Tuesday 27 September 2016

Get the look: Laura Whitmore

Published 25/05/2015 | 02:30

Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore
€275, Vince, Brown Thomas
€175, Diesel, Brown Thomas
€29.99, New Look
€188, 7 For All Mankind, Harvey Nichols
€32, Warehouse
€315, DVF, Brown Thomas

Time for an update from the 'Kate Moss in a fringed waistcoat, denim hot pants and Hunter wellies' festival look. Who better than Laura Whitmore to be our new festival sartorial role model?

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Her golden looks are perfectly suited to summer-festival style. Tidy things up, is the message from Laura. We love how she has dressed up her denim cut-offs with a white shirt. The tan woven belt and the suede boots are a nod to the current 70s trend.

The denim shirt tied around her waist keeps things from looking too formal. And the shoulder bag is a smart, on-the-go solution. Layering a body chain and various other bangles and neckpieces add individuality.

Stylemma

Dear Stylemma,

I’m looking for some cheapish peasant blouses to wear at the weekend. Nothing polyester, or with rough scratchy lace, and no crochet panels, please.

You’re in luck — this is one style that tends to be done as well by the most budget of high-street stores as it is by high-end designers. As long as you buy one that’s 100pc cotton — which most of the high-street versions are. The shape isn’t really dependent on an excellent cut, as it’s essentially rather billowy. Although avoid anything with an elasticated waistband —it’s too early 1990s. Forever 21 and New Look have a huge amount of this sort of thing, in white and in black, starting at around €11.99. Next has a lot of classic peasant blouses in black and in white, and one lovely navy number with black edging, for €64.99. It’s a little bit more expensive, but it looks it. Warehouse has a gorgeous version for €34.99 in thick, crisp cotton, which can be worn off the shoulder. And Topshop has a white peasant blouse with red embroidery that is positively Isabel Marant-esque.

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