Debbie Harper, Head of Wardrobe and Makeup for Good Morning Britain and Lorraine dresses the likes of Kate Garroway, Lorraine Kelly and Laura Tobin – keeping them looking fresh and stylish during early morning TV appearances.
Here she shares her fashion tips and thoughts on French style…
Which items make all women look great at all ages?
You are what makes you look great. If you are confident it shows. If you are confident in yourself and your outfit then I promise you will shine and all eyes will be on you.
What are your top five investment pieces every woman should have in their wardrobe?
My five items are a great well-cut winter coat, a pair of beautiful evening shoes, a good handbag, a good clutch and a great jacket. Spend your money on these items!
Accessories are really important. You can transform last season’s outfit with a new scarf or jewellery. I’m always on the lookout for new accessories. And I love shoes!
What do you admire about French style?
I adore French style! I find it effortless and timeless. French woman have this wonderful sense of what suits them and even though they may be wearing a casual T-shirt and jeans they still manage to look catwalk-ready by adding a simple accessory. When I think of French style I think of Dior and the incredible silhouette he created and Chanel and her tailoring.
What do you think are the secrets to French style?
I think the secret is how French women accessorise, for example Dior’s new look would have been nothing without the compulsory hat and court shoes. It was pretty special!