Singapore National Day is around the corner! Whether you’re attending the National Day Parade or not, you can still express your pride by wearing red and white.
Don’t be mistaken though, we’re not referring to tacky outfits that scream “I Love SG”. Leave those at home. Instead, scroll down to find out how you can wear red and white in a stylish and subtly patriotic manner. Let us take you on a ride around our sunny island to capture inspiration from all things Singapore!
1. Haji Lane Hipsters
Lined with colourful mural walls, Haji Lane is one of the hippest places for you #ootd. Capture the area’s essence through bold and funky clothing designs this Singapore National Day!
Girls, it’s time for parties and celebrations, whip out a stylish red toga crop top (available on Yrd Fashion Shop) and ripped fishnet jeans (available on happytao.sg)! Guys, nothing screams ‘swag’ more than a red bomber jacket (available on New Wings). Pair it with a white logo T-shirt (available on Tide brand clothing 888) from your favourite streetwear brands and get ready to charm the socks off your Instagram fans!
2. Kiasi Singaporeans
As one of the 5 ‘K’s (kiasi, kiasu, kiabo, kiabor, kiachenghu) used to describe the classic Singaporean, kiasi-ism refers to our risk-averse character. Want to play it safe during Singapore’s National Day? A simple red and white outfit is the right way to go. However, don’t mistake simplicity for tacky.
Girls, a plain and loose red oversized print tee (available on nq8l.sip.sg) paired with a white denim skirt (available on coconut.sg) can turn a simple outfit into something incredibly fashionable! Meanwhile, guys could opt for a red short-sleeved button-down shirt (available on burbuerry.sg) with dark jeans and a pair of white FILA Disruptor II leather sneakers (available on FILA Official Shop) to keep to the theme!
3. CBD Parents
We understand working parents don’t get to spend as much time with their kids. Well, Singapore’s National Day is a great opportunity for some family time at these outdoor playgrounds in Singapore! As such, go for a comfortable and fuss-free outfit so you can keep up with your little ones.
Mums can wear a red blouse (available on HuiTe Fashion) with white high waist pants (available on SUPER HAPPY BUY FASHION) for a more put-together appearance! Moreover, these make great office wear for working mums and you won’t feel like you’ve wasted your money on clothes you will wear only once. Dads can go for a red and white contrast polo shirt (available on Wish Mart) paired with a pair of comfy knee-length black bermudas (available on Summer sale). This outfit will surely be a breath of fresh air from the office formal shirts and pants look!
4. Laid-back Heartlanders
Want to sleep in on a public holiday? If you would rather remain within the compounds of your cozy HDB estates than squeeze with the crowd to get a glimpse of the NDP fireworks, you can still express your patriotism with your outfit!
Ladies, pull on a pair of slouchy red wide-legged pants (available on Felicelife) paired with a white camisole bra top (available on OHAYO Fashion) and you’re ready to while the day away in style! Gentlemen, wear a pair of comfy red shorts (available on sisterkiss166.sg) coupled with a white geometric bull tank top (available on FANNAI Official Singapore) and get ready to be a couch potato for the rest of the day! Being homebound doesn’t need to be boring. Challenge each other to some of the best couple games!
5. ActiveSG Ambassadors
Spending your precious public holiday sweating it out on the treadmill, steppers and bikes? If you have not utilised your free ActiveSG credits, it’s time to hit the gym in red and white sportswear! Show your love (and good figure) this Singapore National Day.
For sporty girls, go for a figure-hugging red and white active wear, such as the criss-cross white yoga top (available on Yrd Fashion Shop) and a red side-knot elastic sports shorts (available on Moving Peach) to flaunt your toned body. Muscular guys can wear a red ombre dry-fit shirt (available on Surfers Paradise) with a white hooded windbreaker jacket (available on ysea.sip.sg) for that extra oomph!
