Written by Ming
5 Surefire Ways To Improve Your Style Confidence(in collaboration with Dr.Ko)
When you’re confident, the world is your oyster.
Follow these tips to improve your style confidence
and present your best self yet!
Know Your Body Shape
If you think you’ll look good just because you’re wearing a RM2000 blazer from Gucci, think again. Good tailoring matters but what’s more important is that it fits YOU. And to do that, you need to know your body. Try different styles, explore different silhouettes and slowly but surely, you’ll discover just what works best for your body shape.
Fashion is never one size never fits all. Embrace every curve, every “imperfection” of your body because that’s what makes you, you. Whether you’re petite, tall or plus-sized, there’s definitely something that’ll fit you perfectl
Dress In Your Best Tones
Is your skin tone warm or cool? Believe it or not, that alone can play a huge part in determining what colours look best on you! An easy way to tell what skin tone you have is by looking at your veins. (Yes, your veins!) If they are greenish, you’re most likely warm-toned. But if they are blueish, then you’re probably cool-toned. So what colours will work for you, then?
Warm tone: Oranges, reds, golden yellow, amber, honey gold
Cool tone: Bright blue, royal blue, deep purples, lavender, lilac
What’s The Occasion?
Have you ever been to an event feeling underdressed? You felt awkward and uncomfortable, didn’t you? Well, it doesn’t get better if you’re OVERdressed either! It’s always important to dress for the occasion. Whether it’s work, a cocktail party or a full-on black-tie event, make sure to double check the dress code and show up in the appropriate attire.
Hit The Gym!
When you feel healthy, fit and strong, it’s bound to increase your confidence levels. Suddenly, clothing that you would never have dared to wear before no longer seem so daunting! So trust us, get your heart pumping with a good workout and you’ll be feeling more confident in no time!
Always Be Comfortable
When we say ‘comfortable’ we don’t mean that you have to be wearing sneakers or sweatpants. You could be in 4-inch heels and still be comfortable if you’re used to it. But if you’re not, even 2-inch heels would leave you walking around awkwardly. A good tip is to assess how you feel about your outfit before you leave the house. Is the neckline of your top too low? Is the hem of your skirt too short?
The quickest way to lose your confidence is by feeling uncomfortable in what you’re wearing. If you don’t feel your best before you leave the house, change! There is beauty in stepping out of your comfort zone, but it’s okay to take baby steps.
Look Good, Feel Good with Dr.Ko
Fashion and beauty go hand in hand. When you look good, you feel good too. Performed with the right technique under skilled hands, aesthetic injectables can boost one’s confidence by leaps and bounds. If you’re considering such procedures, here are 3 different types of treatments provided by Dr.Ko Clinics and the information you need:
What is fillers?
Fillers used by most aesthetic doctors are usually made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in animals and human.
Is it painful?
Depending on patient’s threshold of pain, but on a usual basis, it is pretty bearable as only small gauged needle is used.
Is the result permanent?
Being a natural substance, it breaks down over time and is absorbed by the body (usually 9-12 months), thus requiring a repeat of the procedure. There are FDA-approved dermal filler made of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA), such as Restylane and Juvederm. They are temporary and usually last an average of 3-6 months.
What is the difference between temporary dermal fillers and permanent dermal fillers?
Permanent dermal fillers are a bit more worrisome. In present, there are 2 materials available as permanent dermal fillers: Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and Polyacrylamide Gel (PAAG). PAAG is not approved by the FDA. The only brand of PMMA that’s FDA approved is Artefill. Artefill’s predecessor, Artecoll, has been available outside of the United States since 1994. However, only Artefill has been FDA approved. As anything done permanently, one cannot simply wait for it to biodegrade as it won’t. As the person ages, the alteration achieved by the substance may look a bit odd.
How much does it cost?
Prices start from RM1800 per cc and differs according to brand of fillers used.
2) Botulinum toxin aka Botox
What is botulinum toxin?
It is a type of drug made from neurotoxin containing botulinum toxin type A, human albumin and sodium chloride.
How does it work?
Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. In other words, it causes temporary paralysation in your injected area. Botox can be used to reduce wrinkles and also jaw reduction. For wrinkles, it reduces the appearance of lines resulting in a more youthful look. As for jaw reduction, it can give the perception of a slimmer face.
When will the result show?
Botulinum toxin takes effect 72 hours after the treatment, and optimum result can be seen 1 week after.
How long does it last?
It differs in every individual as different patient will react differently to it. On average, it can last up to 3 months or more.
Is it dangerous? What are the side effects?
One of the risks of botulinum toxin is allergic reaction to certain preservatives and ingredients used. Another danger includes overdoing which might result in drooping. Over usage may result in an unnatural look.
Is it painful?
The needles used for botox injections are very small hence the pain is definitely bearable. An ice pack or numbing cream can be used to reduce any sensation of pain.
How much does it cost?
The price differs according to face parts:
Glabella – RM300 onwards
Crows Feet – RM400 onwards
Forehead – RM600 onwards
Bunny Lines – RM300 onward
Brow Lift – RM300 onwards
Mental – RM300 onwards
Smiling face – RM400 onwards
Jaw reduction- RM1800 onwards
3) PDO Threadlift
What is PDO threadlift and how does it work?
It uses PDO (polydioxanone) thread, a type of suture material commonly used in cardiovascular surgeries. PDO stimulates the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, thus able to lift the skin to a more youthful and favourable position. The threads are absorbable and therefore will be fully absorbed in 4-6 months, leaving nothing behind but the lifted skin structure which continues to hold for another 12-24 months.
What is PDO threadlift and how does it work?
