We talk style and fashion with leading influencer Simone Partner
Simone Partner is the British beauty, fashion and fitness influencer best known as the creative force behind the highy popular blog Eltoria. The style guru has amassed more than 160k subscribers on Youtube and was named as a brand ambassador for Sally Beauty UK in 2017.
We sat down with Simone and discussed everything from her signature style to her favourite fashion trends.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as chic and casual J. I love visiting Bicester Village to shop for high-end brands like Gucci. However, I am actually adoring Primark right now. I feel like they have really improved their quality and selection. I also absolutely love Top Shop for dresses and Zara for jackets and coats.
Which one item from your wardrobe couldn’t you live without?
100% my black heeled boots as they pretty much go with anything. I also think that owning a black body suit (for Spring/Summer) and polar neck jumper (for Autumn/Winter) is essential as you can pair these items with skirts, jeans, trousers, shorts, anything really!
What are your current wardrobe staples?
As well as my black boots and polar neck jumper, I’d also say that my Gucci belt is a current staple.
Who inspires your style the most? (celebrity, family member, etc.)
Ever since I was 10 years old I have always been inspired by Victoria Beckham, the woman is a fashion genius! However more day to day, I’d say that I was heavily influenced by the fashionistas that I follow Instagram (I am currently loving @kayleighjcouture).
If you had to live with only a capsule wardrobe containing ten key pieces, what would they be, and why?
1. Of course, my black boots. Not only do they look fab in the winter paired with a knitted jumper dress, but I always find myself wearing them in the Spring/Summer with a dress or skirt.
2. A plain black polar neck jumper (also in white and stripes) to wear on cold summer evenings, or, throughout the Autumnal and wintry months with jeans or trousers.
3. I think a plain jumpsuit is extremely handy to have in a wardrobe as I find them the easiest outfits to dress up or down.
4. A Gucci belt can magically make any outfit look classy and fab. Despite their hefty price tag, I 100% have no regrets in purchasing mine.
5. A blazer can make any girl look like a #GIRLBOSS.
6. Skinny jeans are an absolute must! Nothing beats a casual comfy day.
7. Plain tank top, or, short sleeved tops (black, white, stripes) to wear underneath jumpers and blazers, or, paired with jeans or a skirt.
8. A black faux leather skirt never goes out of trend! I’m forever reaching out for mine all year
9. A good loungewear set is key! I pretty much live in onesies, pyjamas, or a tracksuit when I’m at home. A girl needs her comfort!
10. A pair of rose gold heels to glam up any outfit.
Have you had any fashion disasters over the years?
Absolutely! I used to live in my Manchester United football top with khaki green waterproof trousers- I was quite the tom boy when I was younger!
Where do you like to shop?
Currently I can’t stop myself walking into Gucci, I’m a magpie to their belts and purses. However, I love getting a (smaller) discount every time I visit Heathrow airport, counts as smart shopping right? I currently have a Gucci card case on my Christmas list! I have also been enjoying Kurt Geiger recently, I find their footwear luxurious yet affordable (especially their boots!).
What is your favourite trend at the moment?
Adoring the animal print trend right now! I never used to be a fan but now I’m like a magpie to shiny objects, I can’t get enough. Now that the weather is also colder, I am enjoying layering up more too!
How has your style evolved since you started out in the blogging world?
I would definitely say that I was much more aware of fashion, especially due to Instagram. Before blogging I used to play it safe, for example, my clothes always matched. However now I experiment more with prints, colours, and accessories.
What is the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
Don’t be too matchy-matchy and develop your own signature style.