.6cm and is made to last with durable genuine leather. Get it on Sift & Pick for S$39.60.
This Plain Canvas Zip Crossbody Bag by Eavalure would make a good addition as a reliable go-to bag with its hard-wearing canvas material. Roomy enough to fit a couple days’ worth of clothing, this S$45.05 bag would be a convenient one to bring along for a staycation. Check out these staycay deals we’ve collated!
Get into the red and white mood with Adidas’ Parkhood Backpack and the Football Street Aeroready Backpack, retailing at S$45 and S$75 respectively.
The Parkhood Backpack and Football Street Aeroready Backpack are currently out of stock on Adidas’ online store. Check out the links for more details.
Stroll around Singapore and soak in the sights of our city with this Crochet Open Tote Bag made of light-weight cotton with just enough storage space to store all your essentials, retailing at S$39.90.
Alternatively, opt for this chic round hand bag that can be worn as a cross body bag for a casual day out. Shop now on Pomelo for S$39.90.
This Tommy Hilfiger The Heritage Red Nylon Backpack is a unisex bag crafted in bold colours, featuring a drawstring closure that opens wide for a perfect amount of storage space. The front zip pocket offers a separate compartment to store your items! Get this on Reebonz for S$291.
Although we might not be able to attend NDP2020 in person this year, this adorable Wimbourne Ditsy Ticket Holder & Zip Purse Set by Cath Kidston might come in handy to store more than just your parade tickets. The 30cm x 14cm zip purse features a pretty flower print, retailing for S$20.90.
This Semi Circle Belt Bag comes in a stylish beige snakeskin design, best used as a crossbody bag. Retailing for S$24 on Pomelo.
For on-the-move travel, this Nike Sportswear Heritage Hip Pack might make the perfect streetwear accessory with its flashy polka dot design. Drop this in your cart for S$35 on Nike.
The Nike Internationalist Low By You is a fully customisable model that offers the option of changing out the original nylon and mesh construction for leather or suede. Choose from a range of earth-toned colours and have these delivered at S$179.
While headbands might seem like a thing of the past, these fashion accessories have been making a gradual come back in the recent months. Pop these on to hide a bad hair day or to jazz up your look effortlessly. This bold red one from YesStyle retails for S$7.18 and is available in six other colours.
For a more subtle option, try this matte headband, retailing at S$7.18.
Live your cheerleader dreams with this next retro accessory that is sure to add a dreamy springtime vibe to your updos! These clip ons are available on YesStyle.
Weave in an element of tradition with this Kanazawa Mizuhiki Hair Tie crafted with authentic Mizuhiki to form the intricate details on this piece. Available in two other versions, this ancient Japanese art form-inspired accessory retails for S$56.10.
These make pretty and practical accessories, giving off patriotic vibes at the same time.
If you’ve got a little one at home, this super precious Criss Cross Romper Onesie would make the most adorable packet of McDonald’s fries ever! With detachable straps to choose between a straight and criss cross strap look, this onesie comes with a matching beret to finish off the look, retailing for S$34.90 on Zalora.