Navy is the new neutral when paired with white and grey. Black is the easiest, most convenient and the go-to colour for most of us. White? Well, it just calls for a nasty laksa gravy stain.
The best way to wear the season’s hottest colours aka red, fuchsia and purple? No holds barred. (For shy shrinking violets, you may go for something try something less daring. No judgement – just click here)
1. Darmarki Cecil pumps in suede, $1,089, from Club21.
Photo: Club 21
Very twee in the front, very party in the back. Very much want.
2. Boutique Moschino cotton blend pussy bow blouse, £70.83, from www.theoutnet.com.
3. Puzzle bag in calfskin, $3,580, from Loewe.
Wear this bag as a clutch, handbag, sidepack, backpack or a cross body bag (And if you love cross-body bags as much as we do, here are 10 more to consider). Now split its cost price into 5 – bang for your buck!
4. Lyocell cropped trousers, $69.90, Zara.
No need to whip Google out – lyocell’s an environmentally friendly material made out of pulp. You’re welcome. And this is just another great example of Zara’s stance on sustainable fashion. Consider it #HerWorldApproved.
5. Polyester blend blazer, $69.90, from Stradivarius.
What’s there not to love about pink? It’s after all the past Spring’s IT colour, and we’ve told you all about it before here. You know you already have this blazer on your radar and all you need to do now is to add it to your cart.
6. Wool blend coat, $279, from Mango.
Okay, so we’ve expounded on the tips and ways to navigate sweater-weather before elsewhere in this website, but sometimes, you just want to make a grander statement on, say, rainy days, when you can whip this coat out and stay snug. And smug. In the office, this is your glammed up version of the “office cardigan”.
7. Mia bag in python skin (price unavailable), from Michael Kors.
Photo: Michael Kors
If bags = personalities, then carrying this may make you hot, fiery and deserving of a martini in hand. Go for it, it fits a wallet too. (And in case you make the wrong wallet choice to match this Michael Kors number, here are 10 items you just can’t go wrong with)
8. Elba sandals in kidskin, $890, from Salvatore Ferragamo.
Photo: Salvatore Ferragamo
The largest size some shoe brands carry is a 40, Ferragamo ones go up to size 47. Bonus? The padded foot bed ensures all day long comfort.
9. Thalia bag in calfskin, $1,750, from Salvatore Ferragamo.
Photo: Salvatore Ferragamo
If you’re buying a bag this small, you’re probably not going to put much inside – this one has 2 card slots (an EZ-link and your credit card, done!), a lipstick and your phone.
10. 3.1 Phillip Lim silk crepe de chine blouse, £96.60, from www.theoutnet.com.
Photo: 3.1 Phillip Lim
The loose silhouette of this blouse is best paired with a fitting bottom (We like ours paired with shorts, and you can see how we rocked it here in 11 different ways). Or, you can pair it with whatever else you’d like. Hey, you’re your own woman.