Since joining the cast of TOWIE, Ferne McCann looks at fashion in a surprising new way

A lot has changed in Ferne McCann‘s life since she found fame on The Only Way Is Essex.

The reality star, who joined the cast of the show in 2013, has seen her life play out on screen during that time and most recently went through a difficult break-up from boyfriend and co-star Charlie Sims.

But it’s not just her personal life that has been affected by TOWIE – her fashion sense has also evolved thanks to the hugely popular series.

‘Oh, [TOWIE has influenced my style] massively,’ says Ferne, 24. ‘The advantage of getting papped is you can look at photos and see whether things work or not.

‘I’ve always liked to look a bit different and push the boundaries.’

Ferne hopes that she has managed to break the Essex style stereotypes with her chic fashion choices.

‘Essex girls have always had a certain look, although they’re much trendier now,’ she explains.

‘I’m really passionate about fashion. I’ve got friends in the industry and I read all of the magazines. I feel I’m more certain of how I want my look to be now.’

We love Ferne‘s style – she never goes overboard and keeps it simple but chic.

‘Good advice is always to take something off before you walk out of the door,’ the TOWIE babe advises.

‘I like to look more relaxed and not too “done”. It’s easy to get carried away and to mix too many trends at once.

‘I think everyone should own a white, classic shirt as well. I have one from Whistles and I’ve worn it so many times.’

She might be more confident than ever when it comes to her wardrobe but it hasn’t stopped Ferne from making some fashion mistakes.

‘I wore a long pink dress with loads of flowers on it [last summer] with a big beige hat,’ she tells TV Extra.

‘They were both nice, just not together – but I’d recently bought them and was excited to wear them. It’s easy to get carried away with fashion.’

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