My Work Style: Illustrated People

14/08/2014 16:45 | Updated 20 May 2015

London label Illustrated People is all about standout prints and kooky-cool street wares. As for the team behind the brand? These ladies have a seriously stylish work wardrobe...

Kelly Anna, head of print, wears the Eye balln' oversized T-shirt from the Phoebe x Illustrated People collection with skinny jeans from Topshop and the Everest white platforms from (the only way to add inches to your look!)

The jumper-over-the-shoulder thing totally suits - it's the Tokyo Night sweatshirt also from the Phoebe x IP capsule.

Beauty wise, Kelly opts for lipstick by Seventeen and nail polish from Urban Outfitters. The vintage teapot tattoo behind her ear? A friend did it way back when he was just starting out. Tres cool, no?

Where does she get ideas for new print collections and what's the process? "Literally everywhere! Kew Gardens is a really great place to find inspiration - music events too. I take photographs, make mood-boards and then experiment with graphics using photoshop," she told us.

Kelly's work style? "I'm a bit of a tomboy so I wear a lot of menswear. I like brands like Penfield, Urban Outfitters and Zara."

When it comes to splurging? "I love accessories so will always spend on really nice silver earrings and rings from independents."

Phoebe Lettice Thompson, a designer for the brand, wears the oversized Kawaii T-shirt and matching basketball shorts from her collection for Illustrated People, with these amazing single platform Buffalo boots from the Topshop x Ashish Spring/Summer 2014 line.

The sheer white socks are by Italian brand Trasparenze and complete the white on white vibe.

Phoebe is all about quirky standout accessories - her pink pom pom earrings are by Violetta Fancies You with Heidi Rock and the chunky silver necklace is from eBay (though, it's actually a wallet chain).

She also wears a vintage chain bracelet and a gold bangle by Cartier which she clashes with a Hello Kitty charm bracelet from Claire's.

Phoebe's rings - the pink floral slogan ones from Rock 'N' Rose, gold diamond band, P letter ring from Daisy London, frog ring, gold Phoebe ring (both vintage) and the Russian-style three-band ring by Cartier - prove that more is more when it comes to layering jewellery.

When I ask Phoebe about the effect she thinks social media has on fashion she says: "It's massive, everything just becomes so accessible. Everyone can see what brands/designers are showcasing and you can click to buy there and then."

Trends on her radar for Spring/Summer 2014? Anything Japanese-inspired with a Harajuku girls-inspired edge, basketball shorts, crop tops and cornrows - she gets hers done at an Afro hair salon called Young Honeys.

"I dress according to how I feel on that particular day, and I'm big on wearing my boyfriend's stuff - his Nike Destroyer jacket, baggy tees and running shorts," Phoebe says.

Leanne Warren, studio print assistant, also looks seriously fresh in a black bandeau top from Asos, a "Holla" print mini skirt from Illustrated People and monochrome Vans.

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She can definitely pull off a choker too. Hers is from Topshop, and we love the black backpack from Urban Outfitters and the Asos tortoiseshell shades.

As for style pointers on the print trend? "Start off with smaller pieces (tops or accessories) and team them with your basic wardrobe items. Don't do too much, too soon."

"I love the print work by designers like Katie Eary, Louise Gray and Clio Peppiatt."

Instagram inspo? Bip Ling. Beauty essential for the office? Mascara by Clinique.

Product developer, Sarah Bates wears a print top from Illustrated a People, short dungarees from Urban Outfitters renewal, dog print ankle socks from Topshop and Nike Air Max Theas.

The sporty-street look is paired with a body chain from Topshop and a Vivienne Westwood pendant.

"I've loved the 1990s trend for as long as I can remember. I do shop the high street, but I get most stuff from charity shops.

"I always notice people's shoes and I'm definitely for white chunky sandals and flatforms this summer."

MORE! Keep tabs on this trendy clique on Twitter @itsillustrated plus check out all of our My Work Style photoshoots right here.


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