Holly Willoughby’s stripey Zara midi skirt is the perfect spring buy

The ‘This Morning’ presenter’s #hwstyle pick for today is entirely from the high street

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Thursday 29 April 2021 10:28
<p>The presenter paired her outfit with nude court heels</p>

The presenter paired her outfit with nude court heels

Whether you’re personally smitten by her style or not, there’s no denying that Holly Willoughby’This Morning outfits have become as much of a talking point as any of the stories featured on the show itself – and today is no exception.

The presenter is well-known for her love of the high street and regularly sports ensembles from some of our favourite affordable brands. Most recently she opted for a pink floral mini dress from La Redoute, while other stylish picks have included a smocked shirt from & Other Stories and culottes from Zara.

It should come as no surprise that Holly has opted for another high street brand for her latest outfit on This Morning. Today’s offering sees the presenter wear an elegant silk shirt from Boden and a midi skirt featuring a stripey print that feels like the perfect piece for spring.

The presenter kept her accessories to a minimum with a simple pair of nude heels, to really let the outfit do the talking.

Due to the popularity of the presenter’s outfits, particularly those from the high street, key pieces often sell out fast in a phenomenon dubbed the “Holly effect”. 

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Where is Holly Willoughby’s outfit from and where can I buy it? 

Holly Willoughby is wearing a silk shirt in ivory from popular high street label Boden, priced at £98.

While it isn’t the cheapest, the shirt is made from 100 per cent silk and features a smart collar and a hidden button-up front that makes it ideal for dressing up or down.

The silk shirt: £98, Boden.com

Designed with a relaxed fit, Holly’s shirt would make a great addition to any wardrobe as it’s such a versatile piece. While she paired hers with a skirt, it could just as easily be worn with tapered trousers and loafers for work, or denim jeans and sandals at the weekend. It also comes in a variety of other colours and patterns, including black and a tropical floral print.

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Draped midi skirt: £49.99, Zara.com

Holly teamed the silk shirt with a midi skirt from high street stalwart Zara. The skirt features a high waist and gathered detailing on the front as well as a side slit at the hem. We also love the stripey pattern which runs in two different directions for a more fashion-forward look. The skirt also comes with a coordinating asymmetric shirt (£49.99, Zara.com) if you fancy going for a matchy-matchy ensemble.

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Does Holly Willoughby wear her own clothes on This Morning?

Holly Willoughby has a stylist for This Morning who works with her to compile her wardrobe, rather than wearing her own clothes.

Speaking to Red in 2020, she revealed that putting together an outfit “hasn’t always come naturally” – “for a long time, I was pretty clueless,” she admitted – and while her Instagram feed when she’s not working says otherwise, featuring an array of equally stylish ensembles in our books, this is likely why she looks to the expertise on the professionals on screen.  

Who is Holly Willoughby’s stylist?

Danielle Whiteman became Holly Willoughby’s regular This Morning stylist towards the end of 2020, replacing Angie Smith – Danielle is a previous assistant of Angie’s, who is now based in Sydney and expecting her first child.

Angie is often credited with having engineered Holly’s transformation to national fashion icon in recent years: “Holly was open to new ideas,” she explained during an interview with You magazine. “The main thing I wanted to do was get her into more colour – so we tried everything on and went from there. I remember her saying, “I’ve had my kids. I just need to change it up.”

How does Holly Willoughby do her hair? 

Holly Willoughby’s hair stylist is Ciler Peksah, who works with her for This Morning and Dancing on Ice, and seems to have well and truly mastered the ultimate wavy blonde bob. Previous products Ciler has said she’s used on the presenter’s hair for that signature swish include Batiste dry shampoo, T3 curling tongs and Aveda’s damage remedy daily hair repair (£26, Lookfantastic).

Holly is also a Garnier Nutrisse ambassador, and during lockdown shared a clip of herself dying her own hair using the Natural Baby Blonde shade from the range, if you want to achieve the same shade.  

Where is Holly Willoughby from?

Holly Willoughby is originally from Brighton, East Sussex, and attended Burgess Hill Girls school. She now lives in south west London with her husband Dan Baldwin and their three children, Belle, Harry and Chester.

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