Trade Secrets - Sneak Peek Into A Stylish Wardrobe 5 years ago

Trade Secrets - Sneak Peek Into A Stylish Wardrobe

We’ve all had that moment where you see someone on the street and think, “Oh, I love her bag/top/skirt.”

Some can work up the courage to ask a stranger where they shop, but not all of us are that brave.

This gave us an idea for a feature and we’re hoping to hunt down the country’s most stylish women to quiz them on their favourite fashion finds and style tips.

Next on our style crush list is Aoife Murtagh, PR Manager for L’Oreal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York and Essie.

In her own words, here are Aoife's style essentials:

I am a bit of a label junky and justify my splurges by saying it’s an “investment piece”, although I'm not sure how I can technically justify any more of these.

I do believe in buying timeless classics that I can pull out year after year, but the problem is I see far too many “key” pieces throughout the season!

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Alice Temperley top

My favourite season is autumn/winter because I love layering and interesting textures.

I tend to go for the same things, some say it’s predictable but I like to pretend it’s a personal style (it’s not though, it’s just that I’ve obviously exhausted all avenues).

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Chloé Susannah boots

Dresses are great, a whole outfit in one which is great for early morning starts. I love Peter Pan collars, it must be the child in me.

Some of my essential items include Christian Louboutin nude pumps, a sequinned top from Alice Temperly, Paige jeans and Chloé Susannah boots.

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Paige jeans

I have a weakness for red dresses and have about ten that are quite similar.

This season I’m crushing on Breton stripes teamed with boyfriend jeans and stilettos.

Style essentials include good handbags, shoes and costume jewels, they make any outfit complete and always fit even on fat days.

For make-up, a red lip always makes me feel instantly dressed up.

Manicures are also important, maybe it’s because I work in beauty but nice nails always add a bit of polish, literally.

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Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps

Essie is my go to brand, I am lucky to be a PR for them and am spoilt for choice with the fab array of shades.

If money was no object, I would love a red leather Boy Chanel bag, in red! (my favourite colour).  This might be a bit of a pipe dream though.

My best buy would have to be Isabel Marant runners, in my job I spend my life running around and at this stage I owe them nothing!

If you have think you might know someone who fits the bill and would like to be featured, then drop a line to cathy.donohue@her.ie