COLOUR SPLASH: Spanish brand Desigual has long been known for its flamboyant aesthetics. Expect plenty of floral velvet, batik-and-denim patchwork and mandala prints in Desigual’s fall/winter 2016 collection, presented with an irreverent ’70s-by-way-of-the-’90s attitude.
Abstract Dress, $209, Monsieur Lacroix for Desigual
NATURAL QUIRK: From leather clutches to natural stone necklaces, earthy inspirations offer great ease and versatility when accessorising.
Wallet, $323, Blue Les Copains. Necklace, $23, Anne Kelly
TRACK TEAM: Trust Michael Kors to know exactly what the modern woman-on-the-go needs. Powered by Android Wear, the Access Smartwatch boasts text and e-mail alert functions, as well as customisable touchscreens. An Activity Tracker monitors your sleep and movements with just a tap of the finger.
Access Smartwatch, $599; Access Activity Tracker, $159, Michael Kors
CLASSIC EDGE: Regardless of the season, an LBD will always remain the ultimate wardrobe essential. Update the sartorial classic with interesting details in the form of frills or a mish-mash of textures, and add a statement necklace for a look that will never go out of style.
Dress, $199, Elita. Necklace, $169, Style To Be
GOLD RUSH: It's all about the little things. A dazzling ring or a pair of dainty drop earrings are subtle yet striking ways to stand out from the crowd.
Adjustable necklace, $530; drop earrings, $460, Stonehenge; Fashionably Silver Rose Gold Plated 925 Silver Ring, $149, Folli Follie
LADY LUXE: Need an outfit that will take you from a breakfast meeting to a business luncheon? A floral midi dress will do the trick. Add a chunky chain necklace, and you will be all set for dinner too.
Jacquard dress, $259, Elita. Necklace, $39, Ebony
FUN & FUNCTION: Durability never goes out of style, especially if it comes in the form of bright accessories. A sporty, but shimmery watch combines style and function, while colourful belts add a playful touch for the chic go-getter.
Belts, $59 each, Tocco Tenero; Snowshine watch, $82, Swatch
MODERN CUTS: The epitome of effortless style, wear Carattere’s minimalist silk separates with heels for the boardroom or white trainers for the boardwalk.
White silk blouse with black stripes, $209, Carattere
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Monochrome doesn't have to be monotonous. Break out of the mould by opting for pieces with an architectural take on shapes, structures and prints.
Pocket dress, $189, Version. Bangle, $39, Ebony. Clare 2-in-1 bag, $99, Lver
TIMELESS TOUCHES: Equally chic worn with full skirts or culottes, the classic button-down is a perennial favourite among stylish women. Switch things up by opting for one in a lavender hue, accessoried with a stackable ring.
Fusion ring, $3,300, Georg Jensen; Nina Pendente Donna top, $229, Xacus
ROUND TABLE: The circle is a universal symbol of wholeness and totality. So why not complete your jewellery collection with circular accessories? A chunky chain necklace with contrasting pops of colour will be your go-to accessory whenever you need to add interest to an outfit.
Necklace, $119, Style To Be
FANCY DRESS: Be the belle of the ball in a floor-sweeping frock with pleated details. Amp up the glam factor with a bow headband, and top it all off with delicate gold and diamond jewellery.
Naida Circle Open pendant, $470; rose gold fine chain,
$95, Monica Vinader. Chiffon dress, $169, Ebony. Headband with Swarovski crystals, $215, Alexandre De Paris
FRESH OUTLOOK: It's time to hit the refresh button on your t-shirt-and-jeans combination. Swap plain tees for ones with embellishments or graphic motifs. Then, pair it with floral printed trousers for a look that is anything but basic.
Pants, $401, Blue Les Copains; Top, $338, Blue Les Copains
EASY BREEZY: Fashionable as it is functional, a lightweight parka is a must-have when it comes to layering. Contrast the soft, fluid silhouette with a bold pop of colour and a chunky necklace for maximum impact.
From top: Silk parka, $269, Carattere. Teagan ruff dress, $129, Lver. Necklace, $23, Anne Kelly