If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that less is more. From prioritising what’s important in our lives to making more mindful decisions about how we are spending our time and investing in our purchases, it has become clear that we need less than we think.
In the confines of our homes, minimalism made a comeback and took a new form that was loungewear.
This year, as we make our return to the office, resume gatherings and possibly begin to travel — polished, comfy and versatile separates are your best bet. Ahead, all the wardrobe essentials we’re bringing with us into the new year.
Broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton-poplin shirt, $1,851, Chloé
You can’t go wrong with a crisp white shirt, whether you’re dressing up for a day back at the office or a Zoom meeting.
Highway super flared jean, about $414, Elleryy
Keep your denim game strong with a pair of flared jeans that can be easily dressed up or down. Also check out these eco-minded labels that will make you feel better about that purchase.
Kate boots, $575, Aeyde
Add a cool, forward edge to your outfit with a pair of black ankle boots.
Loophole tie skirt, about $477, Christopher Esber
A classic number with a twist — this maxi skirt will not leave your wardrobe. Wrap the ties over a tank top or pair it with a cropped top.
Point bag, $3,170, Bottega Veneta
At once sleek and luscious, this gorgeous bag is sure to make a statement.
Arles cutout wool blazer, $957, Jacquemus
We can all agree on the power of a tailored blazer. One with cut-outs? Even better.
Paloma curved-heel suede sandals, $1,277, The Row
Strappy sandals will never lose their timeless appeal. This effortlessly elegant pair nods to ’90s minimalism and adds pared-back sophistication to your look.
Mini cable pj tank, about $226, Totême
The underrated tank top can potentially transform your look. Tuck it into your favourite pair of pants, throw on a blazer and you’re good to go.
The oversized stroopwafel turtleneck, $273, Everlane
Warm, cosy and a must-have for those who are always feeling cold in the office, chunky sweaters look great tucked into denim or tailored styles.
Sleeveless dress, $2,940, Saint Laurent
There’s no denying that this ’90s inspired staple is always appropriate. Layer it with a sweater or blazer for a casual or polished ‘fit.
This article was first published in Harper's Bazaar Singapore.