Out with the tacky, overused fire-truck red prints, and in with the timeless. Many dress to impress during gatherings, but few do so with taste. Instead of making a beeline for the oriental prints that scream Chinese New Year louder than they should, why not invest in more subtle pieces that are appropriate for more occasions beyond the ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’? Here are 8 must-own items from Net-A-Porter that are effortlessly on-trend, yet keep the gaudiness at bay.
1. Bonita Crochet-trimmed Floral-print Linen Midi Dress by Zimmermann
Show up in style with this classic number that was inspired by Nicky Zimmermann’s childhood memories of the Sydney neighbourhood she grew up in. Made from breathable linen, the Bonita Crochet-trimmed Floral-print Linen Midi Dress is made from the perfect material to stay cool in Singapore’s relentless weather, and at the same time staying chic. The vintage florals peppered over the dress also offer a refreshing, ageless look to the ensemble as a whole.
Price: S$725.63 | Buy Now
2. Colibrì Logo-print Mesh, Stretch-canvas Rubber Slingback Flats by Fendi
Made in Italy, Fendi’s Colibrì logo flats boast versatile hues of blush and beige for Spring ‘20. With comfort in mind, the padding at the heels and stretch-canvas straps present the best of both worlds in a pair of shoes you’ll want to go visiting in. In addition, the slingback makes the flats so convenient to slip on and off.
Price: S$925 | Buy Now
3. Ralphie Crystal-embellished Satin Tote by 16ARLINGTON
This silky pink satchel stays winning with its feminine yet classy touch. The satin finish makes the tote hard to miss, no matter the setting. Make a statement with the fringed shimmering crystals without going over the top. Don’t be fooled by its size though—the compact interior will be more than enough to hold your essentials for the day.
Price: S$559.60 | Buy Now
4. Baby’s Breath Gold-tone Pearl Headband by 14 / Quatorze
Let this pearl headband take centre stage when you pair it with a simpler, more neutral get up. Your statement piece is made from strands of lightweight gold-tone metal laced with delicate freshwater pearls—malleable enough to incorporate into any hairstyle. This headband will do more than just make you feel like royalty, it’s bound to turn heads.
Price: S$448.17 | Buy Now
5. Convertible Gold-tone and Carnelian Earrings by Oscar de la Renta
Strung with gold-tone metal and marbled carnelian octagon links, these gorgeous pieces by Oscar de la Renta balance statement with contemporaneity. The pop of maroon definitely works to make the pair more celebratory for the season. If you’re not feeling up for the added oomph, the bottom links can simply be removed for a more pared-down, minimalistic look.
Price: S$433.19 | Buy Now
6. Ballon Bleu de Cartier 33mm 18-Karat Pink Gold and Alligator Watch by Cartier
Crowned the ‘King of Jewellers’, Cartier has long been famed for their intricate and excellent craftsmanship, still creating exclusive pieces for the British royal family. Rose gold has been à la mode for a while now, and this Ballon Bleu de Cartier is nothing but opulence. It features a lacquered silvered opaline flinqué dial marked with signature Roman numerals and blued-steel sword-shaped hands.
Price: S$12,175 | Buy Now
7. Printed Wool and Silk-blend scarf by Gucci
The vibrant red border and watercolour-inspired blooms are set against Gucci’s signature ‘GG’ monogram in this 50% wool, 50% silk scarf blend. Simply arrange it in a neat knot around your neck or your satchel for that added pop to your outfit—guaranteed to switch things up.
Price: S$865 | Buy Now
8. Instant Look In A Palette – Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty by Charlotte Tilbury
This three-in-one palette for eyes, cheek, and face lets you sculpt your face and define your complexion with effortless ease. Exude flawlessness at every turn using the wide selection of blush tones to choose from.
Price: S$51.85 | Buy Now
Go forth, channel your inner Anna Wintour this festive season and steel yourself to dazzle while decked out in the latest and hottest trends of the season.
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