How do I wear neon without looking too sporty or junior?
With the resurgence of all things ’80s, neon colours have made their way back into fashion’s favour. Donning a fluorescent hue can be daunting for the colour averse, but it’s manageable in small hits; think earrings, bags, hats and shoes—though not all at once. Feeling confident? Use neon as an underpinning, as we did with this dress, then layer with black, grey and oxblood in structured shapes for a cool yet sophisticated look.
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.