Hello! This week’s post takes a bit of a different form- an interview! Emma of Archer Avenue is my go-to inspiration for style, nails, and all the prints you could possibly imagine. I’m a little bit obsessed with her Instagram feed, if I’m honest. In our interview she walks us through her incredible eclectic wardrobe and her top fashion tips- enjoy!
Where do you find your style inspiration?
I am completely obsessed with street style. I love taking inspiration from how other people have styled trends rather than simply picking up the outfit that’s on the mannequin in the shop.
How do you put your outfits together?
I usually pick up things that clash and then try them on in front of the mirror. I tend to buy things without thinking about the other pieces they could potentially work with in my existing wardrobe, which usually poses a bit of a challenge. A fun one, though!
What are your favourite trends/ pieces of this season?
I’m loving layers at the minute, so I’m constantly pairing oversized jumpers with collars and floaty skirts. I also want to try out more of a preppy, retro style this season – so I really want to pick up a cord pinafore and some cute shirts.
Where is your favourite place to buy clothes?
My favourite three places are Lazy Oaf, THE WHITEPEPPER, and Monki. All three have mastered the oversized smock dress, my go-to piece. Lazy Oaf have the best novelty prints. I always find myself obsessively checking out their lookbooks every season to see what they’ve come up with.
If money was no object, where would you buy all of your clothes?
Ooh, my favourite game! If money were no object, I would live in Molly Goddard. Her dresses are super dreamy and great for layering.
Do you have any style tips for readers?
My biggest tip is to dress with confidence. I also think you should dress for yourself, and not care what other people think. If you feel amazing in it, you definitely look amazing in it!
Where do you shop to get a bargain?
I love Depop and eBay, as they are great for picking up sold out pieces from my favourite places. Online vintage shops such as Beyond Retro and Rokit are also great, especially for novelty t-shirts and jumpers!
Your nails are always amazing- do you have any tips for nail art?
Ahh, thank you so much! Start small, practice loads and have lots of patience. Definitely have lots of patience… I also try to find inspiration from as many places as I can. I’m no artist (I was AWFUL at art lessons) and so I know that I find it easier to be inspired by the things around me, or to create something from a theme, rather than sitting down with bare nails and making magic happen.
Hope you enjoyed the different format of this post! I’ll be back next week for an exciting Autumn style post!