14 Oriental Buys To Update Your Wardrobe

Look east for a new season update! These Oriental-inspired buys will have you set for summer in no time...

It was embraced by Hollywood’s starlets at this year’s Met Ball in New York, but Oriental is a tricky trend to get right. Full-on floral or over the top shapes and accessories can backfire, but the majority of Met Gala guests knew exactly how to style the trend. The best dressed for us were Emily Blunt in her grey satin Prada gown and woman&home favourite Dame Helen Mirren in her red embroidered gown with statement earrings, both simple and stylish.

Ready to try the trend yourself? Luckily for you ladies we are here to steer you in the right direction and make sure that you don’t have any fashion faux pas when it comes to mastering a chic Oriental look. We’ve had a look around and found some of the best bits on the high street that we guarantee will make you look red carpet-ready.

The motto to remember when trying to tackle this trend is that less is definitely more. Resist the temptation of an eastern overload and try to stick to one style hero at a time, like the kimono, cute little clutch, or an obi belt. Partner this piece with some wardrobe essentials like the skinny jean and white shirt for a guaranteed winner.

Colours are key. Stick to bright reds and blues, but soft pinks and purples. Understated and everlasting, monochrome is your best bet if you don’t want to risk getting it wrong. Got a tricky shape? Not to worry, oriental lines are loosely fitted and easy flowing so perfect for hiding any worry areas.

The Kimono is the ultimate go-to piece for the oriental trend. Perfectly flattering to any figure, a baggy and open Kimono, like this one from Anthropologie (£118), adds a touch of glamour to any daytime basics. For a more expensive look opt for an embroidered one with a deep colour palete.

So add an eastern influence into your every day wear and check out our key pieces that we know you’ll love…