Sunday 20 May 2018

The Way We Wear: The style message from the street

Abbi Leskin
Abbi Leskin

Abbi's vintage crimson boots inject a shot of colour to the street.

She is Abbi Leskin (18), on a gap year, from London

She wears Jacket, £20; belt, £3; bag, £5; and sunglasses, £2, all from Primark. Dress, £20, Topshop. Boots, £25, Beyond Retro.


  • Favourite shop?

Primark and Topshop.

  • Best bargain buy?

A blue, red and white, floral-print tunic dress for £1 from Primark that I got four years ago and am still wearing.

  • Biggest splurge?

A cream, three-quarter length, belted coat with black polka dots for £80 from Topshop.

  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst are Jedward and Katie Price.

  • Favourite label or designer?

Vivienne Westwood.

  • Monthly spend on clothes?

About £80.

  • Last fashion buy?

A black, studded, body-con dress with a sheer panel at the waist from Topshop.

  • Biggest fashion mistake?

I used to wear black and red striped everything all the time. I was like Dennis the Menace.

  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love the '80s and the New Romantics look and I hate Crocs.

Irish Independent

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