In our February issue of GLAMOUR we offered readers the chance to become our next GLAMOUR blogger. After sifting through loads of fabulous fashion forward blogs, we found our winner: Port Elizabeth-based fashion blogger, Amy Scheepers of Wolf & Wood. We chatted to her about her style, her love for fashion and what inspires her:
GLAMOUR: How would you describe your style?
Amy: I guess you could say my style is a bit inconclusive – that of an ex-student who doesn’t want to grow up! I can be incredibly scruffy yet incredibly girly, it all depends on what I’m currently inspired by.
Why do you love fashion?
There’s something about it that excites me tremendously. Being a fashion photographer, allows me to play with loads of fabulous clothes, which helps!
What are five things you can’t live without?
My camera, tea, the internet (I’m a bit of an internet junkie), a lovely pair of leather booties or brogues
and well-fitting high waisted trousers
Whose style inspires you?
Alexa Chung and people I see walking on the street everyday.
What’s your favourite fashion splurge?
Vintage items and shoes! But I don’t really splurge on much, I’m big on bargains, and am very lucky to have a few sponsors whose clothing I love.
What do you always keep in your handbag?
My phone, my wallet, my moleskine and a pen for ideas and memos.
Where do you shop?
All over the place! Online, at Silver Spoon, in Long street, at markets, at a few vintage shops owned by friends and I borrow my boyfriends clothes!
What are your top tips for cost effective shopping?
Don’t be a slave to every trend that comes around! Spend money on quality items that won’t date.
Any fashionista’s we should be watching?
There are stylish people all around you, they inspire me more than any ‘celebrity.’ Having said that I think that locally, ‘The Quirky Stylista’ has really good style!
What’s your one tip for taking your outfit up a notch?
Accessorising! As well as investing in good shoes – my leather booties are the perfect combination between chic and comfortable, and make any outfit look instantly better!
What trends will you be following this year?
I am in love with all the ice-cream shades I’ve seen around right now and will definitely be incorporating mints and pastels into my outfits. I’m also enjoying wearing leather items!
What makes you feel GLAM?
Many things: getting more than 7 hours of sleep, eating out and wearing heels in the day! It’s all about the little things!
Stay posted to GLAMOUR.co.za as we bring you more of Amy! In the meantime, see what she’s loving today.
Check out Amy’s blog: Wolf & Wood