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My city,my style...

Melissa Harris


my thing...

# minimal

# anythingblack

# classictrench

Melissa Harris
Style notes

My style is really minimal – I wear a lot of black! For me, it’s all about investing in quality pieces you can wear again and again. The classic trench is really versatile: leave it open over a jumper and jeans for a casual look, or tie the waist in tight for a sexy, evening look.

Where you’ll find me: Brindley Place The Lost & Found

My favourite things to do in Birmingham: Eating, drinking and shopping! People forgetthat it’s the second biggest city in the UK and literally has every store you could possibly want.

Biggest fashion splurge: I have two All Saints leather jackets. I would never usually spend that much on an item, but I genuinely believe leather jackets are an investment! These will both last me for years.

My top styling tip is: Dress up minimal outfits with statement accessories or shoes. For the new season, I’m obsessed with jazzy shoes – think studded or metallic boots – and oversized earrings.

Gemma Talbot


my thing...

# florals

# teadresses

# statementshoes

Gemma Talbot
Style notes

I’m all about feminine and girly looks – with a twist. I really like this contrast of teaming a floral tea dress with a faux suede jacket and studded boots. Dark florals and statement shoes are both big trends for the new season and work really well together.

Where you’ll find me: Clerkenwell Grind Brick Lane Portobello Market

I love London because… It’s so diverse. From vintage shopping at the markets on Portobello Road to exploring the edgy streets of Shoreditch, there's definitely something for everyone.

The moment I fell in love with fashion: When I was 14, I bought a dress from a random brand in the vintage section of Topshop – since then, pretty dresses have always been my weakness.

My fail-safe outfit is… A tea-style wrap dress, a leather jacket and ankle boots. Such a winning combo that's both feminine and effortlessly cool.

Tatyana Bugayeva


my thing...

# streetchic

# oversizedknits

# midiskirts

Tatyana Bugayeva
Style notes

Red is my favourite colour and it’s huge this season. It’s all about mixing it up with different tones of red and textures; for example, red leather, vinyl or pvc fabrics look great with a soft knit and a brushed back coat. Steer clear of red lipstick, nails and earrings as it can end up looking a bit cheap.

Most Instagrammable places: Mitchell Library Kelvingrove Art Galleries Glasgow University

My favourite thing to do in Glasgow is...Shopping! Glasgow is famous for it. I also love going out for food, walking in the Botanic Gardens and, if the weather permits, having picnics in the park.

I’d describe my style as...street, but chic. I like to feel comfortable, so I’ve learnt to make any outfit look casual by swapping things like stilettos for block heels and opting for oversized shirts and tops.

My top styling tip: Think about proportions. If I’m wearing skinnies, then an oversized baggy top or a jumper helps to balance the look out; and vice versa, a fitted tight top usually looks great with loose boyfriend or Mom jeans.

Laura Cranston


my thing...

# 70s

# prettyprints

# suede

Laura Cranston
Style notes

I’m loving the 70s-inspired suede trend this autumn/winter. I paired this yellow suede biker jacket with a patterned jumpsuit for the perfect balance between prints and autumnal tones. I particularly love the jacket because it screams 70s, but the fit is so current.

My Newcastle hotspots: Lola Jeans The Botanist Cafe Botanico, House of Fraser

The best thing about Newcastle is... The accent. I love how anywhere I go, people know where I’m from. Plus, they do the best stotties (a bread bun the size of your head)!

My style inspiration: Pinterest and Instagram. I grew up buying five magazines a week, so that’s where my love of fashion came from, but then the internet grew and there are so many more areas to get inspo from.

#1 style rule: Wear what you want! Don’t just pick one style and stick to it. It’s more fun to try new things and change it up daily.

Nancy Whittington-Coates


my thing...

# slogantees

# 40sblue

# funfashion

Nancy Whittington-Coates
Style notes

The catwalks were littered with inspirational words, and so the slogan tee is a key piece for the season – it’s all about finding one that fits your personality. They look great juxtaposed with formal trousers or a fancy skirt. I’ve also incorporated the 40’s blue trend with my accessories.

Where you’ll find me: Cathedral Quarter QUAD Rowley’s

A perfect day in Derby is… A morning wandering around the Cathedral Quarter and a tasty lunch, followed by an afternoon of retail therapy!

First fashion love: My mum's shoe collection, which went all the way back to her art college days in the 1970's. My parents are really stylish and love to shop – so I grew up surrounded by gorgeous clothes.

My style mantra is… Make any outfit look amazing with self-confidence. Wear clothes for you and no-one else. My style is bold, creative, unapologetic and fun – that’s what fashion is all about!

Hannah Whiting


my thing...

# eclectic

# fauxfur

# fashionforward

Hannah Whiting
Style notes

My style is quite trend-led and experimental. There’s something about textures – like this faux fur pink jacket – that instantly adds personality to any outfit. Slogan tees are also an easy-to-wear staple for the new season; I’m going to be layering them with vinyl jackets, sheepskin coats and checked blazers.

My Manchester hotspots: Ancoats Northern Quarter

The best thing about Manchester: I love how people dare to dress in whatever they want! Even though it isn't as big as London, you still get that buzz when you're in the city and it feels like you’re part of something.

My style inspiration: I’m forever on the ‘explore’ page on Instagram, screenshotting outfits I like and looking for street style pieces that are trending.

My fashion motto is… Try things on before you say no to them. Just because you don't like the look of something on a hanger, that doesn't mean it won't look great on. I never plan my outfits; I wake up, see what I'm in the mood for, and go with that.