Meeting a true style inspiration…

Meeting a true style inspiration…

You know when you really admire someone and then you get to meet them: you’re either a tad disappointed or they exceed expectation – well, last week the latter happened to me.

I had the pleasure of meeting a real style inspiration of mine, Amanda Wakeley OBE. I have always been a huge fan because, for me, she’s the epitome of effortless style. She creates the simplest pieces and gives them an edginess which results in women feeling cool, sexy and fabulous. All this and she’s incredibly charming, funny and modest.

We spoke about many things we loved about style and one in particular: versatility of clothing – taking a typically ‘dressy’ item and mixing it with a more casual piece to create a very different, understated look. With this in mind here are just some of the pieces I fell in love with from Amanda’s new collection. I’m putting them on my wish list, and in case you’d like to do the same, here’s how I intend to wear mine:

I can see myself (and many of my fabulous clients) wearing these stunning dresses with strappy heels for cocktails and special events. Both would also look gorgeous, dressed down, with opaque tights, ankle boots and a leather jacket.

This oversized silk and chiffon shirt is simply stunning. As you can see it looks fabulous worn with leather but, for an alternative sexy, androgynous feel I’ll team it with my cigarette trousers suit and flats.

This is how you wear a masculine-inspired suit: mixed with a feminine blouse and some attitude. Equally, wear it separately: throw the jacket on with skinny jeans or leather leggings; wear the trousers with luxurious knitwear and plimsolls – the possibilities are endless.

With love from Maggie (aka) Amanda Wakeley’s No. 1 fan.

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