Why Angela Scanlon Is Our Newest Girl Crush

Judging by Angela Scanlon’s humorous blog posts--she calls them “rants” and offers a unique perspective on everything from of-the-moment fashion trends to home decor--and innate sense of style, we can say with certainty the Dublin native is one of our new favorite “It” girls. A fashion writer, stylist, and TV presenter by trade, Scanlon possesses a fun and fearless approach to dressing, which has earned her a coveted spot on Vogue UK’s 2013 Hot List and a turn in this month’s Style Stalker spotlight. We admire her ability to seamlessly mix affordable, high street finds with luxe designer pieces, and love the fact that she’s a bit of a tomboy with an affinity for overalls too. Whether she’s lending nonchalance to a statement suit with a half-tucked tee or styling a sleek skirt with biker boots, Scanlon’s outfits are unabashedly cool and consistently on-point. As this month’s stalkee, we asked Scanlon to reveal her favorite places to shop, style icons, and more, so keep reading for tips on how to get her look now!

Cuff a pair of boyfriend jeans to show off statement heels.
Topshop Unique t-shirt; Current/Elliott jeans; Chanel bag; Topshop Unique heels.
Similar Essentials: Citizens of Humanity Dylan Boyfriend Jeans ($209); Joe’s Jeans Vintage Reserve Boyfriend Jeans ($169); Rachel Zoe Lila Platforms ($148); Calvin Klein Verene Platform Sandals ($119).

Play up bold matching prints with a colorful bag.
J.W. Anderson top and trousers; Christian Louboutin bag and heels.
Similar Essentials: Tibi Karina Sleeveless Top ($450) and Athena Pants ($450); Pierre Hardy Color Block Envelope Clutch ($726); Deena & Ozzy Mixed Media Raffia Clutch ($49).

Switch up your weekend mix with a pair of denim shortalls.
vintage jacket; vintage overalls.
Similar Essentials: Splendid Very Light Jersey Cardigan ($74); NSF Boyfriend Shortall ($298); Love Moschino Denim Overalls ($248); American Apparel Denim Short-All ($88).

Mix floral and leopard motifs for a playful springtime look.
Zara blazer; Topshop dress; Bertie boots.
Similar Essentials: Opening Ceremony Plunge Jacquard Dress ($495); Juicy Couture Hothouse Floral Print Dress ($198); Jerome Dreyfuss Large Popoche Clutch ($450); Clare Vivier Flat Clutch Supreme ($184).

Break up a matching suit with a neutral tee.
Topshop suit; vintage t-shirt; Christian Louboutin bag and heels.
Similar Essentials: Sister Jane Jacket ($125) and Pants ($108) in Geometric Print; Rachel Roy Pocket Jacket ($448) and Mandarin Pants ($398); Rag & Bone/JEAN The Basic Brando Tee ($95).

Give a streamlined skirt a dose of edge with a pair of leather ankle boots.
Kooples sweater; ASOS skirt; Christian Louboutin bag; Jeffrey Campbell boots.
Similar Essentials: T by Alexander Wang Rib Long Sleeve Tee ($160); Emilia Wickstead Margerita Pencil Skirt ($591); J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pinwheel Eyelet ($120); Jeffrey Campbell Everly Ankle Boots ($195); ASOS Altitude Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots ($92).

Add polish to basic wardrobe staples with a chic chapeau.
COS polo shirt; Paige jeans; Whistles hat; ASOS necklace; Ganni shoes.
Similar Essentials: Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Fedora ($175) in Pecan; Paul Smith Fedora Hat ($176); Goorin Bros. Henry Jones Hat ($79).
 

Q&A with Angela
Please describe your personal style in two sentences or less.
It's a bit schizophrenic. Young tomboy meets old, kitsch granny, with a splash of power dressing thrown into the mix. Although, I do hobo-chic exceptionally well on a Sunday morning.

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day style?
I walk a lot, whether I’m in London or Dublin, so I always carry flats or boots that I can do some mileage in. I’ve also got a pretty sick coat collection and have sussed the art of layering--a consequence of our fabulous weather!

List some of your favorite current trends and why you appreciate them/how you are wearing them.
I'm into all of the graphic prints for spring, like vertical stripes and geometric prints in monochrome or bold colors. And I MUST own the hot pink 3.1 Phillip Lim Watercolor Suede Overalls ($1400).

