THE NEW ST YLE RULE BOOK

Fol­low these five rules to walk the walk this sea­son.

ELLE (Canada) - - Style - BY JU­LIANA SCHI­AV­INATTO

1 THE TREND

GOTH Goth has gone high-end; it’s not just for angst-rid­den teens any­more. For­get plain

head-to-toe black: Choose ul­tra-tai­lored pieces and mix them with bold jew­ellery for high im­pact. De­tails like sil­ver fringe and grom­mets keep the look dark but sexy. I call it “goth glam.” Leather skirt, El­iz­a­beth and James ($800, at Nord­strom,

nord­strom.com) 2 THE TREND

TWEED Your grand­mother’s tweed has been re­placed by colour­ful weaves—think blue, green and pink. Mix­ing the new brighter tweed with un­ex­pected fab­rics makes this trend unique. My favourite com­bi­na­tion is tweed and patent—to­gether they cre­ate

a mag­i­cal retro look that’s also quite mod­ern. Tweed jacket, Diane von Fursten­berg ($673, at

mytheresa.com)

3 THE TREND

ANTI-FIT

The new anti-fit is not grungy; it’s tai­lored and chic. Sil­hou­ettes in­clude longer coats and pants

plus very square shapes. Pick one item

that’s an anti-fit and re­ally rock it by pair­ing it with clas­sic pieces. Try ex­ag­ger­ated ex­tra-long pants with a great turtle­neck, and keep your hair and makeup sim­ple. Navy pants, Top­shop ($82, at Hud­son’s Bay,

thebay.com)

4 THE TREND

COS­TUME

The key to cos­tume dress­ing is con­fi­dence. De­sign­ers have made kitsch cool with ac­ces­sories, shoes and bags that add a lit­tle play­ful­ness to any wardrobe. If you’re not as brave as cos­tume queens Katy Perry and Mi­ley Cyrus, pick one kitschy item, like a sweat­shirt with an over­the-top print, and wear

it with your favourite jeans. Sweat­shirt, Ice­berg

($282, at far­fetch.com)

5 THE TREND

MIX 'N' MATCH

Dif­fer­ent pat­terns, tex­tures, colours and pro­por­tions can live har­mo­niously to­gether in an out­fit. Here’s how to DIY: Mul­ti­ple prints are okay as long as they are all on the same scale. Match one ac­ces­sory (like a purse) to a colour from one of the prints. Add a neu­tral el­e­ment; me­tal­lic shoes will do the trick. Loafers, Call It Spring ($49.99, cal­lit­spring.com)

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