Lily's recent looks [Getty]
Style wise Lily Allen's style hasn't changed too much since puberty, as she still works a teenybopper uniform of light up platform trainers, cartoonish acrylics and a rainbow of sweatshirts. Lily is of the camp 'it's better to dress your shoe size than your actual age.'
In the past few months she has worn a tutu as a top and a Snoopy jumper, so it's no big shock that she formulated her look before she could drive. When asked by Derek Blasberg in the latest issue of V Magazine how old she was when she first found her trainers-meets-dress look she said: ‘Twelve? Thirteen? I have an older sister so I had her hand-me-down dresses, and I always just like sneakers when I was a teenager.’
Lily said that trainers were more practical for 'warehouse raves,' because ‘you can’t have heels in that situation.’ As for the rest of the look, a typical party outfit was made up of ‘baggy trousers with fluorescent underwear and little Nike bra tops.’
This look has gone a long way - models wore embellished trainers with their couture in the Chanel runway show earlier this year. Lily said to V Magazine: ‘That was a big moment for me, I guess. But I stumbled upon that look- no pun intended- because I thought I was too young to have high heels.'
Lily Allen's recent sneaks [Getty and Rex]
Lily Allen has been riding the clothing conveyor belt since her return to the biz, wearing an explosion of tulle and sequins. She confessed earlier this year that she came back in the limelight because she ‘missed the free clothes and handbags and the good tables in posh restaurants.’
In her interview with V Magazine Lily said: ‘The two [music and fashion] are intertwined for everyone. Style and music have always gone hand in hand. But in my case, I’m not really into one specific type of music, so maybe that’s why I dress completely different all the time.’