Hong Kong based fashionista Batool Chisty takes us inside her closet

My personal style

I feel my personal style is related so closely to my personality. I would describe it as playful, feminine and bold. I love colors and I am not afraid to use them in my style. I make sure I feel confident in whatever I wear.

My top 5 wardrobe essentials

I am obsessed with blazers. It’s a current staple in my wardrobe and they can make any outfit look effortlessly chic.

Long cotton shirts that can be styled in so many fun ways. Even during winter time, they look super chic with a sweater or under a jacket. Its all about layering!

Leather pants or jackets are a must have. I love a chic leather on leather look. Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2020 runway was so much fun to watch with bright and colorful leather looks. I love how designers reinvented this trend because its such a blast to style!

White cotton dresses or kurtas look so elegant and they’re comfortable too. They are my staple to get through the hot summer.

Floral dresses during spring/summer are a must have in my wardrobe. I guess that’s not really groundbreaking (LOL). Pair it with cute sandals and you’ve got yourself a perfect outfit.

My favourite vintage item

Living in Pakistan, it had to be the beautifully hand embroidered shawls passed on by my grandmother. But living abroad in Hong Kong I love my pre-owned Chanel Vintage skirt from the 90’s that I bought from Farfetch while I was working there. Recently, I have become more conscious with my fashion choices. I really urge everyone to look towards sustainable fashion.

My top 4 shoe essentials

Leather boots are a must have for me. I especially love high-heeled boots. Recently, I have been obsessed with colored boots that I feel can make any look stand out.

For the past few years I have loved the open-toe, block heeled sandal trend that Bottega Veneta started. However, I was able to find really cute, budget friendly sandals at Zara that looked similar!

Recently woven shoes caught my eye and I absolutely love them! They’re so comfortable yet chic.

Sparkly heels are a must have for the festive season. I have been obsessed with Mach & Mach sparkly heels and are currently on my wish list.

My most prized possession

That has to be my Rana Noman dress that I wore for one of my Qawalli event for my wedding. It was an iconic piece and it paved the way for him to make so many stunning creations in the future for other brides who wanted something similar. It’s something that will definitely be passed on to my daughter.


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