Utilitarian jackets sprawled across this season’s runways, effortlessly blurring the line between masculinity and femininity. Macau-born influencer, Yoyo Cao, needs no introduction to the local fashion scene. Describing the staple as “usually minimalistic, eclectic and masculine,” she maximises day-to-day dressing with these sophisticated pieces infused with a 1960s spirit.
When thrown over your favourite vintage jeans, cigarette pants, or tailored shorts, utilitarian jackets make for a stylish ensemble that works through all hours of the day. For Cao, a matching camel jacket-short set, channeling a safari suit sensibility, was the perfect way to go. The combination of structured lines and neutral colours allows for a certain elegance. “If I wanted to dress it up for an event or a dinner, I’d layer the jacket over a turtleneck, but if I want to keep it daytime casual, I might wear it as a top or with a plain T-shirt underneath,” she says.
The safari suit influence isn’t Cao’s only take from the 1960s. Enjoying “mini skirts, headbands, and wearing dresses with gloves,” it’s fair to say that Cao is well-immersed in the revolutionary styles of the swinging decade.
When asked which season she most enjoys dressing up in, Cao answers, “Spring is great but I do love fall. The possibilities are endless and there’s so much room to play around with layering.” It explains her love for chic jackets. And when it comes to style heuristics? Rather than bustling to keep up with the most popular trends, Cao advises to “curate a timeless wardrobe that reflects your personal style.”
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Photographer: Joel Low
Fashion: Xander Ang
Hair and make-up: Manisa Tan using Nars and Keune
Model: Yoyo Cao
Photographer’s assistant: Alfie Pan
Stylist’s assistant: Bernadetha Woenardi