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If you didn't hit it out of the park with this year's Cup Match outfit there's no need to fret.

You'll get another shot in 363 days (and counting).

There was no shortage of trendsetters at St George's Wellington Oval last week.

Here's their advice for how to stand out at the next big event on your social calendar:

Jree Cann said it's best to follow your gut when it comes to fashion.

If something catches your eye in stores, chances are other people will like it too, she said.

“I think it's good to have your own mind when it comes to fashion so you're not repeating any trends,” the 21-year-old said.

“My advice is to just do your own thing.”

The university student doesn't follow trends in magazines or on social media, but admits her mother has been a huge inspiration to her.

“We have the same style, so my mom will tell me if something looks nice or suggest other ways for me to wear something, things like that,” she said. “My style tends to be funky. I like wearing colours and patterns and anything that attracts the eye.”

Tahkeesha Welch, 37, described her go-to style for the holidays as “comfortable, classic and edgy”.

“I've always been someone who takes risks with fashion, but have toned it down because I'm getting older. I have children so I try to keep it acceptable, but still fun.”

Her advice to anyone picking an outfit for next year's holiday is consider what you want to be remembered for.

“Remember if you come out with certain things hanging out or exposed that's how people will remember you,” Ms Welch said.

For Amne Foggo style is important, but being comfortable is her top priority.

“Just dress how you feel comfortable,” the 30-year-old said. “Wear high heels, but only if they're comfortable to you. Just don't try to follow what everyone else thinks is in style.

“I wear what I feel like. My outfit today was designed by my awesome cousin, Designs by Alshante.”

Keyoshe Robinson said presentation was key when trying to stand out for a holiday.

“Make sure everything is clean and pressed properly, so you're looking good,” the 16-year-old said.

He chose pants that were almost sold out in a local store, so in order to make it unique he styled it with a simple white shirt and hat.

“Choose one thing that's colourful or different, then just keep it plain and simple with everything else,” he said.

Miss Bermuda Alyssa Rose agrees that less is more when it comes to looking your best.

The 22-year-old said: “If you've chosen a piece that's a bit out there, complement it with something a bit more low key.

“Then you can still put something together that doesn't distract or take away from who you are as a person.

“I would like to think my Cup Match style is sophisticated with a twist of colour. I wanted my outfit for the holiday to represent who we are as people — we tend to be quite lively.”

Kacee Morton-Simons described her style as “edgy, fresh and retro”. Most of her style inspiration comes from being out and about in London, UK.

Her advice for how to stand out for the holidays: be daring.

“Step outside the box,” the 22-year-old said. “Everyone kind of buys their fashion from the same stores so you have a chance of coming to a place like this and looking the same as everyone else.

“If you step outside the box and look for pieces that are more daring then you'll have better odds of looking different.”

Courtney Simons, 21, says people should just be themselves.

“Don't try to be like anybody else,” the university student said. “Be unique — that's how you stand out.

“When I go out I definitely look different from how I dress on a normal day. I try to put a lot more effort into it when there's a special occasion or holiday coming up.”

Shirneil Furbert loves to shop local but believes that on an occasion such as Cup Match, it's best to look online.

“Then you can look different and have your own style,” she explained.

The 27-year-old said her style tends to be quite eccentric.

“Normally it just happens,” she said. “I just have my own taste. It's based on however I'm feeling and how I want to dress. I don't care about what's in style or trends.”

Jahshonte Hollis, whose style tends to be quite girlie, said she tried to dress in something cute, but practical for the holiday. “Don't wear black or dark colours,” she advised.

“It's definitely too hot for that. Heels can also be cute, but I'd say wedges are better than stilettos for a day like today. There's a lot of grass around the field and you might sink in.”

Cup Match fashion: Twenty-seven-year-old Shirneil Furbert (left) and Jahshonte Hollis, aged 22
Putting on the style: Kacee Morton-Simons, aged 22
Amne Foggo, 30 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Keyoshe Robinson, 16 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Jree Cann, 21 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Courtney Simons, 21 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Alyssa Rose, 22 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Tahkeesha Welch, 37 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published August 07, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated August 07, 2015 at 2:35 am)

Putting on the style at Cup Match

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