Die-hard fashionistas can dare to match fluo-coloured bright pieces with dark basics. Examples: pink jacket with black skinnies, yellow skinnies with a white tunic and orange dresses. If you're not convinced the bright look does it for you, opt for bright accessories: a red bag, turquoise trainers, orange belt or yellowscarf can instantly jazz up an outfit.
Stripes can either look like the last word in chic or like you've just stepped out in your PJs. To avoid making a faux pas of Titanic proportions, be original: mix horizontal and vertical stripes, wear jackets and blazers over stripy tees, and team long stripy dresses with high heels. NB: horizontal stripes weight down and widen the frame, so be careful with these. If you're curvy, vertical stripes lengthen the silhouette, so go for these for a slimming, lengthening effect.
How to wear them:
The secret to clashing in style, ie without looking like a clown, is chic. You can get away with if it you keep it stylish, so always opt for fitted cuts: pretty belted jackets, straight-legged trousers, masculine waistcoats and heels to set your look off.
The Masculine Style:
How to wear it:
In small doses, with girly outfits. Examples: masculin blazer with flowing dress, trousers with braces and a silk shirt, and a shirt-and-tie ensemble with a feminine skirt. Colour-wise, go for grey, black and navy.