When it comes to amping up your work wardrobe, add these Brit menswear-inspired looks to your shopping list.
Top, $1,290; and skirt, $860, both from Marni. Manokhi by Toukitsou hat, $390, from Pedder On Scotts. Watch, $599, from Swarovski. Bag, $2,640, from Chloe.
Pair a boucle-style top with a flared, midi skirt for some new-world charm.
Blazer, blouse and trousers, all from Max Mara. Earrings, $1,035, from Monica Vinader. Shoes, $1,190, from Sergio Rossi.
The vintage-print pussy-bow top lets the heritage print stand out with aplomb.
Shirt, $1,455; and earrings, $905, both from Etro. Skirt from Max Mara. Pushbutton trousers, $603, from Net-a-porter (worn under the skirt). Ring, $1,988, from Carrie K. Bag, $560, from Sandro. Sunglasses, $490, from Oliver Peoples.
BORROWED FROM THE BOYS
Steal your other half’s white shirt and pair with a feminine peplum skirt for a look that’s both smart and sexy.
Shirt, $1,455; and blazer, $3,730, both from Etro. Skirt, $690, from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Earrings from Cos. Rings, $340, from Etro; and $470, from Monica Vinader. Watch, $699, from Swarovski. Bag, $4,500, from Roger Vivier. Shoes from Sergio Rossi.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
Ornate buttons and silverware detailed on bags and shoes take your neutral palette to the next level.
Jacket, $1,790, and skirt, $1,060, both from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Dress, $3,030, from Chloe (worn as a blouse). Earrings, $280, from Monica Vinader. Belt, $955, from Etro. Bag, $2,290, from Tod’s. Shoes, $1,085, from Longchamp.
Keep in line with pinstripes but show your wild side with edgy leather.
Malene Birger blouse, $430; and Andersson Bell trousers, $530, both from Net-a-porter. Katerina Makriyianni earrings, $390, from Pedder On Scotts. Barcelona shoulder bag from Loewe.
CHECK ON CHECK
Dare to team different checked pieces together. Rule of thumb: Keep the colour scheme similar, and you’ll be owning the look.
Blouse, $1,490, from Marni. Blazer, $209, from H&M Studio. Veronica Beard cropped trousers, $510, from Net-a-porter. Earrings, $199; and watch, $599, both from Swarovski. Bag, $1,870, from Roger Vivier. Boots, $2,345, from Etro.
PLAY WITH CONTRASTS
Soften up masculine checks with a massive bow on a blouse and then add a pop of colour with a statement bucket bag.
Blouse, $1,190, from Dries Van Noten. Golden Goose Deluxe Brand coat, $2,720, from Pedder On Scotts. Trousers, $159, from H&M Studio. Earrings, $498; and pearl necklace, $998, from Carrie K. Bag, $1,360, from Longchamp. Shoes, $1,090, from Sergio Rossi.
A tartan trench spells effortless style, while print-on-print layering ups your style factor.
PHOTOS: ZANTZ HAN/GROUND PRODUCTION, ASSISTED BY JOEL FONG & NICHOLAS LOO
STYLING: SIFRA VANIA, ASSISTED BY PRICILLA CHAN AND JIAYI
HAIR: DEN NG/PREP LUXE, USING L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL & GHD, ASSISTED BY COLIN
MAKEUP: HONGLING LIM, USING NARS
MODEL: AMI/MANNEQUIN/SPECIAL THANKS TO JUSTCO