Style Rules With Blogger SmythSisters

Style Rules With Blogger SmythSisters

Irish influencer Marianne (aka SmythSisters) has rapidly amassed a loyal following for her effortlessly chic styling, while still shopping mostly on the high street. From elegant coats and striking heels to flashes of tough leather, her laidback mirror selfies make for swoon-worthy outfit inspo. She tells us what’s on her A/W wishlist and which wardrobe essentials you should hang on to…
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I’d describe my style as classic, feminine, with an edgy twist.

Zara, Mango and Arket are my favourite places to shop. I’m a high-street girl through and through, and a big believer in reusing my old pieces, so you’ll often see me wearing something I bought seven-plus years ago.

That said, I invest a bit more in jeans and coats. Both have the ability to make you feel a thousand bucks if they fit correctly, so I think it’s worth spending more to find the perfect ones.

The one trend you should buy into this season is leather/pleather. I’ve long been a fan of leather trousers and they’ll make a timeless addition to anyone’s wardrobe. They’re so easy to dress up or down, and do a great job of elongating your legs.

My favourite thing I’ve bought this autumn is a bib-style jumper from Arket. It adds a designer-feel to my outfits but comes with a high-street price tag – ideal. Plus, I always love freshening up my wardrobe with less trend-led pieces I can wear again the following year. This is one of those.

My advice for looking good in the cold is layers, layers and more layers. They can jazz up even the simplest outfits and let you express your individuality.

I’d never wear the Balenciaga Triple S trainers. My fiancé has a pair, so that’s enough for me.

My style icons are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Maja Wyh. Both nail the perfect mix of cool and classic. I also love following Maria Chervotkina for style inspo.

I'm a big believer in reusing old high street pieces - you'll often see me wearing something I bought years ago
Invest more in jeans and coats - good ones have the ability to make you feel a thousand bucks.

My one tip for taking the perfect selfie is ensure you’ve got plenty of natural light. I’m a photographer by trade so know how important this is for any image.

I’m not a fan of print. While I had a couple of printed pieces last year, I personally find simple, neutral outfits are more versatile and I don’t tire of them. 

The five things you should have in your wardrobe are a good-quality t-shirt, a well-fitting pair of jeans, biker boots, a leather belt, and a long duster or trench coat.

The last thing I bought was a beige denim shirt. I’ll be wearing it with jeans, trousers and skirts as it’s so versatile. I’m also loving my Grenson boots – I won’t be taking them off for a while.

Follow Marianne @smythsisters

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