Street trend: Cathy Lawson

Age: 27
Occupation: Display artist; fashion blogger
From: Cork

What are you wearing?

Today I’m wearing a Kenzo sweater (€210), Selected Femme leather jacket (€300), Jump from Paper bag (€80), New Look jeans (€20) and Sandro trainers (€240).

Describe your style in three words?

Relaxed, edgy, current.

How long does it take you to get dressed in the morning?

About 50 minutes, including hair and make-up; less, if I’ve planned my outfit the night before but I usually decide in the morning depending on how I feel that day.

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

Fashion, but my outfit does always have to function for me, especially if I’m working. There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your clothes.

What’s your biggest source of style inspiration?

I am completely obsessed with Instagram. I follow people with some very inspiring styling and photography.

What do you think of Irish street style?

I think it has progressed a lot over the last few years. People are much more aware of what’s in style and seem to be having fun with it and taking more risks.

Where do you like to shop?

I am a Penney’s addict. I also love Zara, Brown Thomas and Asos.

Who or what is Ireland’s greatest undiscovered gem?

I think vintage stores Miss Daisy Blue in Cork and Folkster in Dublin and Kilkenny are really making a lasting mark on the Irish fashion industry. Both are such individual, independent destinations that are run by hardworking and inspiring women.

Why does your style/outfit work?

It’s comfortable for working long hours while still being stylish.


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