Mix and match

Marketing manager Sharanjit Kaur likes mixing prints, fabrics and colours

Ms Sharanjit Kaur says one should not follow trends blindly, but make them one’s own.
Ms Sharanjit Kaur says one should not follow trends blindly, but make them one’s own. ST PHOTOS: AZMI ATHNI

Q & A

Ms Sharanjit Kaur, 33, married, senior global marketing manager at Reebonz, an online marketplace for luxury products

How would you describe your style?

Eclectic. I love mixing prints, fabrics, colours - it's nice to have an unexpected pop in an outfit.

When did your interest in fashion start?

When I was 11 and my mum gave me my first pair of Guess jeans.

Who are your favourite designers and which are your go-to brands?

I like New York-based designer Prabal Gurung and British designer Victoria Beckham for their touch of modern glamour, and Lebanese womenswear designer Zuhair Murad because his dresses are a visual feast.

For my go-to fashion brands, I like Spanish label Zara and British online multi-label retailer Asos for their corporate and casual wear.

Who are your style icons?

Fashion designer Beckham and British-Lebanese lawyer and activist Amal Clooney.

I love how they both bring a punch of vibrancy to their outfits with colours, prints and textures. Plus, they have a keen eye for detail - evident in their choice of accessories and shoes.

What are your favourite pieces in your wardrobe?

My black Salvatore Ferragamo Beky bag (photo 1), because of its colour and size, which makes it versatile enough for both work and casual outfits; nude chunky heel sandals from Aldo (photo 2), because they are comfortable and in my favourite shoe colour; a Michael Kors charm bracelet watch (photo 3), which I use to jazz up any look; a lime-green crochet jacket from Australian online retailer (photo 4), which I usually pair with an all-white outfit for a pop of colour; and a floral top from Zara (photo 5) because I love the soft fabric and bright prints.

What are your weaknesses when it comes to shopping?

Lace and crochet dresses (photo 6, from Love Bonito), especially those in white or pastel colours.

What is your favourite splurge piece?

My blue Saint Laurent Monogram Cabas Bag (photo 7) because it makes me feel powerful. It cost $2,470.

Is there a purchase you have regretted?

A $200 pair of thigh-high suede boots from the Dubai branch of American luxury department store Bloomingdale's. It is stylish, but impractical in Singapore's humid climate. Also, after having lost some weight, I can't manage 10 steps in those boots without them sliding down my thighs.

What is your most recent fashion purchase?

A Celine Edge bag (photo 8) I bought for $2,895. I had been eyeing it for a while and bought it to celebrate the completion of my home renovation in November last year.

What is the best shopping or style advice you live by?

Never follow trends blindly. Make them your own so your personality shines through.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2016, with the headline 'Mix and match'. Print Edition | Subscribe