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Ensemble Dressing Is This Season's Fashion Hack

Last year, tonal dressing made a comeback – you know, keeping everything you’ve got on within the same colour family. This season’s upgrade takes a cue from Cher Horowitz and her indelible yellow plaid suit in Clueless (1995) – and many a First Lady: Apply the matchy-matchy rule to not just hues, but also prints and fabric (and, no, it’s not limited to suits). The effect is just as camera-ready as that of the pattern-clashing peacock parade at Fashion Week – just a whole lot easier and more elegant.


Viscose cady jacket, $3,460, matching tunic, $1,500, and pants, $1,340, and Ophidia suede Boston bag, $3,120, Gucci. Resin cuff, Chanel
Wool jacket, matching miniskirt, resin sautoir necklace, and wool shoulder bag, Chanel. Leather ankle-strap sandals, $1,090, Gucci. Stockings (worn throughout), stylist’s own
Cotton blouson, $2,480, Lurex sleeveless top, $1,070, and cotton skirt, $1,330, Bottega Veneta
Michael Kors Collection jacquard jacket, matching skirt, cashmere bralet, Mia calfhair top-handle bag, and leather pumps, Michael Kors. Prices unavailable unless stated Photography Zaphs Zhang, assisted by Sherman See-Tho Styling Imran Jalal, assisted by Christabel Teo Hair Peter Lee/Mosche, using KMS Makeup Sha Shamsi, using Marc Jacobs Beauty Model Natasha/Mannequin Location Royal Plaza On Scotts This story first appeared in Female’s April 2018 issue.  Like this? Check out the hottest looks from Hermes’ Spring/Summer 2018 collection, “Beyllow”, the hottest colour in fashion right now and these trendy hats that you need to look out for from F/W’18.