This season we've brought on board Sam Jones as hush's resident stylist. Sam has worked in fashion for over 15 years and runs a personal shopping service called The Style Alchemy. She knows her stuff, so we thought we'd do a little interview to properly introduce her and get some quick tips on autumn/winter style...
Describe your personal style…
Casual chic. If I wear a slouchy shirt, I’ll team it with a pair of heels. If I’m dressed smartly, I’ll make sure my hair is slightly unkempt. I don’t like ‘too polished’, but I do like to make an effort.
What are you looking forward to wearing this autumn?
A cosy knit cardy is a must, but I’ll be cinching mine at the waist with a narrow leather belt this season. I’m also loving the resurgence of the knee high boot. There’s definitely a nod towards the 60’s/70’s this autumn.
Are there any hush pieces you have your eye on?
What’s your top tip for updating your look for the new season?
A new coat will update your autumn wardrobe instantly. Invest in one early on. Don’t be led by the weather, the best ones always sell out by September. Take a look at how the catwalks are styling things. Whether it’s a different way to tie a scarf or wear a belt, subtle changes in styling can update your look without costing a fortune. And lastly, a trip to the hairdressers gets me in the mood to update my look.
Do you have a style mantra?
I have many. Be true to your uniform and know what works for you year round are great ones to live by, but my favourite; Be inspired.
What’s your weekday/weekend uniform?
The week is my opportunity to dress up a little. I’m a trouser girl at heart, so a great pair of cropped trousers with a blouse and sweater and of course a pair of heels tends to be my go-to look. The weekend is all about the kids, so I keep it casual. Dungaree’s are my thing at the moment.
Any treasured style items?
Classics that never tire, such as my white tux, my J brand grey skinnys and my Gianvito Rossi stiletto points.
What one item can’t you get enough of?
The jersey tee. The moment it starts to look too worn and tired, I get another one. It’s the only way to do jersey properly.