My autumn look
A little black leather jacket (Katie Judith from I.T) is my autumn/winter must-have item of all time. It keeps me warm and makes me look so effortlessly chic with almost anything.
It’s a little crazy to wear a crop top (Something Else by Natalie Wood) for winter but it’s fine for the not-so-cold autumn in Hong Kong. After a 2012 spring/summer season full of big patterns and eye-catching tones, I’m happy to step into my forest green skinny jeans (Rag & Bone); paired with the unmissable Mary Jane-style mirrored wedges (Jeffrey Campbell). This ‘unconventional glam/chic biker’ look is accessorised with an embellished bib statement necklace (Roberta Freymann) and two subtle mala bead bracelets (from a Buddhist temple in China). Last but not least, I’m carrying a Royal Blue mini luggage tote (Celine) to add in another cool shade for the upcoming season.
Poofy dress and camouflage? What’s not to love? I’m all about mixing feminine with masculine. Not in a dandy masculine sense but more to add punches of streetwear and sportswear like this camouflage bomber jacket. I’m forever drawn to the ‘cool girl’ aesthetic. Instead of just wearing a girly dress with some cool shoes, I’ll wear a bomber jacket over to throw the look off a little, to make it something a little more special with a little more edge.
Outfit details: Dress from Twenty8Twelve, jacket from NHIZ, shoes from Phi
Autumn is all about dressing in a way that’s fast, flexible and adaptable. A light jacket is the key to any guy’s outfit when the weather’s neither here nor there. A light bomber like the one I’m wearing can help make any outfit look a bit more dressed up (especially if you’re a plain T-shirt guy like me).
Bonus: Aside from being a quick fashion fix to any guy’s outfit, it will also come in handy if you’re on a date in an air-con friendly place (aka anywhere indoors in Hong Kong).
I’m wearing a DIY Black and Gold Lace skirt inspired by the FW12 Dolce and Gabbana show. I’ve paired the skirt with Zara heels, a Zara singlet and Karen Walker sunglasses.
The varsity jacket is one of my favourite autumn/winter trends. The one I own is from Stylestalker from Electric Sekki. It’s easy to layer for a grungy daytime look or can be draped over a little black dress to add tomboy appeal to something sexy. I pair it with a top from Ksubi (available at Electric Sekki) and a skirt from H&M. My socks and hat are from Asos and my shoes are from Cheap Monday.
My autumn outfit is inspired by equestrian sports – with a classic twist. The neutral palettes mixed with different textures from leather to tweed will be a great polished look for autumn. I personally really like the tanned brown leather shorts. It’s a great alternative to pants or skirts this autumn. The high waistline can elongate your legs with a pair of ankle boots. Another styling alternative is to team the leather shorts with thick wool tights or layered chunky socks. They’ll be an instant fashion hit. The classy red tweed jacket can be substituted for the traditional black and make a great statement piece! This is Parsian chic in Hong Kong…
Outfit details: Red Tweed Jacket by ZARA, vest by Ralph Lauren, belt by Forever 21, tanned brown high waist leather shorts by Salvatore Ferragamo, mini chocolate purse by Seed Heritage, sunglasses by Karen Walker, vintage CD necklace by Christian Dior, black suede ankle boots by Marc Jacobs
For autumn I’m going back to the wardrobe staples – which include a boxy H&M leather vest, a soft white tee and Uniqlo indigo jeans (my friend Emily donated them to me) that are cuffed to show a pair of Zara sandals. Accessories-wise, I’ll wear a lot of DIY jewellery which I made this past summer as well as a mango yellow Zara bag and a knitted beanie from the local stores!
I'm all about the plaid for Autumn and have paired my A.T. by Atsuro Tayama skirt with Karen Walker sunglasses, a Topshop Jacket, a Hermes Clutch and some random TST shop wedges.