‘I’m not such a follower of trends’: Irene Forte On Creating Her Personal Style

Peeking into the wardrobe of skincare expert Irene Forte

Irene Forte is a trailblazer when it comes to skincare, with a B Corp accredited brand and a role as an Advisory Board Member of the Global Wellness Summit under her belt. We also found that she has a killer wardrobe; find out how the skincare expert curates her outfits below.

Irene Forte On Creating Her Personal Style

What’s your daily uniform?

A pair of high-waisted flared trousers (jeans, cords, tailored suit trousers or even a colourful print). Depending on the trouser style, I match them with a light floral print –or a more masculine cut – shirt. I also love a tailored suit. I always pair my outfits with platform heels. Tod’s has rubber sole boots that are amazing in the winter; Casta ñer wedges are fab in the summer.


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Who’s your style crush?

My great friends Petra Palumbo and Annina Pfuel are always amazingly put together.

What do you always pack for your holidays?

For a summer holiday, I would never leave without an array of my products (almond cleansing milk, helichrysum toner, olive eye cream, hibiscus serum, lavender face cream and hibiscus night cream are a must). I also pack Casta ñer wedges; Vibi Gyms by Vibi Venezia; Moscot sunglasses (I have the Zev Sun in a couple of colours); a La Veste towel mini dress; a few pairs of With Nothing Underneath’s linen shorts and shirt sets; Agua by Agua Bendita or Saloni ankle length, waisted dresses; Lucas Hugh activewear; a pair of trainers (usually Asics) and plain swimwear (I love Eres).


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Favourite accessories for a finishing touch?

I’m very into gold jewellery at the moment; I like stacking and wearing different earrings in each ear or having an asymmetric jewellery style (I love Venyx World). And I carry a cute bag – I really like Destree’s bags at the moment.

What would you wear on a night out?

A pair of high waisted flared trousers, with a nice shirt or a silk loose-fitting blazer (usually Galvan), some platforms (usually Aquazzura), some fun jewellery, and a cute clutch.


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Favourite under-the-radar labels?

I’m not sure they’re all under the radar, but some of my favourite at the moment include: The Deck London (for tailored or off-the-peg suits), With Nothing Underneath (for shirts), Luisa Beccaria (for something more romantic and ethereal), La Veste (for something fun), Destrée (for great work to evening looks or bags).

Timeless or trend-led?

I’m not such a follower of trends. I like timeless clothing and always wear the same cuts which suit my body type, regardless of the current trend.


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Style cheats/hacks?

Going from the office to a night out, I tend to swap my wedges for an Aquazzura platform; I then just add a bit of lipstick or a smokey eye; I swap my laptop backpack for a clutch and bulk up on the jewellery.

My Style: Irene Forte

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Blue floral dress

Agua by Agua Bendita

Otoño Margarita Dress, €620, aguabyaguabendita.com

Gold platform heel


Sundance Plateau 140, £660, aquazzura.com


Gunther Bag, £494, destree.com

Pink swimsuit


Effigie Swimsuit, £365, eresparis.com

Skincare bottle with green box

Irene Forte

Almond Cleansing Milk, £85, ireneforteskincare

Striped wedge sandals


Carina Espadrilles, £160, castaner.com



Zev Sun Round Sunglasses, £325, moscot.com

Yellow blazer

The Deck London

Lemon Double Breasted Jacket, £1,295, thedecklondon.com

Gold star earrings


Oseanyx Stud Earrings, £1,440, venyxworld.com

Blue shirt

With Nothing Underneath

The Boyfriend Linen Shirt, £100, withnothingunderneath.com

Blue shorts

With Nothing Underneath

The Short: Linen in Sky Blue, £60, withnothingunderneath.com