Ilia mascara in Nightfall from Content
Georgia midi dress Mara Hoffman
Miami Circle earrings Lee Renée
shopper Vivienne Westwood
Jumpsuits aren’t always the smartest move when it comes to travelling, but I always seem to choose one because the chic/comfort balance outweighs the likely woman v jumpsuit wrestling in the loo. This People Tree collaboration with the V&A is wonderful. The Tulip print is based on a fabric from the 1930s, originally by the Calico Printers’ Association in Manchester, now held in the V&A archive.
In Safe Hands hand cream Laidbare
V&A collaboration jumpsuit People Tree
Classic Small Drawstring bag Baia
EcoTools sustainable sleep mask from Boots
Sandals Brother Vellies
Carla Colour Lind recycled sunglasses from Ethical Collection
Amour jute tote The Jacksons
Reclaimed linen top Thoreau
Vintage gold Ferragamo leather jeans from 1st dibs
Sculptures by Suki Chan from Edward Haes
Trainers LA Sportiva
I couldn’t resist Randy’s Reproductive System Sweater from Rachel Antonoff for World Population Day with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood (even if it is harder to get your hands on in the UK)
Barocco handcraft pieces like these Wishbone earrings using ancient casting techniques and work with Fair Trade and recycled metals. Shop at Gather & See
ZAO organic eyeshadow in Pearly Old Pink Beautifully Organic
Vegan note pad with 100% recycled nylon lining Matt & Nat
Fair & true orange skirt from Fashion-Conscience.com
Stella McCartney faux-leather loafers MatchesFashion.com
Wardrobe dilemma – It’s summer and all I want to do is break out playful printed dresses when our British climate plays ball, but switching between boots and sandals, bohemian dresses and woolies doesn’t make my winter white skin feel ready.
Wardrobe solution – The unpredictable climate doesn’t mean you can’t have confidence when swapping between seasons, if you know the colours that suit you. I just had my colours analysed and it turns out I am Spring. I know what you’re thinking, sounds dated. Like a service suited to a generation that hasn’t grown-up with wardrobe apps and WhatsApp to share fitting room try-ons with fashion friends. But I cannot recommend Adonica Simmons, who analysed my colours highly enough.
I am undergoing a wardrobe detox, but as a woman that has worked in the fashion industry for years, I thought the only lessons yet to learn were about making more ethical-conscious choices.
It’s a stereotype, but it’s true that most style-conscious women, particularly in fashion PR come clad in black, navy and grey (excluding the obligatory colourful bag and/or fun phone case). So I particularly recommend colour analysis for fashion women, that yes, know the style rules, but perhaps not the confidence building colours that personally apply for them.
Adonica Simmons is founder of Global Style Services, which helps women and men save time and money, by refreshing their existing wardrobe in a myriad of ways. It’s said that 3 out of 5 items of clothing purchased end up in landfill or incineration within the same 12 months, so I can’t think of a better service if it helps us find more fulfilment from the fashion we buy.
I met Adonica as a fellow styling volunteer for Smart Works Charity and like me, she left her corporate job to start her own business.
“Many years as a professional woman in the IT world taught me that the daily task of getting dressed should not be underestimated as it has a direct impact on how you feel and perform, as well as how others engage and respond to you.” – Adonica of GSS
Colour analysis is the difference between compliments like, wow I love that outfit, to wow, you look well. After applying what I learnt from Adonica, 2 people in the space of 2 weeks complimented me on my teeth. They’re not that great, I am after all still British, but with better knowledge about which shade of red suits my skin.
Check out my conscious shopping edit below for Spring women like me and see Global Style Services for your own colour analysis, personal styling and more.
Dress Beautiful Soul London
Kosas lipstick in shade Thrillest from Revolve
Peggy-Sue bamboo socks Thought
Vegan Hologram Daphne espadrilles Beyond Skin