Hayley Spencer, The Independent

Hayley Spencer

The Independent

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Hayley:

Fashion after heartbreak: 16Arlington’s touching tribute

Y2K trends are going nowhere fast, but 16Arlington’s key-hole dresses and sequin skintight two pieces brings newness to the trend, writes Hayley Spencer → Read More

The London exodus two years on: is the grass still greener?

As life gradually eases closer to pre-pandemic times, Hayley Spencer finds out if the lockdown leavers are still prospering or pining for the old buzz of the city → Read More

Crocs: How fashion’s most divisive shoe became a major trend

The Marmite of the shoe world has gained new-found favour in lockdown, writes Hayley Spencer, and even the fashion crowd have fallen for the comfort shoe → Read More

The Oscars eased us back into red carpet style with bare midriffs and low-key accessorising

If this years Academy Awards are anything to go by, easing back into glamorous dressing is going to be an individualistic process rather than a group effort, writes Hayley Spencer → Read More

Wild swimming: make a splash in 12 of the UK’s best wild swimming spots

Grab your swimsuit – the UK's best wild swims are calling → Read More

Dressing after times of crisis: What can we learn about post-pandemic fashion from the 1920s?

Just as the Roaring Twenties have been referenced for how our social lives may look after Covid, it’s likely we can also learn a lot about style from the period that followed the Spanish Flu of 1918, writes Hayley Spencer → Read More

The 9 vintage shopping apps and websites you need to know

As the climate crisis rages on, Hayley Spencer rounds up the best secondhand shopping apps → Read More

Where to recycle your old or unwanted clothes and beauty products on the high street

Recycling in store or via post with these retailers will help to close the fashion loop, reduce the amount of clothing in landfill and may even earn you a generous reward in return, writes Hayley Spencer → Read More

Free school meals: How you can help children in need

Images of inadequate free school meal boxes have gone viral → Read More

The fashion looks that defined the year

Hayley Spencer looks back at the style moments that defined a year like no other → Read More

Beyond banana bread: How will we be entertained in a second lockdown?

Hayley Spencer predicts the activities which will see us through lockdown 2.0 → Read More

Marcus Rashford is the face of first underwear campaign for Nike

The 22-year-old stars alongside three other sports people in Nike’s new campaign → Read More

‘I cannot express how little I care’: Chrissy Teigen responds to criticism over decision to share photos after pregnancy loss

‘These photos are only for the people who need them’, Teigen wrote → Read More

Lily Allen says she purchased Dior wedding dress just hours before her ceremony

Allen has her eight-year-old daughter to thank for the iconic dress choice → Read More

Leandra Medine Cohen announces closure of Man Repeller website

The founder thanked readers for ‘spending time there’ in her final post for the media brand → Read More

Lena Dunham talks about directing ‘very unfiltered’ film on Emily Ratajkowski’s pregnancy

Dunham calls the film the ‘opposite of a People Magazine baby announcement’ → Read More

Not wearing a mask is linked to anti-social personality disorder, study finds

Those who don’t comply with Covid-19 containment measures were found to be more callous, hostile and deceitful → Read More

Free school meals row: How you can help children in need

Three million children in the UK were left at the risk of going hungry during the holidays after the government rejected calls to extend the free school meals scheme. Here’s how you can help children in need → Read More

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seeking a new housekeeper who must ‘exercise discretion’

The Royals are advertising for a new housekeeper at Kensington Palace to support them at home and on their travels → Read More

A brief history of the Fred Perry polo shirt and its complicated connections to hate groups

While many beloved icons have worn Fred Perry polos, including their tennis player namesake, so too have the notorious hate groups. So how did the simple shirt become synonymous with far-right politics? → Read More