You want to dress up and have lots of fun at the year-end parties, but you don’t want to wear something once and never wear it again. Here are some fashion insiders’ favourites for the holidays, we guarantee you’ll wear these for the months to come after.
Pomelo Brand President, Meg Mistry
“With the year coming to a close and an overload of festivities on the horizon, women everywhere find themselves with a jam-packed social calendar and a closet that can’t seem to live up to challenge.
To ease those end-of-the-year shopping struggles, you need essential pieces that are designed for maximum versatility. Own the office in a two piece set with streamlined tailoring, then simply pile on rings to make it party-ready. A blouse with statement sleeves ensures comfortable wear and breathability, is lots of fun and will still be on-trend next year.”
Net-A-Porter Retail Fashion Director, Lisa Aiken
“We’ve got to make our evening wear wardrobes work pretty hard because you don’t just want to get one hit out of something. A robe dress that you wear open over your jeans later, like one from Attico or Michael Lo Sordo is great, where you belt it and you’ve got a gown and then you undo it and you’ve got your denim underneath. I have got my eyes on a pair of the Sarah Jessica Parker pumps because they have a bit more longevity. I can wear it with my shredded jeans and walk out the door in January and feel like I’m very ahead of the Manolo by Vetements collaboration which will deliver in February or March. I love a pair of big Dynasty style earrings which I’m just wearing with a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans during the day. But then I wear them in the evening and it’s like taking my classic little black dress to full Saint Laurent 80’s territory which I’m really loving.”
Nana & Bird Co-Founder, Georgina Koh
“Dressing up for the holidays should be a happy and jolly affair, so it’s time to embrace colour and fun. The edgy and architectural pieces from N12H have great colour, great shape, and the silhouettes of the dresses or jumpsuit are universally flattering and timeless. If you want to show off your playful side, simply add on a brooch from Little Moose. The cute prawn brooch is handmade from 3 layers of pastel and mirrored pink perspex and has a dazzling pair of Swarovski crystals. A fab way to add a quirky spot of colour to a work jacket, coat or shirt in the new year. Clean and geometric shapes never go out of style, so add a minimalist necklace with colour blocking to draw attention up towards the face.”
By Debby Kwong