The steps in a thread lift procedure are relatively uncomplicated. First, your doctor will assess the areas to be treated and determine the direction of the lift required. Numbing cream is applied or sometimes local anaesthetic is injected into the area of treatment. The threads are then embedded right under the skin with a long and fine needle. After pulling the needle out, the thread remains. No incision or suturing is required in this procedure.
For more information procedures and the team at Dr.Ko Clinic, head over to
All White Outfit Inspirations
One of the most versatile and chic colours to own in your closet; here’s an ode to the colour white.
Overalls + Shirt
If you’re afraid of looking ‘childish’ in overalls, keeping it monochrome should help curb your worry. Pair it with heels and you’ll look hella chic.
Image Credits: The Fashion TagShop Her Look →
Sweater + Flared Midi Skirt
Flared midi skirts that fall snugly on your waist accentuate your figure for an incredibly feminine silhouette. Top it off with a cute sweater and you’ve got a look Audrey Hepburn would approve of.
Image Credits: BloggerShop Her Look →
Blazer + Crop Top + Denim
If you’re into street fashion, this look is for you. Opt for more relax fit blazers to keep your outfit looking casual and effortless.
Image Credits: Fresh StyleShop Her Look →
Shirt + Culottes
Channel some major chill vibes in this getup that’s as comfy as it is chic. Tip: only button the middle 2 (or even 1!) buttons to keep things sexy.
Image Credits: The Fashion TagShop Her Look →
How To Amp Up Your Workwear: Long Vests
Instead of a long cardigan, opt for a long vest to give off a more elegant and sophisticated vibe! These are great for casual days, but work just as well to amp up a simple outfit to something office-worthy.
Image Credits: Just The Design
Pairing your casual off-shoulder top with a long vest will elevate your look to be more elegant and formal!
Image Credits: Hello Fashion BlogShop Off-Shoulder Tops →
This works especially well if you’re petite in size! Throw on a pair of heels so that the long vest doesn’t drown you out.
Image Credits: Recruit LifestyleShop Stilettos →
The playsuit is an ideal piece to go with your long vest. It not only accommodates with our Malaysian heat, but works as an easy way to amp up a casual Friday work outfit!
Image Credits: Lush AngelShop Playsuits →
Beat the Malaysian Heat In These Trendy Numbers
It can get pretty tough to dress according to our weather given the heat, humidity, and occasional downpour. Try these few style tips for your next day out and see if they work for you!
These shoes are ideal for the summer and have been trending as of late! They’ll easily transition from day to night wear and are sure to catch attention wherever you go.
Image Credits: Clique ImgShop Espadrilles →
These stunning numbers are not only loungey, but also have a casual chic feel about them. They’re are ideal for our summery weather and can easily be worn for different occasions!
Image Credits: Style KickShop Slip Dresses →
Works as a great alternative to the generic T-shirt + shorts combo, but also perfect under the slip on cami dress for a cute night out.
Image Credits: Clique ImgShop Bralets →
By Yi Jun
Shoppr Girls: Malaysian Students Represent!
For the students studying abroad, in a whole new culture and with different seasons all year round, how do they pick their OOTDs? We’ve asked 5 Shoppr Girls that are studying overseas in lands far, far away…
Amelia Tan in Seoul, South Korea
For a great casual look for the summer here in Seoul, I paired a pink knitted top with black loose overalls. Finished the look with a pair of comfortable black sandals, because Koreans walk a lot! This is an easy outfit and can be worn for any time of the day.Shop Overalls →
Natasha Amalina in Manchester, United Kingdom
My style is definitely oriented around my mood. My constant favourites are definitely my boots and my scarf. Back in Malaysia, I can’t really wear these because of the hot weather. But here in the UK, they're not just comfortable, they also keep me warm in the chilly weather!Shop Boots →
For nights out with the girls, I definitely like to wear a statement necklace. It just adds that pop of colour to any outfit! (It also gets me photo-ready for all the selfies to come!) Adding to that, the cold-shoulder trend is popular in the UK now!Shop The Cold-Shoulder →
Ally Lee in Melbourne, Australia
The weather in Melbourne can be pretty chilly, so I love the long jacket. It’s simple yet makes a huge statement! The one thing that I do differently here is I wear a lot of platform shoes. I don't see much of those in Malaysia due to the weather but here you can wear it during autumn or winter!Shop Platform Shoes →
For the second outfit, I recently got into street style cause’ Melbourne fashion stores started selling lots of them. I bought these black sneakers and bomber jacket so I put those two together with a crop top and jeans. It's a simple outfit that you can easily wear to class too!Shop Bomber Jackets →
Samantha Lee in Melbourne, Australia
This outfit works for both a casual or classy night out. I chose it because all black is my go-to, especially if I can’t decide what to wear!Shop Off-The-Shoulder Tops →
I chose this outfit because the choker top is the current trend right now and the pants are super comfortable, especially since the waist is elastic!Shop Choker Tops →
Sasha Manuel in Melbourne, Australia
I decided to get on the minimalist trend going on in Melbourne with these ripped jeans paired with my go-to turtleneck sweater, especially on a breezy day. This outfit blends well with the locals here who are into neutral colors. Lastly, I complemented my outfit with these slightly pointed boots from Lipstik to keep my feet warm while looking chic!Shop Ripped Jeans →
Keeping it casual yet chic with my go-to coat from Topshop and ripped jeans, this is my everyday outfit for class. Due to the cold weather here in Melbourne, I get to experiment layering with different outerwears! I wore my adidas superstars as the sneaker game here is strong. Lastly, I put on this cap as it battles a bad hair day and it completed the look!Shop Sneakers →
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