Top Handle Bags

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The best top handle bags to get

A top handle bag, in my outlook, is a great bag to carry during the day; also, before you walk out the door (of your home), you can easily pack all your essentials – for example: lip balm, a packet of mint-flavored chewing gum and your mobile phone, in the bag.

L’Afshar Ida croc-embossed small leather top handle bag at Selfridges
This beautiful bottle green bag is shaped like a rectangular box. It is made from croc-embossed leather and has a top handle plus a transparent chain strap – carry the bag with you to a business lunch.

Nita Suri Lia rainbow leather handbag at Selfridges
This bag is shaped like a pyramid and features colors such as orange, red, pink and yellow in panels (with black-colored borders); the bag also has a drawstring closure and black-colored top handles – carry the bag with you on a romantic date (with your boyfriend) to the circus.

Chloe Toaster mini bag at Selfridges
This bright pink bag has a distressed croc design and it also features a big gold-colored ‘C’ at the front; the bag has both a top handle and a shoulder strap – carry the bag with you to meet a friend for lunch at a posh garden restaurant.

Balmain B-Buzz 23 Camo Print Canvas Top Handle Bag at Moda Operandi
This bag was part of Balmain’s Resort 2020 collection: it features a camo print (the pint includes the colors beige, black and white) and a gold-colored ‘B’ against a black background at the front of the bag; also, the bag has a top handle and a black-colored shoulder strap (which includes gold-colored buttons) – carry the bag with you on a trip to a museum.

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An Office Meeting

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How to dress for an office meeting

As an office-holder or official, it’s important to look the part during a meeting at your office. In order to do that, pick clothes which make you look smart but stylish.

Balmain Longline Double-Breasted Blazer at Harrods
This red-colored blazer has long sleeves, padded shoulders and a double-breasted design; it also has gold-colored buttons which nicely contrast with the color of the coat.

Alexander McQueen Narrow Bootcut Trousers at Harrods
This pair of black-colored trousers has a narrow cut and a straight leg design; the trousers is slightly flared too – it adds womanly charm to the ensemble.

Chloé Baroque Logo-jacquard blouse at Matches Fashion
This cream-colored blouse has pointy collars and bell-shaped cuffs; it also has the brand’s logo in jacquard and in a baroque-design – tuck the shirt inside the trousers to look well turned out.

Office Mistress Slingback Point Heels Black Nubuck at Office
This pair of black-colored heels has a v-shaped cut on the upper and a slingback design; it has stiletto heels as well – the heels add elegance to the ensemble.

Summer Jumpsuits

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The best jumpsuits to get this summer

In my outlook, a jumpsuit is perfect to wear to an important occasion when you are not in the mood to wear something too girly, such as a dress, to it. The best in the market this season are either of one single color or printed – you can accessorize all in a simple manner with just a pair of black high heels.

Balmain Long Sleeve Jumpsuit at Harrods
A long black jumpsuit cut in the style of a blazer at the top; it also has gold buttons on the sleeves of the jumpsuit and at the front too, plus a fitted design – wear it to a business dinner.

Alice McCall Stuck On You ruffle-trimmed twill playsuit at The Outnet
The pink playsuit has a skirt layered at the front, a wrap design and a beautiful print of flowers and leaves; wear it to a romantic date.

Carolina K Bermuda Jumpsuit at Moda Operandi
A peach-colored playsuit featuring ruffles – wear it to look seductive on a girl’s night out.

Diane von Furstenburg Celeste floral-print silk-jersey wrap playsuit at Net-a-Porter
The strappy jumpsuit has wide legs and a print featuring cacti etc.; it also has a fold-over design on the front and is pink in color – wear it to a summer barbecue.

Black For A Posh Party

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How to include the color black in an ensemble for an upscale party

The rules to dressing well for a posh party can be very simple: just always choose black. And that means black jacket, black trousers and even black shoes. It is also the easiest way to look classic for the evening. Plus, it will help you when you are short on time for the party and you must look posh but fast.

Balmain Double Breasted Blazer at Harrods
A black blazer with a double breasted design – if you wear this jacket during an evening party then it will make you look like you have a hard-wearing demeanor.

GANT Diamond G The Pinpoint Oxford Fitted Shirt at Gant
When among a really highly educated crowd at a party, choose a classic oxford shirt – it can remind you that your school days definitely prepared you enough to climb the career ladder rather well.

Burberry Grosgrain Stripe Slim Trousers at Harrods
A pair of black trousers that has a mix of wool and mohair; include it in the ensemble if it’s an air-conditioned party indoors, or just choose a simple cotton pair of the same color.

Tom Ford Gianni Patent Leather Lace-Up Shoe, Black at Neiman Marcus
A pair of patent leather shoes that is shiny enough to add some smartness to your look.

The Right Midi Dress

With a midi dress, opt for the right cuts and impressive silhouettes

Long and subtle, the midi dress is not easy to wear: nobody likes to look just elegant all the time because not only is that extremely boring, it also portrays a sense of timidness, which really clashes with my sense of style – boldness. Also, it really isn’t very becoming for a woman of the 21st Century, where men and women are considered to be equals in society; choose being collected, over acting helpless.

Dolce & Gabbana Sweetheart-neckline floral-jacquard dress

Black, adorned with guipure lace, and featuring a striking floral print (of jacquard) – a mix of pinks + greens, the dress also comes with a sweetheart neckline; it’s perfectly adequate for those kinds of nighttime business congregations, which also double up as a family affair.

Roksanda Aylin bell-cuff stretch-crepe dress

Blue and imposing, for its stunning overstated cuffs, the dress sports a flared hemline – it is ideal as daywear for places which call for a sophisticated dress code, whilst keeping one’s own fashion sense alive.

Self-Portrait V-neck cut-out pinstriped cady dress

Monochrome + pinstriped, the dress is both nicely primitive in outlook and yet daring – for the sleeves, particularly, which sport cut-outs, and I also loved the contrasting buttons on the cuff. The design at the back has an elegant cut-out too and the hemline has an uneven proportion all across – wear it to a business lunch to make it really memorable.

Balmain Ruffle-trimmed one-shoulder jersey dress

Ribbed and sultry, I love the black dress because of its ‘one shoulder cut’, which also boasts elegant ruffles – perfect for cocktail after hours.

New Blacks

New Blacks

 


Balmain short dress
$2,055 – net-a-porter.com

Prada high heels sandals
orchardmile.com

Roger Vivier clutch
$2,290 – net-a-porter.com

Drop earrings
$5.94 – newchic.com

Givenchy foundation
saksfifthavenue.com

Manic Panic NYC liquid eye liner
the-gothic-shop.co.uk

Cool-Girl Style: Leather Jackets

Cool-Girl Style: Leather Jackets

 


Acne Studios moto jacket
matchesfashion.com

Balmain mini skirt
net-a-porter.com

Tom Ford high heel shoes
$1,075 – net-a-porter.com

Off White blue handbag
$900 – net-a-porter.com