The acclaimed designer and entrepreneur on how she keeps her working wardrobe bright and inspiring
KEEP PRINT TO ONE PIECE
I usually go for a patterned shirt: that way, you can go quite crazy on the print, particularly if you opt for a block-coloured skirt or trousers.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO CLASH
Picking a colour from your print and coordinating your accessories does look gorgeous, but a clashing shade can be great, too. I love our leopard blouse, with a neon-pink trim.
KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN
With these J Brand trousers (pictured above), I ordered 10 different sizes and styles online, then I kept the pair I loved most. I’d rather try clothes on at home, panic-free.
EMBRACE ANIMAL PRINT
It’s everywhere right now. For work, I tend to wear it on my feet only. I just bought a gorgeous pair of Tabitha Simmons boots, and they’re a great entry point into leopard.
THINK DAY TO NIGHT
Sometimes I’ll do boyfriend jeans with a heel, but mostly, a printed silk shirt and culottes are my go-to work look. I went straight out to a cocktail party in this.
Logo-embroidered wide-leg trousers, £280, Max Mara (selfridges.com)
Velour skirt, £65, Hush (hush-uk.com)
Wool-blend jumper, £39.99, H&M (hm.com)
Leopard-print shirt, £295, Tabitha Webb (tabithawebb.co.uk)
Patent-leather bag, £310, Staud (net-a-porter.com)
Block-heel boots, £85, Office (office.co.uk)