Thursday, 20 January 2011
I know, many of my readers are now going to ask themselves why on earth they follow me - I take style advice from a reality TV star who pretended to work in fashion and offered a very dull line of basics for an extortionate amount. That said, reading the book (I say reading, it took me all of a day) was a wonderful reminder that there is a simple, systematic approach to style that my wardrobe severely lacks.
I far too often buy clothes without considering where they fit in my wardrobe, which is an incredible waste when they never get worn.
I am also someone who sadly cannot carry off the 'effortless style' look - crumpled clothes and slouchy layers leave me looking more off-the-street hobo than off-duty model. Lauren's more polished aesthetic is something I'm aspiring to, not because it's my favourite style by far, but because it's something that I know in my heart of hearts suits me better than ALL the clothes I naturally gravitate to.
Do any of you forsake your favourite trends in leiu of a more flattering style? If the Rolling Stones taught me anything, it's that when buying clothes at least, you can't always get what you want.
As an aside, I love her new hair colour. At the end of February I'm booked in to go lighter - I figure life's too short to not try ombre before it dies. But if I chicken out, I may go for this subtle chestnut look?