Outfit details:

  • Cardigan, hat and shoes - Charity shop
  • Top - c/o Clothing At Tesco
  • Jeans - New Look
  • Necklace - Primark

DIY Spike Studded Shoes

Recreate the look with Laura's Spike Studded Shoes & Heart Patches tutorials:

How would you describe your style?

I'm like an Andy Warhol painting when it comes to clothing, you may see familiar things but in a different way it's bold and punchy. I like to keep my style playful, I don't like to take it to seriously, life is to short not to have fun with fashion. I love colour, so if it's bright and patterned it's going in my wardrobe.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

A charity shop granny style cardigan, it's a massive chunky knit and multi coloured. It's so stupidly crazy and bold, but fabulous pieces it makes me feel like if I can make this work I can rock anything.

Who are your style icons?

There are so many, I love looking at photos of my mum in the 70's she had such great style back than. I admire so many people from mainly the music scene, No doubt (back in the 90's) Gwen's hairstyles were so cool and I love her ever changing clothing style. I adore Bjork, she's wears what she wants and I adore that. I also love Karen O from Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs again she has this bold, raw style. Grace Coddington is a fashion legend, she's so talented when it comes to fashion styling and was the reason I use to buy Vogue growing up! Cher in Clueless, I remember when it first came out and thinking that I needed knee high socks as soon as I finished watching it.

I'll stop there as I adore so many in fashion, music, TV and film.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I adore Christopher Kane, his first ever collection back in 2006 with the bandage dresses is still one of my all time favourites. His collections are alway playful and very creative. For classic it has to be Jean Paul Gaultier from his divine corsets, to making the breton top cool. His one of the greats and the costumes he made for the film 'Fifth Element' in 1997 are still to this day beyond cool.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I am a high street girl, so for me H&M, Primark, River Island and New Look. I also love ASOS for online shopping, but to be honest I'll shop everywhere. I think it's good to keep an open mind, I love vintage shops like beyond retro and also charity shops to mix it up a little.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I have two young boys, so when I get time I do. Before the kids I would always be doing something creative to my clothing, this year I plan on working on more projects as it's fun and de-stressing.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

You can wear things you have in a different way, I'm always wearing long skirts as dresses in summer by pulling them up and belting at the waist. Or adding a heap of brooches you have to a beanie hat for the new 90's trend. If you have old clothing that needs a new lease of life, go on You Tube or craft sites like this one and get inspired. Turn jeans into denim shorts, use a cool fabric and sew it down to one side of the shorts and why not add some studs (I stud everything). Easy, cheap and upcycling things you already have in the house. Plus when people ask 'where did you get that?' it's a great feeling to know you have made out of things some people would just throw.

Follow Laura on CO+K to keep up with her projects and check out her blog, That's So Yesterday »




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