From The Straits Times    |


Fashion trends may come and go but it’s the classic pieces that you’ll seek for effortless style, season after season. So it pays to invest in quality staple pieces that last; like these stylish finds from Wallis.
Founded in 1923, the storied history of Wallis has seen the British brand grow from its humble beginnings in London’s Chapel Market to over 400 stores in Ireland, the United Kingdom and beyond, and now in Singapore too.
With its focus on fit and quality fabrics, this premium high street brand designs style essentials that you’ll love, while translating runway trends into wearable everyday fashion. That’s why you shouldn’t rule out the biker jacket, for instance: you’ll love how soft, feminine shades can make this buttery soft leather jacket your new wardrobe staple.
So grab these effortless style must-haves from Wallis, to help you dress to impress, whether at your power lunch at work or over cocktails with friends.
We suss out the five key items you should grab now from the Wallis Spring Summer 2014 collection, plus tips on how you can mix and match these new wardrobe staples.
This season gives the leather jacket a feminine touch thanks to its pretty new colours. Now available in pale and metallic hues, add one of these to give your delicate dresses an extra sass. Leave your well-worn blazer at home; trust us, this will be your new summer favourite.
Sensual and feminine, this is the new little black dress. The lace panel hints at its lingerie-inspired influence, while giving the sexy v-shaped neckline a more demure touch. Its sleek cut keeps the dress totally modern in style and the loose fit means you’ll feel comfortable, pre- and post-dinner.
Make a dressy jumpsuit part of your new “powersuit”: The silky fabrics used give these garments a luxe finish, while the billowing pants and loose silhouette mean that you can move with ease, from one work errand to another. Be sure to wear it with a pair of heels for a look that can take you from the office to cocktail hour too.
Leave the cardigans at home and up your style game with a boyfriend blazer. It’s all about the perfect fit: Pair this with cigarette pants that end at your ankles for a polished look to wear to work. While you’re at it, do pick one in white, to rock the all-white minimalism seen on the runways. The best way to wear white involves a clever use of sheer layers, as seen here.
It’s très sportif and so on-trend, given the keen sportswear influence that we’ve seen on the runways of late. Now crafted in silky new materials, this piece of luxe sportswear can become your surprising new office essential. Opt for one in florals for a dash of colour, and wear it with a split skirt that fits perfectly with the Spring Summer 2014 trends too.
Be the first to shop the Wallis Spring Summer 2014 collection and get to win an evening clutch too. Five lucky readers will win an evening clutch each, along with a pair of event invites to the Wallis shopping preview on March 20, 2014.
To take part in this draw, email with subject header “HWP Wallis” by March 18, 2014; the clutch can only be redeemed at Wallis Paragon on March 20, 2014 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
The Wallis Spring Summer 2014 collection is available in store from March 20, 2014. Prices range from $99 to $279. Shop for Wallis in Singapore at Paragon, #03-46.

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