This is a repost of a previous blog post I wrote on my now defunct, short lived (2 months!) personal blog (although it wasn’t really personal, just non-beauty stuff!). I moved all the posts into Beauty Fool, but some of you might’ve missed it, so here it is! Also, this topic has come up recently (read about it here, basically, a fashion designer was here recently and had a lot of comments about Singaporean fashion), so I think this post makes sense… plus my opinion is the same, and always will be! Let me know what you think.
I was reading an article recently about how Singapore was so proud to be placed at #8 in one of the most fashionable cities in the world. Then, the article had high-and-mighty fashion people questioning if we really “deserved” it, since a lot of us walk around in tank tops, shorts and flip flops. This wouldn’t be a big deal normally but I have been reading and hearing time and time again about how Singaporeans can’t dress, they have no style, some even calling it “low class” just ’cause we happen to like the whole tank-top-and-shorts combo. Enough is enough!
First of all: The weather! People, the humidity level here is 90%! This place is an oven; I am surprised no one is walking around naked. Of course cities like New York or Tokyo have some seriously fashionable people… they can wear proper clothes and do something called LAYERING. If we layer here we’d all drop dead. Sure, there is a time and place for everything, and shorts and tank tops are definitely too casual for some occasions… but seriously, for everyday wear, I don’t see what’s the big deal? Second, it’s nobody’s business and besides, who do they think they are commenting on how others dress? These “fashion” people are ridiculous and really need to get off their high horses – it’s JUST clothes.
What do you guys think? Do you think the tank-and-shorts combo is “low class”, and do you think people have a right to comment on how others dress?