Street trend: Julie Gavin

Age: 34

Street trend: Julie Gavin

What are you wearing? I’m wearing a COS t-shirt (€30), Zara leather trousers (€289), Asos boots (€50), Ray Ban sunglasss from House of Fraser (€180), rings (€120 each) and a necklace (€100) by David Gavin Bijoux.

Describe your style in three words: Effortless, urban, tomboy.

How long does it take you to get dressed in the morning? Showered and makeup done, it takes me about ten minutes to get dressed. I always have a wardrobe plan in my head.

Fashion or function — which words best describes your attitude to clothes and why?

A little bit of both — definitely function with shoes and coat. I spend a lot of time on my feet and outdoors so comfy shoes and warm coats are vital — I’m definitely a trainers and parka jacket girl!

What’s your biggest source of style inspiration? I watch a lot of music and snowboarding videos and that definitely reflects in my day-to-day style. So does being around Dublin or any other city — street style; real people with real style. I am actually more inspired by the way men dress than women. I’m definitely not a girly girl!

What do you think of Irish street style? Over the last few years you can totally see how things have changed — everyone used to look the same, ie just follow trends. You can now see how people’s individual styles are developing and I love it. Trends fade, style is eternal.

Where do you like to shop? At the moment, I’m head over heels for the new COS shop on Wicklow Street. It’s amazing quality with simplistic clothing and totally affordable but I do like to mix it up. I’ve big love for Lucy’s Lounge, they always have cool one of a kinds, it’s kinda deadly!

Who or what is Ireland undiscovered gem? David Gavin, a Dublin-born jewellery designer based in the French Alps.  Also DVF (Dublin Vintage Factoy) on South William Street — they have the coolest one-of-kind pieces and are also starting to bring in cool vintage homewear items. Get in quick!

Why does your style/outfit work? I’ve a busy day running around town, so it’s comfortable, I’ve been hunting for comfortable leather trousers forever and I have finally found them.

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