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Holland: Forego the fussiness!

Holland: Forego the fussiness!

Henry Holland recommends avoiding "fussy" designs when opting for an Edwardian-style collar.

The British designer is full of advice for budding fashionistas who seek tips on how to pull off the latest clothes trends.

Recently the ruffled collars brought to prominence in the early 20th century by British figures such as King Edward VII have become popular.

"Stay away from anything fussy. Lace topping or a pussy bow. Never the two shall meet," he shared to British magazine InStyle when asked by a reader how she could wear the look without looking like the iconic character Mary Poppins.

"Do be careful though, as this is a tricky trend to pull off. So make sure that it works for you, before you end up looking like a matron on her lunch break."

Henry wasn't so happy about sporty sandals being back on the shelves though. One reader quizzed the fashion star on how she can rock a more feminine version of the footwear, to which he responded with a brutally honest answer.

"If we're talking proper old-school Reef-style Velcro sandals that are common on German campsites, then I'm not sure anyone is that thrilled they are back!" he quipped.

"If you don't flatshare in east London [UK] then you are probably not a pool slides and sports socks kinda gal either, so I would say stick with an elegant strappy, flat leather sandal."

Henry certainly has the experience to dish out fashion titbits. He helms two labels, H! by Henry Holland and House of Holland, both of which boast quirky and bold designs true to the designer's distinct aesthetic.

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