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Stealth Style – keeping it simple is always a good idea

— by Alyson Walsh

Photos: Vogue UK. Styling by Siobhan Lyons. Photography by Will Turner.

 

It’s always good to see a confident woman of around-about-my-age proving that style doesn’t have a sell-by date. And I can relate to these Vogue images because the model looks natural and make-up-free and not photoshopped to the hilt. This woman is proud of her age.

The pictures accompany an interview with the designer of matchesfashion’s Raey womenswear collection, Rachael Proud. I’m into this kind of Stealth Style (think under-the-radar, as opposed to look-at-me) and building a uniform around the clothes you love. The pared-down, elegant tomboy aesthetic features wardrobe essentials, on repeat,’ I find it hard to wear full-on fashion,’ the designer has said, ‘ I wear things which feel right which I’ve collected over the years. And I think like a man when I shop: If I find the right T-shirt or pants, I buy four of them. I think a lot of women want that…’

Although Raey prices are what I call ‘Wait For The Sale’ – and occasionally refer to as: Go Straight To Arket – the emphasis is on quality and simple clothes designed to last. And I do like the look of the certified organic cotton jeans (£140), the lovely silk and wool blend printed scarves (£125) and the recycled cotton animal print track pants (£125).

Choose classic-with-a-twist wardrobe essentials, add a chic print or interesting silhouette to perk things up, and stay stealth-y!

 

 

The recent interview with Raey designer Rachael Proud is HERE. Please note: this feature has been updated. Initially, I thought Rachael Proud was modelling the clothes – the Vogue interview is a bit misleading! There’s no credit for the model or portrait of the designer, so thank you to the TNMA reader who alerted me.

 

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