- Shirt - White Stuff
- Collar Clips - DIY (see below)
- Jumper - Vintage (The lady in the shop told me it dates back to a farmer’s son from World War Two! I love it when my clothes have a story behind them.)
- Skirt - Joules
- Tights - White Stuff
- Boots - Jones Bootmaker
DIY Collar Clips
Recreate the look with Jojo's collar clips tutorial:
How would you describe your style?
I’d have to say quirky and brightly coloured! I love to express my personality through my clothes and have fun with it. Recently, I’ve fallen into a style rut by wearing the same things again and again. I’m blaming this on the cold weather – I’ve been living in hats. I’m also trying my best to make mittens ‘happen’ as I’m rarely seen without them.?
What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
I have a gorgeous skater dress I bought in the TopShop sale last year. It’s backless and it’s made entirely of sequins. How could I possibly resist it? It’s become one of those dresses that I hang on the wall of my bedroom as decoration and am saving for a particularly magical day. Aside from that, there will always be a special place in my heart for my lucky pinafore dress and my trusty red tights. If in doubt, I’ll wear that combination, probably paired with a beret. I love wearing my beret so much some of my friends first knew me as ‘Beret Girl’ – a title I was proud to live up to.
Who are your style icons?
Most of my ‘style inspiration’ comes from outfits on blogs or Pinterest. I, also, love to recreate outfits from in films, Luna Lovegood out of Harry Potter had the coolest sense of style. My obsession with coloured tights must have stemmed from her. I have been known to make myself a pair of spectrospecs and a cork necklace too!
I adore vintage style and I’m always collecting old photographs of film stars or family members. My grandma was so stylish! I’m forever complaining that I was born in the wrong era. I wish we still wore the kinds of dresses they were wearing in the fifties and I love nothing more than to wear an Audrey Hepburn style headscarf.
Do you have any favourite designers?
My favourites are Orla Kiely and Cath Kidston. I’m all about bright colours and bold patterns. I’ve recently fallen in love with Kate Spade, anyone who condones cake for breakfast is a hero in my book.
Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?
I’m a high street girl, I find Internet shopping too overwhelming, as there is too much choice and I like being able to try on items. I can’t resist TopShop but a few firm favourites are Yumi, Joules and Joy the Store. I also like to go into independent shops as they offer more variety and you’re more likely to find a one-of-a-kind item in there. That or a top that has a Mean Girls quote on it.
Do you make or customise your outfits?
How I dream of being able to make my own clothes! I still haven’t quite mastered the sewing machine yet, but one day, I will, hopefully. There has been an odd time that I’ve shortened a skirt, fixed a hem or darned up the toe of a much-loved pair of tights. I usually only customize them with pieces of handmade jewellery, hair accessories or brooches. My first customized fashion piece was a pair of sunglasses adorned with buttons. They always brought a smile to people’s faces and I still wear them to this day.
Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?
I recommend layers to build up an outfit. I usually wear a patterned T-shirt underneath a dress, and then add a cardigan or jacket and some accessories on top. I find hand making something is the best way to personilise an outfit as it will make it entirely unique. There is no way anyone else will be wearing a crown made of pom poms, is there?
Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?