Humpday comes but once a week and to celebrate we’re hot footing it to high street hero New Look to chat to superstar Sales Assistant Lisa Ross about this season’s top tartan trend, the hottest fluffy jumpers and the benefits of a cheeky staff discount. Take it away Lisa…
Lisa Ross- New Look
Name: Lisa Ross
Position: Sales Assistant
How would you describe your personal style?: I would describe my style as quite edgy – although maybe not today as I slept in! I usually like to wear a lot of bright, bold colours and lots of leather. For a night out I’m really into body-con midi dresses right now and I’m loving leather jackets. You can’t go wrong with a splash of leather!
Who is your style icon?: My style icon is definitely Rihanna- I love her style. She just wears what she wants and is really different and individual – you don’t really see people wearing what she wears. I also get a lot of inspiration from different TV shows and from what I see coming into store.
Any personal favourites this season?: Tartan is a huge trend and I absolutely love it. I think it’s so cute! I love all the tartan pieces coming into store at the moment, but my absolute favourites are the tartan leggings with leather details. They’re really cool. I’d wear them with black so they really stand out; I think they’d look great with some black fluffy knitwear, like the jumper I’m wearing today.
What are the bestsellers at New Look this A/W?: The tartan trend is doing really well but since the weather has changed jumpers have been selling so fast. The cropped fluffy jumpers, like the one I’m wearing today, have been really popular. They come in a few colours, including a super on trend soft pink. It’s really cute. Masculine style coats and jackets are really popular too, but parkas are still selling really well. They were absolutely huge last year and it looks like they will be big this year, too. They’re stylish but practical- you really need a huge hood to keep out the rain and the chill of a Scottish winter! I’m so not ready for winter – when did it get so cold?!
Agreed! Finally, what’s your favourite thing about working in retail?: I like seeing what’s coming into store and being able to spend ages deciding what to buy because you see it every day. I can really plan my wardrobe and be careful about what I’m going to buy so I don’t make any impulse purchases I’ll regret later. The staff discount is nice too, obviously! I really enjoy helping customers too- it’s nice giving people advice, helping them make decisions and suggesting what items to pair together. It’s really satisfying when someone goes home really happy with a new outfit!
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