Friday 21 October 2016

Get the look: Aoibhinn McGinnity

Published 22/06/2015 | 02:30

Aoibhinn McGinnity in Camel.
Aoibhinn McGinnity in Camel.
€55, River Island
€1,592, Haider Ackerman, Harvey Nichols
€56, Topshop
€210, Acne Studio, Brown Thomas
€21, Topshop
€195, Issey Miyake, Harvey Nichols
€14.99, Mango
€65, Ralph Lauren, Brown Thomas
€40, Korkys
€43, River Island
€350, Michael Kors, Brown Thomas
€598, Isabel Marant, Harvey Nichols

Let's not kid ourselves. Yes, it's summer, but that doesn't mean that you don't need a coat.

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Investing in a summer coat can be an awkward one. The shops are full of powder-blue and baby-pink numbers. But are those really colours that you want to wear day in, day out? Doubtful. And how will they look beyond the summer months? Possibly ridiculous. Camel, as seen here on actress Aoibhinn McGinnity, is a much better option in terms of longevity. This look would work equally well in the winter. And there's nothing like a slightly mannishly cut coat to balance all of summer's frou-frou.


Dear Stylemma,

I've spotted two pairs of sandals on actress Sienna Miller recently that I loved. The first were a flat, studded, T-bar pair she wore in the airport on the way home form Cannes. The other she wore out and about while she was at Cannes. They had a small block heel and two rather wide straps; one strap had a buckle at the ankle. I was wondering where I could find something similar.

Both pairs of sandals you mention are by Prada; we're presuming you're looking for something less expensive. Penneys has a pair of T-bar sandals, €13, exactly the same shape as the flat pair, minus the studding. They're suede, and come in various shades, including a lovely biscuit beige that would look great with a tan. Dune has almost the exact same thing as the second pair you mention, in black, white and nude, for €72.

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