Fashion influencer Nellie Lim (@nellielim) opens the doors to her closet and shares her top tips on styling some of her favourite statement pieces. Read on to learn how to steal her looks and shop the pieces she is selling!
VC: Tell us about yourself.
Nellie: I’m a Digital Content Creator and Creative Director living in sunny Singapore with a penchant for beautiful things.
VC: What do you like about selling on Vestiaire Collective?
Nellie: I love that there’s a huge community all over the world and we’re all bounded by our love for fashion so it’s really easy to connect with someone else from another continent who would love to give your item a second lease of life.
VC: What is your definition of a statement piece?
Nellie: A statement piece is something that is uniquely true to your style and it can easily become a conversation piece whenever you wear it out.
VC: What is your favourite statement piece and why?
Nellie: It would be my Christian Dior Diorage Embroidered Patchwork Boots because I resonate with how Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri tied in her southern Italian roots and brought a little piece of her family’s love for patchwork into that collection. Given the level of embroidery intricacy and work detail on the boots, this pair of boots can potentially be a collectors item too.
VC: How would you normally style a statement piece? Any tips?
Nellie: I love mixing and matching my clothes and accessories in a way that they juxtapose each other. For example, I wanted to get more wear out of my Cartier wallet on chain (something that leans towards more evening/dinner style) so I styled it with my chunky sweater dress so it’s a refreshing take on the bag.
VC: Recommend a budget-friendly statement piece from your collection.
Nellie: I was obsessed with Marc Jacob’s Snapshot bag for a while and ended up getting it in 2 different colours and sizes. I’ve only worn this once but I’ve decided to let it go at a budget-friendly price so it can go to someone else who can love it as much as I do.