Lucy Martin reveals her style do’s and don’ts
A geography graduate from Durham University, she lives in north London.
How would you describe your style?
Plain and simple with a hint of sparkle.
Which colours and shapes suit you best?
Black, white and red are my favourites. I live in black skinny jeans away from work, but my favourite dress shape is a loosely tailored shift.
Lucy prefers simple style over anything too flashy
My go-to is eBay – it’s great for second-hand Hobbs dresses which often still have their tags in
What do you wear for presenting?
Simple fitted shapes without fussy details. I’ve been quite a canny shopper since becoming a weather reporter as I have to fund my own clothes and need a good variety.
My go-to is eBay – it’s great for second-hand Hobbs dresses which often still have their tags in.
I pick up a dress for £20 to £30 which might retail for £60 to £70, then ring the changes with jewellery and different jackets. I also shop in TK Maxx and H&M.
What is your favourite fashion era?
Probably the 60s, with the miniskirts and shift dresses. I like these styles to wear now.
What are your favourite high-street brands?
Zara, Topshop and Hobbs.
Who is your favourite designer?
I’m not into designer fashion. I’m definitely a high-street girl.
Do you have a style icon?
Holliday Grainger, who plays Robin in Strike, and Italia Ricci in Designated Survivor are always beautifully dressed. I also see what other TV and weather presenters are wearing on screen. We share tips.
What is your best beauty secret?
I’m a lot more aware of make-up now that I have to wear it on TV, otherwise you simply look pale and washed out. I keep it simple, apart from the lipstick. I always wear bold reds or pinks, which look brighter on screen.
Are you a hoarder or do you clear out your wardrobe each season?
I’m not very good at throwing things away. If I haven’t worn something in a while I often think I will one day.
Are you a fan of vintage?
Not really. I’ve seen it look great on other people, but I’ve never been very successful in sourcing vintage for myself.
How many shoes and handbags do you own?
I’m not big on shoes and handbags. My everyday bag is a roomy H&M leather tote, which is smart and functional rather than glamorous, although I do have some pretty clutches for evening. As for shoes, I’m 5ft 11ins but I do wear heels for work. Apart from that I’ll wear boots or trainers for every day. Totalled up, less than 10 bags and about 20 to 30 pairs of footwear.
What is the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
As long as you have a good haircut and a great pair of shoes, you can get away with almost anything in between.
What is your current favourite outfit?
My leopard-print Never Fully Dressed shirtwaister, picked by me but bought by my boyfriend for my birthday.
Lucy says you can get away with anything as long you have a good haircut and pair of shoes
Is there an old favourite you turn to in a wardrobe crisis?
A sleeveless, strapless little black dress from Topshop. I can dress it up or down and always feel good in it.
How much do you spend on clothes each month?
Probably less than £100. I’m a canny eBay shopper. I probably buy one or two dresses for work, plus something else. I splash out every now and again, though.
What is the most expensive item in your wardrobe? And best bargain?
A Julie Brandt coat, which is both. A while ago, before I became a weather presenter, I worked for BT Sport and they had a sale of their wardrobe items their presenters had worn on TV. I picked up a coat for £5. When I Googled the label later I saw it should have cost £275.
What is the oldest item in your wardrobe?
An old shirt of my granddad’s from before I was born. I wear it in bed.
Who would you like to make your wedding dress?
When my mum got married, when I was 12, we made my bridesmaid dress together, so I think I’d like us to do that for me. But it’s not something that’s happening any time soon.
Lucy would like to make her own dresses somewhere down the line
Have you got a favourite little black dress?
Yes. It’s strapless and from Topshop.
What is the one item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
My Topshop black skinny jeans.
I have four pairs and wear them all the time. What is your favourite piece of jewellery?
A necklace my brother gave me when I was 15 and earrings my mum bought me to congratulate me on my A-level results.
What item of clothing would you save from a burning house?
Only my jewellery. Nothing else is irreplaceable.