Entertainment Style Five instant fashion fixes to make you look fabulous this autumn

Five instant fashion fixes to make you look fabulous this autumn

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White denim is back in a big way. Photo: Getty
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As this endless summer continues to frazzle both hair and nerves, it has also created a frustrating sense of wardrobe ennui.

I was thrilled to purchase two floral dresses last August, but God knows I didn’t want to be still wearing them in late April. I tried to style one of them up last week with a denim jacket which looked very en pointe until unsightly visible perspiration ruined my whole look.

I currently have a pale-pink sweater wrapped in tissue in my top drawer.

I bought it in February when I was under the delusion that it might one day get cool enough to wear wool, and I look at it longingly every day now, hoping the temperature will drop before the moths get it.

It seems that a drastic wardrobe update, or even some strategic layering, is not in the cards for the moment, so here’s a few tips to feel at least a little fashionable. Instead of flustered.

  • Invest in a great pair of designer shoes

    I am talking coloured loafers, cool sneakers, new-season boots or a glamorous, decorative sandal or pump.

    X Natalia Vodianova Lada boots. Photo: Malone Souliers

    There is no reason to buy a whole new slew of clothes if a season is going to be so short, so a pair of shoes that you really love will update everything you already have. You will look on trend, without the outlay. Or the moths.

  • Change your glassesThere are so many chic spectacles on the market now, at very reasonable prices, so it is worth looking at an upgrade, or maybe having a small selection to choose from: cool frames for work, lightweight pairs for at home reading, small, chic versions that are evening-bag size for reading the menu.
    five fashion fixes to have your looking instantly fabulous
    Photo: Instagram/Specsavers

    Don’t just replace your usual frames, but experiment with new styles, colours and weights. You’ll be surprised at all the positive comments you’ll receive.

  • Get a really sharp haircutThis trend of having overlong Morticia Adams hair that is dyed and straightened to within an inch of its life is sooooo dull and, yes Kardashians, I blame you. Here’s a novel idea: short curly hair. A wavy bob. An Afro. A buzz cut. Anything but what Kim’s wearing. Radical, I know, but don’t judge me. So how about shiny, healthy hair close to its real colour and a expert technical haircut that enhances the natural waves?
  • Lash extensionsI am a makeup devotée and can’t last a week without buying a new product, but nothing gives you a better instant update than eyelash extensions.
    Photo: Instagram

    I’m too frightened at my age to get the semi-permanent version in case they pull out the ones I have left. But try having individual lashes put on by a professional for your next big event (you can book at most makeup counters). Gamechanger!

  • White denimWhite denim is back in a big way, and in the absence of any really frigid weather, it’s a great transitional wardrobe addition. Put a white denim jacket over blue denim, or a black sweater, white jeans with a chunky cardigan or tweed coat. Or maybe, just maybe, that pink sweater …

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