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Challenge Accepted: Boyfriend & Girlfriend Style Each Other For 4 Days


Here’s a style challenge with a twist.


Ever wanted to style your boyfriend or girlfriend, and dress them up according to what you think looks good? We recently partnered with Zilingo and got our favourite couple, Gerald and Ploi, to style each other for four days. Will they put each other in outfits the other person loves, or will they miss the mark completely? Read on to find out more… we’ll also reveal Getfash’s exclusive promo code that will get you 12% off your Zilingo purchases in a bit!

The Rules

We gave Gerald and Ploi $100 each, and instructed them to start shopping on Zilingo.com. They then mixed the items they got on Zilingo with pieces they already owned, and chose outfits for each other. In order not to influence each other’s choices, they wouldn’t reveal how they feel about each outfit until the entire experiment was over!

Ploi’s Outfit #1

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Top: Lace Crop Top, SGD 18, Bottom: Ploi's own

Why Gerald Chose This

I wanted to start with an outfit that would help ease Ploi into this whole experience. So, I picked an outfit that she’d be comfortable in - something that shows off her great figure, without being too fitting. This lace top from Zilingo fits the bill perfectly! I thought this would look old-fashioned with dark blue denim, so I picked a pair of light wash ripped jeans for her to wear with this top.

What Ploi Thinks

I was a little apprehensive going into this, but so far, so good! I like this outfit - it’s not too revealing, and it’s really comfortable to wear. Now, I just have to keep my fingers crossed for the rest of the week…

Gerald’s Outfit #1

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Top: Carter Shirt, SGD 39*, Bottom: Gerald's own
*Carter Shirt is currently out of stock. Check out a similar item here: Nash Floral SS Fox Buttons Shirt, SGD 19.90

Why Ploi Chose This

Gerald has NEVER worn anything flowery in the 4 years that we’ve been dating. I wanted to switch it up a bit, so I got him this floral printed shirt! He’ll be wearing this with brown pants and white high socks. #fashion #livealittle

What Gerald Thinks

First thoughts: the print on this shirt looks like it’s for kids. I gotta admit, this was a bit out of my comfort zone, because I don’t tend to wear shirts which are so loud. But on the bright side, I was pleasantly surprised that the shirt fits me quite well, and I got quite a few compliments from my colleagues and clients that day. At the end of the day, I was pretty much swayed.

Ploi’s Outfit #2

Why Gerald Chose This

Ploi hits the gym regularly, so I picked this open back dress to show off the fruits of her labour. She doesn’t normally wear clothes which show so much skin, but I really hope she’ll continue wearing this dress after this experiment is over. It’s a nice dress, and it’s so warm in Singapore… it makes sense to wear items with less fabric, right?

What Ploi Thinks

Damn it! Gerald started off strong yesterday, but today’s outfit is so not me. I normally wear neutral colours, and I don’t really like this shade of blue. The neckline is way too low, plus there’s the open back. I'll keep this piece in my wardrobe for now, and dig it up when I have an appropriate function to attend (maybe Zoukout, or some music festival?) I guess the skimpiness of this piece will come in handy during these types of events!

Gerald’s Outfit #2

Why Ploi Chose This

Literally everything in Gerald’s wardrobe is slim fit, because he likes to show off his muscles. Well, that’s going to change today! I’m going to style him in a more loose-fitting top and ripped jeans. It’s time to go a bit more “street”!

What Gerald Thinks

I feel underweight when I wear tops that don’t hug my body, so I really don’t like this top. Actually, you know what? This top makes me feel like I’m a secondary school ah beng. Not exactly the kind of vibe I was going for. I do like the jeans, though. I don’t normally wear ripped jeans, but now that I have this pair, I think that’s gonna change!

Ploi’s Outfit #3

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Top: Ploi's own Bottom: Kelly's Side Slit Skirt, SGD 19

Why Gerald Chose This

Like I said, Ploi gyms a lot, so for the third outfit, I wanted to go with something that would show off her legs and quadriceps (which are your thigh muscles). I bought this side slit skirt for her, and got her to pair it with a simple white tank top. I think this would make a nice Date Night outfit!

What Ploi Thinks

I’m a monochrome kind of girl, so I definitely like the colour palette of this outfit. The skirt is a little problematic, though. It’s just one of those items where it looks great in photos, but it’s super impractical to wear (for taller women like myself, at least!) The slit is really high, which means you might run the risk of flashing the world whenever you stand up and start walking. If you're on the petite side, though, you'll probably encounter less problems with the slit!

Gerald’s Outfit #3

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Top & Bottom: Gerald's own

Why Ploi Chose This

Colours-wise, I’ve never seen Gerald dressed in head-to-toe white before, which is why I wanted to put him in this outfit. Both the top and pants in this outfit are tight-fitting and a bit GQ, so I’m pretty sure he’ll like it.

What Gerald Thinks

I like this outfit - you can’t go wrong with a tailored shirt, slim-fitting pants and dress shoes which are in a contrasting colour. That having been said, I'm excited to see the last outfit Ploi's got lined up for me!

Ploi’s Outfit #4

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Top: Stripes Culottes Jumpsuit, SGD 37

Why Gerald Chose This

In Ploi’s line of work, it’s very rare that she gets to dress like an OL (read: office lady). So I picked this jumpsuit with pinstripes, because I thought it’d be a fun addition to her wardrobe!

What Ploi Thinks

Whew! I was worried that Gerald was going to choose another revealing outfit for me, but this is actually my favourite outfit out of the four. It’s stylish and chic without trying too hard, and that’s what I’m all about. Gerald nailed it with this one, and I’ll definitely re-wear this jumpsuit again after the challenge!

Gerald’s Outfit #4

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Top: Military Air Force Bomber Jacket, SGD 53.75 SGD 37.55, Bottom: Gerald's own

Why Ploi Chose This

This guy doesn’t own a bomber jacket. So, let’s get him one! He's super enthu about serving in the army anyways. I’m choosing this colour since he doesn’t own a single item of green in his wardrobe. We’ll pair this with a standard pair of jeans and his Adidas NMDs.

What Gerald Thinks

At first, I thought that the bomber jacket was a little too small, but I later realized that’s the look. This isn’t something I’d normally wear, but I like it because it reflects the sporty and active side of me. Also… I didn’t know green could look this good. Come to think of it, this might just be my favourite item from our entire Zilingo haul. The best part is that it's so easy to throw on this bomber jacket, and freshen up an otherwise basic look.

After The Challenge

Gerald: I’ve always favoured a clean, sharp look, but this experiment opened my eyes up to the fact that more casual items can also look good. I’m not saying I’ll put my tailored shirts away for good… but I guess you’ll see me in more streetwear styles from now on!

Ploi: Is it bad if I say that I’m glad the challenge is over? Haha! There were some hits and misses, but I was impressed that I was able to get four items (and one of them was even outerwear!!) for Gerald from Zilingo with only $100. If you want to shop, but you’re on a tight budget, it doesn’t get much better than this!

To get Gerald and Ploi’s looks, click on the links above. For Getfash readers who are new to Zilingo, get 12% off all items using promocode GETFASH12. If you’re an existing Zilingo customer, use promocode GETFASH10 for 10% off your purchases. This offer is valid till 31 May 2018, so go ahead and shop till you drop!

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