Brands We Love: Yi-ming x ESEMBLĒ Modern Cheongsam Style Guide
Posted on 30 March 2017
The 'Modern Girl' is all about attitude. She wears her outfit with confidence, masters a confident strut in jeans & sneaks, and most importantly, let her clothes speak for themselves. For this Hong Kong Art Season, we partnered up with Yi-ming to give you some fresh outfit inspiration to tackle the urban jungle in style. Whether you favor the effortless chic look or crave a low-key fabulous aesthetic, we've got it covered — Take some inspiration from our pick of 5 worth recreating looks for the modern girl.
Brunch Date/ Coffee Break
City Life 101: First drink the coffee, then do the things.
Why not try a pom-pommed, white lace dress for a brighter spring look? Embrace the lady-like silhouettes. Balance out the elaborate daytime look with a playful mint green shoulder bag. It adds the perfect amount of flair and excitement to this casual-luxe outfit.
Running Errands/ Little Detour to the Bookstore
Seasonal colors come and go, but black will always be in style. All black for the win!
Pair the sleek tailored ensemble with a pair of pumps or Oxfords that won't kill your feet if you're running around all day. Top it off with a textured carryall for your on-the-go essentials or a statement clutch for an edgier alternative.
Tea Time/ Fancy Dinner
Pictured in: Aqua Floral Brocade Sleeveless Qipao, Bell Shoulder Bag
Hop into spring with this light and effortlessly poised look by pairing a silky, vivid qipao with a complementing shoulder bag to style this classy but fun look. It'll be an absolute bonus if your car matches your outfit — just sayin'. Too glam to give a damn.
Pictured in: Aqua Floral Brocade Sleeveless Qipao, Ada Clutch
Between Meetings/ Dog Walking
Stuck in a workwear rut? Opt for a fun, patterned statement jacket that gives your everyday attire an overhaul. This brocade jacket is one of our faves in Yi-ming's latest collection. Here we style it with black skinnies and ankle boots for a more refined look, it works just as well with your worn-out Converse.
Speakeasy/ Art Gallery
Pictured in: Red & Blush Contrasting Color Drapery Cape Dress, Bell Shoulder Bag
Elevate your cocktail look with a vintage-inspired shoulder bag. Whether you're going on a date or making an appearance at the art gallery opening, a classic yet versatile handbag would never go wrong. Don't be afraid to add a pop of red into your monochrome wardrobe! Glam it up with a pair of black pointed pumps or your 'sexy sandals' - Dress to impress yourself.