This Stylish Thoughts post comes from Sydney (Australia) based blogger Jen Bishop of Interiors Addict.
What is the secret to great style?
Knowing what suits you, wearing it confidently and not being a slave to trends
What is the one thing you would spend a lot of money on?
Either the perfect pair of well-fitting, flattering jeans (I love 7 For All Mankind) or a well made classic handbag (Mulberry is my favourite ‘investment bag’ brand) as I’ll get a lot of wear out of either.
What is the one thing you wouldn’t spend a lot of money on?
Dresses, as I rarely wear them more than once (top tip: check out my friend’s online dress hire business Runway Dream:
What are your top tips for looking stylish when travelling?
Pack a mix and match wardrobe where lots of things work together, giving you maximum outfit options with less pieces. For me, that’s navy, white, denim and pops of red. I’m currently overseas for six months an this is working for me!
What’s the secret to looking polished?
Clean hair, lipstick, manicured nails and a classic navy blazer always smartens up a casual outfit.
What is your current obsession?
Navy, navy and more navy!
Do you have a signature piece or style?
I’m known for always wearing a bold lip, even on my wedding day.
What’s your secret to making yourself stand out?
A great piece of costume jewellery is always a talking point and can take an outfit from drab to fab!
What’s the best piece of style wisdom you’ve ever received?
Wear what suits you, not what’s ‘in’
What is your favourite current trend?
Layered fine jewellery
What’s your favourite short cut to style?
Lipstick will always make me look and feel better and it’s easy and quick!
What’s the worst current trend?
I’m really over peplum tops!
What are your favourite websites?
How would you describe your personal style?
Smart casual classic.
Who are your style icons?
Ines de la Fressange, Olivia Palermo, Michelle Williams and Miranda Kerr.