Blogger Soraya Bakhtiar Shows Us What To Wear (And Look Just Like Her)
The Debrief: Because we're obsessed.
I first met blogger Soraya Bakhtiar a few years ago when we worked together, and I've never known a girl look so damn well put together every single day at 8am. Sorry guys, she isn't one of those bloggers who posts pics of herself looking like a complete babe but actually IRL only wears trackie bottoms and Crocs. Soraya is the real deal of super-stylish fashion babe. She's got a whole boho rock vibe going on, you will usually spot her in some sort of leather studded gorgeousness, which is probably what her 55k followers on Instagram are so addicted to.
I caught up with Soraya to get her tips on what to wear and how we can nail the same posh-grunge look she's got going on. Here's what she told me.
Let One Accessory Guide Your Whole Look
'I always pick a statement piece and work my outfit around it,' explains Soraya. 'It can be anything from a hat, a funky bag or sunnies.' If you can't afford a Chanel padded beauty like Soraya's, get yourself a high-street chain handle bag in a brighter shade that doesn't look like it's trying to imitate the classic version.
Look To YSL
'I'm so into Saint Laurent right now, it's like cowboy meets biker amazingness,' says Soraya. Couldn't agree more. Makes me want to wear chaps. A silky blouse and some leather pants (faux are fine) are the key – get yourselves some right now.
Get Yourself A Bit Of Cos Lace Lusciousness Too
Nothing sexier than a peeping bit of lace. 'I can't live without my Cos triangle lace bra. It's my best (and cheapest) purchase ever!' Plus they come in a tonne of colours, so you can mix and match with what you're wearing on top.
Channel Two Opposing Style Icons
These gals look so different, but mash them together and you can see where Soraya's inspo is coming from. 'Lou Doillon is a style icon of mine. And I love Keira's grace and piercing brown eyes,' explains Soraya.
'For me, no outfit is complete without jewellery, even if it's just a knuckle ring. Whenever I forget to put some jewellery on, I feel naked. It's a really odd feeling,' says Soraya. Check out that incredible snakey ring and the bangles that look like they've got midget gems on them. Swooooon.
In The Mornings, Pick Your Coat First
'In Winter, I always pick the shoes and coat for my outfit first and then I put on pants, T-shirt and sweater, scarf and bag.' Simples.
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