As the Editor of STYLEBK. Emily Highfield loves sharing exquisite imagery and the brilliant artistry of the fashion industry. This makes her the perfect person to share her style and party tips to help you survive the party season.
How do you prep before a night out?
I work out what I’m going to wear and then I do my hair and makeup – my routine is pretty basic. Perfume is also important – my go-to scent is Gucci Flora.
What is your go to hairstyle/makeup look for a night out?
My hairstyle is usually a side part with slightly wavy or straight hair. I don’t do very much makeup, but I put on some mascara and sometimes a bit of eyeliner and eyeshadow.
When you’re going out, what are your must have items in your bag?
Definitely lipbalm! But I will also take a powder blot and some bandaids. And of course the essentials like money, phone and so on.
Do you have any tips for looking fresh all night long?
I usually keep blotting paper or powder on me to prevent shine, but I also think it’s good to have some bronzer or blush to touch up with.
Your biggest fashion faux pas?
I used to think that bootleg jeans were going to be in fashion forever and I can’t stand them now!
What designers are you currently loving and why?
I always love Dion Lee, Josh Goot, Philip Lim, Alexander Wang, Celine and Stella McCartney – I love the ones that are clean, minimal and not too crazy.
Favourite places to shop?
I love shopping online at Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and Green with Envy. But I also love shopping at Zara – you can usually find nice basics in there that don’t break the budget.
Where do you look for style inspiration?
I love Olivia Palermo because she is really well put together and her style is classic with a slight edge. I also like Alexa Chung because she’s a bit more of a risk taker with her style and she has a banging body! Her personality really comes through and her style is effortless and she’s not dictated by trends.
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