There’s no doubt one of the most exciting things about the Fashion Week period is the street style. Whether it’s spotting celebs going to and from shows or the fashionistas stepping graciously out of their taxis, the off-catwalk fashion is always a focal part of the period, and a reflection of the both inspiration and attainable fashion alike.
London Fashion Week is of course no exception, and this year certainly did not disappoint. From tailored power suits to statement white accessories, LFW AW18 was a brilliant show of the capital’s most stylish individuals, as Jessica Lawrence reports…
A favourite this year was colour block tailoring. Pairing this look with bold accessories, as seen above, makes for a stand-out look to offset the dreariness of London in February. And of course, you can’t go wrong with a Malone Souliers shoe.
Friends who style together! Both ladies have embraced the statement shoe trend. Left, the use of monochrome animal prints with bold accessories creates a sharp contrast. Right, a very different take on the boiler suit, which has has a huge resurgence this season.
A huge upcoming trend for spring and summer is ultraviolet, and its surprisingly easy to wear. how to wear – whether you go head-to-toe, or use small pops as an accent colour.
So many trends in one photo! Big trainers are huge at the moment, specifically light colours or chunky whites, and matched with small sunglasses are just the epitome of cool. These Fila disruptors are all over Instagram right now, and are an affordable alternative from the pricey Balenciaga Triple S and Louis Vuitton‘s Archilight chunky trainers.
Again, small sunglasses show no signs of stopping. This khaki colour palette is also a nod to the safari utility trend – also on our radars at the moment.
Circular bags make any outfit pop look sophisticated and feminine, as do the pink nails and jumper – so versatile for going from day to night.
Proving that pink is everywhere right now, this suit is a photographer’s dream! We love the simplistic use of clashing colours with the gorgeous Chanel bag.
There’s something about white which just just screams expensive, even when the items aren’t! Its elegant, and easy to pair off with fun faux fur accessories.
Layering – one of our favourite words, partly because its synonymous to money saving. No need to fork out for a brand new wardrobe when temperatures drop, you can layer your summer items all through the year. Start by throwing your fave cami over a roll neck and see how your look evolves.
A favourite item for all fashionistas at the moment – flared raw edge jeans, perfect for taking your usual denim into LFW territory.
You can barely enter a shop on the high street without encountering a puffa jacket these days – and not only do they keep you cosy, but they complement almost anything you throw on underneath.
Sports luxe vibes are still carrying through this season, popper trousers being an essential. We’ve seen them styled with boots, trainers and even heels this season.
We don’t think we’ve ever seen Neelam Gill looking anything less than amazing, even in a toned down outfit like here. She embraces the off-duty model look with loose fitting trousers and comfortable Dr Martens.
Boiler suit, crayola brights, sunnies and statement earrings – all of the key looks ticked off! The use of the belt around her waist both adds an extra detail and makes the outfit super flattering.
Not had enough of statement furry bags? Good… as they are carrying through from SS18. Look to Shrimps for your faux fur fix.
Contrasting to the use of vibrant colours this year, we saw a lot of monochrome styling. Leather trousers are always a winner for when you want to elegant but still contemporary.
What used to be a fashion no-go, the clash, is now something most covetable. The pinks and reds are off set by the metallics, which make her stand out from the crowd.
Plaid is still everywhere – used in both modern fashion designs and in vintage trends and movements, it’s clear this trend will be carried through to next season once again.
Words and photographs by Jessica Lawrence