How I Found My Style

The ELLE fashion team reveal how they get dressed

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The ELLE fashion team talk about their personal style; how they get dressed, the items they love and how they found their signature look. 

 

Kenya Hunt – Fashion Features Director @kenyahunt

When getting dressed, I usually style around one special piece — whether that be an amazing shoe, skirt, jumper, etc. Right now it's the skirt, which the former dancer in me loves because they can be so freeing and easy to move in. Some of the purchases I love most include a flared patchwork number by Junya Watanabe and this Sacai culotte/skirt hybrid, which has been my favourite thing to wear for the past year. 

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Michelle Duguid – Senior Fashion Editor @michelle_duguid

My signature thing to wear is a mans shirt, I love to wear menswear pieces in a classic way with jeans. I do love a masculine shape coat too, like a reefer coat throwing one over the top of a feminine dress toughens up the look.

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Harriet Stewart – Shopping Editor @harrietstewart

My favourite piece is my sequin poloneck. I love a sequin. I also love a poloneck. So nothing filled me with more joy to find rails filled with sparkly polonecks last season. 

There is nothing more useful in my mind than a poloneck - layer one underneath a slip dress, tuck into a pair of jeans, stick one under a shirt. There are endless options. I like to mix eveningwear with daywear, and particularly love the insouciance of sequins worn with denim. I often wear a sequin poloneck with my oldest pair of ripped boyfriend jeans, or layered underneath a pair of denim dungarees.

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Billie Bhatia – Fashion Assistant @billie_bhatia

I love my Cos black roll neck. It makes me feel chic and put together with just one slip over the head. The pleats at the back made for a more interesting and flattering shape. But most of all it's timeless and versatile. I always wear with box fresh Stan Smiths or obvs Céline. Channel Steve Jobs, always Steve Jobs. 

Roberta Hollis – Fashion Assistant @robertahollis

I tend to buy variations of the same styles that I already know suit me. Typically my outfit consists of a poloneck or blouse, mini skirt and ankle boots. I guess my style is kind of 60s inspired pieces but I like to stick to a muted colour palate so that it still looks clean and modern. I like to buy one-off vintage pieces but will always have them tailored to fit to make it look more expensive and often find myself dressed accidentally head-to-toe in navy.

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Eva Pineda – Beauty and Bookings Assistant @_evapineda

My go-to combo is high-waisted trousers and a crop top as I find it’s flattering on shorter people and makes me look taller. Always ensure you dress to your shape – never wear anything too tight and find things the right length, go the extra mile to hem trousers if needed.

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Heather Gwyther – Fashion Intern @gwyther

I get a lot of my clothes from charity shops and recently I’ve been very lucky with statement trousers. My current favourites are a black Moschino pair embellished with rivets. Statement trousers work for me because they make an impact – either positive or negative - with minimal effort required elsewhere. Plus, if you go down the charity shop route, there’s the thrill of saying “£1!” when someone compliments you on them – I could be on my own on that one, though. 

I’m an introvert at heart, so on a day-to-day basis I tend to bring them back down to earth with a polo neck. Shoe-wise, it’s almost always a pair of black hi-top converse – I can be quite tardy, so tottering around in heels isn’t often an option for me. 

Lulu Cooper - Fashion Intern @lulutyas

I love the proportion play of a wide leg trouser; they can completely change up the balance of an outfit and the more statement silhouette is great for dressing up casual pieces.

A high waisted style helps to elongate the leg and prevent an oversized look, but besides that there are no rules. Patterned or plain, a wide leg can be worn with *almost* anything.

To play down the formality of a tailored style, a pair of plain white trainers can do no wrong. For unstructured, more pyjama-style trousers, a shirt will keep you looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed.

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