There is a handful of influencer shopping lists we’d like to get our hands on, and Sienna Miller’s is definitely one of them. So when the actress revealed to us her most recent fashion purchase at the Los Angeles press junket of her film Burnt, our ears immediately perked up. Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to keep this gem all to ourselves, so we’re sharing it with you, too. You can thank us later.
Ahead, Miller tells us about the stylish women who inspire her (hint: one is another It Brit), her tips for feeling confident instantly, and why fashion risks shouldn’t be scary.
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Who What Wear: Can you tell us about your most recent fashion purchase/discovery?
Sienna Miller: These shoes by this woman Maryam Nassir Zadeh. They are amazing. She does these mules in all sorts of colors, and I love how ’90s and comfy they are, and they just make any simple outfit look a little edgy and cool. I also think anything from Céline is just brilliant.
WWW: You’re a style hero for so many women. Who are the stylish women who inspire you?
SM: I often get really inspired by the past, you know, Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot, and some of those kinds of ’60s iconic women. And then nowadays, I feel like there are so many incredibly stylish women everywhere. I think Alexa Chung always looks amazing. Iris Apfel is brilliant. But also I live in London, and I feel like there is a real inheritance of style there, so just walking around and driving around and seeing people who are eclectic and different.
WWW: No matter how incredible an outfit is, it’s nothing without confidence. Do you have any advice for feeling confident in your clothes? Where does that come from for you?
SM: I think that you can really affect your mood by what you wear, because sometimes you can be feeling low and uninspired, and in those moments, I will tend to grab an old jumper and an old pair of jeans. But if you have a backup of something you know you feel good in it and you’re having a bad day, you know, put that on, and I think it can really affect the way you feel in terms of confidence and daily management of life.
WWW: What style risk would you like to take?
SM: I don’t really view it in terms of like risks. I’m not someone who pays a huge amount of attention to trends. I think we all get swept up in something just through the zeitgeist of the world, but it’s not like I… I don’t really see anything as a risk. I think if it fits and it feels right, then it’s something you should try, but there’s nothing where I’m like, Oh I wish I had the courage to do that.
WWW: What’s something you’d never wear?
SM: I used to say I wasn’t a sneakers-and–baseball cap girl, but actually I do find myself wearing sneakers now, and I don’t know if I’d wear a baseball cap, but maybe I would. I think it looks great on people.
WWW: What has been your favorite movie wardrobe so far?
SM: I just did a film called The Lost City of Zed, and it was set at the turn of the 20th century and went up into until the ’20s and I wore all original pieces. I was in dresses worn by women over a hundred years ago, and that was probably my favorite.