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Kickstart 2017 with these new wardrobe basics

New year, new you — we get it. Now’s the time when we all make lists of new resolutions, ideas and plans to feel great about the year ahead. Whilst you’re dreaming of a better future, don’t forget the clothes you wear. If getting your wardrobe into shape is one of the things you want to accomplish this year but you’re unsure where to begin, keep reading. We’ve compiled a list of this season’s foundation pieces for you to invest in so you can kickstart the year in style.

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Blouson jacket

Technical tailoring has steadily gained popularity in recent years. A perfect example is this blouson jacket by rag & bone which comes in a modern, perfect-fitting silhouette with bold orange lining. It can be worn over a thin jumper, or under a coat on cooler days, making it a great investment piece for the unpredictable Hong Kong weather.

HK$4,220 at Lane Crawford.

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Collarless shirt

A new must-have, this banded collar shirt by Ports 1961 easily transcends the boundaries between casual and formal dress. Either wear it under a knitted sweater for a striking neckline, or with a suit for an unconventional update to your formal attire.

HK$2,460 at Lane Crawford.

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Drawstring pants

Pants with a looser and relaxed fit are in focus currently. These track pants by Fendi feature tapered legs with side pockets, back zip pockets, as well as an elastic waistband with a drawstring fastening for maximum comfort and flexibility.

HK$5,104 at Farfetch.

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Utility backpack

Functional without comprising its luxurious aesthetics, this backpack from Saint Laurent is crafted from canvas with smooth leather trims. It features ample storage space with clever compartments to accommodate valuables of all sizes.

HK$6,900 at Lane Crawford.

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Striped sweater

The classic pattern has been given a playful update this season, with designs that feature stripes in various widths, directions and colours. This military-inspired sweater by Valentino is crafted from a fine-knit blend of wool, silk and cashmere to provide comfort and luxury.

HK$3,330 at Matchesfashion.

Kickstart 2017 with these new wardrobe basics

Cindie Chan

Style Editor

Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.

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