1. Jazz up an all-white ensemble with brightly-coloured shoes
Taiwanese model/actress Ann Hsu perfectly demonstrates the power of brightly-coloured heels when she showed up in a ’60s-inspired dress teamed with a pair of hyper-saturated red sandals. The addition of Ann’s fiery footwear certainly helps to offset the muted colour palette that she’s chosen for the rest of her clothes and makeup.
2. Play peekaboo with lace inserts
The next time you go shopping for a new dress, take a little fashion risk and sink some money into one that features lace inserts, as inspired by Hong Kong actress Hilary Tsui. With the right mix of sheer versus opaque, Hilary strikes a balance of elegance and class without looking too stuffy.
3. All-white is the best time to accessorise
One easy way to make a dramatic entrance in an all-white look? Pile on the accessories! Just like how local singer Tabitha Nauser isn’t holding back on the bling, try experimenting with different chunky accessories, and be surprised by what you might find.
4. Wear your shorts into the evening with this simple trick
Take a leaf out of South Korean supermodel Park Soo Joo‘s style book and team your mini shorts with sheer stockings for an evening appropriate look. Complete it with a dressy blouse or top and a stylish clutch before you head out.
5. Have a bit of fun with your jewellery
Accessories don’t always have to be a serious affair—just ask Hong Kong actress Joey Yung! Rather than wear her bangles the typical way (stacked atop each other), she gamely hikes them up her arm, turning herself into a Grecian warrior princess.
6. Play with your proportions
A three-time Olympian from Hong Kong, Stephanie Au flashes her gams in a stylish coordinated look featuring a tweed blouse, skirt and overcoat. Having that elongated coat definitely helps to add some visual interest, because not only does it ground her look a bit, it also creates some juxtaposition with the different hem lengths.
7. Wear a denim skirt to a party
Just like how Soo Joo demonstrated that a casual piece of clothing can be turned into a party look, local actress Oon Shu An once again drives that point home. With a denim maxi skirt and an off-shouldered top, Shu An’s look works because of the longer length of the skirt, as well as the curation of accessories.
8. Toughen up with a pair of boots
South Korean influencer and model Irene Kim injects her youthful spunk into her look by throwing on a pair of black leather combat boots to contrast the grown-up nature associated with wearing tweed.
9. Downsize your bag before heading out
South Korean singer/actress Shin Hye Park‘s look could easily be worn to the office as well as to a cocktail party. The trick to making it work in both events? Switch out your big work bag for a smaller cross-body sling.
10. Pair a boxy jacket with a clingy knit
Boxy jackets are a great way to add stature to a petite frame, but it can also easily overwhelm you. To make it work, keep everything else streamlined and fitted. Hong Kong-based influencer Hilary Fan demonstrates that to wear a boxy, oversized jacket, you should keep the rest of the look fitted and pared back.