The “Fine” Accessory: A Malachite Charm
With its striking deep green hue and graphic, psychedelic bands, the gem is as trendy as precious stones can get (it also helps that nature-inspired shades are in). Add just a hint, and demure pendants and bracelets go from classic to hip, which is exactly what all the luxury jewellers from Chopard to Piaget are doing. Clockwise from top left: Rose de Vents yellow gold necklace, price unavailable, Dior. Possession 18k pink gold bracelet, $1,620, Piaget. Hortensia Eden 18K pink gold necklace, $4,400, Chaumet. All with malachite and diamonds. Plate, Crate And Barrel
Photography Vee Chin Art Direction Adeline Eng
The Look To Try: Go Pantless
One more fashion win for the Kardashian-Hadid clan, who have been championing this trend for years before brands from Etro to Saint Laurent made it the hero way to pull off an oversized jacket this F/W ’17. Love it or dread it, you know this only means that – like Kim K and Bella – it’s bound to go viral. At least now we have even more great jacket options.
The It Shades: Dior’s So Real Pop
Because every style star worth her multi-million IG following has been seen in them? We guess. But also because they’re much more effortless than the brand’s hyper trendy, mirrored So Real sunnies that the same women flaunted when it debuted in 2014. The same retro-flecked frames are now ultra thin – so they’re lighter and flatter (and somehow, in turn, edgier) – while the lenses are easier to pull off in transparent candy hues. In metal and acetate, $680
Photography Betina Du Toit
The Ultimate Showpiece: Prada’s Micro Bag
If you’re still trying to wrap your head around the recent trend of bags that can hardly fit anything, this range is pretty much the label’s way of telling you to stop it. Its first attempt at the look, with the biggest just large enough for an iPhone 7 Plus (and not much else), each of the 11 variations is covered in plush fabrics such as exotic skin or brocade, and resembles the prettiest of antique cases. Wear as an accessory or layered with another (bigger) bag, and then you’ll really get it. $1,910-$6,630 each
The New Suit: A Canadian Tuxedo
Don’t let an early 2000s JT and Britney (yes, we’re still haunted by them) kill denim on denim for you. It’s said that the name originated from an incident involving American crooner Bing Crosby, who was once thrown out of a Canadian hotel for rocking the look. Now, it’s what brands from Calvin Klein 205W39NYC to Stella McCartney are sending down the runways as the new smart casual. Just apply the same rules as you would to a classic two-piece: The top and the bottom must match. Denim jeans (on left), Levi’s. All other clothes, in denim, Uniqlo. Leather booties, Cos. Prices unavailable. Socks, stylist’s own
Photography Winston Chuang Styling Imran Jalal Hair Manisa Tan/Paletteinc, using Keune Makeup Melissa Yeo/Fac3inc, using Nars Model Kaatje/Mannequin
This story first appeared in Female’s August 2017 issue.