Posted on: December 14, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

Be honest: who among us can say that we haven’t wished for the opportunity to dig around in a celebrity’s wardrobe? On the days that I’m convinced I have nothing to wear, I’ll wistfully scroll through Instagram looking through the outfit builds of the rich and famous until inspiration strikes me; and just like that, the plain white shirt I’d convinced myself was “boring” presents endless opportunities to be given a new lease of life with the right Olsen-esque styling. Or, just when I thought I’d have to give up on flats in my quest to look polished, Alexa Chung wears Mary-Jane ballet pumps, and I’m once again convinced that there are pieces in my wardrobe worth saving after all. And before you say it, I know what you’re thinking: the only thing that separates a good celebrity outfit from a basic civilian one is lots and lots of money. But I’m going to stop you there because it’s actually just as easy to build an expensive-looking wardrobe with pieces from the high street as it is for celebs to hire a stylist. Case in point: Sofia Richie Grainge.  

For many of us, Richie Grainge flew relatively under the radar until her ultra-chic wedding earlier in the year catapulted her into the spotlight. With her newly obtained It-girl status came a whole new aesthetic—an old-money, quiet-luxury spin on California cool (with a little dash of Parisian polish thrown in for good measure). In short, our dream look. But, if you dig into the foundations of what makes her looks so great, you’ll spot the same pieces cropping up again and again, and you’ll be pleased to know that you can find them all on the Great British High Street. 

So, should you be looking to shake up your wardrobe with a little celebrity flair but don’t know where to start, keep scrolling to see some of Richie Grainge’s best recent looks and how you can re-create them with high-street pieces starting from as little as £10. You can thank me later.

Style Notes: I’m filing this look under “chic office outfits that don’t feel stuffy”. This layered tailoring look is perfect for winter without compromising on boss energy. 

If you still haven’t gotten around to buying a winter coat, you should start at Weekday.

How to bring together two of this season’s biggest colour trends: a hot red turtleneck and charcoal grey trousers.

Wide-leg trousers will always be in our wardrobes, but skinny-fit cigarette pants feel decidedly more French.

I’m convinced that slingbacks are the secret to a sleek look that is as comfortable as it is commanding. 

The right pair of sunnies give instant elevation. 

Style Notes: Love the look but don’t have a Proenza Schouler budget for Richie Grainge’s exact dress? No matter—swap it for a top and skirt you can wear again as separates. The monochrome colour palette will always look designer. 

Bravo, Mint Velvet. This is perfect for party season.

No one will believe that this is from H&M. 

The patent leather makes the red really pop.

Chic, non?

Style Notes: This look proves that a great outfit is all about the execution. We all have a blazer, jersey top and jeans in our wardrobes, but tying this simple combination together with a pair of dressy heels elevates it to celebrity status. 

I love the tuxedo detailing.

It’s sensible to have a few basics like these in your arsenal to mix and match. 

The perfect pair of jeans don’t exi…

Gucci? Victoria Beckham? Jimmy Choo? Guess again. 

Style Notes: If anyone can make Hamptons-holiday-meets-coastal-grandmother feel Gen Z fresh, it’s going to be Richie Grainge. This calming palette of creams, camels, blues and metallics is timeless and whispers “luxury”.

Strokeably soft pure cashmere.

Such a great leg-lengthening cut. 

How to brighten an outfit in an instant.

Sorry Miu Miu, but these River Island heels look just as good. 

This is guaranteed to get you compliments.

Style Notes: Okay, we’ve got a while to go until we can dress like this again, but for those lucky enough to be heading for winter sun (or just optimistically planning for spring), here’s a cute and easy look you’re going to want to bookmark for sunnier days.  

White, linen summer dresses never go out of style. 

Ballet flats aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

A hot topic of discussion in the Who What Wear UK editor group chat. 

Style Notes: Bored of the same old blue denim? After Richie Grainge stepped out in a chocolate brown co-ord, we immediately started googling the term. But again, don’t be surprised to see Richie Grainge dressing up casual pieces with a pointed toe and a heel. In fact, I’m not sure if I’ve seen her in a pair of trainers outside of the gym…

You heard it here first: corduroy is cool again. 

There’s something about the ease of a co-ord set that makes me want to invest.

Officially a Who What Wear UK favourite. 

No look would be complete without a little gilding, right?

Style Notes: Even celebs need to pull on a jumper and leggings from time to time (see, they’re just like us), but Richie Grainge’s take on the post-gym uniform still manages to be covetable thanks to some very choice accessories. 

You can easily dress this up or down in a 1000 different ways. 

Hands down, some of the best leggings on the high street. 

The cult classics are back in stock. 

Something stylish to protect your eyes when you’re dodging the paparazzi.

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