Haute Mimi International's Must Haves

Haute Mimi LogoMake a statement. What we decide to walk out the door in everyday tells others a little about ourself without saying a word. What would you want your outfit to say about you? What are your statement pieces? Millissa from Haute Mimi International* is here to share the pieces that exude her personal style. Be sure to also check out Millissa’s online publication, Haute Mimi International, to stay up to date on international fashion. *

I would say my personal style can be described as exotic glamour. I live for snakeskin, diamonds and a touch of pink. I dare to be bold with my fashion but still pair my statement-making pieces with more subtle basics for balanced style perfection. I have come to love a few things more than others and I believe every wardrobe could use my three style must-haves.

Mimi's Must Haves

Small Patent Leather Bag, Fendi, $785; Stretch Cotton-Blend Dress, RM by Roland Mouret, $1,580; Gold-Plated Star Cuff, Kenneth Jay Lane, $135

#1 The Little Black Dress (LBD)
I have many little black dresses.You should own at least one. The love affair with LBDs began during the 1920s when Coco Chanel introduced it as an everyday dress that can go from day to night with a raise in the heel, a switch from a handbag to a clutch and a dash of red lipstick. The LBD is even more stylish today and comes in an array of cuts and detailing. I personally love Roland Mouret’s take on the LBD.

#2 Chainlink Handbag
Nothing says sophisticated more than a chain link handbag. Although it’s been very trendy this season, this classic style will always be in vogue. I would suggest you buy one from Lanvin as they are not as ubiquitous as Chanel but still maintain high quality and aesthetics.

#3 Bold Jewelry
Bold jewelry can add a little spice to your outfit. I love daring necklaces, cuffs and cocktail rings. Jewelry is also a great way to incorporate a season’s trends into your closet without breaking the bank. I suggest you find pieces that you will wear forever. You have to really make sure your collection screams you. The best costume jewelry is always found during your travels. Whether it be real or costume, jewelry will always look fabulous with minimal care.

Some items every girl should have:

  • Cuffs: Try to find exotic styles with eye catching details.
  • Hoop earrings: Thin is in.
  • Statement necklaces
  • Cocktail rings: Don’t be shy — wear them during the day.