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Laura Jackson Talks Style

TV presenter and style icon Laura Jackson reveals her personal style notes and shares her thoughts on what makes British fashion so unique...

On Her Personal Style...

I think my style is always evolving. As I’ve got older I’ve realised that less is more so I don’t wear a lot of jewellery and I prefer a muted palette of navy, grey and black.

Working in TV, I have to take more elements into consideration than when I dress in real life, such as textures, colours, stripes, plus I film a lot outside so I have to adhere to TV guidelines - but I always add my own twist.”

"In Britain we celebrate designers who have wild imaginations and we’re very fashion-forward."

On Wardrobe Staples...

”I love jumpers. When people are like ‘I’m a shoe girl, I’m a bag girl,’ well I’m a jumper girl. Whether it’s with a dress or even just a pair of jeans, a jumper can totally change your look. I’ve recently bought the Gucci striped cashmere jumper, which I absolutely love because it’s so versatile and there are so many styling possibilities. A good white shirt, a great-fitting pair of jeans and some plain black shoes are also my ultimate staples.”

On Her Go-To Brands...

”I really like to mix it up. I love the high street – in Britain we’re so lucky with the labels we have like Whistles, plus I like to support new, emerging designers and of course more classic labels. Saint Laurent is a go-to brand definitely, Stella McCartney for tailoring and denim, Gucci this year is absolutely exceptional, I will always love Miu Miu – I try to invest in one key designer piece per season to update my wardrobe.”

On Dressed-Up Style...

”My perfect party dress would be by Erdem, no question. His clothes are just so beautiful and really well designed – he really cares about the woman he’s dressing. He’s reinvented the floral many times over, which is really hard to do, the skirt lengths are always spot on for me.

On Downtime Dressing...

I like to be quite informal when I’m off. If I’m meeting up with friends I’ll wear jeans and a jumper but if the outfit is looking a bit too low-key, I’ll top it off with a great coat and instantly feel pulled together.

On Her Love Of 60s Style...

I think the '60s was such a spectacular era – the music, the clothes, the style icons, like Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin – it’s quite a cliché but the looks from that era are so timeless and classic. You look at Brigitte Bardot in one of her outfits and it's still relevant today. I try not to go too retro, but I find myself naturally gravitating towards that style because the silhouettes suit me. The '80s power shoulder totally drowns me, the '70s flare is tricky because I’m not that tall but the '60s A-line Mod dresses totally suit my shape.

On Modern Icons...

I love Sofia Coppola – I think she’s so cool and chic and I love her classic tailoring. On the other hand I like the way Chloë Sevigny dresses as well – I don’t know anyone that wears high-waisted denim shorts quite like she does.

On British Fashion...

We have some of the best designers in the world, whether they are natives or whether they come here to study and work. In Britain we celebrate designers who have wild imaginations and we’re very fashion-forward. People wear what they want to wear and that is reflected in the work of these designers, and then what filters down to the high street. We’re really cool the Brits, aren’t we? We don’t mean to be sometimes but we are.

On Beauty...

I sometimes struggle with beauty because it’s not something I’ve been massively in to and I’m quite pared-back when it comes to my regime, but as I’ve got older I appreciate great quality products. Because of work, I’m always in make-up, sometimes on split shifts I’ll have two totally different looks in one day, so when I’m not working I don’t want to wear a lot of make-up or have my hair done. I like to keep it simple.

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