White reflects all the the wavelengths of light and therefore has the ability to keep you cool under the hot sun as opposed to black, which absorbs light and heat readily.
Vintage white maxi dress (similar here)
Corda Life rope sandals (similar here)
Chunky earrings (similar here)
Photography by Hee Teck Lye
I have a love hate relationship with the weather in sunny, tropical Singapore, due to the fact that it seems to be perpetually either too hot or too wet and rainy to move about in comfort outdoors. Both weather conditions are unbearable to most like myself, unless you are a girl that enjoys traipsing around in raincoats and waterproof sneakers round the clock. Sometimes this makes dressing for the outdoors rather inconvenient, especially as I tend towards elegant and chic looks instead of a more casual street style of shorts and a tank top.
Needless to say, when my mother found this beautiful white vintage dress she had long outgrown at the bottom of her closet one day, I gleefully claimed it as mine and proposed doing an outdoor shoot in it. In tune with the dress’s gorgeous femininity, I decided to create an almost all-white look by pairing it with an additional pretty white handbag with intricate details. The white maxi dress is perfect for the hot, summery, and sometimes rainy weather of Singapore due to its lightweight nature and color. White reflects all the the wavelengths of light and therefore has the ability to keep you cool under the hot sun as opposed to black, which absorbs light and heat readily. Its endlessly loose fit also allows me room to breathe and with a perfectly modest skirt length and pretty scalloped edges, this dress is appropriate for most social events or outings.
In addition to lightweight maxi dresses or midi-skirts, you’ll also rarely find me in anything other than my Corda Life rope sandals these days, as I love natural materials and this pair is so unique and easy to slip into. I highly recommend rope sandals for those perfect summer days as there is nothing like the natural, slightly rough texture of rope against the bare soles of your feet.