Masterclass by Mathieu Gugumus-Leguillon
The Bungalow's designer shares 10 tips on snagging effortless personal style
Simplicity is key to sophistication.
Try black with white or layer different shades of the same colour. Avoid clutter and unnecessary detail.
Pick a tank top, pair it with pleated tuxedo pants, throw on an unstructured blazer and top it all with brogues.
No one said you should avoid comfort.
Wear natural fabrics that breathe.
A shirtdress works from brunch to cocktails.
Suggest the beauty of your curves rather than exposing them.
Layer, layer, layer.
Opt for sheer, light fabrics for a sexy edge.
Always dress with confidence.
A black jumpsuit is a great place to start. The plain canvas opens itself to bold accessorising.
Find an icon.
Never mimic, but find a source of inspiration that speaks to you. I really admire Rei Kawakubo: her style is totally personal and mixes curiosity, intuition and sophistication.
Coming with a distinctly Parisian background (design stints at YSL and Lanvin), Gugumus-Leguillon charmed the global customer of Bungalow 8 with his Indophile leanings and loungy silhouettes at The Bungalow – a cultural mix that is often reflected in his personal style.
Click through to pick up some pointers on how to nail an easy, well-travelled aesthetic.
Photograph: Shivam Misra