The STYLE. Edited by Debby Kwong

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Even when temperatures drop, you can still show some skin while keeping warm with an asymmetric neckline, a cut-out detail, or a mini skirt with tights or thigh-high boots. Complete the look with a boxy blazer or slouchy trench with a body-skimming silhouette. 

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Choose how much skin to show with lace-up detailing 

Draw attention to your best assets 

Bag, $1,870, Roger Vivier 

Top, Maticevsk 

Dress, $7,190, Prada 

If you've got a six-pack, flaunt it 

Opt for interesting cut-outs 

Make a statement with oversized earrings 

Jeans, Maison Margiela

Pump, Aquazzura 

Sunglasses, Ray-Ban 

Go high-contrast with a puffy jacket 

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Designers know women want pieces that are both functional and fashionable, so this season is all about utilitarian details like pockets and fuss-free buckles. The best part about this trend is you can go hands-free while keeping all your essentials close to you, whether it’s with a tactical vest, pocketed skirt or a bum bag that doubles as a belt. Stay stylish with a body-conscious turtleneck and sleek skirt under all that layering. 

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Belt, Dior

Skirt, Prada

Cap, Hermès

Play peek-a-boo with pockets and PVC

A harness is not limited to BDSM when you wear it over a knit sweater 

Go hands-free with a functional vest-inspired bag 

Bag, Kate Spade New York 

Harness, Off-White 

Make a statement with an O-ring belt 

Jumpsuit, about $267, LF Markey at Net-a-Porter 

Blazer, Peter Do 

Boot, Roger Vivier 

Add visual interest to a plain top with a minimalist harness 

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The pumpkin hue is having a moment on the runways and street. Often paired with royal purple or toasty shades of brown, the eye-catching shade is very cool and just a little bit rebellious, and is a great way to brighten your winter wardrobe. Steer clear of neon shades and opt for Cheeto-coloured jackets or burnt-orange accessories instead to keep your look polished and sophisticated. Dip your toes into this trend with geometric sunglasses or a cute gummy bear pendant. 

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Make a sporty hoodie dressy with a statement leather belt 

Purple is a great complementary colour 

Coat, Gucci

Wear a chunky oversized knit with a girly maxi skirt for a bohemian-cool look 

Bag, Danse Lente

Sunglasses, Balenciaga 

Fight the dreary winter with bright colours 

Cardigan, $119, H&M 

Necklace, Lauren X Khoo 

Pants, Jacquemus 

Wrap, Max Mara 

If you're feeling adventurous, opt for a camo print in orange 

Boot, Valentino 

Keep it fresh with a leather bag in orange instead of basic black 

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Say goodbye to biker jackets and cute pea coats—the key to conquering fall/winter 2019 is longline coats. Seen on the runways at Tory Burch, Max Mara and Proenza Schouler, these long coats provide extra warmth. Don’t limit yourself to lightweight rain macs—opt for a structured and heavy wool coat with a belted waist or statement buttons; amp up the drama with fl oor-sweeping or skin-tight patent leather pants, keeping your accessories minimal. 

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Turtleneck, Kate Spade New York 

Watch, Michael Kors 

Coat, Alexander Wang 

Play with lengths and proportions, whether with pants or skirts 

Coat, $1,500, Tory Burch 

Earrings, $1,090, Bottega Veneta 

Add a bold hue to an otherwise simple all-black ensemble 

Pointed toe boots are a wardrobe staple 

Structured bags are great—the more, the merrier 

Boots, $1,550, Burberry 

Pants, PINKO 

Have fun with a monochrome palette that plays with patterns 

Coat, A.W.A.K.E 

If you're petite, try a sleeveless long vest instead 

Bag, $3,990, Fendi 


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Bring sexy back and flaunt your curves with this statement undergarment—worn over and out 

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Hug all the right curves with this ruched tulle corset. Corset, about $985, Hervé Léger at Net-a-Porter 

This leather corset can be worn alone or over a formal shirt. Corset, Alexander McQueen 

Wear this structured silhouette with boyfriend jeans. Corset, $615, Dion Lee 

Balance the gathered waist peplum detailing with slim pants. Corset, Brock Collection 

Draw attention to your bust with lace-up detailing down your chest. Corset, J.Crew 

Create an hourglass frame with this minimalist wool corset in mint. Corset, about $625, Lake Studio at Moda Operandi 


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Skirt, Sportmax

Hair clip, $27.95, H&M Conscious

Bag, $1,370, Tod’s

Earrings, $750, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello 

Boot, Charles & Keith