From streetwise edge to demure chic, fashion essentials to suit different tastes

Whether you’re going for an edgy look or relaxed chic, here are some stylish options from Malaysian brands to check out. Photo: Pestle & Mortar Clothing

Everybody has their own style identity. Some people dress in cool streetwear, while others go for preppy or chic outfits.

That’s the beauty of fashion though. There is something for everyone, no matter your personality.

Here’s a roundup of the latest collections from local brands that will fit different tastes.

The casual gentleman

Bajuu offers men easy, casual pieces that fit a sartorial flair. -- Photos: HandoutsBajuu offers men easy, casual pieces that fit a sartorial flair. -- Photos: Handouts

Bajuu is a new sub-brand under tailoring company Wardrobe. It offers a range of menswear with the added option for customisation to fit different needs and tastes.

Think of the debut collection as a more affordable option for your sartorial needs, but still rather spiffy looking.

Read more: Go bold or go home: Autumn/Winter 2023 fashion is all about making a statement

The festival girl

Music festivals have long kept the bohemian trend alive.

The essential accessory to dress up your cut-off jeans and gingham shirts? Jewellery – especially cute designs.

Wanderlust + Co’s current offerings channel a wholesome vibe, like this beetle pendant that opens up to reveal a positive affirmation.

The demure lady

Modest fashion is not all about religion – it’s about comfort and choice, as well.

Founded by Malaysian actress Neelofa, the Naelofar label offers a wide range of products. Its current collection features bright colours to help lift your mood and energy.

The eco warrior

Fashion consumers these days look beyond just aesthetics. They also prioritise environmentalism and other social issues.

Kulet, a footwear brand that does not use leather derived from animals, has a range of pretty designs – the latest being neutral-tone, easy-to-wear wedges.

Read more: From street to runway: High-end fashion recognises the influence of streetwear

The streetwise individual

Pestle & Mortar Clothing’s latest release offers everything from denim jorts to flannel shirts, sleek chinos and more.

The assumption of streetwear being all about slogan T-shirts and oversized pants is simply just dated. The “street” looks of today can also be dressed up – albeit a little rough around the edges.

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