10 Ways to Wear Fur

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The fall/winter season means that fur is back in vogue. Not that it ever went out of style, that is. Fur is always chic, but of course, it’s more appropriate to don it during the colder months. Regardless of whether there’s winter in your area or not, fur is still a glamorous wardrobe piece that you should consider investing in. There is simply so many ways to style and wear fur!

Here, I’ve handpicked 10 amazing ways to wear fur. Read on for 10 ways to style different fur looks:

Don’t limit yourself to just fur outerwear. Fur accessories, just like this scarf, can instantly make you more lush and luxurious. Rule number one: you don’t need to dive full on into a trend, sometimes dipping your toe in with a statement accessory is all you need.


Fur spells glamour and sophistication. So it becomes even more sartorially interesting when you pair it with something so laidback and casual like denim. This unexpected texture pairing works so well together. 4da6fbd32ea4d3d9a0345262c3e35441

Boho looks can definitely benefit from fur, since it enhances the 70s feel of your look. Broaden your horizons beyong neutrals and be bold with multi-colored shaggy fur.


One of the most wearable ways to wear fur prominently is a fur vest. If you live in warmer climates, this is your best bet in wearing fur. A fur vest gives the right amount of warmth and rich texture for those chilly nights. This piece is also so easy to dress up or dress down. You can get so creative with the styling! I particularly love styling this fur vest with button-downs. So simple and chic!


Blame Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi for every fashionista’s newfound obsession with fur keychains. More than just something to adorn the it bag you’re rocking, fur keychains make a statement that you’re up to the trends. 67bcda287d246681a10f34fd324f48db

Fur stoles are definitely vintage inspired. Drape over both your shoulders or play with asymmetry by just placing it to one side, either way a fur stole gives your ensemble more old world elegance and sophistication. Go monochromatic, just like this look above, or you can use it to accent your look.14345af0b46ffbd9145109ca74bd34dc

A fur hat is a low maintenance and cool girl way to get some fur into your personal style. What a great way to, no pun intended, cap off any winter look! Don’t forget to finish off your brows to complement your oh-so-luxe head gear.


Add some more flourish and fun into your clutch game. Opt for an oversized fur clutch in a rich jewel tone, this accessory will kick up a cream-colored sweater or even a plain white tee.


A brown fur coat is just CLASSIC. And as they say, you can’t beat a classic. Increase the Kate Moss feel of this piece when you wear your brown fur coat with motorcycle boots, ripped second skin denim and wide brim hat. This is London street style at its best. s-chem-nosit-yubku-solntse-31

Leave it to Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific to style fur in the most uniquely refreshing way. Worn over a denim top and cowhide print skirt, you can plainly see how wearable and versatile fur can be. Pair your fur stole or scarf of choice to an animal print for a more exotic feel. This look screams “Call of the Wild.” I love.

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Best of Fashion Week Street Style: Milan

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Milan street style is a different kind of animal. If London is punk, New York is urban, Milan is eclectic meets sophisticated. I love how fashion week really gives fashion lovers an opportunity to delve into street style around the world. There’s so much to learn about style from the streets, and every year it just gets more and more exciting.

Italian women have long been heralded as one of the most stylish and elegant in the world. It’s high time we take notes from Milanese street style and adopt some of that “la dolce vita” into our personal style and wardrobe. Here are my top picks for the best in street style and top trends in Milan for fashion week Spring 2016:

Shoe Love

Italy is all about shoes, we all know that. The love for shoes runs long and deep in Italian culture and style, and Milan being the fashion capital of the country is the perfect stomping grounds for shoe lover from all over the world. Here are some snaps of some the most beautiful shoes this side of street style. Take note of the dominance of those bright blue shoe hues. Gorgeous!




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Bold Color

It’s easy to just wear neutrals all year-round, but sometimes going bold on color will go a long way. Keep your bold hues rich and jewel-toned to maintain that sophisticated Milan flair.




Squad Goals

I saw a lot of stylish women in two’s and three’s in Milan. Whether fully coordinated in hues of camel and black, decked out in dreamy white flowing tops, or in complementary outerwear, these ladies know that when it comes to street style your whole squad can make an impact.




Back to Back

Italian women pride themselves in a unique sense of style that departs from mainstream trends. Make an outfit feel even more unique and individual when you add unpredictable elements to your look. Make them look twice with back detailing that shows that you think about the overall 360 effect of your outfit. From back cut-outs to playful patch designs to even a button down worn in a whole new way, when you put your back into it, your style reaches a whole new peak.





