Credit cards, at the ready: Shop your new 'stand out or get out' wardrobe pieces
Stand out or get out wardrobe pieces
Who is the L’armoire girl? Here’s a quick and TOTALLY legit psychosocial profile: She derives some form of pleasure from going “Oh, you’ve probably never heard of it” when asked what brands she wears; she eschews the standard high-street brands for fear of seeing someone wearing the same thing; and she probably doesn’t even need this shopping guide to know what’s available.
So yes, she is incredibly insufferable. (We kid!) In any case, should you want to steal her style, you’re in luck. To fete the multi-label boutique’s global e-commerce site launch next Monday on May 8 at www.larmoire-singapore.com , we’ve curated 10 pieces that we think you should covet, purchase and then wear everywhere you go. #Happyshopping!
P.S. If you’re (still) into the whole brick-and-mortar experience, you can find L’armoire at #01-16 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897.
Linen button jacket, $1,910 and linen skirt, $840, from Alessandra Marchi
Throw on this jacket and skirt combo and you get an outfit that’s almost architectural in silhouette. Pull them apart and you get pieces that fit seamlessly with what you already own in your wardrobe.
Stingray skin wallet, $129, from Boris Bidjan Saberi
Fun fashion fact: First used by samurais in ancient Japan to cover their katana hilts, the stingray skin used in this wallet is supposedly 25 times more durable than cowhide. Keep this close at hand as a talisman and reminder to be thick-skinned at work!
Before you balk at the price, know this – Guidi has been in the shoe manufacturing line for 121 years. Let’s break those numbers down: That equates to 121 years of experience on their end and a lifetime of you wearing them.
Burnt rabbit wool, beaver felt or straw blend hats, from $669 to $1,200, all from Horisaki
This one’s for the grown-ups with grown-up pockets. When a flimsily made hat from a high street brand doesn’t cut it for you any more, borrow one from the boys that looks and feels luxurious to the touch.
Hand painted long dress in 100% cotton, $680, from Isabel Benenato. Horse leather boots, $1,845 from Guidi
If you’re into textural comfort, know that this minimalistic dress is wrought from the softest and most premium of fabrics. It’s also a goes-with-anything sort of dress: Throw it on with a pair of boots, like so.
Asymmetric dress in cotton, $390, from Isabel Benenato. Horse leather shoes, $1,845, from Guidi
Little black dresses can go both ways – too flouncy and it can look like you’re stuck in permanent prom mode; too severe and you’ll look like you’re in mourning. This one is a conversation starter (in a good way, of course.)
Tea dress in cotton and wool, $1,070, from Uma Wang
A run-of-the-mill polka-dotted dress this is not. We love the graphic edge courtesy of the asymmetrical polka dots, as well as the functional pockets. Another practical bonus: The wool gives the piece near-magical thermal insulation properties – it stays warm in the cold and cool in the heat.