Simplicity and order are where my heart lies. I like routine. I don't like feeling confused in the morning when I'm getting dressed. I think that's why I have come to rely so heavily on pieces that work hard and that I know I can count on. I'm all about an elevated essential. Timeless pieces that are understated enough to work season-after-season and don't scream a particular designer's name.
But, that's not always the case.
If it were, I never would have bought this Issey Miyake Pleats Please skirt or worn this Natar Georgiou multi-color rainbow knit dress to fashion week. Yes, I like a good basic but I love a bright bold off-the-wall unexpected piece that makes a grand statement. The reason? Sometimes it's nice (and important) to inject a little carefree fun into our lives. An easy way to do that is with our clothing.
The desire for a relaxed freedom is exactly why Hayley Menzie's AW17 collection caught my eye.
It's young. It's bold. It's colorful. It doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a bit kooky. It has a slight throwback seventies vibe. But it's elevated and something you'd still want to wear next season (or even in five years time). It represents exactly what I want to be wearing. The pieces are luxurious and refined but with a dose of something you'd never expect.
Read on to get to know Hayley a bit better and be sure to check out her new fall knitwear collection. I'm particularly taken by the charcoal arm warmers. Enter STYLECRUSADER10 at checkout to receive 10% off your order.
Tell me a secret.
My next collection - SS18 is my favourite thing I’ve ever done. Blushing as I say this ;-)
Favorite thing about autumn?
Wrapping up in my Portobello Blanket… and not having to think about wearing a bikini for a few months so indulging in naughties!!
iPhone X. Hot or not?
I've not even caught up with hype yet...
Coffee or tea.
Thankfully not a caffeine addict, much more inclined to whiz up a smoothie.
Biggest fashion mistake in your youth.
I went through serious grunge stage and dyed my blonde hair red and wore patchwork trousers with DM boots. But i love all the different styles I experimented with in my youth and look back at them in fondness rather than horror!
Biggest fashion mistake recently.
I honestly don't make them anymore. My taste and style is established and Im considerate when making a purchase.
Fashion is for everyone. What does that mean to you?
Go forth and experiment and express yourself!