How I Look The Business: Janet Street Porter

In serious need of #MONDAYMOTIVATION? JANET STREET PORTER reveals how channelling your own personal style is the key to LOOKING THE BUSINESS 


“Ignore fashion at your peril,” warned writer and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter at Look The Business, in association with Vodafone, at the Mansion House in 2013. A former editor of The Independent On Sunday, she writes a weekly column for The Independent and appears regularly on TV panels. She was appointed CBE in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to journalism and broadcasting.

“I am six foot tall, and these days I am a size 14… I have very long legs and so I get a lot of trousers specially made, and buy men’s jeans, usually Levis or Dior Homme. For example, I wore a black worsted man’s suit designed by Hedi Slimane when I went to have lunch with the Queen… What I can’t stand is looking like everyone else – though some people would say there’s no danger of that – it’s just too boring. When I look back at my style in the seventies and eighties, I admit it was a bit hit and miss, but I did have a lot of fun… Just wear what suits you. I love fashion, but it’s important to keep in mind what works and what doesn’t work for you and your shape… There are some trends that are best not attempted!”

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