We’re beating the January blues by keeping ourselves inspired, and who better bring a smile to our faces on a dreary Monday than super-mum influencer Coral Manson AKA @stripeycoral ! With 27 years’ experience working within the fashion industry in London, Coral knows all there is to know about over 40’s style. We just couldn’t wait to sit down with her and get the SHcoop on all things fabulous!
Hi Coral, we just love your timeless and chic style, what are some of your must-have wardrobe essentials for this season?
I love keeping a classic and cosy look in the winter month’s, so I go for a pair of staple knee high boots, boyfriend jeans, a warm striped jumper, a crossbody bag for all my bits and bobs and a timeless nude lipstick.
As a Mum, you’re always running around, what essentials do you like to keep in your handbag all the time?
Right now I’ve got my Phone and a spare battery pack, which is an absolute lifesaver, my Jimmy Choo nude blush lipstick, purse and keys, I like to travel light, so I don’t overcomplicate it.
We all have preferences when it comes to our handbags, do you prefer a larger bag to fit your life in or a smaller bag for just the essentials.
I love both! A larger bag is great for making a statement, or if I know I’m going to be away from home all day, but I do prefer the comfort of a smaller bag- especially a crossbody!
You have quite a few SH bags in your beautiful collection, which Sarah Haran bag is your favourite style or colour combination?
I have the original Dahlia bag in grey. I love the neutral tone, it’s so versatile and looks great no matter what I’m wearing. But I recently fell in love with the Lagoon Hyacinth bucket bag it’s so unique and looks great with an oversized bow, not to mention its the perfect midi sized bag!
We love matching our bags to your outfits, what are some of your favourite ways to re-style your SH bags?
I have two main looks for my Dahlia, either a pink Gemini strap and a big pompom tassel for a co-ordinated switch up, or I go for a statement bow. The bows are just so chic and beautiful, especially in the ever stylish leopard print.
If you could design your dream bag, what would it look like?
I’m a lover of the classics, so I would probably take inspiration from the Hermes Birkin. I’d design a timeless tote for all occasions, and it would come in gorgeous neutral tones.