For London-native Chloe Lonsdale, jeans are in her genes. Her father imported some of the first denim to London, and her mom modeled them in ads. Now Chloe’s chic and crisp staples belong to Gwyneth, Kate Middleton…and Shopboppers!
FARAN KRENTCIL: How do London girls wear their jeans?
CHLOE LONSDALE: London girls really go for it. They’re not afraid to take their style to the next level, whether it’s taking a look directly from the runway and recreating it full-out, or digging through vintage record collections or magazines for inspiration. Denim is an ideal base for every look, so their jeans are the one basic, classic item that all their fashion choices can revolve around. You can really pile it on when you’re wearing a great pair of jeans.
FK: What about American girls?
CL: In general, I feel like American girls are a little more conservative with their style, and they usually wear jeans with a T-shirt and trainers, or a blazer and heels. It’s not as wild as what happens in London, but it’s very “American cool.”
FK: Denim in the office: discuss.
CL: I think it’s great. Denim is my uniform, obviously, but with a clean white shirt, a nice jacket, great shoes, it’s a very smart, modern look. Do it!
FK: What record is the soundtrack to your closet?
CL: Mine? I’m a classics girl. I love the Rolling Stones, I love real vinyl records, but I do love One Direction. They seem genuinely nice and like they’re having fun. And they wore MiH Jeans (and looked great)!
FK: Please describe your personal style in one sentence. This sentence must include the word “sandwich.”
CL: My style is a sandwich with three ingredients: a crisp white shirt, fantastic jeans, and ballet slippers.