Can I rock a tricky trend
There’s a fine line between fearless fashion pioneer and an accidental laughing stock. Tread carefully with these hard-to-pull-off looks...
Flip Your Lid
Push the boat out with a 5 panel snapback in simple colours. You best think seriously about flipping it backwards if you’re over 30 though (Fred Durst, take note).
Don't Let Your Jewellery Weigh You Down
If you’re struggling to lift your arms then you’re probably wearing too much bling. Saying that, a few well- chosen accessories can go a long way. Try simple sterling silver jewellery like a band ring to give a rockier edge to your denim combo look.
Don't Be a Double Denim Doughnut
Avoid the Shakin’ Stevens vibe by separating your top and bottom denims with different shades. Opt for a dark, heavy set of selvedge jeans, teamed up with a pale indigo thin denim shirt.
Say No To Snakeskin
Justin Timberlake has never lived down his 2001 cowboy boots and double denim outfit. Stick to quality leather trainers with a white sole; it’s the perfect balance between casual sneakers and a smart shoe.
Concentrate On The Finer Details
Huge ornate embroidery is a no-no, but little details like badges or a pocket patch break up a look. You’ll be looking like a dapper This Is England extra in no time.
Do: Swap your everyday jeans for this old-school classic. Wear with an oversized tee, skate shoes and a beanie, and you’ve got yourself a winning weekend outfit.
Don’t: Wear with moccasins, unless you’re trying to blag a bus pass or senior discount at the cinema.
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Do: Slip a stylish cardie over a plain white tee or polo shirt. This sharp mod look is one that nobody is going to object to.
Don’t: Wear it with a white shirt and black tie. You are not some cheesy American dad. (If you are, apologies. Keep rocking that look.)
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