By Gregory Woo

A Stylist’s Take: New Nostalgia

Mother might know best, but this season, we’re taking our style cues from grandma instead

The older, the wiser. Inspired by the grandma style of dressing gowns and florals, GRAZIA Singapore’s Fashion Editor Gregory Woo reinvents the trending style with a more modern twist, guaranteed to make a firm fashion statement wherever you go.

Look 1: Gown town

Never thought we’d put “grandma” and “negligee” in the same sentence, but worn on top of a utilitarian jacket, the dressing gown makes its unexpected return as a trending style, used as a layering piece to add textural relief without the bulk.

SAINT LAURENT gown, hood; PRADA jacket, chiffon overcoat; TORY BURCH earrings; model’s own socks and boots

Look 2: Pretty tough

The freshest way to wear florals this season is with a rebellious contrarian attitude. Here, a summery skirt looks cool when grounded with a chunky belt—and not much else.

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DOLCE & GABBANA sweater with bralette; POLO RALPH LAUREN skirt; GUCCI belt; DIOR boots; LONGCHAMP bag

Look 3: Mention the unmentionables

The trick to re-contextualising delicate underpinnings is all in the way the pieces are layered. Slip a cut-off tank under a bra top and tuck the bottoms in a dressier skirt for a totally mixed-up concoction that feels pretty without the twee.

DIOR bralette, bloomer shorts, necklace; MIU MIU crop top, underwear; TORY BURCH skirt, earrings; SWAROVSKI necklace

Look 4: Toe the line

When wearing a novelty sandal, keep the rest of the outfit subdued, but experiment with adding one other statement-making item to make a bigger declaration of style.

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LOUIS VUITTON top; stylist’s own tank top; MIU MIU trousers, jacket (worn around waist); LOEWE shoes

Look 5: Tweed out

Turn the collarless tweed jacket into a cool-girl staple by treating it like a piece of outerwear that needs no occasion. Our tip: wear it with everything but its matching skirt.

MIU MIU bralette; POLO RALPH LAUREN cardigan; GIVENCHY jacket; POLO RALPH LAUREN jeans; MIU MIU shoes; TORY BURCH earrings

Photography: Zantz Han

Stylist: Gregory Woo

Hair: Sha Shamsi, using Keune HairCosmetics

Makeup: Wee Ming, using Nars Cosmetics Model

Model: Vivien Ong / Mannequin Studio

Photography assistant:  Jaron Tay

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