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Style File: Georgie Coleridge Cole, founder of SheerLuxe.com

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As founder of Sheer Luxe Georgie Coleridge Cole is a woman who knows about clothes. The online magazine and boutique is dedicated to style, beauty, wellness and lifestyle, and Georgie epitomises the brand’s effortlessly chic feel. Thanks to her job and her passion for fashion, she has tried every brand out there and is an expert when it comes to putting a look together. From high street finds to designer beauties, we’ve rifled through her wardrobe to find out the labels, styles and looks that work for her….

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My Uniform

Nine times out of ten my daily outfit consists of jeans (by Frame or Mother) or alternatively, a leather skirt teamed with a knit – normally cashmere – and flat shoes. At the moment I’m alternating between my Aquazzura lace up flats or Stan Smiths. If I don’t have meetings then it’s often trainers but always flats. When it’s warmer I tend to favour a tee from Cos or Me & Em, or a silk blouse or maybe a Breton and a leather jacket from Whistles, Baujken or Gerard Darel.  I wear a lot more skirts in the spring and summer – leather, silk, cotton – anything goes actually. This season I’m treating myself to a suede biker – All Saints are well stocked. My current bag is a Givenchy Antigona in black and a YSL cross body by  night. I have a Pierre Hardy pouch from Matches that’s great for a Saturday lunch. A bucket bag – possibly tasselled – is on my list for spring/summer…

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Silk shirt, £240, Equipment; Le Skinny de Jeanne, £209, Frame Denim; leather Stan Smiths, £65, Adidas

Why it works…

This look works for me on several levels: my days start with getting my children up and walking them to nursery before I walk to the office, so anything too dressy would be a chore. The Sheer Luxe office is pretty laid back. We’re a relaxed, friendly publication and not about fierce fashion as that’s not us and that’s not what our readers want. The meetings I have are with brands or suppliers in the industry so they’re never that formal anyway – flats, a jacket and well fitting jeans is rarely not smart enough.

Jeans Queen….

I am a big fan of Frame jeans and I love Mother – they have less stretch but fit me really well. Most of my jeans have a rip or three – my mother does not get it! I always have my jeans altered – at least once per pair because it’s so important they fit you well and their shape changes as you wear them. Colour wise it’s grey, black or blue denim – white if they’re not too tight in the summer and I’ve just bought a great camo pair at Donna Ida.

Twiggy skinny jeans, £230, James Jeans

Twiggy skinny jeans, £230, James Jeans

Tops

Silk shirts, jersey Ts and cashmere – that is 80% of my top wardrobe. For silk shirts – Equipment of course, Ts from Cos, American Vintage, Me & Em and cashmere from Vince, Chinti & Parker or J Crew although they have changed the composition of their cashmere V which I am very miffed about!

Jacket

I always buy a  new winter coat and for Spring tend to live in leather jackets because they’re warmer than say a silk bomber (although partial to these too) plus they’re never not appropriate. Baujken are doing a fab teal coloured leather jacket this season that I have my eye on. And suede is top of the list this spring/summer.

Ravenna leather jacket, £xx, Baukjen

Ravenna leather jacket, £399, Baukjen

Shoes

Flats by day – always – Tabitha Simmons, pretty ballerinas do a great pointy toe for less or a Chloe Scalloped Ballet flat. Heel wise I am mad about Gianvitto Rossi – the cost per wear of my shoe boots is VERY reasonable.

How does your look change from day to evening?

It doesn’t hugely – a Tom Ford matt lip and a pair of Gianvitto Rossi or Aquazurras. I might put on a leather skirt or leather trousers but very little else changes. I’m much more get ready for the day first thing and then it’s quick and easy to adapt my look. I often go straight out from work and just change my shoes and bag.

BEAUTY TALK

Skincare secrets

I recently discovered Jenny Harding’s Dynasty Clinic and I haven’t looked back since. She has pretty much cured my eczema and banned me from using anything but her cleaner and moisturizer. She is quite a character (you name it and it’s pink) but a real industry secret.

Make-up must-haves

YSL touche eclat, Laura Mercier Illuminising Tinted Moisturiser, YSL babydoll mascara, Nars Laguna Bronzer, black eye liner and Bobbi Brown Bright Pink lipgloss.

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Touche Eclat, £25, YSL; Laguna Bronzer, £27.50, Nars: Lipgloss in Bright Pink, £17 – £18.50, Bobbi Brown

SHOPPING FOR CHILDREN

I have one of each and love Zara for both of them. As girls get older you have to be a bit more careful but there’s still some great stuff.  I don’t buy my son’s trousers anywhere else – they’re a skinny leg which I much prefer on boys.

HOME

I shop all over the place for my home. I keep thinking I’m done and then I appear with another new accessory – my husband just rolls his eyes. Occa Home, Made.com, Casafina and Lizard Orchid are all favourites. I last bought a beautiful rose pink blown glass bowl from Lizard Orchid and a Tom Dixon diffuser – worth every penny.

Scented diffuser, £65, Tom Dixon

Scented diffuser, £65, Tom Dixon

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