If there’s one thing we love more than a gorgeous OOTD, it’s chatting fashion! We all know Instagram is the place to go for all things fashion, and one gal whose style we just love on Instagram is Laura Cooney. Laura runs a blog at lauracooney.ie where she discusses all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle. We caught up with Laura to chat all things trends and style.
How did you begin to blog about fashion?
I was trying to justify my shopping addiction and thank god, it worked! I’ve been obsessed with fashion for as long as I can remember so it’s nice to have an outlet for that, once you get over the fear of putting yourself out there.
How would you describe your style?
Girly, with an edge sometimes!
What is your go-to, everyday kind of style?
Simple and comfortable. Runners are a regularly featured item on my Instagram, I’m obsessed with Old Skool Vans at the minute. Along with that, a good pair of jeans. The rest falls into place after that.
Who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration?
Olivia Palermo is my queen! I’m in awe of her every time I see her pop up on my feed. Her style is so powerful yet feminine and elegant.
What current trends are you loving?
Leopard print! Never in my life did I think I would ever say that haha. It’s everywhere this season and I love it. Suits are also having a moment, whether it’s trousers or shorts. It’s such a classy look and a great way of injecting colour into your wardrobe. Oh and I also love the clashing print trend that’s taking off, it looks so fun and effortless.
Staple clothing item?
Jeans, definitely jeans! I won’t even tell you how many pairs I have in my wardrobe right now. I’ve also found a new love for mom jeans, they’re so comfy. If you’re going to invest in anything make it a good pair of jeans.
What is the most beloved piece in your wardrobe?
My emerald green coat from River Island AW ’17. It’s the most gorgeous shade of green. Last year was the year of coats for me. Let’s just say I stocked up.
Favourite fashion quote?
“I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet” Carrie from Sex and the City. I take that one to literally though.
One fashion rule you’d never break?
I don’t think fashion rules really matter anymore especially with our generation and we’ve got social media to thank for that. With all the negatives around social media, there’s plenty of positives. I think apps like Instagram really allow people to express who they are and I love the variation of style I come across.
What’s your next must-have piece?
A suit, it’s one trend I don’t want to miss out on.