Just because we're lacking the full range of seasons on our island doesn't mean that we can't reap the sartorial benefits. Want to wear a leather jacket? Then go light on what's underneath. Itching to pull on some badass boots? Why not pair it with a shorter hemline. What's fundamental when it comes to working crisp weather favourites is really down to the F word. And by that, we mean function.
Skin-tight, sleek and sexy, the iconic over-the-knee model from Stuart Weitzman needs little introduction. From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo, the who's who of personalities all own a pair. Hand-crafted from sumptuous suede or supple leather and natural materials in Spain, the footwear label's range of thigh-high boots — the Tieland, Reserve, Midland and 5050 to name a few — come in four widths, solely for the purpose of acing the perfect fit. Think: Practically second skin.
Putting the flexibility and functionality of Stuart Weitzman's suede thigh-highs to the test, musician and Rent star Tabitha Nauser and E! News Asia host Yvette King demonstrate how they're fit for more than just walking.
Yvette King is wearing the Tieland seude boots by Stuart Weitzman.
"As a busy girl on the go, I'm always looking for items that are fashionable and totally Insta-worthy, but to be honest, they most importantly need to be functional. The Tieland boots are sexy but also, flexible. Win win!" — Yvette King
Tabitha Nauser is wearing the Reserve suede boots by Stuart Weitzman.
"The Reserve boots are not only super sexy, but were extremely comfortable and felt like second skin. Despite wearing them all day for the photoshoot, I didn't want to take them off!" — Tabitha Nauser
Look 1 (Yvette): Cotton shirt, by BOSS. Sports bra, by Calvin Klein Performance. Mystery high-waisted bottom, by Eres.
Look 2 (Yvette): Romy halter-tie swimsuit, by Eres. Cross-back bralet, by Fenty x Puma.
Look 3 (Yvette): Cotton shirt, by BOSS. Sports bra, by Calvin Klein Performance. Mystery high-waisted bottom, by Eres. Pro style training boxing gloves, by Everlast.
Look 3 (Tabitha): Nylon bomber body, by Unravel Project by Ben Taverniti at Surrender Store. Logo woven shorts, by Calvin Klein Performance. Chain ring, by Ambush at Surrender Store.
Look 4 (Tabitha): Nylon bomber body, by Unravel Project by Ben Taverniti at Surrender Store. Logo woven shorts, by Calvin Klein Performance. Chain ring, by Ambush at Surrender Store.
Look 5 (Tabitha): Sports bra and logo shorts, both by Calvin Klein Performance. Cropped T-Shirt, stylist's own.
Photography: Vanessa Caitlin
Styling: Andrea Sim
Makeup: Marie Soh / 27A using Shu Uemura
Hair: Michael Chiew / Hairloom using Goldwell
Photography Assistance: Andy Leow