Lucy is the founder of Styled by Lucy – a personal styling business offering colour analysis, wardrobe consultation and personal shopping. Over the last year she’s grown her business to include events, blogging, editorial styling and some local TV work – as well as being a Mum of two.
What’s the best bit of your job?
I find Personal Styling so rewarding seeing clients’ self esteem and confidence blossom in front of you. It’s the best feeling when you put together an outfit for a client they wouldn’t have tried and they love it so much they don’t want to take it off
What’s your favourite area / shop to shop in Bristol?
Gloucester Road. I love the small independents like Fox and Feather and when I have the time for a rummage there are some great charity shops. If I’m shopping with a client it depends on their budget and what we’re looking for but I tend to hit Cabot Circus and Broadmead/Park St as there is so much choice. We’re very lucky in Bristol to have the big brands plus so many fab small independent retailers.
Describe your personal style in a sentence.
Constantly changing – one day edgy and the next more feminine and girlie. I like to switch things up and try new things.
What’s your most worn item of clothing?
My jeans. They are the easiest thing to wear, create different looks and practical for life with two little ones.
What’s the oldest item in your wardrobe?
I have a butter soft leather mini skirt I bought from Kookai when I was about 16 or 17 which cost a fortune for me at the time but I still wear it regularly now nearly 20 years on. Usually for a night out but I rock it in the day this time of year with thick tights, boots and a chunky knit.
What’s your fail-safe style combo?
I’m a jumpsuit fan. They’re a ready made outfit so you only have to think about accessories yet they’re so versatile. I wear mine with trainers out and about with the kids or dressed up with heels for a night out.
What would you rescue from your house in a fire?
The possession I would grab would be my jewellery box. I only buy myself costume jewellery but I have had some beautiful gifts from family and friends over the years I would be heartbroken to lose.
Which trend do you wish would die a death?
Looking forward to Spring Summer ’18 trends I don’t get the multiple bags trend seen on Chanel, D&G and Gucci catwalks. I’m a bag lover and hoarder so I should be jumping at the thought of showcasing at least two at once but I have enough to carry when I’m with the kids and when I’m without the kids I love leaving the house feeling lighter with just a little clutch or mini bag.
Do you prefer online or in store shopping?
In store definitely! You can’t tell the quality, true colour or fit of clothes online. Buying online isn’t convenient when you have to traipse to the post office and queue up with returns.