Italian Heritage

Missoni and Gucci are just two of the many illustrious fashion houses that call Italy their home. Get inspired by these heritage brands and sport some the signature Missoni colorful print or invest in some quality Italian leather to upgrade your ensemble of the day. Nothing like a beautiful piece of high quality Italian leather work to give your look an air of luxury.






Expect the Unexpected

If there is one takeaway from Italian street style that you should integrate into your own style, it’s this: always leave room for sartorial surprises. Ballgown in the daytime? Why not? Hiking boots with a mini shirt dress? Oh yes. A cascading train worn with jeans is always a good idea. It’s in these unexpected pairings that you can truly find your one-of-a-kind style sensibility.





Images from WMagazine and The Trendspotter

Runway Review: Versace Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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Whenever I think about Versace, I think about a sexy and powerful woman. Donatella Versace has mastered the art of dressing the modern woman in outfits designed to inspire confidence and provoke a visceral reaction. This season she has succeeded, yet again, in capturing the spirit of the woman we all want and aspire to be. Each look she sent down the runway was more alluring than the last, culminating in quintessentially Versace dresses. Who is the ultimate Versace woman you ask? Hmm, just ask Gigi Hadid. She definitely rocked some classically sexy Versace at the end of the show.

I personally fell head over heels in love with this Versace Spring 2016 collection. Read on for my favorite looks, I’m sure you’ll fall as hard as I did.



Donatella’s bevy of miltary-inspired olive green clad beauties definitely started the show with a bang. How can you not love the leggy blazer worn as dresses? Tailored shorts with boxy blazers and mini dresses were accentuated with two accessories, which I predict will be must-haves next year–soft leather satchels in khaki tones and utilitarian waist-cinchers with that eponymous Versace lion. Another noteworthy styling moment? Check out the sheer ankle socks with the sky high olive green strappy platforms. School girl chic with an edge. 




Now we can’t expect Donatella to show us typical camouflage do we? In true Versace fashion, she took the fashion army theme of her runway collection and expanded it into prints that fit perfectly into the glamorous and sexy Versace brand. Using leopard and zebra print in green and bold purple hues, Donatella created her own type of camouflage. Whether it’s the acid green leopard print dress that Behati Prinsloo rocked, or the edgy pastiche of animal prints, or even the sheer spiderweb frock with leopard green spots, I am 100% sure that this print is one that we’ll be seeing a lot of this upcoming season. Oh, and don’t forget that these trippy animal prints have matching structured backpacks too. Dibs on that!





Donatella is known for slinky dresses and dangerously sexy garments, so it was a surprise when she showed pieces that appealed to the more tomboy chic crowd. Tailored shirt dresses with voluminous sleeves, a coordinating olive green suit with relaxed fit sleeves and drapey bottoms, and even some crew-neck sweaters and bomber jackets were done up in Versace style, that is with their signature glamazon aesthetic. Though the silhouettes were decidedly more laid-back, the prints and the styling were in sync with the rest of the collection.



I love this part of the Versace show. The earthy tones with the pop of neon orange is a nod to the current dominance of the 70s. I especially love how Versace owns it super sexy aesthetic with incredibly high slits.



Now, we know that Versace won’t end it’s show without some red carpet stunners. These 3 are my top picks for frocks that I’m sure tons of stylish celebrities will love to rock this upcoming season. The combination of different textures and prints keeps the mini dress silhouette current and edgy. I can totally see these dresses on the likes of Rihanna, Blake Lively, and Beyonce. Consider me smitten with Versace Spring 2016 dresses.

Photos from Vogue.com

Did you fall as hard as I did? Which looks did you absolutely love? Sound off in the comments section, and let me know!

CFDA Awards 2015 Report

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Kim Kardashian’s fire emergency aside, this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards was full of fashion inspiration and sartorial surprises. Celebrating the very best of fashion design, the CFDA Awards this year did not fail to amaze and to provoke a deeper love for the industry and it’s creative minds.

But before we get to the awards part of the evening,let me bring you some choice red carpet snaps of my personal picks for best dressed.


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Kim’s grommeted Proenza Schouler gown was undoubtedly one of the most memorable looks of the night. Those feathered shoulders brushed a candle at some point during the night, but luckily Pharrell was there to lend a hand. Wanna know more? Check Kim K.’s Instagram.


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Gotta love Natasha Poly‘s sexy take on red carpet glamour.


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Monique Lhuillier and Michelle Monaghan are picture perfect. Classic black and elegant gold, I love it!


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Julianna Margulies’ metallic gown is alluring and is just the right amount of sheer. Gotta love Michael Kors‘ black suit too, a menswear classic staple.


