Sunday 11 December 2016

Steal Her Style: Florence Welsh

Angela Scanlon

Published 17/09/2010 | 09:45

Black blouse Warehouse €60; Black skirt River Island €47; Anchor ring from Urban Outfitters €8; gold double ring Urban Outfitters €14; Buffalo shoes €120;
Black blouse Warehouse €60; Black skirt River Island €47; Anchor ring from Urban Outfitters €8; gold double ring Urban Outfitters €14; Buffalo shoes €120;
White blouse Warehouse €60; Green shorts Oasis €25; Brown loafers Urban Outfitters €42; Umbrella River Island €24; Socks Urban Outfitters €11; Watch Urban Outfitters €32;

Florence Welch has been one name on everyone’s lips ever since bursting onto the scene with her phenomenal debut album. Her individual style teamed with her flaming hair and her brogue-clad feet, continues to capture fashion spectators around the world.

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Florence has such a diverse range of looks from contemporary combos to head-to-toe vintage. She tends to mix conflicting pieces like an evening dress with brogues or a leather jacket with a pretty tea dress and always makes them work. She is a big advocate of textured pieces with lace, leather, ruffles, sheer and silk dominating her look.

Though she loves skirts and dresses she tends to be tomboyish at times. Her look sees a good mix of oversized jackets, Oxford flats, boyfriend jeans and lots of denim on denim.

Florence’s unique look is often credited to the significant presence of vintage pieces in her wardrobe. Whether it’s a head to toe vintage gown, an oversized blouse or an eccentric accessory, her love of all things old is evident in almost every outfit she wears. The key to achieving her look is in the detail. Accessories are a carefully constructed part of her everyday look. She has a penchant for umbrellas and is as famous for her obligatory frilly sock as she is for her music. She favours kooky designs in shades, hats, bags, scarves, belts and jewellery that add to her distinctive look.



- Add quirky accessories such as an umbrella, socks or a fascinator

- Get her laid back vintage festival look with a floral dress

- Add bold pieces like a metallic jacket, a sheer top and lots of leather

- Flaunt great legs in shorts, thigh-high splits and cute dresses

- Keep make-up and hair simple with some loose waves and a slick of black eyeliner





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