How to achieve a timeless look with a modern twist

Hi there!


I hope you had a lovely (long) weekend! I’ve partnered up with Misa to create that timeless feel with a modern twist. Misa is a new online clothing store which offers a great range of clothes for the young, modern, independent woman. And you know what? They offer a grand opening discount of 40% now! So what are you waiting for?

Anyhow, let’s get down to business. Here are a few timeless tips I’d like to share with you.

    • B&W.  What is more timeless than black & white combos?  They never go out of fashion. In order to create that modern feel, go for some pieces such as a halter neck top (my latest obsession), some culottes or wrapped trousers. Wrapped trousers add an extra dimension to your look.
    • Natural makeup. Keep it ‘au natural’. Go for earthy eye shadow for an everyday look. Earthy tones suit every eye colour. As for nail polish, opt for a neutral, nude shade. Nude nails are classy, timeless and they can elongate your fingers. 
    • Haircut. Medium, shoulder-length, lob/bob haircuts are considered timeless hairstyles. Simple, classy and oh so feminine.
    • Footwear. Lace-up heels are super trendy at the moment. They are classy and make you feel confident at the same time #girlboss. Plus, they are a stunning addition to any outfit.








photographed by Wai

I’m wearing

Misa wrapped trousers c/o
Mango halter neck top (sold out, but find similar styles here)
Mango lace-up heeled sandals

Gucci bag (old)
Cluse watch (similar here)
Swarovski earrings

Mac Vegas Volt lipstick
Dior nail polish (#413 Grège)

This project is in collaboration with Misa. All content and opinions are my own.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post! Until next time!



    • Vivian July 6, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      You’re making me blush, Angela!

  1. No Rule, Just Style July 5, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Wow! I love that top, and you already know how much I love black & white ensembles! I’ll have to check out their grand opening. Thank you so much for sharing the news. You’re modern-day classic at its best! Have a great week dear! Xx


    • Vivian July 6, 2016 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks Abrielle! You’re certainly the best! Have a fabulous day! :)

  2. Sofia July 5, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Lovely outfit and I love the top. It’s strange how I love black and white outfits but never actually wear them myself. I think the bright lips also make it more interesting. xx

    • Vivian July 6, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m sure black and white outfits will look amazing on you! xo

  3. Carina July 6, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    You look fantastic and the tips are great. I also find Black & White combinations classy, but like to use trendier pieces to add a modern touch.


    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much Carina! xoxo

  4. Colovibes July 6, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    You know that i absolutely love B&W combos, perhaps because as you said they are timeless, but I even love more how you have manage to make such a chic and modern look. BTW, love the shoes and the bag!!!

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:10 pm

      Hi Heidi, thank you so much for your reply and so sorry for my late reply! Things are getting crazy here!! Hope all is well with you xox

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you so much Filipa! Hope you’re having a great week :) xoxo

  5. jewels July 7, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Love this outfit, you do look so effortlessly elegant! And those trousers are amazing!!

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks Julie! Glad you liked the outfit! :) xox

  6. wazwu July 7, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Love this look from head to toe! Black and white is always so elegant and timeless.

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Thanks girl! Glad you liked it :) xoxo

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks Jessi! Hope you’re having a great week! xoxo

  7. Kia / KTS July 8, 2016 / 12:15 am

    You’re so right, black and white is always a must when you’re going for a classic timeless look. And let’s not forget the red lip. Beautiful Vivian.

    Kia / KTS

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      Thanks K! Always love reading your comments, they just make me smile :) Hope all is well with you! xoxo

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:22 pm

      Thanks so much Camila! You make me blush! Hope you’re having an amazing week :) xo

  8. Mitzie Mee July 8, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Black and white is so much down my alley. I don’ remember the last time I wore a halterneck though, because I never know where to put my bra straps (guess I’ll need a strapless bra:)). PS: I’m going to Vegas in September, and I think that Vegas lipstick would be perfect. It seems to have a slight hint of pink to it?

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      Hi Mitz! I’m so sorry for being MIA lately..things are really getting crazy here…So much to do in so little time :( But as always, thanks so much for your comment! I wore a strapless bra here, but you can also buy a bra with detachable straps (not the invisible/clear ones, those are outdated hehe). That works too :) Yes, the Vegas Volt lipstick by Mac has a slight hint of peachy coral! My mom got me this and she suggested me to wear this on my wedding day :) xo

  9. Adele Miner July 9, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Gorgeous outfit on you, your style is perfect! Would love to follow each other, let me know if you want to! x

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Adele! Truly appreciate it ;) Sure, why not! xo

  10. Eva July 9, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Love this b&w outfit. You always excel in classic look. Need to learn a lot from you :) Have a wonderful weekend love <3

    xoxo Eva |

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      You’re flattering me Eva! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Truly appreciate it :) Hope you’re having a great week! xo

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:34 pm

      Thanks sweetie! Hope you’re having an amazing week :) xo

  11. Doreen's Style Diary July 10, 2016 / 7:20 am

    What a pretty and flirty top! You nailed this classic timeless look with a modern twist.

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:35 pm

      That’s so sweet of you, thanks Doreen! xo

  12. stylewich July 13, 2016 / 1:50 am

    I think this is your signature style Vivian – timeless and modern! I love every single beautiful detail.

    Love, Liz

    • Vivian July 14, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks so much Liz! Glad to hear from you :) Hope all is well with you! xo

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