A few days ago, we spotted an unfamiliar name in familiar territory. Vogue brought Elmira Loy to our attention, calling her "Malaysia's answer to Selena Gomez." But while 23-year-old Loy has certainly gained major celebrity thanks to over 10 years of acting experience—for shows including Qalesya, Waktu Rehat, and Demi Dia, in case you’re familiar—what stood out to us was her experience in piecing together looks. Instantly, we took notes.
While Loy, who is Muslim and wears a hijab regularly, has a modest sense of style, the appeal of her outfits is really quite universal. In particular, we found four clever tricks across the actress turned fashion designer's Instagram that will help inform our own future looks.
Scroll down to meet the Malaysian star, follow along with her creative layering firsthand, and shop one of Loy's go-to trends: the statement sleeve.
We love this combination of a sleek turtleneck and single strand necklace. It accents an otherwise simple silhouette.
Layer a long tunic or dress over pants, then tie up just the front for–voilà!—a peekaboo high/low effect.
An impactful shoulder strap is much less expected and a bit cooler than cinching your look with a thick belt around the waist.
Layer your boldest statement sleeve over a slim-fit one for an extra-exaggerated effect.
Up next: Take a look at the gorgeous e-commerce site that caters to women with a modest style POV.