This week I would like to introduce to The Spirit & Grace Style Edit – Emma Smith. Emma and her sister Sarah set up the fabulous Instagram page StyleItOutSister
Emma & Sarah have fun styling out their everyday lives and entertain us in the process, especially during this lockdown period!
Tell us more about yourself…
I’m Emma, the other half of @StyleItOutSister! I live in Berkshire with my husband Andrew, my Daughter Daisy and our very cheeky puppy Wally! Andrew and I run a furnishing and interior design business called Andrew James Interiors and we furnish investment properties and show apartments.
Who are your style icons & why?
Much like Sarah, there are plenty of people I take inspiration from but I’m not sure I have a style icon as such. If I had to name someone I’d probably say Olivia Palermo as she has a timeless chic style.
If you would like to pop over and see what Sarah had to say, you can read her Style Edit here
How would you describe your personal style?
I’d say Glam grunge! I love faded denim and worn leather but I love to dress it up with nice blouses and skirts and some interesting jewellery.
How do you decide what to wear?
It depends on what kind of day I have ahead of me. Most days start with the school run and a dog walk so I’ll either be in jeans or leggings to start the day and then if I’m off to furnish an apartment I’ll stay pretty casual or if I have a meeting with clients I’ll dress it up a bit. Like Sarah I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram and the wonderful eclectic mix of styles I see on the streets of London when I’m out and about.
What’s the best piece of style wisdom you’ve ever received?
The best way to glam up an outfit is with sunglasses and faux fur!! Our Nana always looked chic and stylish even when she was in her 90’s and if I’m ever wondering if something is too dressy or too much I always think of her and decide to just go for it!!
Do you have a signature piece or style?
It’s boring I know but it would have to be ripped jeans! They’re so versatile and can be dressed up or down so easily. I am partial to a bit of leopard print too!
What is your secret to great style?
Like Sarah said I think you have to have the confidence to own your style. Buy clothing that works for your body shape and that you feel comfortable in, don’t buy something just because it’s in fashion right now. Classic basics like a great pair of jeans or a blazer can be dressed up in so many different ways. Style Edit – Emma Smith
What is the most important item you spend money on?
Shoes shoes shoes!!! A great pair of shoes can completely transform an outfit. Try and go for a range of different colours and styles so that they can make a basic outfit look completely different. I love a snake print shoe or boot!!
What is your current style obsession?
I’m loving anything pale pink at the moment, it feels fresh and spring like and helps lift the mood 😊
What is your favourite fashion accessory or piece of jewellery & why?
I really like chunky jewellery and I’m absolutely loving my leopard print wrist cuff which my daughter bought me for Christmas from Spirit & Grace! It goes with everything.
Doesn’t Emma look great in these pics! Style Edit – Emma Smith
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Thank you so much, Emma, for sharing your thoughts with us. Xx