Here’s how you can look as stylish as Yanxi Palace star Charmaine Sheh
This Hong Kong actress is stylish and stunning. Plus, it’s her birthday month (she’s turning 44 on May 28, can you believe it?). So, what’s a better way to celebrate this joyous occasion than featuring some of her fashionable moments?
Here's how you can look as stylish as Yanxi Palace star Charmaine Sheh
Colour blocking is your friend
Colour blocking, which involves mixing solid colours to create a striking statement, is a fun, vibrant way to express your style personality. But it can also be very challenging and nerve wracking trying to cobble together different colours that you pray will go well together (don’t fret, we have a guide to save the day). One way to rock the style is to go for a piece that already contains a colour block design, such as the earthy khaki, royal blue and teal coat Charmaine is wearing here. It takes the guess work out of things instantly.
Brighter pops of pink ruled the Oscars 2019 red carpet, and it’s definitely a fan favourite trend of S/S’19. But we are more of a devotee to its demure, feminine sister shade — blush pink. The powder hue, as seen on this strapless dress Charmaine is wearing, is a much softer colour palette that will flatter almost all skin tones and colours while adding a breath of fresh air, not to mention an ethereal, youthful energy.
Plus, we reckon that it’s a great shade to look more romantic and ladylike on a night out with your partner.
Prints are an easy way to incorporate colours and visual interest to the outfit, and like Charmaine here, a simple printed maxi dress (plus that cute matching hairband) can easily bring you from zero to a 100.
If going full-on with patterns is too much for you, Charmaine has another tip for you: Temper the prints with a neutral coloured coat, nude pumps and a classic brown leather handbag. Quick, unfussy and undoubtedly stylish.
Charmaine is a power woman alright — just take a look at how confident she looks in this striking cinnabar red pantsuit. Boss lady alert! The fitted blazer ensures that she still keeps an hourglass silhouette while the wide-legged pants make her look tall, strong and slim. Finally. the monochromatic shade ensures that the ensemble is infallibly chic.
Take a look at the outfit Charmaine is wearing here. While it can look messy with so many visual details — from the floral appliqués, lace sleeves, tulle skirt and black bow to the shiny leather boots — she still manages to look cohesive and put-together, thanks to the astute choice of keeping the pieces to mostly black and white in colour.
The effect? A feminine yet edgy vibe. We think this look is a winner.
A dress is a quick, all-in-one outfit that you can just throw on and dash out the door. But if you’re bored of the usual LBDs and other basic staples that you fall back on, we suggest going for dresses with unique details, such as this mint green dress that Charmaine’s wearing.
No ordinary piece, this number is elevated a few notches because of its off-shoulder cut, ruffled details at the chest, embroidered lace and a surprising thigh slit. It’s girly, yet sensual, youthful yet sophisticated. We’re lovin’ it.
Raise your hand if you don’t love a t-shirt and jeans combo. No one? We thought so too. But if you’re looking to amp up the ensemble and not look like you’ve been repeating the outfit for the umpteenth time, take a style cue from Charmaine and throw on colourful coat. It doesn’t just have to be in a vivid mustard hue like the one she’s wearing here — you can choose from plaids and various colour and patterned iterations too.
Bonus points if your t-shirt is a designer tee or a silk blouse.