This week for “7 Style Questions With…” we caught up with one of our favourite bloggers, the fab Yvonne from YStyle. Yvonne is one Ireland’s most popular stylists and bloggers with over 69,000 followers on her fashion-filled Facebook page. YStyle was created in September 2014 and has become a go-to spot for women looking for the latest stylish bargain. Yvonne is all about high street shopping with a hint of high end every now and then.
After working in HR for years, Yvonne decided to pursue her passion three years ago when she qualified as a personal stylist. Since then she has been offering personal shopping and styling advice along with wardrobe detoxing for women looking for help with everything from putting outfits together to complete closet revamps.
YStyle’s aim is to inspire women and offer tips on how to dress well on a budget. Whether you’re always on the hunt for the best bargain or are prone to the odd splurge, there’s a bit of everything on her page. One of the most popular posts featured are those that show new stock in stores like River Island, Zara and of course, Carraig Donn. Yvonne takes some snaps of the new arrivals and shares them with her followers so they can get a glimpse of what’s in store before they get a chance to visit themselves.
What we love most about Yvonne is her down-to-earth attitude and approach to style. She knows what works for women of all shapes and sizes no matter how big or small their budget is. We decided to put our 7 style questions to her and get more of an insight into her own personal style. Check out her answers below and don’t forget to follow her daily fashion updates on Facebook and Instagram.
1. What is the one item in your wardrobe you could never live without?
A stripe t-shirt! I have so many but I live in them – on their own, under blazers, with shorts, to bed……you name it!
2. Who is your style icon?
3. What is your current favourite trend?
One shoulder. Love it in everything from jumpsuits to dresses but have yet to find the right one for me.
4. What would you never be caught wearing?
Probably a floral blazer – just feel like Mrs Doubtfire everytime I try! Also spaghetti strap tops and dresses look so bad on me!
5. What past style moment of yours makes you cringe the most?
So so many! I used to buy second hand men’s Levi jeans in Temple Bar about five sizes too big and hold them up with a big brown belt and have a “501” knock-off t-shirt from Henry Street tucked into them. Horrendous. Also rocked a paisley shirt with a mustard polo-neck underneath – my Mom always made us lash a polo-neck under things – to be fair I still love my polo's though! Also my confirmation outfit. A full on checked suit – shorts and blazer, Rory McElroy would be proud.
6. What is the most prominent colour in your wardrobe?
White? So many white blazers and lace tops! That’s not a colour though is it? Then stripes. Again not a colour. I’ll say pink! Love all pink from blush to hot.
7. What is your current favourite piece on CarraigDonn.com?
The ponchos. I honestly love them. I have the coral and the grey and would actually have them all!
Shop all of the Carraig Donn looks shown on YStyle here.