YES YOU CAN: Work Iris Apfel’s Colourful Style

YOU’s fashion director Shelly Vella gives you a sneak peek into the upcoming Iris Apfel x H&M collaboration.

Iris Apfel, the 100-year-old style icon, is famous for her trademark glasses, piles of accessories and bold fashion choices. She has inspired young and old alike to be more confident when it comes to getting dressed. This month sees the launch of her collaboration with H&M and it doesn’t disappoint. Think bright, delightfully quirky on-trend pieces that work cross-generationally and still tick the wearability box.

Iris Apfel
Getty Images. The statement suit: Brocade jacket, £119.99, trousers, £79.99, necklace, £79.99
Iris Apfel
Getty Images. Glasses ring, £29.99, frog ring, £24.99, bracelets, £69.99 each
Iris Apfel
Getty Images. Orientalism features heavily in Iris’s wardrobe, as shown here: a yellow kimono worn with chunky bracelets
Iris Apfel
Getty Images. Feathers and fluff are firm favourites, accessorised here with ropes of turquoise

Try a fringed co ord

This loose-fitting PJ style looks great worn together or styled separately

Iris Apfel x H&M

Shirt jacket, £69.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Trousers, £69.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Earrings, £34.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Necklace, £59.99

Wow in this emerald gem

Think feel-good colour and an easy dress-me-up, dress-me-down silhouette

Iris Apfel x H&M

Dress, £69.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Earrings, £34.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Bracelet, £69.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Necklace, £49.99

Work a standout blousepage6image33492544

It’s the perfect summer go-to, as flattering with denim as it is with brocade trousers

Iris Apfel x H&M

Blouse, £39.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Trousers, £69.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Loafers, £119.99

Iris Apfel x H&M

Bangle, £59.99

All available in store and at hm.com from 31 March.

Iris says

‘The collection offers some marvellous pieces that can be used as building blocks for people exploring their personal style. I don’t want people to dress like me and I don’t want people to think like me – that’s not the idea. I want people to think for themselves, to find the colours, cuts, accessories and combinations that work for them, to use their imaginations, to wear what they love. You should be your own style icon.’