We’ve all been there. You spot a girl on your commute and it’s love: meaning, you want to shop her entire look (‘Must. Buy. Track. Suit.’) or go home and rethink how to wear your clothes in a completely new way (‘Why didn’t I think to do that with my white shirt?’).
Kind of like how scrolling through pinned images of Iris Apfel might inspire you to layer on a few extra necklaces over a poloneck, or how a #ThrowbackThursday post of Marianne Faithfull will make you long for a fringe. That’s the power of great personal style. When you see it, it makes you want to figure out how to be the coolest, prettiest, sharpest, most superlative version of yourself.
In the first installment of five, we talk to Camille Charriere - blogger, Instagram star and founder of - about how she found her signature look.
"After endorsing an almost exclusively boyish silhouette – denim, men’s shirting and oversized blazers – for many years (you can blame my French genes for that), this pleated skirt by Proenza Schouler feels delightfully rebellious in all its girlish charm."
Stella McCartney top, Proenza Schouler skirt, Céline trainers, Loewe bag and Malene Juhl Jorgensen jewellery, all Camille’s own
"As I get older, I’m learning to not be afraid of looking feminine. But I still get uncomfortable if I feel too sexy. This pleated skirt feels like the perfect compromise: it’s pretty and accessible, with a high fashion twist when worn right."
Silk-crepe skirt, £169, Pinko
"Don’t be scared to have fun with it. Metallics, prints, lace: this is a statement piece and will stand out, so you may as well go with it. Once you have found the pleats that work well for you, you can style them
a million different ways."
Silk-crepe skirt, £199, Karen Millen
"To make pleats less girlish and easy to wear during the day, I team mine with a pair of flats – white trainers are always a winner."
Rayon skirt, £566, Toga
"I’ll sometimes add a chunky knit, worn long, to make a play on layering."
Polyester culottes, £149.95, Scotch & Soda
"The attitude? Effortless."
Polyester-mix dress, £249, Maje