Do horizontal stripes make me look wider?
The short answer is yes, slightly—but who cares? A horizontal-striped shirt
is timeless. For clothes to be flattering, you need to take into account much more than the pattern on the material; consider the cut of the garment and the shape of the individual, too. If you love stripes but are wary of horizontals, choose a vertical version; when worn
in bright colours, these stripes have a beach-chair vibe—fitting for summer.
Are hoop earrings a trend again?
Yes! Hoops are a classic style that every woman—regardless of age—should own, but to pick the most flattering, consider your face shape. If you have a long or oval face, go for a larger round style; you can also choose embellished hoops. If you have a round face, an elongated hoop or
a drop style is best.
How can I pull off an all-white outfit this season?
There are few greater sartorial power moves than wearing a winter-white ensemble—and it’s easier to achieve than you may think. The key is to create clear separation between each piece. Don’t stick to the same shade of white; include cream, eggshell and ivory for dimension. Then, have some fun with texture; the overall effect should be soft, luxe and airy. If you’re still struggling to pull it all together, a simple way to add separation is with an open-front sleeveless waistcoat. Wear with cream trousers and a white button-down shirt or satin slipdress.