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Bright Go for eye-catching smart casuals, says Dee O'Keeffe

This week we are liking the smart, casual look with lots of colour.

MC Hammer-style pants linger still, yet thankfully the 2012 fashion take on them is more sedate than those favoured by the rapper.

Paris fashion week saw that rare thing, some wearable options from designer Clare Waight Keller for French fashion house Chloe. Her take on the Hammer look was bright and breezy, proving that this coming autumn will not be dull.

Actress, comedian and writer Kristen Wiig, always ahead of the trend, opted for a bright shade of gown at The Cinema Society & People StyleWatch after party while DJ (one third of the Misshapes) and model Leigh Lezark looked electric in a yellow trouser suit at the Sonia Rykiel Paris show.

But for Herald girls on a budget, get our look from VILA (www.vila.com) as modelled by Adrienne from Assets: trousers, €24.95; knitwear, €25.95; vest, €9; shoes €20 (pictured far left).