Yellows pop when paired with lavender
Patent elements add a polished touch
Coat, about $3,470, 4 Moncler Simone Rocha at MatchesFashion.com
Boot, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
The puffer has evolved from simply being a neutral-hued cold-weather basic to a statement piece with dramatic silhouettes, vibrant colours and chic extras. Today’s pillow-like versions take every form imaginable—cropped tops, bags and, of course, everyone’s favourite padded headbands. Let yours shine by wearing it with pared-down separates for a nonchalant off -duty look.
Seal the deal with a metal snap buckle belt
Update your utilitarian look with a longline hooded vest
Top, about $1,345, Cecilie Bahnsen at Net-a-Porter
Flaunt those gams in a structured mini skirt
A swish here and a shimmy there, tassels up your style game by bringing flirty fun to any outfit. For an unexpected take, team them with sleek pantsuits and chunky hoodies, or contrast them with printed separates. The key is to experiment with proportions. Don’t be afraid to go crazy, for this is the season to be extra!
Make foil-like pants office appropriate by teaming them with timeless pumps
Shimmery yet subtle, metallics are your answer to chic, party-ready looks or for amping up everyday classics. They give oomph to denims, white t-shirts and biker jackets, and act as a modern neutral—able to go with any colour or print and adding that touch of shimmer. If head-to-toe shine is too much for you, go with a touch of metal on the eyes, lips and nails for the festive season. And nothing beats the appeal of metallic shoes or heels to make you look like you’re walking on lights.
A monochrome outﬁt is made more interesting with varying textures
There’s no other jewellery more timeless and classy than pearls, and while we’re all for the classic pearl studs and necklaces, 2019 sees modern iterations that free the precious gems from prim and proper connotations. From oversize faux pearl headbands to pearl-adorned bags and even clothing, the opulent orb has now taken on a more contemporary, cool image. Take a page from the ever-chic Coco Chanel and layer multiple strands of pearls around your neck atop a Breton-striped top or tailored blazer, or throw on a pearl-covered bralet over a sweater. Embrace imperfections and opt for baroque pearls for a unique touch.
HOW TO WEAR SEQUINS
Make them work for day by pairing them with a white shirt and trench coat, and relax the look with sneakers and some serious shades
BY GRACIA PHANG. PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOWBIT