The big dipper
Ombre or dip-dyed hair has been one of the biggest barnet trends of the past year. Celebs including Jessie J, Caroline Flack and Alexa Chung have all dipped the ends of their locks in colour, and now fashion wants in on the act too. Hemlines, waistbands and even cuffs are being dipped in fluoro dyes. Think of it as the new tie-dye, but you don’t need to be knee-deep in mud at a festival to wear it.
Necklace, £25, Wallis; trousers, £75, Topshop; dress, £26, Miss Selfridge; skirt, £18, Topshop; jumper, £36, Miss Selfridge
How to wear
As it’s Father’s Day, we thought we’d let the boys get a shot at being made over. So listen up, ladies, as it’s easy to give your guy a new look.
The most common fashion crimes are sandals and socks, and wearing lots of beige. Avoid that and make sure the man in your life is wearing the clothes instead of the clothes wearing him. If printed shirts scare the life out of him, buy him this low-key floral number from He by Mango. It looks cool without being too try-hard. And I promise this combo will even get the thumbs-up from the kids this Father’s Day!
Mark Bradley, 38, dad to Esme, three, and Clara, one, wears: shirt, £44.95, He by Mango; T-shirt, £7, Topman; jeans, £20, H&M; hat £8.99, New Look; trainers, £35, Converse
- Converse are a neat way to avoid the summer socks ’n’ sandals faux pas.
Low key look
- Stick to muted prints so you don’t scare the kids.
Top it off
- A shrunken trilby is a cute way to say you’re ready for some fun in the sun.
I love a bit of savvy shopping, and this heavy-duty necklace is just the thing. not only does it look hot right now, but the baroque trend is big news for autumn/winter. Bonus!
Necklace, £20, Freedom at Topshop