Ille De Cocos: The Journal

Style that delivers on every level, by stylist Tessa Frost

(Luxe Poncho by Ille De Cocos, Hat by Camilla Rose Millinery, Blouse by Kirei)

As a Mum and Stylist, I need a wardrobe that delivers on so many levels: I need it to look permanently ‘put together’ in an understated, yet accessible way...unless I’m in my gym kit and then it’s absolutely acceptable to have an hour off!

Versatility is key. My clothes need to take me through the various hurdles of an average day, from the school run to a client styling session, on to a working lunch, followed by a messy play date, kids’swimming class and then drinks somewhere swanky - all with less than 5 minutes to get ready in between.

(Merino Cropped Sweater by Ille De Cocos, Hat by Camilla Rose Millenery, Trousers by Laundry Boutique, Clutch by Elizabeth & James)

I like to choose capsule pieces that are easy to wear and accessorise. Particularly in Autumn/Winter, I tend to rely on several key, luxury items that work hard through the season and will be sufficiently versatile, to form the basis of my wardrobe.

I team these with my high street ‘fashion’ buys. An excellent quality, investment knit can be dressed up or down - and I can play around with texture, colour, print, detail, shape and style because the knit is such a classic, versatile and cool piece.

And transitioning quickly from day time to evening is as effortless as it gets – I add some statement heels, a fabulous pair of earrings, finish things off with some smoky eye make up, a clutch, and I’m good to go!

Fig & Frost

(Au Contraire Sweater by Ille De Cocos, skirt by Warehouse, Clutch by Elizabeth & James, shoes by Zara)

My favourite outfits are easy to put together and even easier to wear, doing the hard work for me so that I can focus on work and play, feeling confident and looking good, whatever I’m doing.

With Love,

Tessa (Fig & Frost)

Get in touch with Tessa if you're interested in developing your own unique style and want her help creating a wardrobe full of beautiful pieces you'll love wearing!

Fig & Frost

Photographed by Ralph Whitehead

Make Up by Tania Gautama

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