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Zachary Quinto‘s sophisticated tuxedo looks even more amazing beside Gigi Hadid‘s blingy and youthful take on the 70s with her gilded jumpsuit.


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I am simply dying over Emmy Rossum‘s LBD! It’s simply stunning and has the right details into it.


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Style maven Miroslava Duma is excellent at dressing for her frame. This mini dress with intricate embroidery is a refreshing ensemble and is so fashion forward.


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Leandra Medine from famed blog, Man Repeller, took her quirky sense of style to the CFDA Awards, and it was terrific! Love the bandana on her wrist!


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Katharine McPhee took a definite sartorial risk in her long vest and trouser look, and it definitely paid off.


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DJ and It Girl Harley Viera Newton and designer Cynthia Rowley look printastic in these babydoll shift dresses. The prints are retro yet modern.

Which looks did you love? There were just so many good ones! Red carpet glamour and jaw-dropping fashion aside, the other great part of events is all those memorable quirky moments before the show, during the show, and after it. What better way to take a peek into the full CFDA experience than through Instagram? Here are my favorite Insta snaps from the night.


Chrissy Teigen‘s wardrobe malfunction had her date Stuart Weitzman coming to her rescue. Phew, that was a close call. She looks adorable in this Insta snap though!

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I love this funky nail art! Guess whose these David Bowie tips belong to? Blogger Chiara Ferragni, of course! Screen shot 2015-06-04 at 12.17.46 AM

Makeup check! Everyone has to check their beauty look before stepping out, right? Aren’t you just in love with her fresh faced look?

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Victoria Beckham is oozing elegance as she is escorted by fashion industry insider Hamish Bowles. Still working it even in the rain.

And now, onto the winners! All the winners were movers and shakers that definitely deserved the awards they received. Each one of these designer’s unique vision has shaped the industry and the fashion world.

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Shayne Oliver,the designer behind hip and happening brand Hood By Air, won the Swarovski Award for Menswear.

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If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel, you’re not a true fashionista. The covetable minimalist bucket bags from the brands are must-haves for It girls everywhere. Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur, the creatives behind the brand, won the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.

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Kanye West presented Pharrell Williams with the Fashion Icon Award. He completely deserves it. His recent collaboration with Adidas is proof of his design acumen and style savvy.Screen shot 2015-06-04 at 12.27.43 AM

The night wouldn’t be complete without a Betsey Johnson split. The fun and forever young designer won the night’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and stayed true to her playfulness by repeatedly breaking out her splits throughout the night.

I hope you had as much fun as I had looking through all the fashion and Insta-worthy moments from the CFDA Awards. Until next year!


Top 3 Runway Trends

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Here I am again, giving you the cure to your Singapore Fashion Week hangover. If you’re on the lookout for new pieces to refresh your wardrobe and put some more pizzazz into your personal style, look no further than the runways of the recently concluded, wildly successful Singapore Fashion Week 2015. This year’s crop of designers was brimming with so much talent and we have definitely taken notice of their designs and their inspirations as well. There was so much creativity and great ideas on the runway this season, we’ve definitely got more than enough to last us until the next fashion week.

Trendspotting during Singapore Fashion Week was so much fun! It was an amazing experience to see how different minds translated and interpreted the trends of our time. Here’s my quick rundown of the top 3 trends on the Singapore Fashion Week runway:

1. Bohemian with an Edge

Can I really do a trend roundup without including Thakoon? This international design superstar definitely lives up to his stellar reputation with his collection. The 70s bohemian fashion movement has certainly been a major trend player lately, and Thakoon presented his own take on the boho style and spirit.

Knee-high gogo-inspired boots in bright red, lightweight mock turtlenecks, and vintage frame bags sashayed down the catwalk. With an earthy color palette of burnt orange, navy blue, brown, and beige, Thakoon stayed true to the decade but put his own twist, of course. Embellishments, flowing pleated skirts, and athletic stripes were modern details that elevated his 70s look.

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2. Japanese Inspired

Inspired by one of the ancient cultures of Asia, there were lots of Japanese inspiration on the runway. Textiles from the region and obi belts abound. Ong Shunmugam’s cruise collection featured intricate Japanese textiles beside menswear-inspired pinstripes. Styled with super trendy white sneaks, the juxtaposition of the stripes with Japanese prints and patterns is the new go-to print on print for stylish it girls. This is definitely an ensemble that you should cop, it’ll make for a double tap worthy #OOTD.

Silvia Teh, the winner of the Harper’s Bazaar New Gen Design Award, also took a cue from Japanese culture and fashion. Teh also used stripes, but in a different way. Graphic, solid and thick stripes adorned her creations with girly schoolgirl skirts and elegant satin fabric finishes.

