The Fall/Winter 2022 collections just dropped at Net-A-Porter, and boy, the latest bags and shoes are absolutely gorgeous. We think now is a great time to cash in on your favourite items you’ve been eyeing before the GST hike comes into place next year. But which items are worthy of our hard-earned moolah? For the sake of my fellow fashionistas, I shamelessly badgered the busy Fashion Stylist and Fashion Show Producer Jerome Awasthi to set us on our way to discovering some under-the-radar brands (hello Jacquemus!) and also classics (here's looking at you, Loewe and Saint Laurent) he thinks are worth investing.
Jerome co-hosted Yahoo's Big Boss Style, where he sprinkled his fashion magic dust on our homegrown entrepreneurs, pushing them out of their usual fashion boundaries while kitting them according to their busy schedules. With over 20 years of industry experience, the fashion insider, who embarked on his fashion career as young as 19, is the best person to seek fashion advice. In this column, he picked statement-making bags and shoes that don't break the bank, focusing on functionality and offering a good balance between style and comfort. So behold fashion insider Jerome's gorgeous picks below!
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Bags, totes and everything in between
According to Jerome, this bag selection focuses on affordability yet does not compromise on making a fashion statement. "These bags have none of the heavy hardware that takes a toll on your back and shoulders. As for the all-time classics, look for an everyday bag with a wide range of colourways to pick from, as it will last you a lifetime" (well, almost).
Sneakers, boots & sandals
Why do we need to compromise between style and comfort when it comes to shoes? Jerome believes there is a way to strike a good balance when picking up new sartorial pieces. "Invest in at least a couple of statement-making pieces. They never fail to up your style game no matter what you wear."
In collaboration with Net-A-Porter.