6. Cafe Hoppers
If you’re celebrating this Singapore National Day cafe-hopping, be sure to join the Singapore spirit by wearing red and white! Check out our list of cafes near Lavender MRT and these popular Tiong Bahru cafes if you haven’t made brunch plans yet!
For the girls, a white ruffled Korean-style dress (available on Duane Women’s Apparel Place) would be perfect for a sweet date at a cafe! The loose and flowy cut of such dresses compliments any body shape. Furthermore, it helps to hide a bulging tummy after a hearty brunch! Pop on a red sun hat (available on 3dmodule.sg) for extra charm. For the guys, wear a red long-sleeve plaid shirt (available on Beauty House) with a white Supreme inspired cap (available on linke0808.sg) and you’ll definitely be praised by your girlfriend for your good fashion sense!
7. Paiseh Patriotics
If you’re too paiseh (shy) to display your patriotism through your outfit, why not try red and white accessories? Accessories such as red and white striped socks (available on the92shop), Juicy Couture red watch (available on widerangestore.sg), red and white bandana headband (available on zaijie.sg) as well as red floral hairband (available on levao.sg) are great and subtle ways to show your love for the nation this Singapore National Day!
8. Tamchiak Foodie
It’s no secret Singaporeans are known for our obsession with food. If you identify yourself as a tamchiak (gluttonous) Singaporean, you need to wear your favourite food (or fruits) this Singapore National Day!
Ladies can don a cutesy white off-shoulder strawberry dress (available on Lixm.sg) decked with mini berries to keep to the red and white theme. Don’t forget to throw on your comfiest pair of red flats (available on longsanmaoyi01.sg) if you’re planning to stand in line like a good Singaporean for a National Day feast! Likewise, guys can go for this flashy tropical fruits shirt (available on mulinhe.sg) paired with a striking red woven belt (available on shenglingmaoyi3.sg) to celebrate the joyous occasion.
9. Vintage Vanguard
Love vintage fashion? Then, the Singapore National Day gives you the perfect excuse to whip out your red and white retro get-up! Ladies can put on an old-school red polka-dotted button-down dress (available on La.Clothes), accessorised with a white polka-dotted silk scarf (available on Mint) to celebrate the fashions of the 1960s.
Gentlemen can also pull off the red and white vintage style with an oversized black shirt (available on Tide pants) worn over a plain white T-shirt. Take the style up a notch with red suspenders (available on crystal668.sg) and you’d look like Jack from our all-time favourite movie, Titanic!
10. Modern Merdeka
This year marks a special one for those born in the 1950s. That’s because Singapore is celebrating the Merdeka generation’s achievements with the launch of the Merdeka Generation Package. In your 60s? It’s never too old to dress up for Singapore National Day! Upgrade your wardrobe with some of these modern and stylish red and white outfits.
For a chic yet age-appropriate attire, ladies can wear a red cold shoulder tunic top (available on showme.sg) and a pair of white faux leather leggings (available on dxia.sip.sg). Meanwhile, men should ditch their plain T-shirt and opt for something more youthful, like a bold print short-sleeved polo shirt (available on Hawaii Men Clothing). Get in line with the latest fashion by slipping into a pair of glossy red loafers (available on Prelesty) for a luxurious vibe!
11. Atas Asians
Seize the holiday and take your date out to one of the most atas (sophisticated) rootftop restaurants in Singapore for an unforgettable night. Whip out your favourite gown or suit, it’s time to dress to the nines in red and white!
The ladies can accessorise this classy red plunge neck asymmetrical gown (available on Fang Fang Store) with some fine jewellery. Don’t forget to pin on a pearl brooch (available on doreen.sg) for that extra bit of glam! For the men, go bold or go home with this eye-catching red suit (available on abrzzo.sg) and white tie (available on chachac2019.sg) that will definitely make you the star of the night.
Amp yourself up for National Day by heading to these nostalgic places, some of which played a notable part in constructing modern Singapore! Alternatively, participate with your family in these free activities during the long National Day weekend!