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Where it starts for Bermuda Day fashions

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Not sure what to wear this Bermuda Day holiday? Bright colours might be the best place to start, according to three stylish ladies we bumped into for this week's ‘Fashion on the Street' column.

Whether you're hitting the beach and donning a cute swimsuit and cover-up; or heading down to the parade and looking for something cute to help you stand out — colours are probably the best way to do it.

Caitlyn Mello said: “I would suggest wearing bright colours but also something that flatters your shape. Not everyone needs to be a small girl. We have all types of body shapes, styles and colours.

“I would also say know what styles suit you because when you wear something flattering that makes you look better.

“Don't try to fit yourself into something that wouldn't make your body the best it can be.”

The 22-year-old said people should avoid wearing styles that everyone else is in and find something that suits their personality.

Miss Mello described her personal style as being comfortable, but admitted she tries not to be too relaxed with her clothes seeing that it can tell people a lot about you.

As a recent college graduate, she said she didn't have a lot of money to invest in fashion, but will wait for sales and invest in quality designer goods.

Thirty-year-old Gainelle Simons also encourages people to wear something colourful on Bermuda Day.

“Since it's the unofficial start of summer colour is the best option,” she said. “I would say something bright, but with less fabrics because it's going to be hot and try not to wear anything too fussy.

“I don't think high heels should be May 24 worthy, but maybe a nice island casual look.”

Ms Simons described her style as sophisticated chic, with a little street edge.

She said: “I don't stick to the trends that come out. I tend to put my own spin on it. I might pair a trendy piece with a more traditional item.

“But overall I just wear what I like and what's comfortable. I rarely look at fashion sites but some celebrities I'd admit I like their style. Blake Lively she fits that same profile of being street chic, but still sophisticated.”

Ali Watlington's advice for anyone looking to stand out this holiday weekend was just to wear something they're comfortable in.

“And wear something that makes you feel good, otherwise you won't stand out in a good way,” she said. “Maybe also add in some bright colours, to kick off summer with style.”

The 35-year-old said her style was classic and comfortable, but admitted she does like to find one sexy or edgy piece and go from there.

“When I'm not working I live in white tees. I have a closet full of probably 40 of them,” she said. “I'll pair that with blue jeans and a killer pair of heels. That's my uniform.”

She said she gets inspiration from magazines like In Style, as well as from people she spots walking in the street.

Gainelle Simons Photo by Akil Simmons
Caitlyn Mello Photo by Akil Simmons
Gainelle Simons Photo by Akil Simmons
Ali Watlington

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Published May 23, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated May 23, 2014 at 9:28 am)

Where it starts for Bermuda Day fashions

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