Armed and elegant Any outfit could do with a super refined bag. Shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo has some sophisticated options in its pre-autumn collection. We adore the look of the Verve tote in leather and fox (top; HK$27,000) but aren't keen on real fur so would plump for the structured Ginny minibag in calf (above; HK$5,300). Salvatore Ferragamo is in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2110 0668.

Sail away The nautical theme running throughout Max & Co's spring-summer collection has been given an intriguing urban edge. Take, for instance, these boat shoes (above right; HK$2,280) in patent nude and olive leather, or the funky striped heel sandal (above left; also HK$2,280), which is perfect for nights out. Max & Co is in Hysan Place, Causeway Bay, tel: 2722 9614.

You've got the iBlues We're on the lookout for a good summer dress that can be worn casual with flats or dressed up with heels and bold jewellery. Zara has plenty, but why embarrass yourself by turning up to an event where two other women are wearing the same thing? Italian label iBlues has a few interesting options this summer. The neon panel, belt and white inner skirt on this black dress (above left; HK$3,380) give it structure and edge. We also like the photo-print dress in blue (above right; HK$4,980) to truly get into the holiday spirit. The dresses are available at iBlues, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2722 9640.

Flow profile Ethereal, feminine dresses are all the rage this summer. Long fluid shapes in cotton muslin and silk chiffon convey a romantic, sophisticated look at agnès b. The long muslin dress with foliage print (above right; HK$4,590) reminds us of a Midsummer Night’s Dream but for something more contemporary there’s the muslin shift dress with yellow floral appliques (HK$4,990) layered over a simple white tube dress (HK$930; both above left). Agnès b is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2805 0678.