If you read my articles regularly, you may notice a familiar face crop up time and time again: Karina Marriott. The UK-based fashion influencer of @thestyleidealist frequently makes it into my style stories for her colorful, playful, and easy-to-wear outfits that never fail to brighten my feed (and day!). She brilliantly mixes affordable, contemporary, and independent brands to perfection—always on top of the latest pieces to come out of our favorite retailers from Zara to Sleeper.
Karina writes about style, self-discovery, and confidence in your 30s on her blog, The Style Idealist, with a focus on providing mid-size style inspiration, "Being mid-size with bigger hips and a bum means fabric, quality and fit are really important to me, which is why I make it my mission to help women feel confident from the inside out. I love sharing my style tips and inspo for midsize body shapes who don't feel represented" explains Karina. "I love to mix curated high-street pieces with well-considered investment pieces. My style is feminine, effortless, bright, and fun."
"I'm a big believer in throwing out the rule book of what's 'flattering' and instead put together outfits that bring me joy and make me feel the most confident version of myself. Wear what you love and things that bring you joy!" And on that note, take a peek below as the style maven shares some of her favorite looks she's wearing right now in England—and shop the outfits for yourself.
For a striking day-to-night look, nothing beats a statement print midi dress. Pair it with comfortable and cool metallic boots.