The Style Alumnae, Series 2 with Susan Wright

Name: Susan Wright

Business women – owner & director of a marketing communications consultancy

What’s your definition of style?:
Quiet confidence in self expression…

You inspire and empower many women with your own style, who are your fashion icons and inspirations?:
My maternal grandmother. From an early age I was bewitched by her wardrobe – and she had a wonderful passion for ‘outfits’, beautiful fabrics, tailoring and accessories. She was always wonderfully turned out, even to do the gardening and well into her 90’s was on the hunt for the perfect matching handbag to work with a dress. She was a shining example of how dressing up, dressing well, dressing to be comfortable can make you feel good about yourself.

Other than that, I’m always observing – young, old, famous and not so famous – and drawn to people who confidently rock a style that’s their own, that’s not cookie cutter and ‘of the moment’.

Why did you select this Micky In The Van outfit and what are your thoughts on the label?:
The pieces I’m wearing are part of my own wardrobe….along with (way too) many MITV pieces.

I love Estelle’s use of classic designs with a theatrical bent – the extra wide legged pants that swish and sway and the dramatic tourist cape are just lovely to wear. They’re also such versatile pieces (as is everything in MITV) – you can mix them up for day, for night; wear them in different seasons and in different ways plus you always receive a passing comment whenever you wear a MITV piece. Without. Fail.

What are three key items of clothing/accessories/footwear that you believe are must haves?

  • Anything that’s versatile.
  • Anything that’s well made.
  • Anything you feel great in.

What would be one essential piece of fashion advice that you’d like to pass on to the sisterhood?:

Know colours, cuts and shapes that work for you.

What is a mantra/quote that you follow that has helped you with your success?
Resilience is everything…
Tough times don’t last, tough people do!


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