It was a special week here in Singapore as Chinese New Year was celebrated.

This week, let’s have a look at what Anja and I wore during our stroll through China Town.


I thought it would only be appropriate to wear a bright red and orange dress. It was one of my few finds this year at Club 21’s yearly warehouse discount sale. It fits almost all my requirements for a great dress. It’s made of a natural fabric (in this case silk), colorful and has draping and asymmetric elements.


This dress has some interesting draping going on which is not always conventionelly flattering as it creates extra bulk. On the other hand, that’s part of the charm of this dress and it is what gives it an edgier look.


I can wear the dress both loose and with a belt. I find that it is more flattering on me when I wear it with a belt. This particular ‘belt’ is really just leather string with beads that I have had for ages. It suits this dress perfectly.


Anja stepped out in a green top gifted by the fabulous Greetje which she combined with her signature prints and a printed bag. AnjainChinaTownSingapore



Since it’s the Year of the Horse, there were plenty of those to admire. The Horse is my Chinese zodiac sign so it felt extra special to me.


China town in Singapore was busy as it usually is but especially so this time of year. I will most likely avoid this area during the public holidays!


After all the madness of China Town, it felt great to relax in the very modern but fabulously designed ParkRoyal hotel in the area where we could rest and enjoy a nice cup of green tea.


Do you wear tomato red at all?



Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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