A student at SOAS University, with a keen eye for fashion, Fatima Hammad breaks down her personal style. From the favourite item in her closet to the styles she avoids, she tells us all!
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How has your style changed over the years?
I believe my personal style has evolved over the last few years. I went from mostly dressing very casually to refining my style into casual chic. Occasionally I’ll pull out a formal outfit like a dress, for a fun night out.
In your opinion what is the biggest mistake a person can make while dressing here?
I’m no fashion expert, but in my opinion people mostly go wrong with self-confidence. I believe that if you’re not comfortable with what you’re wearing and are just trying to go along with the “newest” and “hottest” trends, you end up wearing things that might not be right for your body or personality. This ultimately takes away from feeling good and confident with the way you look.
Which silhouettes suit your body the most?
The best silhouettes for my body type are pegged or gored. These silhouettes accentuate my waistline and make me appear slimmer and taller.
What item in your closet do you wear the most?
An oversized black faux fur jacket that keeps me warm and looks great.
What is the one piece of clothing that you would never wear?
Name one style rule you think all women should break.
“Never wear mixed metals”. I think that’s one style rule every woman should break because I love wearing silver and gold jewellery together.
What’s your favourite item from your closet?
My Jimmy Choo heels that I wore on my engagement - not only are they the most beautiful pair of shoes I own, but also carry a lot of sentimental value for me.
What’s a style every woman should try at least once in her life?
Monotone dressing! I know a lot of women stray away from one tone dressing, but if done right, it can look so chic.
If you could have any TV or movie character’s wardrobe, whose would you chose and why?
I’d choose Serena Vanderwoodsen’s wardrobe from Gossip Girl. Her wardrobe consists of the latest trends and some unique pieces that are customised and one of a kind pieces made just for her.