SHE WEARS IT WELL
ANNA SINGH, 41
The knit parade: Anna Singh of Chinti and Parker
The founder of playful cashmere brand Chinti and Parker emanates effortless style without skimping on comfort.
My aesthetic is definitely on the boyish side. Chinti and Parker is all about clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident. It’s the next best thing to wearing your PJs.
If I have a meeting I usually change out of my trainers and put on a dress. I like the way a dress makes you feel, but I always put a piece of knitwear over the top.
If I’m going to wear colour it needs to be bold – like a red or a mustard. And if I’m going to wear print I tend to mix patterns. I just think if you’re going to do it, go for it.
Don’t be anxious about wearing quirky knitwear; it’s what’s on the bottom that makes the difference. A pair of silk printed trousers will smarten it and make it feel more grown-up.
In Britain you can wear cashmere all year round, but if you’re heat-sensitive then opt for a light gauge, or a cotton or silk blend. And wear a mock shirt underneath – they give the illusion of a shirt without the extra layer.
Cotton collar, £29, Cos (cosstores. com). Cashmere Moomin & Snork Maiden sweater, £375, Chinti & Parker (chintiandparker.com). Silk trousers, £425, Marni (marni.com). Canvas Chuck Taylor All Star high-tops, £55, Converse (converse.com)