"A bra top peeking out from under a head-to-toe leather ensemble is for those who dare to bare"
Part of the innerwear-as-outwear trend, the bralette is making a comeback this season— peeking out from underneath an oversize jacket. Wear it with a tailored pantsuit for an effortlessly chic look that’s good for both work and play, or channel cool femme fatale by teaming a luxurious satin number with a leather skirt and sleek hair. Whether it’s lace, leather or cotton, keep the ensemble refined by balancing this skin-baring trend with modest high-waisted bottoms and classic add-ons.
Bag, $2,390, Fendi
Try a sheer, sparkly layer over a sporty bralette
A nude-coloured bra adds an element of surprise to a deconstructed suit
Bermuda shorts, COS
Trousers, Max Mara
Layered necklaces add that 1980s pop star vibe
"A colourful vintage cartoon sweater, denim cut-offs and edgy boots are the makings of a streetstyle star’s wardrobe"
Fusing pop culture with contemporary streetwear, a graphic top of your favourite ’toon shows you’re not afraid to have a little fun. TV and comic book characters inject a youthful vibe into your wardrobe. Keep it cool and casual with denims, socks and sandals, or go downright cute with an oversize option, which works as a shirt dress, paired with over-the-knee boots. Add polished extras and fancy kicks to give a sophisticated zing. Paying homage to these lovable animated characters is a great conversation starter and celebrates your inner child.
T-shirt, about $185, RE/DONE at Net-a-Porter
Clutch, LOEWE Paula’s Ibiza 2020
Throw a jacket with Betty Boop graphics over a basic t-shirt or dress to add a touch of quirk
Sweater, $59.90, ZARA
An oversize t-shirt worn as a mini dress gets dressed up with over-the-knee boots
Necklace, Salvatore Ferragamo
Bermuda shorts, $990, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
Headscarf, socks and loafers lend a cool hipster vibe to a Simpsons t-shirt
Sweater, Marc Jacobs
Boot, Roger Vivier
Sunglasses, Bottega Veneta
A pillbox hat worn slightly askew with an elegant dress has a charmingly retro appeal
Hats come in all shapes and sizes, and are the one accessory that can transform your look. Channel model-on-holiday chic with a ginormous straw hat (remember Bella Hadid on the beach with her massive Jacquemus number?) or a baseball cap and visor glammed up with luxe fabrics. A bucket hat lends street cred while a beret adds a touch of French flair. Pair a knitted beanie with a tailored ensemble to take the stuffness out of workwear. Let your topper be the star and turn heads wherever you go.
Keep your outfit minimal so that the focus is on the hat
Vest, Bimba Y Lola
Cap, Salvatore Ferragamo
Tuck your hair under a beret to showcase the rest of your accessories
Jacket, LOEWE Paula’s Ibiza 2020
Invest in an interesting topper as it’s sure to be bait for any streetstyle photographer
Beret, about $615, Maison Michel at MatchesFashion.com
"Work pastel power suits with bold jewellery and sleek hair"
Cotton-candy hues come together with soft tailoring for a marriage made in suiting heaven. Brighten up your day with shades of soothing lilac, mellow yellow and baby blue. Keep the palette in the same tonal family and use cream or nude as the base garments to build your pastels around. You can challenge yourself by opting for separates in gradating hues or contrasting textures, or even double the potency by playing with two complementary shades at once—think periwinkle top, pink coat and lavender trousers. Then wow them with that grey matter of yours to seal the deal.
Necklace, Harry Winston
Jacket, Diane von Furstenberg
Heel, Kate Spade New York
Dip your toe into this trend with tone-on-tone separates and accessories
Add a pastel headband as the crowning touch
Blazer, Pyer Moss at Net-a-Porter
Sunglasses, Charles & Keith
A dainty mini purse in a soft hue adds a hit of extra sweetness
Blazer, Proenza Schouler
Take it to the next level by mixing pastels and florals
BY GRACIA PHANG. PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOWBIT
HOW TO WEAR
WHITE ON WHITE ACCESSORISE WITH
Boot, Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses, $450, Givenchy Earrings, $990, Fendi Bag, Delvaux Watch, Cartier Start with a focal piece and build your outfit by incorporating separates of varying textures, silhouettes or lengths. Keep things interesting with different shades of cream, ivory or eggshell, and top it all off with accessories in complementary neutrals and nature-inspired patterns.
Look for dramatic elements like a big bow and puffy sleeves to add interest to an all-white outfit. Top, REDValentino
Pair a broderie anglaise dress with boots for a Western vibe. Or slip on a pair of gladiator sandals for a carefree take. Dress, Coach
Romantic ru es elevate a blazer. Wear with a t-shirt and white denims for a nonchalant look. Blazer, Tory Burch
These versatile straight-cut trousers work well with everything, from a sheer top to a plain t-shirt. Trousers, Diane von Furstenberg
Worn on its own, a well-cut waistcoat serves as a chic alternative to a jacket. Waistcoat, Max Mara
Boot, Salvatore Ferragamo
Sunglasses, $450, Givenchy
Earrings, $990, Fendi
BY GRACIA PHANG. PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOWBIT