We don't have a theme for Closet Confessions this week, as lovely Lucy had an idea to flip our concept on its head. We asked you what you want to know so you could have your most burning style questions answered.
Starting with… What should you wear when you feel washed out? The answer is your best colour, which obviously varies from person to person. If you have green, blue or hazel eyes it’s usually your eye colour in perhaps a softer version. If you have brown eyes, it might be a shade of red. It’s whatever colour you put on that makes you feel more present and powerful.
Next up, what’s the difference between white, cream and ecru? A good question and one that many brides have to consider when shopping for a wedding dress. White usually isn’t the kindest colour. The answer is it depends on your skin tone, whether you are cool, neutral or warm. I showcase this with a bloody weird jumper I purchased from Zara. It’s cream and doesn’t quite make the most of my complexion but when I wear it with a fresher shirt underneath, my face comes to life. So ladies, consider the colours you have closest to your skin and whether they make your features pop (in a good way).
How do you mix prints? Another excellent question. Firstly, you have to make sure the print sizes are similar, and secondly you have to ensure they share at least two colours and that’s about it. There needs to be a family, a relationship, between the prints. We all know how much I love to mix the same prints together, especially leopard… So how do you make sure the print doesn’t wear you? This happens when you see the print before you see the person. You have to consider two things: one is the size of the print and one is how old-fashioned the print feels.
What does it mean to do investment dressing? It means not buying a dress that rarely fits you or you can rarely wear. It’s about buying something you can wear with bare legs, tights, styled up or down, etc. It’s about wearability and longevity.
Another trick people often ask me about is buying multiples of the same thing. How do you know when it’s worth doing that? Obviously I don’t do it with very expensive things (even if I love and treasure them), but if I’m wearing a shirt 2 or 3 times a week it means it has found its best friends in my wardrobe and I need to buy more. I had 5 iterations of my Cos shirt. They can save outfits, create outfits, change outfits and inspire outfits…
As for trends, I always say it’s about wearing what suits you, so find your own trends: are you a polka dot girl or a check girl, a leopard girl or a stripes girl?
Ladies, I hope that answered your most burning style questions, and if you have any more, feel free to drop them in the comments on Instagram and Lucy and I will try our best to come to the rescue...