Who are some of your style icons and why?
I like Charlotte Gainsbourg because she's brave. She has a tomboy nonchalance and looks great in trousers. I like Lou Doillon and Alison Mosshart for similar reasons, but perhaps just a little less polished. If I could make a break for anyone’s wardrobe it would be the Olsen twins, assuming they still share one. A hint of hobo from Mary-Kate balanced with the polished, classic pieces from Ashley.

Name one go-to piece in your closet and why.
Black boots are my go-to item. I’ve got dozens of pairs, and somehow they always work!

What are some of your favorite places to shop?
I like independent boutiques where there are niche labels that can't be found everywhere--Bow in Dublin and Browns in London are favorites. I fill the gaps in high street stores like COS, Topshop, and Zara, and always check out Folkster for unique stuff and Jeffrey Campbell shoes! I also love Selfridges for the food hall and incredible designer selection. Dover Street Market and Colette in Paris are treat stores that I relish visiting, and then I'll also do a bit of a rummage in vintage and charity stores or around markets for special items.

What are some of your fashion sites/blogs?
Style.com for collection swatting
Jak & Jil for street style perving
Pinterest for daydreaming
Stitchesfabricandsoul.com for some local lusting

Images of Angela Scanlon courtesy of Getty Images

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Dylan Boyfriend Jeans

Dylan Boyfriend Jeans

Citizens of Humanity, $209
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Vintage Reserve Boyfriend Jeans

Vintage Reserve Boyfriend Jeans

Joe’s Jeans, $169
SHOP
Lila Platforms

Lila Platforms

Rachel Zoe, $148
SHOP
Verene Platform Sandals

Verene Platform Sandals

Calvin Klein, $119
SHOP
Very Light Jersey Cardigan

Very Light Jersey Cardigan

Splendid, $74
SHOP
Boyfriend Shortall

Boyfriend Shortall

NSF, $298
SHOP
Denim Overalls

Denim Overalls

Love Moschino, $248
SHOP
Denim Short-All

Denim Short-All

American Apparel, $88
SHOP
Karina Sleeveless Top

Karina Sleeveless Top

Tibi, $450
SHOP
Athena Pant

Athena Pant

Tibi, $450
SHOP
Color Block Envelope Clutch

Color Block Envelope Clutch

Pierre Hardy, $726
SHOP
Mixed Media Raffia Clutch

Mixed Media Raffia Clutch

Deena & Ozzy, $49
SHOP
Plunge Jacquard Dress

Plunge Jacquard Dress

Opening Ceremony, $495
SHOP
Hothouse Floral Print Dress

Hothouse Floral Print Dress

Juicy Couture, $198
SHOP
Large Popoche Clutch

Large Popoche Clutch

Jerome Dreyfuss, $450
SHOP
Flat Clutch Supreme

Flat Clutch Supreme

Clare Vivier, $184
SHOP
Jacket in Geometric Print

Jacket in Geometric Print

Sister Jane, $125
SHOP
Pants in Geometric Print

Pants in Geometric Print

Sister Jane, $108
SHOP
Pocket Jacket

Pocket Jacket

Rachel Roy, $448
SHOP
Mandarin Pants

Mandarin Pants

Rachel Roy, $398
SHOP
The Basic Brando Tee

The Basic Brando Tee

Rag & Bone/JEAN, $95
SHOP
Rib Long Sleeve Tee

Rib Long Sleeve Tee

T by Alexander Wang, $160
SHOP
Margerita Pencil Skirt

Margerita Pencil Skirt

Emilia Wickstead, $591
SHOP
No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pinwheel Eyelet

No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pinwheel Eyelet

J.Crew, $120
SHOP
Everly Ankle Boots

Everly Ankle Boots

Jeffrey Campbell, $195
SHOP
Altitude Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots

Altitude Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots

ASOS, $92
SHOP
Floppy Brim Fedora

Floppy Brim Fedora

Rag & Bone, $175
SHOP
Fedora Hat

Fedora Hat

Paul Smith, $176
SHOP
Henry Jones Hat

Henry Jones Hat

Goorin Bros., $79
SHOP
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