The London Fashion Week buzz isn’t just about what’s on the catwalk but also the surrounding streets as they become a hub for trend spotters photographing the latest looks that will be instagrammed and pinned within a few hours.
These straight-from-the-street snaps offer something to us normal folk that the catwalks can’t necessarily do and that is offer style ideas that are wearable right now, not in 6 months time.
This season I headed into London’s Soho to do some street style spotting of my own, focusing on the all-important outerwear on show. Watch how I got on here then scroll down for my street style inspiration:
Can we talk about the 1980s and 90s as ‘retro‘ yet? Either way, oversized, stonewash denim is back and the more embellishment the better. Adding tartan gives a punky feel but for a more wearable look, try an embroidered denim jacket over a simple t-shirt dress.
Mac + hoody
Smarten up a hoody and jeans look with a mac and switch the grab-handle bag for a cross-body style for easy mum-on-the-run style.
Go bold or go home
If you’re opting for a bold coat, don’t shy away from bright colours elsewhere. Look for clashing colours or matchy-matchy tailoring for dressy statement style.
Practical doesn’t mean boring
Shield from the rain in style with a sheer mac. All white underneath optional.
Layer jackets for added warmth but keep it tonal to streamline your look. Red lips and nails really pop against a neutral outfit.
Update your biker with colour
The biker jacket gets a new lease of life with an injection of colour. As we head towards spring look for coloured suede rather than leather to update your jacket game.
If in doubt, keep it classic
A striped top, black blazer and denim seems like a simple outfit formula at face value but it’s the raised neckline on a black and white striped top, oversized cut of the blazer and wide leg denim that brings this outfit up-to-date.
Try a tunic and trousers
Not strictly outerwear, but a layered look with a new silhouette. The tunic and trousers combination has been emerging for a few seasons now and it’s an easy way to layer up without knits. For a more mainstream look, try a long-line waistcoat with jeans or trousers and a long sleeve top underneath.
Take inspiration from London Fashion Week street style with these looks. With three across and three down you’ve got 6 easy-to-wear outfits ready to go and with a bit of mix-and-matching you’ve even more.
Steal my style
As for my own street style look, I opted for a classic mac with silk scarf replacing the belt, boyfriend jeans and a roll neck. Simple, but it still got the other street style snappers snapping away!
Filmed in collaboration with George at ASDA