The Style Alumnae; Special Guest

Name: Kelly Thompson

Kelly is wearing our Jail Bird Jumpsuit.

Occupation: Illustrator/ Creative Director

What’s your definition of style?
Style isn’t something you buy in to, it’s an innate, intangible thing that you either have or you don’t, (we all hope we do!). I would liken it to rhythm, some people step the steps with grace, fluidity and inspiration, while others learn the steps, but never quite catch the beat.

You inspire and empower many women with your own style, who are your fashion icons and inspirations?
I tend not to look to others for fashion inspiration as, I find that when I do I get a bit influenced and mixed up and end up in an uncomfortable wardrobe limbo between fashion/trend and what I feel. That whole minimal black and white blogger look really mucked up my style for a bit! If I were to choose people I love Natalie Joos,  Iris Apfel , Mira Duma, Ulyana Sergeenko. If I were to pick brands I would say Miu Miu, Prada, Carven, Valentino, Roksanda Ilincic, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane.

Why did you select this Micky In The Van outfit?
For some reason I have never purchased a jumpsuit, I always want one, but just never find them. I kept seeing it pop up on social media and it looked like fun and also super comfy, I really like items that pert from standard cuts.  I knew it would be a go to item, and also very easy to accessorise if wanting to dress it up.

What are three key items of clothing/accessories/footwear that you believe are must haves?
A pair of white heels, An oversized coat or cape and great sunglasses.

What would be one essential piece of fashion advice that you’d like to pass on to the sisterhood?
Go with your gut, ignore the seasons/rules/trends and just do what makes you happy. Embrace colour if not only for its mood and complexion enhancing qualities, and make an effort to look good, don’t let yourself go.

What is a mantra/quote that you follow that has helped you with your success?
I reeeeeally hate inspirational quotes! I think they’re well overused and just cheesy. I guess my mantra would definitely be “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be”, I like to remind myself of that whenever I’m having a stress out, and always like to keep in mind that everything happens for a reason.



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