Dressed up Fridays: A crisp white shirt

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Dressed up Fridays: A crisp white shirt


A white shirt isn’t just a white shirt when there are elements that make it stand out impeccably. Lemaire’s cotton-poplin shirt has a flatteringly loose silhouette that we all welcome invariably, and its trendy ruffled overlays and elongated cuffs keep it contemporary chic instead of overly stuffy.

Shop the look: Lemaire ruffled cotton-poplin shirt

Put away your usual basic trousers and pencil skirts because this avant-garde Ellery pants in crushed velvet will make your outfit in a second. That deep wine colour is major love, and that cropped length that’s hemmed right above the ankle makes it all the more stylish.

Shop the look: Ellery ‘Lazio’ velvet flared pants

Not forgetting that we’ve got errands to run and meetings to go for, so keep your essentials in a sizable black leather bow cut clutch from Givenchy. Its structured design and foldover top makes it a classic piece of accessory that isn’t too one-note.

Shop the look: Givenchy bow cut clutch

While the obvious footwear choice is always a pair of nude heeled pumps, go against the grain and give your outfit an edge with these black leather lace-up sandals from Nicholas Kirkwood. Those intricate cut out details and leather sole make this a winner in our eyes.

Shop the look: Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Stella’ lace-up sandals

One pair of statement earrings is all you need to complete your look. We’re loving Oscar de la Renta’s charm earrings that is a cross between eclectic and elegant, thanks to a contrasting mix of embellishments such as faux pearls with fancy boho tassels.

Shop the look: Oscar de la Renta tasselled earrings

A lady and #BossGirl always needs a to-go scent in her clutch for just-in-case moments. What better fragrance to have than Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle in the form of a pearlised beige suedette case? The Touche de Parfum leaves jasmine and rose accords with a hint of sensual patchouli and vetiver. One swipe on your wrist using the applicator is all you need for a dose of sophistication.

Shop the look: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Touche de Parfum


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