It’s the time of year again for that “actual summer” in our perennial heat, when the weather really starts firing up even by tropic standards. Blazing days mean stripping back to essentials, airy fits and the most breathable materials. Comfort is key. But forget just-basics. Taking us places this season are elevated classics that synthesise the comfort and sensibility of basics with contemporary and versatile design. Meet: ‘Ease About Her’, a curation of 6 modern classics from the Clarks Spring/Summer 2021 shoe collection by Andrea Chong. Featuring the iconic Clarks craftsmanship and innovative footwear technology, ‘Ease About Her’ is a collection of brilliant yet effortless everyday staples for women on the move.
Just in time for summer, here are 6 ways we’re wearing ‘Ease About Her’ by Clarks x Drea Chong this season!
Paired with: Clarks Pure Ballet in Pale Blue Leather, S$179
Probably one of the most classically retro looks in our books! Denim overalls are our favourite way to up the jeans game. Vintage blue wash for a kick back to the ‘70, we went with a sleeveless inner piece for something extra heat-friendly (Or go with a crop top!). We paired this casual-hippie get-up with the Clarks Pure Ballet in Pale Blue Leather, for a true iconic-on-iconic look. Simple in form but sophisticated in function, the Clarks Pure Ballet is positively one of the most timeless and comfortable silhouettes of all time. Featuring soft, breathable premium leather and all-round cushioning, Pure Ballet comes with a square toe for extra protection and as a little modern touch we love. Out-The-Door because this get-up sings good-vibes-only. Time to seize the day!
Paired with: Clarks Karsea Strap Sandals in White Leather, S$129
For when you want to look polished without thinking too much, you can’t go wrong with enduring basics. The racer cut tank top is one of our favourite go-tos — we like how flattering and streamlined this athletic fit is. A trusty pair of mid-rise cropped mom jeans make for unbeatable comfort and mobility, plus it’ll look great from every angle *wink*! We completed this relaxed get-up with the Clarks Karsea Strap Sandals in White Leather, a classic open-toe sandal that is so easy to pair and wear. The Karsea Strap’s buckle closure allows for a snug and adjustable fit; a slim but cushioned footbed keeps things sleek, but doesn’t compromise on comfort. Errand runs, dress down Fridays, casual meetings… Our idea of one-style-fits-most!
Paired with: Clarks Pure Easy in Tan Leather, S$179
A dreamy number, this one whisks us away on summer romances and invincible youth. We’ve really been feeling the big sleeves trend lately, so the centrepiece here is a white poplin blouse with mid-length puffed sleeves, for something elegant and endlessly charming. Green belted cotton shorts and a headband to match makes this ensemble extra summer-appropriate with a touch of bohemian energy. For shoes we picked the Clarks Pure Easy in Tan Leather, an effortless summer flat with uncomplicated and sensible form: simple tan leather body, easy slip-on style, Eco-Foam footbed and a premium leather lining for holistic comfort and versatility. Our pick for summer dates, hands-down!
Comfy & Cosy
Paired with: Clarks Pure Easy in Light Pink Leather, S$179
Our take on dress down work days in the office, think smart but relaxed lines. A sleeveless, fine knit top will keep you comfy both in an air-conditioned office and when you’re on the go. Try playing with unobtrusive patterns like thin stripes to keep things fun, but still work-appropriate. We went with light wash flare jeans for extra vintage weekend vibes, as well as the Clarks Pure Easy in Light Pink Leather. Take it from us: these soft nude-toned shoe flats are bound to elongate your legs (Killer lines!), while offering cushy support with its Eco-Foam footbed for a full day of hustling. When it comes to professional-looking fits, we have a soft spot for the loafer because of how comfy and neat it is. Timeless.
Paired with: Clarks Karsea Strap in Tan Suede, S$129
Take this classy number for a sunny brunch on the deck or a starry evening out at sea! The shirt dress made a comeback recently and we can see why. It’s the perfect mix of smart casual, sophisticated and major resort vibes. We went with a collared maxi button down to elongate the frame; buttons make it easy to alter the neckline and opening slit so you can switch up or tone down your look. For shoes, the Clarks Karsea Strap in Tan Suede fits this ensemble to a T — an airy open toe cut, thick strapping and smooth tan leather make for a quintessentially summer style. We also like how these simple but versatile sandals mean packing light for your cruise, we can imagine them pairing well with almost any resort outfit!
Paired with: Clarks Pure Ballet in Light Pink Leather, S$179
A sprightly ensemble of all our favourite weekend styles: mini swing hemline, breezy balloon sleeves and ditsy florals — we’re loving the zippy energy of this one! The tunic is an endless summer staple in our books and we went with balloon sleeves for an extra airy, dreamy silhouette. Let the florals take spotlight by keeping everything else simple. We picked the Clarks Pure Ballet in Light Pink Leather, an iconic ballet flat in clean nude to give the illusion of longer legs (especially with the mini hemline), while delivering unparalleled comfort with its ergonomic fit. Pure Ballet’s dual density foam technology offers extra cushion support on the ball of the foot, with an ultra soft and breathable leather lining for basking in the weekend sun. Don’t sweat it!
Shop ‘Ease Of You’, By Clarks X Drea Chong
‘Ease Of You’, the Clarks X Drea Chong Edit will be available online in Singapore at clarks.sg from 29 April 2021, 9AM SGT. Prefer to shop in-stores? Shop the full edit at Clarks ION Orchard, Suntec City, Changi Jewel, Takashimaya and Tangs Plaza from 29 April 2021, 10AM SGT. However, do take note that the limited edition Clarks Shoe Bag gift-with-purchase will only be available at Clarks ION Orchard, Suntec City, Changi Jewel and on clarks.sg.
For shoppers in Malaysia, the ‘Ease Of You’ Clarks X Drea Chong Edit will be available exclusive online at clarks.my from 29 April 2021, 9AM SGT. The limited edition Clarks Shoe Bag gift-with-purchase is unavailable in Malaysia.
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