Street trend: Sarah Waldron

Age: 27
Occupation: Journalist
From: Tralee

What are you wearing? I’m wearing a COS jacket (a sample that didn’t make it into production), a COS top (gift), Brooks Brothers shirt (borrowed from mother), ASOS necklace (€30), Topshop ripped jeans (€62) and Kurt Geiger boots (€250).

Describe your style in three words?

Extreme low-maintenance.

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

Fashion or function — which word best describes your attitude to clothes, and why? Function — I write about fashion for a living, so, obviously, it is important, but function trumps all. I don’t like anything to be too binding or restricting, and overly trendy stuff dates easily.

What’s your biggest source of style inspiration? My friends, Dominique and Sarah. One takes a lot of risks, fashion-wise, and she always looks great; the other almost only wears black and always looks sleek and sophisticated. Both different, both very stylish.

What do you think of Irish street style?

Irish girls tend to look quite undone, which I love. There’s a difference between being artfully dishevelled and being actually dishevelled, and Irish girls have an innate sense of balance between the two.

Where do you like to shop? Online, almost exclusively. My budget is fairly limited, so I save my money for sample sales, if I want to buy something special.

Who or what is Ireland’s greatest undiscovered gem? Pause Play Vintage Boutique, in Tralee, was an undiscovered gem, but has sadly closed. I live in hope that it’ll resurface again soon, though!

Why does your style/outfit work? A clean white shirt is a good counterpoint to ripped jeans and well-worn boots.

The jacket is attention-catching, but also goes with everything.


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