There are a myriad of ways to be patriotic and festive this National Day without being cheesy and looking like a human flag. You could go simple with the classic ‘I heart SG’ t-shirt, but there are many more fun and interesting ways to style it up without becoming lost in the expanse of red and white t-shirts.

Singapore’s 52nd birthday is also the best time to #supportlocal, and what better way than by wearing local brands like Sans & Sans and CHARLES & KEITH, or donning iconic Singaporean emblems that proudly showcase our vibrant culture?

Here are some great style ideas that will get you in the mood for patriotic celebration. Best of all, you’ll want to wear them again and again!

For Her

Subtle Chic

Not a fan of wearing bright colours? Show off your national pride with accessories instead. Keep it subtle with a chic, black jumpsuit and classic heels. Then, embellish your look with a stylish, red bag and moon-and-stars accessories. Feel free to add more red detailing to your look. The red will definitely stand out against the dark shade of your outfit, giving your look a great pop of colour.

Too Cool for School

Reminisce about your years growing up with some hipster swag that was too cool for school. Tuck in that sleek, white button-up shirt with a modest, high-waisted skirt that would make your teachers proud. Add a moon-shaped ring for good measure. Finally, complete the look with CHARLES & KEITH’s jazzed-up version of those familiar white school shoes that we all love.

Classic Luxe

In our tropical weather, you can’t go wrong with a light summertime outfit paired with some multicultural fusion. Wear this floral kimono from Cotton On like a sarong kebaya and blend it with the traditional Chinese or Nonya look with these oriental-esque slip-ons. Top off the look with a moon-shaped necklace and a cute bag. You can even take it a step further and add some bold, red lipstick to complete the look.

Killer Red

Bold red hues are perfectly at home on National Day, and mixing and matching various shades of red softens the look. Each piece stands out in its own right in this all-red ensemble, without being a gaudy mess, and you’ll be perfectly on-trend for summer in this beautiful, breezy red dress from Sans & Sans.

For Him

Skater Fun

Fire up the celebrations by incorporating quirky details into your ensemble. Wear the national colours and enjoy the fireworks in comfort with your super comfy fireworks-themed Happy Socks, available at Metro!

Masculine Street Stud

Rock that street style cred with these versatile cuffed pants and cool sneakers from Cotton On. Of course, add a little national colour to your outfit with Uniqlo’s red Oxford shirt. Lastly, pay tribute to our armed forces with a bit of camo-green accessorising. Now, sit back and watch the National Day Parade with pride.

So, you see - National Day style doesn’t have to be clichéd and cheesy. Have fun wearing our Singapore colours in full glory on 9 August! With these great tips, you’ll definitely stand out and shine in that beautiful sea of red and white.

Get these National Day looks from CHARLES & KEITH, Cotton On, Metro, Sans & Sans and Uniqlo