A DASH OF ANDROGYNY
SUBVERSIVE AND SEXY
But the part I adore the most about Emma’s style is her Britishness! There’s an element to her that is such a UK thing, and its not the kind of nauseous preppy-ness that’s packaged up by Americans as referencing our heritage and sold back to us (looking at you, Ralph Lauren!).
It’s that devil-may-careness, the little dashes of luxury that whisper ‘well made’, a kind of stealth wealth that’s more about impeccable shapes and clean lines than logos splashed all over everywhere.
A lot of it is to do with outerwear. British weather being what it is, over here we have more need of a coat than some other nations, and you can really make the most of that.
Matching a coat to the rest of an outfit is actually more tricky than you may think – just take a look outside on the average high street for examples of it going wrong. But smart girls – like Emma – know, that a stunning coat can be the making of an otherwise plain outfit.
Even when that outfit involves a princess dress:
And that’s exactly why I love Emma’s style oh so much.
How’s your personal fashion icon? What do you think makes a look ‘British’ ? Let me know in the comments below!