"Clueless goes dark: Seal the deal with dark lips and finger waves in the hair"
Nothing screams Clueless like a plaid skirt suit does, refreshed this season with an edgier spin and a hint of London punk. Take a page out of the Cher Horowitz lookbook, and ace schoolgirl style with a mini and cardigan teamed with boots of different varieties. Or throw together chequered separates, a bralette and dainty jewellery, add a devil-may-care attitude, and you’ve got a recipe for nonchalant chic.
Necklace, Tiffany & Co.
Go the sexy yet modest route by wearing a cardigan as a top
Brooch, $490, Miu Miu
Belt, $1,050, Fendi
Dress, $530, Maje
Opt for an oversize blazer for a fresh and fashion- forward take
Blazer and matching trousers, Michael Michael Kors
Hat, Maison Michel at On Pedder
Keep it casual with a bucket hat and tinted sunglasses
Boot, Roger Vivier
Bag, Salvatore Ferragamo
"Metallic thigh-highs lend an edge to both streetwear and red-carpet glamour"
SILVER SCREEN QUEEN
Futuristic yet relatable, fashion-forward yet timeless—this metallic hue is more than just a showstopper during the holiday season. From glamorous sequinned stunners to chic satin separates and luxurious add-ons, a dollop of silver goes a long way. Add interest to your corporate look with a silver clutch or make an entrance by teaming a crisp shir with a swishy fringed skirt for some drama with every step. Style with black for a stark contrast or with white for a cleaner aesthetic. Go ahead and swipe a dash of silver eyeshadow on your lids— you don’t need a reason to glam up.
Clutch, Alexander McQueen
Steal the show in a pair of head-turning boots
Let your statement skirt take centre stage by keeping the rest of your look toned down
Bra top, $210, MCM
Dress, about $3,817, Ellery at Net-a-Porter
Show a peek of your bralette to keep things sexy yet classy
Bracelet, Roger Vivier
Look like a modern princess in this polished, ruffled number, complete with a matching hairband
Sandal, Rene Caovilla at On Pedder
"Let your scarf hang loosely around the neck for an effortless, “undone” vibe"
IT ’S A WRAP
Scarves have been made desirable by style icons the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. A versatile accessory, there’s one for every occasion and every age. Fold a square one in half diagonally and do a bandana tie over your hair; knot a twilly around your neck; twist it around your bag handle—there are countless ways a scarf can instantly elevate your look. Go print on print for a graphic take, or throw on washed denim or neutral separates and let your bold, printed silk number do all the talking.
Blazer, $720, Diane von Furstenberg
Necklace, $1,800, Dior
Scarf, $670, Fendi
Keep your hair out of your face and in place while looking chic
Scarf, $130, Furla
Bag, $2,730, Prada
Go ahead and clash prints of the same family. Even better, do it with a smile
Jeans, $370, Maje
Scarf, $280, Louis Vuitton
Boot, $2,550, Givenchy
For subtle Parisian sophistication, wrap around the neck and knot at the side
"Say oui to adding a touch of je ne sais quoi with a French classic: the beret"
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Radiating positivity and joy, yellow definitely catches your attention. From bright canary to subdued turmeric and sophisticated marigold, this primary colour can be worked into any ensemble to brighten up the dullest of days. Keep silhouettes clean and chic, and style with neutral extras. Go bold, and team different shades of yellow for a fresh and optimistic outlook.
Sandal, $2,720, Bottega Veneta
Earrings, $650, Prada
Blazer, about $639, Victoria, Victoria Beckham at Net-a-Porter
Beret, $24.95, H&M
Sunny yellow toughens up with details such as a rugged buckle and combat boots
A single statement earring adds drama
Bag, $3,100, Miu Miu
Trousers, Proenza Schouler
Achieve a sleek and timeless look with classic separates
Purse, $990, Fendi
Dress, about $531, NICHOLAS at Net-a-Porter
A structured bag with a black-andwhite handle creates a crisp juxtaposition
Keep things relaxed in an oversize pantsuit
Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels
HOW TO WEAR HOT SHORTS
Keep your confidence high and your hems even higher with this season’s thigh-baring trend: the hot shorts. Balance the proportions with ankle or knee-high boots, or heeled sandals for legs for days. A modest top or a tailored blazer keeps things classy.
Add a dash of character to a shorts-and-tee look with thigh-high socks and platforms, complete with classic wayfarers. Shorts, Alexander Wang
Have fun by clashing baroque prints with classic checks in the same colour palette. Shorts, Versace
A fitted sweater, luxurious accessories and high-tops are all you need to go with these chic shorts. Shorts, $1,460, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
Pair this high-waisted number with a printed top and a bold-coloured bag for a chic urban take on shorts. Shorts, Balmain
Nothing is sexier than a pair of scarlet leather shorts. Play with textures and pair yours with a chunky sweater or silk shirt. Shorts, about $334, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini at Net-a-Porter
Scarf, $1,050, Givenchy
Sunglasses, $453, Gentle Monster
Bag, $1,160, Moschino
BY GRACIA PHANG. PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOWBIT
BY GRACIA PHANG. PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOWBIT
Edited by Gracia Phang