It’s the start of a new season, and although travel may not be on the cards this year—but with the new air travel bubble with Hong Kong, who knows?—our wardrobes definitely still need that new season refresh.
Enter Mango’s Urban Essentials collection, a collection built around the key garments and accessories that every stylish woman needs in her closet. Keeping the modern woman in mind, there are well-constructed pieces that can be mixed and matched for every occasion—whether it’s a business meeting or a fast-paced day of errands.
The collection focuses on urban and streetwear silhouettes; it’s for the woman-on-the-go. Fabrics and materials have been chosen for ultimate comfort, yet maximal style: lightweight poplin, tweeds in striking patterns such as Prince of Wales check (a major AW20 trend) and herringbone, structured wool and slouchy knitwear all feature in the Urban Essentials collection.
When it comes to autumn, it’s all about having those versatile pieces that can be tweaked and layered accordingly to your schedule for the day. So if you’re looking to bring a little new-season sophistication to your wardrobe, Vogue Singapore’s edit of the style staples you need this autumn/winter 2020 is a great place to start.
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1. The belted blazer
It’s formal enough for a day at the office, but the belt detail gives it that leisurely lounge vibe for comfort.
Structured bow blazer, $159
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2. The leather overshirt
With Singapore’s humid climes, leather may be the last thing you might want to throw on, but trust us when we say that this is the perfect layering piece that will give your outfit a rock chic edge, day or night.
Leather overshirt, $299
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3. The sweater with a strong shoulder
It’s ’80s redux-meets-sweater weather—give your sweater a power boost with this beautifully structured knit number.
Shoulder pad knit sweater, $59.90
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4. The corduroy trouser
Yes, corduroy has made a comeback. It’s not your mother’s corduroy pants though—this pleated, slouchy number is great for pairing with carefree knits or dressed up with a blazer.
Corduroy slouchy trousers, $59.90
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Style tip: Uncoordinate your outfit
Don’t be afraid to pair wide-legged pants with structured jackets this season—and why not tuck them into military-inspired boots while you’re at it? Keep in mind the style rules for AW20: outfits work best when you play with proportions; forget “matching colours” for the entire outfit; and bring lots of attitude to the sidewalk.
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5. The cool boot
Every autumn outfit needs a great boot to finish the look. This pair, with its metal-lined toe cap, is equal parts Parisian cool and East End edgy.
Ankle boot, $229
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6. The chunky gold necklace
Replace your delicate chains for something heftier as the season turns colder—a chunky gold necklace will ground your outfit and give it a veneer of polish. And you don’t have to break the bank while you’re at it.
Link chain necklace, $39.90
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7. The streamlined bag
With its unique crescent shape, this bag is a sleek addition to the stylish woman’s repertoire, and is given a modern infusion with the adjustable strap.
Oval bag, $45.90