1. Rise And Shine
Cargo cotton has the reputation of looking a little more Outback and a little less office-appropriate, but that’s where your jewellery plays an important role. Statement earrings offer a quick way to glam up your cargos.
Earrings, $3,650; shirt, $3,450; shirt (worn inside), $1,500; belt, $1,100; and pants, $2,100, all from Givenchy.
2. Short Change
Trade in your trousers for an easy pair of shorts. The way you can make sure they look more presentable is by picking a tailored jacket to dress up your shorts.
Earrings, $29.90, from Mango. Jacket, $3,990; and shorts, $1,690, both from Loewe. Shoes, $1,380, from Chloé.
3. Bring The Drama
Go big or go home with swishy sleeves and “look at me” accessories. After all, too big is sometimes never enough!
Earrings, $1,010, from Chloé. Loewe top, $1,595, from NET-A-PORTER. Swimsuit, $585, from Eres. Belt, $1,100, from Givenchy.
4. Shift Into Neutral
Khaki separates play the perfect companion to bright pops of colour. Pro tip: If you’re looking for a more muted way of wearing this trend to the office, try a canvas-and-leather bag for starters.
Hat, $580; earrings, $830; jacket, $5,100; bodysuit, $1,950; and bracelets, $1,200 each, all from Hermès. Bag, $2,960, from Jil Sander.
5. Good Sport
Athletic details and interesting textures create an interesting take on casual chic.
Earrings, $19.90, from Mango. Harness, $1,390; and pants, $990, both from Dries Van Noten. Top (worn underneath); and cuff, $4,700, both from Hermès. Coat (worn around waist), $7,660, from Bally. Sandals, $241, from Eres.
6. Forward March
Dress up a military-inspired shirt with lashes of bling. Look for army-inspired details such as epaulettes, patched pockets and sporty buckles to give your add that extra touch of coolness.
Top, $690, from Dries Van Noten. Choker, $11,400; and necklace, $8,300, both from Hermès. Dion Lee skirt, $986, from NET-A-PORTER.
7. It's All In The Details
Contrast stitching, straps and patch pockets help elevate your look, and stands out beautifully against a darker colour.
Earrings, $29.90, from Mango. Top; skirt; and boots, $3,400, all from Hermès.
PHOTOGRAPHY: TAN WEI TE, ASSISTED BY ANGELA GUO / FASHION DIRECTION: AARON KOK / FASHION STYLING: LAUREN ALEXA / MAKEUP: HONG LING, USING URBAN DECAY / HAIR: GREGO OH, USING KEUNE HAIRCOSMETICS SINGAPORE / MODEL: LAURA WOOD/MANNEQUIN.