Have a big presentation coming up at work that you have to absolutely nail? Don this classic pantsuit and blazer/coat combo, and you’re all set. Pair with pointed toe pumps to elongate your legs, and a luxurious bag and statement earring(s) don’t hurt either.
A.L.C. viscose-blend jumpsuit, US$795 (S$1,060), www.modaoperandi.com
Viscose-blend blazer, $129, Mango
Satin pumps, $74.95, H&M
#2: Oversized hoodie
Going somewhere cold soon? A big, oversized hoodie is the answer – it’s effortless, ultra comfortable and highly versatile. To make it a tad more elegant, wear the hoodie as a dress and pair with thigh-high, heeled boots to show off your gams.
Rick Owens cotton hoodie dress, €486 (S$776), www.mytheresa.com
Polyester boots, $139, Zara
Building Block leather clutch, US$454 (S$606), www.net-a-porter.com
#3: A party look
Ditch that LBD and opt for a stunning blazer and wide-leg pants combination next time you have some evening function to attend. This look is smart, sophisticated and flattering on just about everybody. Finish it off with eye-catching accessories, like a statement belt.
Polyester-blend blazer, $106, Topshop
Polyester-blend trousers, $94.95, H&M
B-Low The Belt leather belt, $293, www.farfetch.com
#4: Casual cool
For a more laidback take on the all-black formula, try a trendy bomber jacket, ribbed turtleneck sweater, high-waisted pants and combat boots combination. This look screams edgy, but still easy. Bonus: all the separate pieces are basics that you can wear over and over.
Valentino satin bomber jacket, US$3,090 (S$4,121), www.net-a-porter.com
Emilio Pucci viscose sweater, $1,346, www.farfetch.com
Nicholas Kirkwood leather boots, US$1,350 (S$1,801), www.modaoperandi.com
#5: The LBD
You didn’t think we would get through this list without mentioning the classic LBD, did you? The most versatile and effortless clothing item of them all, the perfect LBD can take you from day to night, depending on how you style it – try some timeless black pumps if you need to amp it up.
Polyester dress, $89.90, Mango
Leather pumps, $94.95, H&M
Gucci leather iPhone 7 case, €195 (S$312), www.mytheresa.com
#6: Pop of colour
If head-to-toe black is a little bit too extreme for you, inject the look with a bit of colour to break up the monotone. The easiest way to do this is to carry a bright bag, whether it’s a clutch, handbag or cross body bag. You can also opt for shoes in a standout shade.
DSQUARED2 wool-blend suit, $3,795, www.farfetch.com
Balenciaga leather hand bag, US$2,185 (S$2,914), www.net-a-porter.com
Leather pumps, $136, Topshop
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