I May Have Found My Style IconPosted: October 25, 2012
Whenever I get asked something like “Which celebrity do you look to for style inspiration?” I always answer with an uncertain “… no one?” It’s not that I don’t like the style of any celebrity (on the top of my head are Natalie Portman, Carey Mulligan, and Emma Stone – I used to like Zooey Deschanel too but she got too twee for me), but I find their red carpet looks too unrealistic and their everyday looks too basic to be inspiring. Well, no more! From now on, I can answer that question with “Lisa Hannigan.” She’s an Irish singer/songwriter who used to be in Damien Rice’s band, but is now a solo artist. I first heard her on 9 Crimes, but I didn’t love the album enough to go look her (or Damien Rice, for that matter) up. I only became interested in her music a while go when I found out that she sang a duet with Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody (of course.)
Musical talent aside (her music is folksier than what I usually listen to, but her voice is amazing), what I love about Lisa Hannigan is her style. You can almost always find her in some sort of vintage dress (she says in this interview that she loves the 40’s and 50’s silhouette), or a blouse and skirt, usually with opaque tights, some cute but sensible shoes or boots, and minimal but eye-catching accessories. It’s just the right mix of vintage and quirky that I want my style to be, and what’s most important is that it is so simple, effortless, and she seems so relatable that I have no trouble imagining myself wearing something similar. So this outfit is my attempt to emulate her style. It’s a bit literal, but hey, it’s only my first try.
Dress/Tunic: Old Navy, Belt: Forever21, Tights: Target
Boots: Journee (via Amazon), Necklace: self-made from a Michael’s pendant