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Don’t get lost in a red-and-green haze

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By Nadia Arandjelovic

Moderation is key, especially when it comes to fashion this holiday season.

That's the word from the stylish men and women RG's Lifestyle section bumped into this week.

Many people know about the fashion dos for the season: shimmering dresses, velvet or leather accents and pretty much anything in a festive red.

But what are the fashion don'ts for this time of year?

Daniel Johnson, 28, said people should avoid wearing too much of the same colour at their next holiday party or event.

“I'd say people shouldn't be too matchy-matchy with their outfits,” he said.

“I think too much red and green can become a little overkill. I think simple dressing is best for the winter time.

“You don't want to try to match everything in your outfit together and put too much on. I'd say when it comes to clothes and accessories to keep it simple.”

Mr Johnson, who works at Bermuda Tourism Authority, described his style as “clean and professional”. He likes to wear tailored suits and said his overall goal was to appear well-dressed.

“I get some inspiration from men's magazines,” he said. “I like to look at how the guys wear certain suits and ties.

“I also try to dress with seasonal colours. For the summer I wear brights and in the winter I tend to stick to greys and blacks.”

Accountant Katya Gorbunova, 30, said when it comes to bling this holiday season — less is more.

“I'd say people should avoid wearing too much glitter for sure,” she said.

“You are going to a party so your face and hair will be made up. I think your dress should complement your looks, not overwhelm it.”

She described her style as classic and said she likes clothes that are simple, have a good fit and are neutral in colour.

Claudia Jensen agreed that too much sparkle wasn't a good thing.

“I can't speak for everyone, as everyone has their own style and favourite items to wear, however, for me, I would not go overboard on sparkle, sequins, glitter and shiny accessories,” she said.

“I'm petite, so too much wouldn't work well for me.

“But I would have a little sparkle to accessorise my clothes for the holidays.”

Mrs Jensen described her go-to style as simple and chic. She said she loves clothes that feel good, are comfortable to wear and have a burst of colour. “I get my inspiration mostly from window displays, in Bermuda, Atelerie being my favourite,” she said.

“If I see it and like it, I pretty much buy it. I also get my inspiration from fashion magazines.”

Fashion on the Street: Claudia Jensen. (Photo by Akil Simmons)
Fashion on the Street: Daniel Johnson. (Photo by Akil Simmons)
Fashion on the Street: Katya Gorbunova . (Photo by Akil Simmons)
Fashion on the Street: Daniel Johnson. (Photo by Akil Simmons)

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Published December 12, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 12, 2014 at 12:45 am)

Don’t get lost in a red-and-green haze

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