As Fashion Editor of Sheerluxe, Charlotte Collins is the eagle style eye behind the site’s extensive fashion coverage, and a regular fixture on their rapidly-growing video features: Sheerluxe Live and Fashion Haul. She’s a big fan of pink, leopard print, cashmere and easy style wins. In other words: our kind of woman.
Style Notes: Charlotte Collins
We all have our wardrobe staples: what are yours and how do you adapt them for the season?
I’m a boxy jumper addict, so unless the temperatures really sky-rocket, expect to find me in updated summer versions of the more wintery look. Pink seems to have permeated my wardrobe in multiple ways this season, so a bubblegum-hued chunky knit is right up my street. I’ll then give the look a summery twist by adding floral maxi skirts, layering over pretty slip dresses or teaming with playful joggers off-duty. A biker jacket is another year-round staple for me – thanks to the good old Blighty climate, it’s a perennial fixture in my wardrobe.
What’s your default summer day/evening style?
For summer, a t-shirt dress is my go-to everyday look: I love adding a waist-cinching belt to an unstructured shape for an outfit that works from the office to the beach. I tend to gravitate towards crisp white trainers for every day, but for long working days that culminate in industry events, a pair of directional heels and statement earrings are my quick fix hack.
Who’s your summer style icon?
Designer and influencer Giorgia Tordini is my year-round girl crush for her grown-up take on eclectic high-end trends. Her summer look is impossibly Italian – simple black swimsuits, oversized linen shirts, gold jewellery and bronzed limbs. It’s fuss-free, elegant and cool - and it’s also relatively easy to replicate!
As the end of summer draws closer – what should we invest in now which we can wear as the weather cools?
When it comes to investing, think essentials: chunky knits, leather bikers and denim are the foundations of all autumn/winter looks. Hush’s Onyx Leather Jacket is the perfect example of a staple that never ages: I’ll be wearing it with everything from dresses to hoodies to ride out the rest of summer. For me, it’s also all about cashmere: buying warm, soft jumpers that will last from season to season is an indulgence you never regret.
Your top picks from the summer collection – and how would you style them?
Tabitha Frill Cami - Embrace maximalism by styling this piece with the matching skirt. I love a match-matchy look for impact, and this is the perfect holiday look that works for warm summer evenings in the UK too.
Daphne Jumpsuit - The perfect foundation for any summer look, a black jumpsuit is a workwear must-have (just add a blazer), off-duty hero (trainers take the style down a notch) and party-ready essential too. Just team with statement jewellery and killer heels for a versatile evening edit.
Bristol Devore Top - This white top has all the tropes of a classic, with its subtle design and throw-on fit, but with trend-lead details that make it an everyday summer essential. I love the busy star print and bell-sleeve cut.
Nini V Neck Top - Told you I was into pink. This ruffled, frilled, relaxed top has Isabel Marant-vibes which will work perfectly with a tan and gold accessories.
Illustrations by Joanna Gisborne-Land.