Fashion Callout – Sarah Illyas - Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka

Fashion Callout – Sarah Illyas

Latest looks, bang-on buys and ways to add cool to your closet by the trendiest fashionistas in town.

Photography: Jehan D Adahan

Sarah Illyas (Category Manager – Zalora, Malaysia) reveals the secrets to her style.

I’m always excited to be working in fashion because it is forever evolving. Also, it helps that we have somewhat of an inside privilege when it comes to upcoming trends!


The best trick to pulling off ‘effortless chic’ is to not separate the ‘casual’ from the ‘dressy’. I usually pair a dressier bottom with a simple tee.


I look deep into my wardrobe for inspo, when in a styling rut. Old accessories, a bright colour – anything that’ll break the norm.


My go-to date night outfit? It really depends on where we’re headed! It could range from a matching sweat suit to the movies to a black off shoulder dress for a fancy dinner. Always dress for the occasion.


If I could own anyone’s wardrobe it would have to be Kendall Jenner.


A closet staple you’d have to pry out of my cold, dead hands: My high waisted black pants!


I’d describe my style as classic yet relevant. I like keeping it simple while making a statement.


My biggest glam tip is to always invest in a good highlighter!


A major change I’d like to see in the fashion industry is more body diversity. Women come in beautiful different sizes, so should fashion!


This article was originally published as ‘Fashion Callout’ in the February 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka. For more fashion and style advice, grab a copy of our latest magazine.

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