For as long as I can remember I've always had a keen interest in fashion (apart from about 3 years when I went through my emo phase at the age of 14!) I used to draw clothes and put it together in a massive catalogue!
I'd say my style is very minimalistic but I have those key investment pieces that I wear again and again. As a fashion student, I feel like I get most of my inspiration from seeing other students around campus and walking through Oxford Street 3 times a week - Pinterest helps too!
My wardrobe consists of jeans, stripes, polkadots and a lot of black, white and grey. I don't tend to go for very bright colours but recently I've been trying to wean myself off stripes and dull tones and buy items that will inject a bit of colour into my wardrobe.
I've got to say, my all time favourite top that I wear again and again is a top my mum gave me a few years ago. This top has been around for about 30 years and stays timeless year after year. I know it's stripes, but I just can't get enough!
Here's my mum rocking this top circa 1988 - a few years ago, she told me she had originally got it because Madonna was wearing the exact same one in the music video for Papa don't preach (google it, they're exactly the same!)
And here's me wearing it in May 2018! I love it! The fabric hasn't worn, it fits perfectly and is ideal for chucking on with some light jeans, Birkenstocks and a suede jacket. Thanks mum!
Recently, I was actually looking through some old photo's and saw some photo's of mum years ago rocking outfits I would wear today! It's crazy to see how fashion reinvent's itself and recycles items from times passed. Even on the catwalks now, you see styles bought back to life from past collections. I've recently been doing an unit at university about trend forecasting and how the shops on the high street predict future trends and take inspiration from other eras. (Thank god for WGSN!)