Colours to wear in August to boost your career luck
Colour me lucky
If you’re still reeling from the effects of July’s Mercury retrograde, August is the time to take a deep breath and re-establish proper communication channels that might have broken down. While you’re at it, dress in your lucky colour for the month according to your horoscope and who knows? Something good might come your way. Else, it’s a great excuse to just spruce up your wardrobe.
Get ready to conquer the boardroom when you’re dressed in a sharp pantsuit and these plum loafers from Bally that scream strong and sassy. We love the contrasting gold buckle and the block heel that gives an added boost of height.
Bermuda shorts are the perfect middle-ground between looking dressy AF and totes casual. In fact, they are the perfect example of smart casual. We love that they are easy to match and great for the hot weather. Here, Zara’s iteration is of a nice neutral shade that pairs well with a white off shoulder top or a shirt with its hem tied into a ribbon.
Mulberry City Weekender heavy grain luggage bag, S$2,075 from Farfetch
Whether you’re travelling for a short trip or have a whole day packed with gym and work, a carryall such as this Mulberry City bag can comfortably fit all you need. Plus, the pop of orange is a nice accent if you keep the rest of your ensemble neutral.
Forte Forte velvet tailored slacks, S$730 from Farfetch
Take a quick scan at your trouser collection — are pieces mostly in blacks, blues and greys? It’s time to spice things up with this pair of Forte Forte slacks. We want this so badly because 1) it is in an unconventional lilac shade and 2) it’s made of a delicious velvet material that says “I’m too cool for school”. We say wear with a silk shirt for a contrast.
Gabriela Hearst Seymore wool and cashmere-blend midi dress, S$1,415 from MatchesFashion
Made with a sumptuous blend of wool and cashmere, this versatile grey midi from Gabriela Hearst is great for a spring or autumn vacation. Or you could dress it for the frosty office with a pair of heeled sandals and some statement jewellery.
Matteau gathered-waist cotton maxi skirt, S$435 from MatchesFashion
A high-waisted maxi skirt is easy to pair, whether you’re going with a T-shirt for something real casual or a bodysuit or crop top for dressier dates. Even more so when it comes in a neutral chocolate brown shade, like this Matteau number. Plus, the elasticated waist is more forgiving for days when you’ve had too much to eat.
This dark grey Klarra jumpsuit will get you dressed and stylish in a pinch — which is especially useful for mornings when you’ve overslept or forgot about an appointment and need a quick slip-on-and-go option. Match with sneakers for a more casual look or pumps for a professional finish.
Made with lightweight jersey cotton, this sunflower yellow top from Kimhekim would be a cheery addition to your weekend date outfits. Pair it with black denim jeans to really make the yellow pop or go with cream trousers to for a softer-but-still-very-pretty combination.
Louis Vuitton long oversized hooded parka, price available in store
If you really want to keep up with the fashion gang, you’ve got to ditch the brolly and adopt a parka instead. Not only will this Louis Vuitton piece keep the water out, it works as a fun outer layer to throw on as well, with or without rain. Experiment a little and try it with a t-shirt and shorts combo with boots, or a midi dress with mules.