Sofia Suarez

Style writer, personal shopper and teacher, Sofia A. Suárez, contributes to newspapers, magazines, travel guides and luxury brands around the world. Born and raised in Hong Kong, the Filipina-Italian attended Georgetown University before moving to New York to begin her career at Fairchild Publications. She has been a contributor to the Post since 1999, focusing on fashion, art and design.
Sofia Suarez
Style writer, personal shopper and teacher, Sofia A. Suárez, contributes to newspapers, magazines, travel guides and luxury brands around the world. Born and raised in Hong Kong, the Filipina-Italian attended Georgetown University before moving to New York to begin her career at Fairchild Publications. She has been a contributor to the Post since 1999, focusing on fashion, art and design.

Latest from Sofia Suarez

How to dress as a new mother and maintain a sense of style without succumbing to the careless comfort

High heels, jewellery and dresses? Forget it. When you’re focusing all your energies on that tiny human you made, practical fashion choices are a no-brainer.

7 Aug 2019 - 9:13PM

High heels, jewellery and dresses? Forget it. When you’re focusing all your energies on that tiny human you made, practical fashion choices are a no-brainer.

How to dress as a new mother and maintain a sense of style without succumbing to the careless comfort
Brow know how: from microblading to wigs, the latest trends are in your face

Thin, painted or bushy, brow styles are as cyclical as fashion.

30 Jul 2019 - 2:30PM

Thin, painted or bushy, brow styles are as cyclical as fashion.

Brow know how: from microblading to wigs, the latest trends are in your face
Opinion | Shorts are back in fashion: love them or loathe them, there’s no escaping them

While designers bring back cycle shorts, track shorts and – shudder – denim bermudas, this season’s mid-thigh, tailored shorts are easier to wear

20 Jul 2019 - 11:31AM

While designers bring back cycle shorts, track shorts and – shudder – denim bermudas, this season’s mid-thigh, tailored shorts are easier to wear

Shorts are back in fashion: love them or loathe them, there’s no escaping them
Opinion | Tie-dye is back (yes, really) and this time it’s not just for hippies

Sophisticated at Proenzer Schouler, subtle at Sacai, quirky at Prada and old-school psychedelic at The Elder Statesman, the whimsical pattern receives a high-fashion update.

11 Jul 2019 - 5:25AM

Sophisticated at Proenzer Schouler, subtle at Sacai, quirky at Prada and old-school psychedelic at The Elder Statesman, the whimsical pattern receives a high-fashion update.

Tie-dye is back (yes, really) and this time it’s not just for hippies
Kendall Jenner wore flip-flops with heels – but that doesn’t mean you should too

Flip-flops have sprouted heels this season – but that doesn’t mean you have to wear them

5 Jul 2019 - 5:58AM

Flip-flops have sprouted heels this season – but that doesn’t mean you have to wear them

Kendall Jenner wore flip-flops with heels – but that doesn’t mean you should too
Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian might get away with it for their star offspring but designer childrenswear is a waste

Babies in drop-crotch skinny jeans? Shoes so rigid a toddler can’t walk? Styling youngsters in the latest high fashion is a bizarre but lucrative industry innovation

13 Jun 2019 - 8:10PM

Babies in drop-crotch skinny jeans? Shoes so rigid a toddler can’t walk? Styling youngsters in the latest high fashion is a bizarre but lucrative industry innovation

Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian might get away with it for their star offspring but designer childrenswear is a waste
Opinion | Miniskirts for men? Short shorts are back but not for the fainthearted

From Dior to Tom Ford and Jacquemus to Prada, prepare for legs to be bared as short pants make a comeback.

7 Jun 2019 - 3:47AM

From Dior to Tom Ford and Jacquemus to Prada, prepare for legs to be bared as short pants make a comeback.

Miniskirts for men? Short shorts are back but not for the fainthearted
Opinion | How to fly in style: unlike Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski, mere mortals should dress for comfort

Long-haul flights can play havoc with your clothes so prepare an outfit that will allow you to travel in comfort without sacrificing elegance.

23 May 2019 - 9:00PM

Long-haul flights can play havoc with your clothes so prepare an outfit that will allow you to travel in comfort without sacrificing elegance.

How to fly in style: unlike Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski, mere mortals should dress for comfort
Opinion | How to buy eco-friendly activewear and help alleviate the environmental costs of the fashion industry

The ‘performance’ technology in yoga pants is the result of an environmentally hazardous textile production process, but some brands are stepping up their eco games.

14 May 2019 - 7:00PM

The ‘performance’ technology in yoga pants is the result of an environmentally hazardous textile production process, but some brands are stepping up their eco games.

How to buy eco-friendly activewear and help alleviate the environmental costs of the fashion industry
Opinion | After the Met Gala’s mishmash of camp and corny, the politics of dressing for a costume party

While ‘camp’ might be an ambiguous theme, there are certain rules to costume parties – don’t use it as an excuse to wear very little, and by all means, commit.

14 May 2019 - 5:34PM

While ‘camp’ might be an ambiguous theme, there are certain rules to costume parties – don’t use it as an excuse to wear very little, and by all means, commit.

After the Met Gala’s mishmash of camp and corny, the politics of dressing for a costume party
Opinion | From Kate Middleton to Selena Gomez, celebrity hair accessories are turning heads

Sparkly hair clips, gargantuan hairbands and even the humble bobby pics – hair adornment is back, but leave those scrunchies in the 80s

21 Apr 2019 - 11:15AM

Sparkly hair clips, gargantuan hairbands and even the humble bobby pics – hair adornment is back, but leave those scrunchies in the 80s

From Kate Middleton to Selena Gomez, celebrity hair accessories are turning heads
Opinion | Is this the least practical bag ever made? Jacquemus’ micro-bag pushes realms of ridiculous

Le Petit Chiquito Mini is another stroke of Instagrammable genius from French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus. Measuring just 5cm, the bag is a triumph of the conceptual over the useful.

