Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the importance of investment pieces – those timelessly elegant and ultra-versatile items that will go the extra mile in our closets. Practical pieces that are decidedly useful yet far from boring – and should never be equated with ‘basics’. Case in point: Dôen’s blush-pink cotton-voile blouse. With its hippy-style broderie anglaise detailing and pretty ruffles, it’s a work-to-weekend no-brainer. Worn over a bikini top with denim board shorts and flat naked sandals, it will take you from the beach to alfresco lunches and beyond. Those living in hotter climes will be thankful for its loose fit, which makes it ideal on sweltering days.
To add a fresh summer feel to 9-5 tailoring, pair it with a biscuit-colored two-piece suit and heeled thong sandals for a polished but carefree look – whether you’re WFH or back in the office. Anna Quan’s beige linen blazer doubles up as a mini dress, which means you can wear it with bare legs and a mid-heel if after-work dinner plans are on the cards. Add a touch of sparkle with Completedworks’ spiral-style topaz-embellished earrings. And red-lipstick fans will love Code8’s long-lasting Road to Capri.