There are certain items you can wear – if I were writing a magazine piece right now, I would call them “hero” items – which make whatever else you’re wearing look okay, because you’ve added that item. Doesn’t matter if you’ve got on literally a random collection of things you found at the end of your bed: add any of these on top and you immediately look as though the whole thing is on purpose. Don’t ask me why! I don’t make the rules.

But don’t do all of these at once. You will look like a mental Instagram fashion looney.


1 Nike Air Force 1s. They are the ugliest and clunkiest of all the white trainers around right now, and therefore the coolest.

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2 This pair of Illesteva leopard print blue mirrored sunglasses. So hot right now.

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3 Multiple piercings up one or both ears. At least 3 on one side. You don’t have to go mental and have the top bit or the little inner nubbin thingy pierced (shudder).

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4 Extremely cool bag, like the puzzle bag from Loewe or anything Fendi, Chloe, Chanel, Celine.

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5 Mad nail varnish in neon or turquoise. Even better if a bit chipped.

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6 A lot of rings on all your fingers, particularly the forefingers. Perhaps not so much the thumbs.

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7 Any sort of smart town coat with the collar turned up. Extra points if its camel.

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