In previous years I’ve shared some of my favourite celebrity style heroes – 2012 saw Miranda Keer as the fashion flavour of the year and in 2010 Sarah Jessica Parker wore the crown. But then she always wears the crown as far as I’m concerned.
Not forgetting of course the guarantee that Olivia Palermo will frequently pop up here and on her own dedicated Pinterest board. She appears so often on Pinterest that I literally can’t keep up with pinning her closet!
More recently, I feel my wardrobe has been inspired by some favourite style bloggers, so I thought I’d share with you a few that I regularly turn to for a dose of sartorial influence.
I’ve gradually learnt that the best way to adapt the inspiration to suit my personal style is to study the look and pin down that one thing that instantly leaps off the screen. Sometimes it’s an unexpected pairing of pieces, an entire look in a favourite tone (usually monochrome for me!) or a stand out accessory that lifts an otherwise simple outfit.
Sometimes it’s all of the above in one brilliant outfit!
AMANDA SHADFORTH – ORACLE FOX
If I had to pick just one blogger whose style I would happily emulate EVERY single day it would be Amanda Shadforth from Oracle Fox. I discovered her blog last year via my guilty pleasure, the Fashion Bloggers series on E! Channel.
Former gallery owner and visual artist Amanda began her blog as a mood board and now counts Stylist, Creative Consultant and Photographer among the sartorial strings to her career bow.
Shop Amanda’s Look
EMMA HILL – EJ | STYLE
Her blog is full of fabulous outfit inspiration and she has an amazing knack of making high street pieces look super luxe – case in point the coat above from BooHoo. Add in the Larsson & Jennings watch and all my must-wear boxes are ticked.
Shop Emma’s Look
When putting inspiration into practice, I’ll see what I already have in my possession with a similar vibe and try out the look. In
lots of a few cases, it results in the purchase of an investment buy if it’s a classic item or a high street version if it’s more a seasonal, trend lead piece.
The plus points of having bloggers as style heroes is that everything usually feels much more attainable and the rate at which you can find more inspiration is always on the increase. The bank balance however…well that’s not quite the case…