London Fashion Week – Street Style

Whether or not it is the healthy choice, Coffee seems to be an essential for many over fashion week. With knowledge of this Lavazza were situated in a number of major destinations. Inside was a particularly spectacular station, one designed more as a chic fashion inspired art installation than a fuel stop. 

Every season the courtyard of the show-space becomes more of a milling area..even those not attending shows will loiter in the hope to take pictures of outlandish dressers or be captured themselves for the plethora of street style blog posts.

Gothic inspired looks are pretty much guaranteed in some form for A/W, this season we are meant to be using a bit of luxury with our dark looks – think brocade and sophisticated lace detail. Here leather, studding, sheer fabrics and a deathly dark lip has been used to create a young edgy look. Not the Jeffrey Campbell shoes. they have got to be one of the biggest success stories of the year. I can’t log on to Tumblr or Instagram without a pair popping up within a few seconds

This guy clearly knows whats in right now from his galaxy print flat-forms to his studded leather rucksack and backwards cap. He clearly doesn’t lack confidence with his choice of metallic gold leg wear too. 

I loved this girls retro style – the vintage looking peach lace, fringe and graduated sunnies. The floral crown is also something which has really taken off this summer – a regular sighting at every festival I have attended. 

Sometimes simple is best. I love this classic beige trench, Chanel-esque bad and ultra wearable chunky heeled black boots. 

While some opt for the nonchalant look, others go for mega-watt glamour.  This lady has gone for the fashion week top knot which allows her exaggerated shoulders do the talking. 

This is a wisely low key ensemble proving that s strong print and well chosen accessories is enough.

Coloured tights aren’t easy to pull off, particularly light coloured ones but this quirky dresser pulled of these mint ones perfectly teaming with an ice cream print blazer, a cute bowler and classic denim cut offs.

I love the coloured tweet of the skirt mixed with the oversized khaki shirt. Khaki and Camo is still a big story and likely and perfect for adding a masculine tinge. 

Apart from being in love with these monochrome boots, here we see how the simple addition of a beanie can help with the transition from Summer to Autumn. 

Perhaps one of my favourite spots of the day was this look – how to make an impact without an ounce of gimmick or the ridiculous. She’s may be wearing polka dot green trousers but she still looks incredibly chic, the done up cream shirt and blazer adding a boyish charm with the strappy shoes and flowing hair and satchel gloriously feminine. 

I would recommend everyone to have a leather jacket in their wardrobe. This petite lady has gone for a cropped version to suite her small frame, but it still adds an edge to her otherwise girly look. There was still a lot of pastel and ice cream hues on the catwalk for S/S, which is lucky considering the amount of street stylers still adopting the shades. 

There was a bevy of dapper men this season, but it should be noted that dapper doesn’t have to mean staid and boring – there were interesting injections of colour, great use of paisley prints and contrasts of textures with their smartwear. 

Adding a statement belt to jumper or cardigan is a great way of adding glamour but also changing the silhouette. 

We’ve all heard the term sport luxe used…I wouldn’t say it applies in this case but I did see a lot of looks infused with a sporty element whether it was a high top, varsity jacket, racer back tee or baseball top. This lady has opted to belt a maroon American Football top. Okay, so this is not a look for everyone, but she wore it with complete confidence and pulled the whole look of with ease. I wouldn’t mess with her.

Neon was definitely the most obvious street style trend – I loved the florescent yellow heels and the pink skirt pictured above. Neons look great combined with neutrals colours but some people dared to use in colour blocking schemes and within in crazy prints. The favourite looks were the blindingly bright mohair jumpers teams with simple chinos or jeans. 

 I’m pretty obsessed with 60/70’s inspired looks so had to snap this lady basking in the sun with her John Lennon style frames, straw hat and cotton print top. 

What’s your favourite look? 

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