Fashion in 5… with Gayle Griffith, House of Fraser

Press Officer at House of Fraser, Gayle Griffith stops by to talk trends, wish-list lust & forever favourites.

1. What’s on your wish-list at the moment?

This season I’m planning a trip to our Glasgow store and I’m hoping to buy Acne’s floral printed sweatshirt, one of Marcus Lupfer’s adorable jumpers (below) and a green Sophie Hulme tote. I got a black envelope clutch this season which goes with everything and I take it with me everywhere. I’m also lusting after Saint Laurent’s leather trimmed blazer but that will unfortunately have to stay on my wish-list as it’s over £2000!!

Markus Lupfer

2. Describe your own personal style?

I like to keep things simple. Skinny jeans or a leather pencil skirt that’s my uniform and then I dress them up. I don’t like anything too restricting as I like to be able to run around and get things done. I adore dressing up a plain T-shirt and I’ve spent years trying to find the perfect one. I think that Gap have really nailed it with theirs.

My favourite accessory is a clutch bag, I love the freedom of having everything you need in one tiny bag and not having to lug around everything you own.

(something I wish I could master!)

3. Which trends will you be working this season?

I’m always divided by the trends. Sweaters with skirts are going to be big, so nothing much will change with me. I’m excited that pink is making an appearance again and I can’t wait to wear it.

Whistles Cocoon Dress

4. Tell us about your favourite dress and what you love about it?

I don’t wear dresses as much as I used to but I just bought this yellow dress (above) from Whistles. I love the chic lines and flattering cut. I’m wearing it to a wedding this month but I know I can recycle it into my work wardrobe. I’m thinking of wearing it with silver and white accessories and my dishevelled Rick Owens leather jacket.

5. Your favourite under-rated brand?

I adore IRO which has become more well-known over the last couple of years. Their boucle jackets are just gorgeous. I also love Agi & Sam’s menswear collections. Their use of colour and print is really brave but still wearable and I think that they are going to be huge!

Thanks for the tips Gayle.xx


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