London singer-songwriter, Jade Williams (AKA Sunday Girl) thinks there’s something about French girls’ classic style and mixes a simple, boyish look with a cool, colourful twist.
Describe your style…
‘My style is classic, but with a weird twist. I’m inspired by that classic Parisian look and love to wear really simple clothes, but I mix them up a little with some really big ‘n’ brash gold accessories.’
What summer event will you be wearing your fluoro shorts suit to?
‘I love going to the races and polo (I used to go horse-riding when I was younger), and I think you can really push the boundaries with what you wear. Most women go for the big hat and the wow dress, but last year I wore a little safari suit and still looked perfectly at home, but I’d just shaken it up a bit.’
Which S/S’12 trends do you love for summer events?
‘I think you’ve got to mix a bit of what’s in fashion with your own style. I love dressing like a boy and wear tailoring and suits to parties, so I think this season’s floral suits and pyjama tops are perfect for me. It’s essentially what I normally wear, but in a new way.’
What are your style tips for making an outfit your own?
‘When I was younger I would look at old black-and-white photographs of singers and French girls like Françoise Hardy, and it was always, always their collar that I would notice, so that became my uniform – a collared shirt. I also like socks with flats, a brogue instead of a heel and throwing on a blazer.’