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The way we wear: The style message from the street


Luise O'Dwyer

Luise O'Dwyer

Luise O'Dwyer

Luíse's duffel bag is the ideal accompaniment to her slouchy over-the-knee boots and body-con mini. The faux fur collar gives a soft edge.

she is Luíse O'Dwyer, 16, student, Blackrock, Dublin.

she wears Jacket, €120 and shirt, €50, both Topshop. Dress, €30, American Apparel. Bag by Alexander Wang, present bought in Brown Thomas. Boots by Carvela, €230, Brown Thomas.

what is your...

  • Favourite shop?


  • Bargain buy?

A pair of slouchy, flat ankle boots in a sand coloured-suede with two buckles on them by Carvela, reduced from €120 to €80 in BT2. I had my eye on them for a while.

  • Biggest splurge?

Apart from these boots, a short, cream jersey, backless dress by 'Aqua by Aqua' for €200 on their website.

  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Lady Gaga.

  • Favourite label or designer?

Aqua by Aqua.

  • Monthly spend on clothes?

Between €80 and €120.

  • Last fashion buy?

This shirt.

  • Biggest fashion mistake?

Black opaque and sheer, tiger patterned tights by Wolford.

  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love a crisp white shirt. There's one in D&G at the moment and the fit and quality is amazing. I hate drop-crotch chinos.

Irish Independent