Sartorial Ideas for Weekend Mischief
Friday, 4 Jan 2013
Neon jewellery, peplum skirts, and printed pants are great, but this year’s shopping resolution: invest in wardrobe staples. Here’s how to get started:
Everyone needs a good white shirt, and while you’re at it, make it a silk one. Equipment blouses can do no wrong.
Our pick: EQUIPMENT Reese Button Down Shirt with One Pocket USD320
Black jeans can be dressed up or down. Don’t like black? Go for a dark wash – it’s more versatile and better suited for formal occasions (yes, rocking models like Erin Wasson have now made jeans acceptable on the red carpet). Throw in a pair of patent black heels and you’ll be channelling the Ashley Olsen’s classic style in no time.
Our picks: CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Legging Jeans USD187, JIMMY CHOO Abel Patent Leather Pumps £290
The Parisian staple: a striped Breton shirt. Saint James makes a good one. Best part? Stripes are always in!
Our pick: Saint James
Everyone needs a good pencil skirt – we love our minis but those micro lengths weren’t made for ageing! We suggest a well-tailored black staple, but for those who love their colour, fashion editors are crazy for Peter Pilotto.
Our picks: TEMPERLEY LONDON Brooke Satin Tulip Skirt £500, PETER PILOTTO H Printed Stretch-Crepe Skirt £545
Girl, get on that cashmere bandwagon. It’s lightweight, warm, and feels like a set of obscenely luxurious PJs. It doesn’t even have to be crazy expensive either!
Our picks: IRIS & INK Fine-Knit Cashmere Sweater in Grey £111, IRIS & INK Neon Cashmere Sweater available on THEOUTNET.COM 5 Feb 2013
Lest you think wardrobe classics are beyond boring… cheer up. There’s always that one statement dress to jazz up the neutrals. We have our eye on up-and-coming label, Clover Canyon.
Our pick: CLOVER CANYON Orchid Print Neoprene Dress SGD266
For arm candy that will see you through seasons of trends, opt for a roomy shoulder bag and a must-have leather clutch for nighttime soirees.
Our picks: PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 Large Leather Satchel SGD3000, SOPHIE HULME Oversized Soft Envelope Clutch SGD$830