8 Apr 2019 - 6:36PM

Le Petit Chiquito Mini is another stroke of Instagrammable genius from French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus. Measuring just 5cm, the bag is a triumph of the conceptual over the useful.

Is this the least practical bag ever made? Jacquemus’ micro-bag pushes realms of ridiculous
Opinion | From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Julia Roberts, how the pantsuit became a symbol of female strength

The idea of a frumpy trouser suits is a thing of the past, as powerful women across the world have taken charge of their image

21 Mar 2019 - 8:42AM

The idea of a frumpy trouser suits is a thing of the past, as powerful women across the world have taken charge of their image

From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Julia Roberts, how the pantsuit became a symbol of female strength
Opinion | Fashion over 50: are brands finally discovering the potential of more mature consumers?

Women have been conditioned to dress a certain way once they reach 50, but many are increasingly defying the staid conventions of style

17 Mar 2019 - 2:26PM

Women have been conditioned to dress a certain way once they reach 50, but many are increasingly defying the staid conventions of style

Fashion over 50: are brands finally discovering the potential of more mature consumers?
Michelle Obama, Sandra Bullock swear by it – but is collagen really the fountain of youth?

From bird’s nest soup to smoothies, collagen is being consumed in various forms but the jury is still out on whether it can really turn back time

3 Mar 2019 - 9:17AM

From bird’s nest soup to smoothies, collagen is being consumed in various forms but the jury is still out on whether it can really turn back time

Michelle Obama, Sandra Bullock swear by it – but is collagen really the fountain of youth?
From masculine to millennial to Pussyhats: how the colour pink appropriated power

Considered a manly variation on military red in 19th century Europe, the colour fell out of favour when it came to be seen as a childish indulgence that serious women wouldn’t be seen dead in

21 Feb 2019 - 6:25AM

Considered a manly variation on military red in 19th century Europe, the colour fell out of favour when it came to be seen as a childish indulgence that serious women wouldn’t be seen dead in

From masculine to millennial to Pussyhats: how the colour pink appropriated power
How to buy cashmere – a guide to luxury knitwear

Here are some amazingly simple tests to ensure you’re getting what you paid for (which should be a lot)

31 Jan 2019 - 3:31AM

Here are some amazingly simple tests to ensure you’re getting what you paid for (which should be a lot)

How to buy cashmere – a guide to luxury knitwear
Why Cannabis-extract CBD oil is taking the beauty world by storm, but make sure to read the fine print

The formula is said to relieve the pain of high heels, which is why Hollywood stylists are raving about the benefits this awards season, but some products still contain high-making THC so make sure you read the fine print

22 Jan 2019 - 12:08PM

The formula is said to relieve the pain of high heels, which is why Hollywood stylists are raving about the benefits this awards season, but some products still contain high-making THC so make sure you read the fine print

Why Cannabis-extract CBD oil is taking the beauty world by storm, but make sure to read the fine print
Kim Kardashian or Karl Lagerfeld, who is responsible for the bike shorts trend?

After enjoying a blaze of popularity in the 90s, the cycling shorts craze is back but who is to blame?

14 Jan 2019 - 8:33AM

After enjoying a blaze of popularity in the 90s, the cycling shorts craze is back but who is to blame?

Kim Kardashian or Karl Lagerfeld, who is responsible for the bike shorts trend?
How a fast-fashion boycott could help save the world and stop clothes from clogging landfills

The fashion industry is a major contributor to climate change, transforming consumer behaviour is one way to combat it

4 Jan 2019 - 8:52AM

The fashion industry is a major contributor to climate change, transforming consumer behaviour is one way to combat it

How a fast-fashion boycott could help save the world and stop clothes from clogging landfills
Style diktats: carwash skirts and swimwear with a touch of the kinky
Where in Hong Kong can I buy Rihanna-style body chains?

Google "chain belt harness" and you get sites selling equipment for construction workers. The Dictator saves the day.

30 May 2015 - 10:39PM

Google "chain belt harness" and you get sites selling equipment for construction workers. The Dictator saves the day.

Where in Hong Kong can I buy Rihanna-style body chains?
Style maestros wrangle with denim jackets, Buscemi trainers

Sports-shoe veteran Jon Buscemi launched his eponymous brand two years ago, and the trainers are as collectible as Hermès.

9 May 2015 - 10:13PM

Sports-shoe veteran Jon Buscemi launched his eponymous brand two years ago, and the trainers are as collectible as Hermès.

Style maestros wrangle with denim jackets, Buscemi trainers
The lowdown on stretch suits and travel suits from Dandy & Dapper
Fashion blogs for fabulously 40 and up; slide sandals, hot or not

Women can be attractive over 25 (or 50 or 75)? Don't be ridiculous. We should see only images of nubile, impossibly perfect girls. Just kidding. The most stylish woman I know is 75 years old. It's absurd that older beauty is so rarely represented in fashion. 

18 Apr 2015 - 10:48PM

Women can be attractive over 25 (or 50 or 75)? Don't be ridiculous. We should see only images of nubile, impossibly perfect girls. Just kidding. The most stylish woman I know is 75 years old. It's absurd that older beauty is so rarely represented in fashion. 

Fashion blogs for fabulously 40 and up; slide sandals, hot or not
How to get rid of the camel toe and tech neck
Where can I buy Pharrell's reflective Adidas shorts suit?
The Dictator gets to the bottom of the butt facial
The Dictator muses on muffin tops, matching mother-daughter shoes
The Dictator hunts for toad bags and Taylor Swift's white shirt