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3. Tailored Minimalism

The minimalist trend has been going strong for years now. Two designers made standout collections featuring this trend, Dion Lee and Velda Tan’s Collate The Label.

Dion Lee’s ultra chic and slightly futuristic netting details beautifully offset his stark and forward thinking designs. With a neutral palette accented with jewel tones, Dion Lee showed off his incredible tailoring skills with an array of curved sleeve cuffs, structured shoulders, and strategic cut-outs.

Velda Tan’s Collate The Label cemented her place in the Singaporean fashion scene with her collection of sporty yet luxe wear. I loved her black, white, and pastel color palette. It was so on-trend, and it is so perfect for dressing stylishly in the tropics. The curves and sharp angles interspersed within each of her pieces is a beautiful sight to behold.

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What other trends did you spot on the runway? Which trends are you thinking of snapping up for your wardrobe? I got my heart set on these 3 trends! It’s definitely going to make shopping for the next season easier when I know which trends to integrate into my look.


Beauty Report: Fall 2014 Hair Trends


When updating your closet for the fall/winter 2014-2015 season, you may want to start thinking about updating your beauty look as well. As the weather starts getting colder you change your everyday style rotation, adjust your skincare routine, and even choose your makeup to match the season. Don’t forget your hairstyle when you’re doing your yearly style edit. Your crowning glory can make or break your look as much as your shoes do.

Updating your ‘do doesn’t necessarily entail a drastic color change or a chopping all of it off, there are other ways and various other trends to keep your hairstyle updated too. Here’s a rundown of the best and most wearable hairstyle trends of the season:

  • Blunt Short Bobs

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This season has already been dubbed the season of the short. Celebrities such as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Amber Valletta, and Miley Cyrus  have been leading the charge with this trend. Blunt, short, bobs like these instantly make you look edgy and cool. It also shows off your gorgeous cheekbones and face shape to its best.

  • Textured Long Bobs

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Beyonce herself started this whole texture long bob movement. Lovingly called “the lob” now, there are various online DIY tutorials on how to achieve this look sans haircut. Apparently, all you need is hair tie and bobby pins to achieve this tousled, sexy “lob.” If you want to take the plunge, go right ahead this long bob is flattering for most shapes and it’ll be painless to grow out.

  • Slicked Back Hair

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The slicked back hairstyle has been spotted in many a red carpet as of late. This is a great way to integrate some trends into your hair looks. To get this hot look, simply apply mouse and use your fingers to slick back the sides to achieve this sleek style. Don’t overdo the product application, too much will make your ‘do look overdone and dated.

  • 60s One-Length Hair

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Think of the 60s supermodel Veruschka, or even Cher’s poker straight hair. Say goodbye to girl-next-door layered locks from the 90s and late ’00s, and embrace this one-length look to get tresses that look straight out of a haute couture runway.

  • Center Part

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A simple change of your hair part can make a marked improvement on your overall look and stylishness. Center hair parts this season are less bohemian earth chick, and more London girl mod. Try a smoothing serum plus a quick morning blow dry to get this coveted look.

  • Braided Updo

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Braids were one of the hottest hair trends this summer. This fall, braids take a more dressy and feminine turn with braided updos. Romantic and polished, these braids will look refreshing when paired with a masculine-inspired ensemble.

  • Messy Top Knots

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Consistently ruling hairstyle trends for the past year or so is the messy top knot. This is the hairstyle staple for every fashionista out there, it’s not just for bad hair days anymore. Messy top knots are the ultimate hair trend in undone and effortless street style glamour.

Which hairstyle will you be trying this season? I am so excited for fall! Have a great weekend, ladies!


The Modern Diamond

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Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great weekend.
As is obvious from my Instagram I have been going crazy for Phillip Lim. My obsession turned out to be so contagious it has spread to my partner, close friends and eventually to the clients. Oops!
Anyway so here is one of the latest finds I couldn’t resist.


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This cotton crew neck sweatshirt is light enough to wear in hot Singapore weather and well it has got style! I love the reverse seaming and the chiffon trim at bust and sleeve. It is super modern and is perfect for casual weekends, lunch with friends or if you are doing some shopping!

Jessica is wearing a full length dark grey dress with this sweatshirt. The bag is by Tango, one of the coolest Thai brands. It is embossed croc leather with a large rabbit fur front panel. Soft to the touch as they say! And the shoes have come all the way from NYC.

I hope this inspires you to create some awesome outfits for yourself and your loved ones. If you got some cool pictures to share send them to StyleWithKate! We love them!