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45th ANNIVERSARY

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Fashion Editor's Picks: 45 Items To Have On Your Shopping List Now

Because we're celebrating our upcoming 45th anniversary very soon, here's an early birthday treat: 45 must-have items for Spring/Summer 2019.
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#1: Cotton dress, $225, Cos
Take the classic LBD, add some arty drapes, play up the volume, and you will end up with this season’s chicest cocktail number. #2: Maxi Cabat nappa leather tote, $13,630, Bottega Veneta
Meet the anti-stealth intrecciato weave by Bottega Veneta‘s new creative director Daniel Lee. Made of 20 giant leather strips measuring four centimetres wide, each bag takes two days to complete. Cause you know, the brand’s still all about craftsmanship. #3: Leather and canvas loafers, $1,130, Gucci
These step loafers fall under our definition of casually elegant shoes. #4: Zumi mini leather flap bag, $2,920, Gucci
For those among us who never want to grow up. #5: The Oeuf leather and canvas minaudiere, $4,450, Louis Vuitton
With a size that can nicely fit an iPhone X, this bag disrupts the mini bag trend further with its curiously-shaped silhouette that looks like a cross between an Easter chocolate egg and a bowling bag. #6: Denim jeans, $169.90, Levi's
Remember the brand’s Engineered jeans from 20 years ago? If you don’t, here’s a refresher: they were loved for their twisted side seams and a darted yoke that gives a more ergonomic fit. And the line’s reissue this year will make you realise just how cool they were and still are. #7: Leather sandals with crystals, $2,620, Miu Miu
These glitzy kicks have just the right dose of disco glamour for days when we want to hit the dancefloor. #8: Nanushka faux leather shirt, US$262 (S$353), www.net-a-porter.com
100 points for the vegan leather. Another 100 points for its flattering and modern slim cut. #9: Suede coat, $6,190, Loewe
The stunning peacock blue hue proves that doing monastic cool doesn’t need to be a low-key affair. #10: Gate Small leather crossbody bag, $2,890, Loewe
Cerulean blue + black = a sophisticated and grown-up colour combination. #11: Saddle leather and canvas belt bag, $2,100, Dior
The 2000s It bag gets catapulted to streetwear category in the form of this trendy waist bag rendition. #12: Satin headband, $350, Prada
The most statement-making headgear of the season is not some loud millinery but pretty Alice bands courtesy of Mrs Prada. #13: Rose leather and straw top handle bag, Kate Spade New York
Just what we’d imagine carrying to a stylish weekend picnic. #14: Sunlight Escape 18K yellow gold and pink gold earrings with diamonds and feathers, Piaget
Not only do these shoulder dusters come with delicate feather inlays by renowned plumassier Nelly Saunier, the earrings can also be transformed into a pair of  emerald-cut diamond ear studs. #15: Celine by Hedi Slimane C small snakeskin shoulder bag, $4,250, Celine
Because your classic flap bag can do with a little drama. Cue the metal chain fringe. #16: Straw and grosgrain sunhat, $1,700, Chanel
Why settle for run-of-the-mill fedoras when you can make a bold style statement with a large hat such as this one? #17: Lambskin shoulder bag, $5,490, Chanel
Think of this dainty number as the bag answer to the LBD. It’s the kind of accessory you could carry with almost any outfit. #18: Disney x Coach Aristocats cotton hoodie, $350, Coach
For its latest collaboration with Disney, the American brand gets us in a big nostalgic mood with this print from the 1970 show Aristocats. #19: Leather sandals, Bally
Adorned with shells, these Grecian sandals are made for that next beach getaway. #20: Silk maxi dress. Valentino
And while we’re on the topic of tropical holidays, this hot red number is the perfect kaftan to bring along. #21: Metal rings with crystals, Alexander McQueen
For a tough medieval touch to your outfit, this set of rings will do the trick. #22: Leather sandals, $995, Chloe
The sliver of degrade hues is a subtle way to add bright colours into your wardrobe. #23: Baguette denim and leather shoulder bag, $3,390, Fendi
One of S/S ’19’s most anticipated returns, the Baguette pochette gets revived in a variety of finishes. Our fave? This youthful number in dark denim. #24: Cotton and silk wrap skirt, $2,390, Brunello Cucinelli
