We caught up with style blogger and insta-babe Nour Janbey (@nour_ishing) to see what’s on her mind for the new year and to get some of her style and shopping secrets…
1. Who and what are your biggest influences when it comes to your personal style?
Audrey Hepburn and Jane Birkin are classics. As for modern-day bloggers, I would happily trade closets with @adenorah, @jeannedamas, @brooketestoni or @camillecharriere (my favorite modern-day fashion bloggers). All of these women have an effortless sense of style and I always look to them when I’m in need of some inspiration.
2. Where are your favorites places to shop on and offline?
I’ve become a big online shopper over the last couple of years – store apps make it so easy. My favorite shops include Need Supply, Reformation, Mango, Zara, Garmentory and Etsy (where I find many of my favorite vintage pieces). Offline, I really enjoy boutiques and going thrifting. I usually like to rummage for vintage jackets/blazers and purses – sometimes even jewelry.
3. Three most favorite things in your closet?
Tough, but I guess the top three would be my mini straw box purse from the 60’s, my Chloe strappy block heel sandals, and my black floor-length vintage suede coat.
4. Describe your style in 5 words or less?
Simple, Chic, Comfortable, Versatile, Sophisticated
5. What is your power word for 2018?
Ambitious – because that’s how I’m feeling more than ever.
6. What trends are you looking forward to trying this year?
Wearing more pastels – especially yellows and blues. I know purple is going to be very in, but it may take me a while to wear that color; Power suits, oversized blazers with strong shoulders and tailored pants or skirts; Scarfs and/or ribbons in ponytails; Belt bags!
7. 3 books are on your 2018 reading list?
I used to read so much and unfortunately have fallen behind on that the last couple of years. I plan to read a lot more this year, some books on my list are Tangerine, The Awakening, and The Hazel Wood.
8. Favorite song rn?
Also a tough one. A forever favorite is We Are the People by Empire of the Sun. Songs I’m currently listening to on repeat are Vanille Fraise by L’Impératrice, everything by Paradis, Beach Bummer by No Vacation, Hey Love by Daily Bread. The list can easily go on haha.
9. What trend are you leaving in 2017 and never looking back on?
Tiny sunglasses. I love a good oval or cat-eye lens, but I could never get on with the teeny tiny shades.
10. What movie are you excited to see this year?
I’m a weirdo that doesn’t enjoy watching movies lol. I’ll probably just re-watch the entire series of Friends for the 100th time.