how to style: royal to street style in Aquilia Jacket

Inspired by the tasteful elegance of Ascot dress codes and the Royal Duchess, I selected Aquilia Jacket by Melissa Bui for this week’s “ how to style” post. If you have been desiring to dress up like one of the ladies at Melbourne Cup 2014’s or The Royal Duchess then this post will inspire you to give it a try! Christmas is coming soon and it’s time to plan a few eventful outfits. Apart for an elegant look, let’s try to restyle the same jacket and heels for a street style chic.

Look 1: Who is that Royal Chic girl?

A simple combination of head piece with structured coat is the beginner equation to look Royal Chic. Have you noticed most Royal style is simple yet tasteful. It’s because the less complicated the more style blends out within your overall confidence. By selecting the right pieces, you are able to create a confident that others will be attracted to.


Styling Tips

  • Look for a coat that has a slim waistline with some sort of detailing.
  • The length of coat should be falling right above knee or longer. You seldomly see a classy lady with super short skirts.
  • Pick a head piece that is fun and gives a sophisticated factor. I personally love head pieces with nettings, it has a sexiness against bold lips.
  • Go easy with the accessories, avoid dangling earrings or necklaces while wearing head piece. I would say a nice bracelet and watch will do the trick.

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Look 2: Street Style Chic

The fun thing about long jackets, is that you can wear it as a jacket or a dress jacket. Now, let’s casual up jacket and heels to make it street chic. It’s a nice balance of Royal and street style.


Styling Tips:

  • Cape coat and let it’s colorful lining appear in a pop of color blocking.
  • A pair of white trousers with white heels will keep everything clean and modern.
  • Wear a short jacket with push up sleeves underneath to play around with proportion length.
  • For this look, you can have fun with accessories! I love a statement earring for this street style!


look 1 : headpiece by peony rice | aquila jacket by Melissa Bui | constellation watch by OMEGA | lips by NARS | shoes by ZARA

look 2| top by free people| trousers by topshop| earrings by cliche @ candies gift | make up and photography by Janette Law