Sophie Kennedy – style icon

Meet Miss Sophie Kennedy, Junior Press Officer for ASOS who lives it up stylishly over the water in London. I chatted to Sophie about what style is to her!

Sophie Kennedy

Where do you like to shop?

Working for ASOS, I can’t help but do the majority of my shopping online. ASOS product is so strong this season, and seeing as we stock so many brands there’s more than enough to tempt me!  Other than ASOS, I’m a massive fan of Zara for their smart tailoring, and their wickedly high, yet weirdly comfortable shoes, which are a big weakness of mine. When I’m home in Dublin I always look forward to browsing Brown Thomas, and Bow Boutique in the Powerscourt Centre.

Describe your style

For me fashion needs to be easy, effortless and comfortable so I typically reach for sleek, classic items.  I’d be lost without my favourite cigarette jeans (cropped, black), my soft, slouchy jumpers, and my leather jacket.  I definitely tend to stay away from really bright colours or anything too frilly or feminine.  Although I don’t like to fill my wardrobe completely with seasonal trends, I do spice it up a bit occasionally and splurge on a few trendy, of-the-moment pieces that will give my mostly neutral wardrobe a fun twist. Statement jewellery and accessories.

If you could have any item of clothing what would it be?

I would really love a Mulberry Carter Camera Bag in Birds Nest Croc Nappa Leather- one of their new-for-autumn styles. It’s the ideal shade of elephant gray, so you can truly wear it with anything, and it’s literally the perfect size. If we’re strictly talking clothing, I think it would have to be something, anything, from Carven.  From their prim white collars and lampshade skirts to textured sleeve coats and statement cocktail dresses , there basically isn’t a single piece in the entire collection I wouldn’t wear.

 Who are your style icons?

I really admire the style of bloggers Elin Kling, Hanneli Mustaparta and Kate Bosworth.  Each of them have an effortless approach to style, and never seem to overdo it. They also don’t seem to take themselves too seriously and are willing to take risks. They look simple, chic, but most importantly, they always look happy in what they’re wearing. 

What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe right now? 

I recently splurged on a leather and wool jacket from Iro. It makes me feel tough and feminine and sexy and cool ad chic, all at the same time.  I’ll wear it with pretty much everything I have. 

What is your favourite trend for this season and how do you interpret it?

I love how the fashion tide is turning towards sleek sophistication, with an androgynous twist.  I plan on incorporating this trend into my wardrobe with super-sized, slouchy cut jackets and overcoats, and slim-fit tuxedo trousers, but I’ll make it my own by pairing these essentials with pieces that have my signature statement edge. I’ll be wearing my classic white shirt and classic knits with these androgynous pieces for day, but for a feminine twist I’ll add my bronze ASOS slim cut trousers and metallic heels. I’ll definitely be wearing some cocktail rings and to add a bit of an edge.  

Are there any looks you don’t like?

I’m pretty open-mind when it comes to style.  As long as I feel good about what I’m wearing, then that’s all that matters!  There’s nothing worse than going about your day in an outfit that you don’t feel comfortable in.