Finally, we are back with another Style Edit. Please excuse me for having this series in MIA for the past two months. Work has been a bit crazy. That being said, today I’m sharing a couple of my favourite winter pieces, I’m also sharing a couple of accessories you guys have been asking over Instagram. Sounds interesting? Keep scrolling…
I have been wearing this navy scholarship trench coat non-stop for the past month. To the point that my friend went and got the same piece but in a different colour. Honestly, I have never owned a trench that I felt comfortable wearing. Perhaps it’s my height; I always felt slightly overwhelmed. Or maybe it’s because I haven’t found ‘the one’? Well, the search is over. I discovered this piece in my local Viktoria & Woods store. And I was instantly in love. Travis kept saying as I walk back into the dressing room “Buy this. Forget the other pieces. BUY THIS”. I’m usually not one to follow orders, but this time I did.
My personal style is quite sleek and minimal, especially in winter. So I went for usual size, those who prefer a more oversized look can go one size larger. That being said, i think the most important to be aware of when looking for the perfect trench is the quality of the material. You don’t want the fabric to be too soft, or else it might look to flowy. On the other hand, when it’s too stiff, it could make it less comfortable to wear. This trench is neither, which is why it has become one of my wardrobe favourite. There is also a light grey version if you prefer. Plus, they also do International shipping!一直都很喜歡 VIKTORIA & WODDS 的設計。簡約的線條，真的很對我的胃，是很精緻的隨性。非常極簡，但不至於嚴謹樸素。同時，他們也是極注重時尚永續性的品牌，在澳洲是受過協會認證的。
I discovered Viktoria & Woods about a year ago and fell in love straight away. I love their minimal design; it’s simple but never dull. Recently, I also realised they are a certificated sustainable fashion brand, which made me adore them even more.
You can style this trench in two ways. Belt it up to wear it like a wrap dress, or you can have it open up like me. You can also adjust the tie & buttons at the back to bring out a bit of waist, which is perfect for us petite girls.
For those around me, would probably know I feel the best in my minimal & monochrome outfits, especially during winter. The funniest part is that I never really planned to do so. For me, it almost seems natural. I think it is the easiest way to look polished and put together without being over the top. For my navy trench, I paired it with my Hermés Split Asymmetrical dress. It is a darker solid navy, almost black. It’s one of those minimal dresses that come with a lot of details. It also comes with a belt design to help elongate your frame.
The dress is pretty versatile, as well. Wear it alone as a sleeveless spring/summer dress and under your outwear for colder seasons. As for quality, it is one of the best I have ever owned. I’m someone who sees garments as investment pieces. I’m willing to work extra hard for a budget so that I can continuously evaluate your wardrobe. Also, with brands like Hermés, they are meant to last you a lifetime.
I know a Hermés dress is not in everyone’s budget, so I have found a couple of alternatives for you. This wool one from Helmut Lang seems like a flattering dress for fall and winter. Then I also found this well-designed minimal asymmetrical short dress from Vince. Stateside split jersey is perfect for those who prefer something a bit casual. Last but not least, this spliced crew neck Brunello Cucinelli wool dress is at the top of my wishlist.
I believe a good pair of black ankle boots is like having a best friend you can always count on. They go with everything. My current favourite is this one from Habbot. All their leather is imported from Italy, then designed and manufactured here in Melbourne.The style name of this one in the photo is Habbot Beans (I’m even wearing it now as I write this post in a cafe). I love the Chelsea design as they are just as stylish as they are easy to style. They go great with just about everything. A long dress, skinny jeans, skirts and more! I can even wear them on my photoshoots, which is a piece of solid evidence on how comfy they are! As for sizes, I went a size bigger and added in some insole, as my usual size feels a bit too tight.
Just a quick photo of my current Chiara Ferragni phone case. These are in leather which instantly evaluates the quality. Is anyone obsessed with changing their phone cases like I am?
Now I’d like to spend a little time to talk about ‘personal style’. If I’m honest, it wasn’t until the past two years, I started getting compliments about my outfits. If you ever look at my old photos, you will know why. I used to follow every trend, search for every piece that the influencers I follow own. It doesn’t matter if they suit me or not; I just wanted to be part of it. Often, I struggle to feel comfortable in those pieces. And I’m always obsessively conscious of how people think of my OOTD.
It wasn’t until when my job starts to get more and more related to fashion. That’s when I discovered, the only way to find your style is to accept who you truly are. I’m a girl who loves minimal design and dark colours, and I feel great in them. That being said, here’s a tip to all those girls & boys who are having trouble to find their daily uniform — I dare you to be you. Because that’s what you will be best at.
There you have it!
My style edit for this cold weather
I hope you find this interesting and useful
Trench Coat. Viktoria & Woods
Sleeveless Dress. Hermés
Jewellery. Hermés & Chun Ting Jewellery
Phonecase. Chiara Ferragni
Photography by Annie Chen
@mstiffanyyangTiffany Yang19 August 2019