Whether working wardrobe magic on Emma Watson's outstanding Beauty and the Beast promo tour (something you can ogle in more detail over on this somewhat genius dedicated Instagram account) or perfecting the ultimate red carpet look for the girls we're always watching—think Sophie Turner or Lily James—Rebecca Corbin-Murray is the British A-list stylist we a) couldn't imagine fashion life without and b) would really, really, really like to go shopping with. Her roster of clients reads like a who's who of the best dressed women of our time, so it's no wonder she's made it onto The Hollywood Reporter's revered Most Powerful Stylists list two years in a row. Look a level deeper, and you'll find that Rebecca herself also has a personal style to rival any, which is why we are thrilled to have her on board at Who What Wear UK to answer your burning fashion questions each month.
Style du Monde
Every British woman knows that it's the weather that dictates our style. We've had to learn savvy ways of dressing that mean we're prepared to potentially see weather from every season in one day—wind, cold, and sudden sunny afternoons followed by a torrential downpour. I believe this adds to the individuality you see in British dressing, as people have different tricks and ways of styling themselves to deal with our unreliable weather. Keep reading to see the six elements that I think British style is all about.
1. You know how to layer
The Style Stalker
You know how to layer. Following on from the weather dictating British style, British girls are experts in layering in cool and creative ways. Be it dresses over trousers to polo-necks under shirts.
Every season there seems to be a new bold colour combo I spot all over the streets, which no one bats an eyelid to here, but you'd never see that in other cities. It's the same with prints—British girls know how to mix patterns whilst keeping it chic.
British girls have a knack for mixing designer, high-street and vintage pieces in one look like I've never seen in other countries. Everyone here wants to look stylish but in their own way. No one wears a whole look from head to toe out on the street.