Style meter

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 July, 2009, 12:00am

HOT

City safari look

Take staples such as a khaki skirt and white shirt and add a city update with a fab belt and pair of heels.

Pre-collections

Stylish and way more affordable than runway pieces. Now in stores.

Daytime sparkle

Just keep it subtle - i.e. matte sequins on neutral tones such as nude and cream.

Lanvin jewellery

Specifically autumn-winter - we want it now!

NOT

Fashion revivals

Halston, Vionnet and now Schiaparelli. What happened to respecting the masters?

Faded prints

Looks like you've got a problem with the washing machine.

Neckties with one end longer than the other

It's not cool, it's just lazy.

Fluorescent tartan

This is a pattern that doesn't need to be tango-ed.