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Lily James: 'Downton Abbey changed my style'

Published 20/01/2016

Lily James
Lily James

Lily James likes to keep a low profile when it comes to her 'off-duty' wardrobe.

Downton Abbey helped actress Lily James revamp her style.

The British star played Lady Rose Aldridge in the hit show, and while the decadent costumes don't exactly work in today's society, Lily was able to pick up a few tips on how to accessorise properly.

"My style really changed because I understood accessorising, She told "Every morning I'd go into my trailer and there'd be different necklaces and earrings and gloves and handbags, and depending on my outfit, I'd pick what I would wear with it."

With a renewed sense of style, and an ever-increasing profile, Lily has become more interested in designers, particularly those from Europe.

"I go for the British designers," she said. "I love Burberry, I love Dior, Chanel..."

But when she isn't busy promoting one of her projects or stepping onto a red carpet, Lily, who is dating former Doctor Who Matt Smith, likes to keep things comfortable and laidback, and once splashed out on four pairs of dungarees in different colours.

"I keep quite a low profile and I wear jeans and jumpers and Converse (shoes)," she laughed. "I’m the girl that wears her boyfriend’s jumpers most of the time.”

However, when it's time to get all glam, Lily told UK Glamour her wardrobe wishlist includes "strappy Jimmy Choos", adding, "You can get them in so many colours, and they go with everything."

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