With one of the most enviable wardrobes in the country, Sara Crampton is the poster girl for minimal style. Effortless and elegant, she has garnered a loyal following of women worldwide. But more than that, Sara is also a distinguished and poised businesswoman having launched
The UNDONE back in 2016.
KD: Sara, you’re known for your well-edited wardrobe. How do you plan your outfits? Are you a throw on and go dresser or is there a method behind what you wear?
SC: After eliminating colour from my wardrobe and streamlining to the essentials of black, white, grey and neutrals like navy, khaki and caramels, getting dressed became a whole lot easier. Everything works with each other so you have an endless wardrobe of different looks.
I don’t plan my outfits in advance, but have some staple looks each season I know I can reach for that will make me feel my best. I choose what I’m wearing depending on the weather and what I have on that day. I like being practical.
KD: What are the three essential items every woman should have in her wardrobe?
SC: A pair of classic blue jeans that make you feel amazing, a dressy top you can wear with said jean and a low heeled shoe that looks incredible yet is just as comfortable.
KD: What do you wear to feel powerful?
SC: For me, feeling powerful is feeling comfortable. I get the most done in something non fussy. A turtle neck and a high waisted midi skirt is an effortless combination. Finish it off with sneakers and a necklace and it's polished yet functional.
KD: For Casual Friday?
SC: Blue denim, a white tee and then elevate it a little – either with an earring, a small heel or layer with another top to make it office appropriate.
KD: For an event?
SC: Darker tones are always a go-to for an event. A flattering black pant and then a dark toned top with an interesting detail is always a good option. I love the dark brown, brassy neutrals at the moment and they work so well when worn with black.
KD: Who and what are you inspired by?
SC: I’m inspired by hard working, creative women, who are balancing business with family and expectations, and redefining what success looks like.
KD: What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
SC: I’ve moved to a city by myself, I’ve quit my job to follow my passion and I’ve started a business. They’ve never felt scary at the time, but in hindsight I’m like… what was I thinking?!
Anyone can start a business, the bravest thing is backing it when the excitement wears off and shit gets real.
KD: Do you think fashion has the ability to impact your mood? How?
SC: Absolutely, when you feel good in your outfit, its comfortable and reflects who you want to be, you feel incredible.
Once I realised my personal - focusing on the black, white and neutrals, my self-confidence immediately improved. It completely changed how I held myself as I wasn’t worried about how I looked.
KD: It’s common in interviews to be asked about the best advice you’ve ever received, but at KD we think it’s about time we gave ourselves a pat on the back. What’s the best advice you’ve ever given someone else?
SC: The best advice I’ve told friends is to believe in themselves and give whatever it is they want to achieve 100% of their attention. The saying you only get back what you put in is true for a reason.
All KD pieces worn by Sara are available to purchase online at The Undone
Photos by Ana Suntay-Tanedo
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