HOW TO STYLE OUT WINTER
By Carys Cross, 19 October 2021
I’m a photographer from London. I’ve always been really into fashion and through my work I got into shooting my own outfits and posting them on my Insta, which I’ve been doing a few years now. I love that I get to work on both sides of the camera!
We love what you’re wearing. Three words to sum up your winter-wardrobe vibe?
Cosy, baggy, layered.
What will be your fave way to keep warm this season?
I won’t be seen without a puffer – my fave one rn is Napapijri’s version, it’s the cosiest and I love the cropped cut. I’ve been liking a neutral colour lately, like white, cream or brown – it feels like a super-fresh switch-up.
Accessories, accessories, accessories. I’ve been loving a scarf and cute, comfy shoes like Birkenstock clogs lately. Plus, lots of jewellery – that goes without saying!
Speaking of, how many pairs of shades do you own?
So many – I just tried to do a rough count and there was 75! I’ve collected them for years – they elevate any outfit and make me feel good! My all-time fave is a vintage Dior pair; they’re a statement piece but also timeless and I haven’t seen many others wearing them. Don’t you just love when that happens?
Okay, we’re almost ready to go. What won’t you be leaving home without?
Shades and lipgloss! Oh, and a portable charger cos I’m that friend.
I’ve been loving Café Boheme in Soho. It’s a bar/cafe with such a nice vibe, even down to the lighting! They do amazing cocktails and often have live music playing there too, which is a bonus.
And how are we getting there?
I’m all about the quickest route, which usually means the train and tube – which also gives me a chance to listen to music to get me in the right mood. If I’m on my way to a shoot, I’ll go for something a bit chill like Bakar, or I love Kaytranada and Playboi Carti ahead of meeting friends for drinks.
On the topic of travel, if you could transport yourself back to any decade, what would it be?
Definitely the 90s – the fashion was simple but classic and chic, and the fits and cuts are so nice. A lot of my vintage wardrobe and pieces on my wishlist are from that era.
Fast forward to 2021. If you were locked in a London building for a night, which one would it be and why?
The Photographers’ Gallery – it’s my fave gallery in London and the shop is amazing. I could spend hours in there looking at the books, cameras and film they have.
Finally, any expert tips on how to nail the out-and-about shot?
Lighting is key so I always take a quick pic to check that first. A lower angle usually makes the outfit look best and keep moving around naturally to capture the best poses that don’t look staged. Most of all, I just try to have fun with it!