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The Kitten Heels to Wear this Summer

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Paul Andrew Paul Andrew keeps both fashion and comfort in mind, offering a plethora of downright lovely low-heeled and flat shoes. The 2.6in-high Carpanthian slingback’s defining flourish is the metallic silver accent on its strap. $795, available online at farfetch.com Jimmy Choo At 3.3in high, the sophisticated Erin slingback […]

Versatile Suede Shoes for the Summer Months

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Suede adds a nice texture and depth to any ensemble. Surprisingly versatile, it can be worn year-round and is especially elegant during the spring and summer months. The only time you probably shouldn’t wear it is when the forecast calls for rain or you’re on the water, but you […]

Shop the Shoot: Verano en España

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Summer’s casual yet elegant looks are perfect for a walk in the park, especially when it’s in Barcelona’s idyllic Parc de la Cuitadella. Photographer Ben Harries Stylist Kenny Ho Paul Smith midnight silk-jacquard bomber jacket, $1,295, pale blue shirt, $250, gray wool pleated trousers, $650

Designers Transforming the Traditional Trench Coat

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Forget the traditional beige trench coat. This season, designers transform the utilitarian garment into a surprising statement piece. Erdem Moralioglu brought his trademark femininity and embroidery to a plaid trench. A nature scene blossoming with flowers and animals winds its way around the base of the coat, and there’s […]

The Right Way to Wear Aloha Print Menswear

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Hawaiian shirts and large tropical prints were ubiquitous on the spring runways. But how do you wear them without looking like you’re headed to the surf shack? We’ll highlight two ways to wear these eye-catching prints to make sure you’re not mistaken for Magnum PI–era Tom Selleck. Kim Jones […]

The Season’s Prettiest Plaid Designs

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Plaid takes a feminine twist this season, appearing in ladylike silhouettes and colors. At Oscar de la Renta, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia showed an oversized plaid navy-and-white top whose dramatic grid contrasted beautifully with its nipped waist and trailing asymmetrical hem. Christian Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, meanwhile, impressed […]

Seeing Stripes in this Season’s Menswear

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Designers had fun with stripes this season, as seen on everything from sportswear to tailoring and even accessories. Cerruti 1881’s Jason Basmajian went into the archives and reinterpreted classic looks from Nino Cerruti himself, most notably this Breton-striped crew-neck sweater and linen parka. A nonchalant ease characterizes Guillaume Meilland’s […]

The Three Rounded Bags to get Right Now

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Louis Vuitton Taking inspiration from the house’s hatboxes, Nicolas Ghesquière shrunk the silhouette down to a size that fits right along today’s current minibags, yet is still spacious enough to fit the iPhone X. The Petite Boite Chapeau is rendered in luxurious black crocodile and is also available in […]

Three Men’s Wallets for Making a Statement

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Sure, you can play it safe with a basic black or brown wallet, but this is one small way to reveal a bit of your personal style, especially now that statement socks have become passé. Bottega Veneta Textured Bottega Veneta is known for the signature Intrecciato weave on its […]

The Return of Logomania

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Considering fashion’s current obsession with everything 1990s, it’s only natural that logomania has returned. Throughout the spring collections, logos were splashed across every item of clothing imaginable, as well as accessories. While we haven’t quite hit the ’90s peak of head-to-toe logos, there’s no harm in wearing an exuberant […]