Oft-associated with Yves Saint Laurent, this borrowed-from-the-boys outerwear staple is one of the most classic and utilitarian pieces you can own. It goes equally well with pants or skirts, and allows you to go handsfree with its profusion of pockets. Best paired with fierce stilettos (and attitude).
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Zesty orange and punchy pinks are the modern alternatives to classic red this CNY.
"Make a grand entrance in Givenchy’s full-on pink gown."
Polyester dress (price unavailable), Kate Spade New York
Calf leather and vinyl cross-body bag (price unavailable), Bonia
Metal and acetate cat-eye sunglasses, $590, Louis Vuitton
Wool blazer, US$2,141.54 (S$2,912.69), Alexander McQueen at www.net-a-porter.com
Silk jacquard top, $2,550, Chloe
Wool skirt, $1,420, Miu Miu
Leather flats (price unavailable), Pretty Ballerinas
Cotton shorts, $29.90, Uniqlo
Polyester dress, US$427.14 (S$580.95), House of Holland at www.net-a-porter.com
Silk blouse, $665, Tory Burch
Polyester skirt, $49.95, H&M
Wool pants, US$1,027.33 (S$1,397.95), Gucci at www.net-a-porter.com
Polyamide dress, $179, Zara
BV Twist nappa leather bag, $3,100, Bottega Veneta
Calf leather belt, $165, Pinko
Acetate sunglasses, $215, Kate Spade New York at Capitol Optical
Leather mules, $139, Mango
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