Affordable style but limited choice

Affordable style but limited choice

SINGAPORE - While I was heading for Bugis street to do my shopping, but the sweet air-con at Bugis Junction was calling my name.

Given the heat, I just had to answer.

Yes, Bugis Junction had many big names, but I was looking for the smaller - cheaper - names. I'm happy to report that I was successful in finding quite a gem.

Signature style

With a store called Femmex, I expected raw and edgy style. And this was apparent from the get-go.

I absolutely loved the festival-ready outfits like long, cotton maxi dresses with prints of the peace sign. A slit in the centre up till the knees added extra spunk.

The jersey pencil skirts caught my eye too. One was a grey skirt that had a subtle Aztec print - great for the office while still having a little fun.

I loved how simple and (dare I say) over-used styles were updated easily with colours and prints.

An example is the bright orange peplum dress. Yes, although seen almost everywhere, I'm still a fan of the style (It hides my tummy!). The colour really brought it to life.

The striped pencil skirts were nice to look at, but I steered clear of them as I did not need any help to look bigger.

There were a multitude of cropped tops, which everyone seems to be sporting these days. They came in a variety of prints and while I wouldn't dare expose my midriff, I would wear them over a simple dress for a different look.

The store also had great clutches and bags in vibrant colours.

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