Thursday 26 April 2018

Get the look: Kelly Donegan

Breton top: Kelly Donegan
Breton top: Kelly Donegan
€29.99, H&M
€430, Hugo Boss, Brown Thomas
€5, New Look
€65, French Connection
€40, H&M
€330, J Brand, Brown Thomas
€12.99, Parfois
€325, Dolce & Gabbana, Brown Thomas
€29.99, H&M
€440, Acne, Brown Thomas

It's not that we're over the Breton top, but it's refreshing to see it given a new lease of life. Seen here on Kelly Donegan, it's less 'yummy-mummy at the weekend', and more 'Winona Ryder, the Beetlejuice years, meets Christina Ricci circa The Addams Family'.

Donegan, who has gone from reality-TV show Tallafornia - let's face it, not a high-point in the career of anyone involved - to dedicated bodybuilder, has ditched her former, rather trashy, glamour-girl look in favour of a cute tomboy style. If ever there was a time to attempt the crop-top, wearing it with figure-swamping mom jeans is that time.


Dear Stylemma,

I'm graduating this September and I have almost all of my outfit together. I'll be wearing a linen blouse from M&S, the rosebud skirt from Oasis ( it's a midi skirt), a tan V belt from the 1980s, and pearls. The outfit is almost complete, but I just can't seem to find shoes. I was hoping to find a pair of chunky tan heels, but everywhere I've looked, the shoes were either too skinny in the heel, too short or just didn't work. I'm going for a Grace Kelly look, but wouldn't mind a modern twist. I'm open to other colours (apart from white) but after spending so long looking, I'm beginning to think I'm going to have to settle for nude court shoes.

Kurt Geiger has the closest thing to what you're after. The label's Gerry heels, €180, have a particularly high stacked heel, and are tan suede. There is a criss-cross detail over the toes, and a low ankle-strap. Topshop has several very high, stack-heeled styles along the same lines, in gold, €79; and in beige, €75. River Island has a pair of barely there (two thin straps) sandals in nude, for €60.

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