Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - STYLE NOTEBOOK -

Rules to fol­low to avoid look­ing a bit dodgy this sum­mer? Avoid TMT: too much tan. Th­ese days, any­thing be­yond a tinted moisturiser con­sti­tutes TMT. And if you are false tanning, for God’s sake make sure your top half matches your bot­tom half — we will no­tice. The skater skirt is to be avoided at all costs. It’s delu­sional to think it works on any­one out­side the pro­fes­sional ice-skat­ing world or over the age of six. Cut­away or sheer panels in a gar­ment are a no-no — we do not want to see your side boob, side ass, stom­ach, or side stom­ach, un­less you can carry it off like Laura Whit­more, right. And if you in­sist on do­ing this look, for God’s sake, get the un­der­wear right. Too-tight coloured jeans are the new jeg­ging: a bad thing, in case you were un­sure. And make sure to get your sum­mer jacket/coat right — don’t get all dressed up, for­get to work out the fi­nal layer and just throw some shabby old thing over it. Delu­sions of Ni­cole Richie-ness are just wrong — yes, sum­mer al­lows for a cer­tain re­lax­ation of for­mal­ity, but the hippy look can go too far. Leave out the head­bands. And don’t think you can just put a leather jacket on top of ev­ery­thing. We’re over it.

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