Take a bow
As Michael Jackson sang, it doesn't really matter if you're black or white. And the creative team at Thomas Pink seems to agree, with its ready- to-wear black velvet bow tie and white Marcella bow tie (both left; HK$600 each) arriving on shelves just in time for the autumn-winter soirees. Thomas Pink is in Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2155 9021.
You've been framed
There's something to be said for rose-tinted glasses, although bright greens and browns have their uses, too. Ophthalmologists suggest certain-coloured lenses can help perception. For example, brown glasses heighten depth and contrast while gold-coloured glass filters out blue light. Or just wear them to channel your inner celebrity. Those who suffer from high self-esteem might appreciate the Swedish stylings of squarestreet. Mixing a geek-chic vibe, the handmade glasses (right; HK$600 each) are easy on the eye. Look for the comb temples and triple hinges. Squarestreet is at 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan, tel. 2362 1086
The right stripes
You don't need to be anywhere near the ocean to adopt the nautical look this autumn-winter. We're loving the French vibe of Nautica's striped jumper (HK$790) and navy cotton twill trousers (both far right; HK$730). Or, for a more studious look, there's the striped cardigan (HK$890) paired with a red check shirt (HK$830) and light brown carpenter trousers (all right; HK$890). Nautica is in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2265 7123.
Celine is synonymous with women's bags, so we were slightly apprehensive about its new line of unisex accessories. Fortunately, we're easily persuaded and are now enjoying the steely look of the grey wool bag (right; HK$8,100) and cute coin purse (above; HK$2,400). Celine is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2525 1281.