Bonnie Langedijk is a stylist and brand consultant whose work has appeared in Vogue Netherlands, L’Officiel Mexico, Net-a-Porter and Tank. A self-described uniform dresser, Langedijk scours tightly edited boutiques and vintage stores for the timeless pieces that make up her wardrobe. We talked to the London-based stylist about how she would wear the Ernest fisherman sandal in Ivory, and what’s inspiring her now.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, considered and always combining feminine and masculine pieces.
What do you look for when you shop i.e. quality, sustainability, value, etc?
I would say I’m a uniform dresser and shopper. I gravitate towards classics that I can wear over and over again. Shopping online is not for me, as fabrics, textures and quality only really translate IRL.
Who is currently inspiring you? Sartorially, culturally, or otherwise?
Female founders like Emily Weiss, Aurora James and Elin Kling who have built brands that change the way people shop and the way the fashion and beauty industry operate. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows that anyone can have an impact and make a change and lastly, Fran Leibowitz for her humor and refreshing point of view.
What is your current favorite shoe from Emme Parsons, and how would you style it?
My favorite style is the Ernest in Ivory. I would wear them with an oversized suit or cotton dress in summer.
Guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure?
A good glass of wine, cheese and sourdough bread. But also endlessly watching every type of cooking show.
The book you re-read every so often?
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Best kept London secret?
A Danish coffee shop in Kensington called Hjem, and charity shops in West London (where I once just missed out on buying an Hermes Kelly bag for a ridiculously low price).
Favorite aspect of your job and why?
The constant learning process of what creates relevance around a brand, and how you can create desirability through image. I have also been very lucky to meet many extremely talented and inspiring people.