How long does it take you to get ready in the mornings? We’re not talking morning beauty routines or breakfast prep, but how many wardrobe changes that take place before waltzing out the door. And don’t even get us started on the struggle of perfecting that effortless transition from business meetings to leisurely aperitifs. Luckily, Hong Kong-based fashion label Tove & Libra has the answer to your clothes conundrum, and many ones at that.
With their penchant for tailored silhouettes and elevating essentials, Tove & Libra pieces pair effortlessly with each other, offering wearers the opportunity and freedom to reinvent and discover a different side of themselves each day. And that’s not even the best part; at Tove & Libra, ethical production and sustainable manufacturing has been woven into every step of the process, re-purposing discarded raw materials that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
Encapsulating the brand’s philosophy of building a streamlined wardrobe fitted for any occasion and tailored to all types of lifestyles, the labels unveils clean silhouettes constructed from sustainably curated fabrics, artfully elevating staples by playing with texture whilst maintaining their functionality. This cap-sleeved shirt is not just a shirt: worn over a simple slip, it transforms into a chic coverup perfect for your travels or all-day comfort without compromising on style. And it even has side pockets. Deeply underrated, as always. Or if you’re after a singular look, pair them with the drawstring utility pants made from upcycled Japanese fabric. Translation: infinite comfort, wrinkle-free pants and an excellent drape that offers a flattering silhouette and that does its bit for the environment.
Did someone say sweater weather? The versatile MVP cardigan offers numerous looks from work to casual coffee chats and can be worn belted for a sleeker look and even buttoned at the neck, if you’re expecting chilly weather. Likewise, the kimono jacket in white or black jacquard made from cotton-stretch blend that was rescued from a French supplier’s warehouse, is a must-have for snuggling up to in the office or for dressing up a casual outfit with perfect ease. Inspired by the classic Japanese kimono, it can be styled in a variety of ways: belted, worn open or draped casually over the shoulders.
Easy breezy. Those seeking one-piece options have a choice between these two dresses: the zip two-way dress or jersey dress. And these are not your regular dresses. A basic sleeveless linen-cotton jersey dress is punctuated with feminine charm, elevated with a dotted trim around the collar and waistband and texturised with pleats, making it perfect for that day-to-night transition from work to evening aperitifs. If sophistication and quiet confidence is what you are after, look to the zip two-way dress with a side-split hem that can be worn, well, two ways. The first: making the duo-toned gold and silver metallic zipper your outfit feature by wearing it in the front. Or wear the zipper at the back for a subtle dipped neckline and dress it up with statement jewellery to channel evening glamour.
Check out Tove & Libra’s capsule collections online at their website. All items ship to Singapore, free of charge.