Pleats give this otherwise utilitarian skirt a pretty — and romantic — spin. #25: B.Zero1 18K white gold ring, Bvlgari
Twenty years on, the Colosseum-inspired ring by the Italian maison remains as fresh as ever. To mark its coming of age, this limited edition collection bears an inscription on the inner side. #26: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello satin peep-toe pumps with crystals, $1,560, Saint Laurent
Introducing the flirtiest footwear of the season: These pumps let you flaunt some toe cleavage thanks to the cutouts above the toes. #27: Acne Studios linen shirt, Club21 Forum
Can we say this printed shirt is the most photogenic one we’ve seen this season? #28: Resin earrings, $200, Bimba Y Lola
The perfect accessory to own as you dip into this season’s trend of underwater sea life. #29: Big Bang One Click Paraiba 18K King gold watch on alligator skin strap with tourmalines, Hublot
This timepiece marks the first time a watchmaker has adorned a design with rare Paraiba tourmalines — so rare that a single stone is mined for every 10,000 diamonds. And this watch has 177 of them. #30: JW Anderson x Uniqlo cotton T-shirt, $19.90, Uniqlo
The humble wardrobe perennial reinvented with a designer asymmetrical cut. Nuff said. #31: Canvas and metal minaudiere, Moschino
Some might call it kitschy. A true fashion fiend might see this bg fashioned after a dress form as a true collector’s item. #32: Silkycity Duo silk and calfskin shoulder bag, Hermes
Crafted from two pieces of silk carre, this bag lets you channel French bohemian chic effortlessly. #33: Bridado calfskin backpack and tote, Hermes
This buttery soft leather piece can be converted into a rucksack from a tote thanks to its ring-and-snap hook fastening system. #34: Leather sneakers, $139.90, Converse
These shoes — created by an all-female design team at the American sneaker house — are the brand’s take on the feminist movement in fashion right now. Leather sneakers are emblazoned with written messages of love, unity and community. #35: Petales de Camelia 18K yellow gold ring with diamond, $10,700, Chanel Fine Jewellery
A minimalist take on floral-inspired jewellery, this gold ring wraps delicately around your digits and topped off with just one simple diamond. Because sometimes, less is more. #36: Cotton mini dress, $750, Longchamp
Made for days when you want to channel some Jane Birkin fabulousness. #37: Satin slides with crystals and glass pearls, Roger Vivier
If things are looking a little more flamboyant at the French shoe brand, that’s because it’s got a new creative director in the form of an opera-trained and antique jewellery-collecting Gherardo Felloni. We’re on board. #38: Batsheva cotton midi dress, US$379 (S$511), www.matchesfashion.com
The brand started by former lawyer Batsheva Hay is our go-to for modest yet flirty frocks. In short, check them out if you like to add some fun to your dressing. #39: Leather camera bag, $1,260, Tod's
Following last season’s cute doggy-shaped bag charms, the Italian brand follows up with a series of bags inspired by sea life for S/S ’19. Choose from designs like a shark, whale or clownfish. #40: Cult Gaia leather sandals, $801, Pedder On Scotts
You know these shoes will always attract attention and become a conversation starter each time you wear them. Repeat after us: There. Are. Balls. On. The. Heels.   #41: Amina Muaddi plastic slingbacks with crystals, $1,477, On Pedder
Jordanian-Romanian designer Amina Muaddi makes some of the most daring luxury shoes in the business like these martini glass-shaped heels which she dubs the  “nine-to-midnight shoes”. #42: PVC and nylon bucket bag, Dries Van Noten
Made for fashion peacocks, this bag is surely a street style bait. Coincidentally, the tiers of plastic trims on this bag are meant to evoke feathers. #43: Satin clutch, Balenciaga
Is it a giant ribbon? Is a heart-shaped cake? Balenciaga wins the best-in-show award for this season’s wackiest novelty bag hands down. #44: Tre by Natalie Ratabesi silk crepe top with sequins, US$1,070 (S$1,443), www.modaoperandi.com
A former Dior and Ralph Lauren designer, London-born Natalie Ratabesi is an emerging name for putting a couture spin on streetwear. This piece is inspired by traditional fencing tops is hand-embroidered with silver sequins that seem to be dripping down the surface. #45: Metal cuff, $1,100, Givenchy
Slip this piece on for an artistic accent to add to your getup. Prices unavailable unless stated.