We couldn’t possibly pass through London Fashion Week without a brief critique of what’s going on a short distance from the runway, on the street. From weird to wonderful, there’s been plenty of street style to pour over, especially with many influencers and celebs changing outfits multiple times daily. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites, as well as those that are, well, just a little bit awkward turtle.
HøF Tour of LFW AW17/18 Street Style
A Masterclass In Athleisure
This may be a marmite choice, but we just love these Gucci “wool silk jogging” trousers (we better love them at a smidgen over £1100) styled with a cropped Celine sweater. Avenue 32 founder, Roberta Benteler totally nails the athleisure remit, and the contrast created by the addition of a mini-briefcase style handbag is a lesson in mixing styles.
Top Tip: try Hunkydory pants for a fraction of the price.
We wrote about pleated skirts being all the rage last week; this assessment may have been proven correct if the sheer number of pleats gracing the street during LFW was anything to go by. Ranging in length from knee to ankle, and in colour from plain to pattern, they were styled in a number of different ways, but typically with a cropped or hip length jacket of some sort. A very chic look we think and one which is perfect for daytime, nighttime, playtime and work time.
Han’s got a thing about cargo pants right now and there’s nothing about the styling of this outfit that we don’t love. 1. The creation of a feminine silhouette through cinching a belt tight at the waist bringing loose fitting trousers and silk camisole together beautifully. 2. Layering a beautiful metallic jacket under an oversize royal blue chinky knitted cardigan. 3. Managing to make white slipper-style shoes, which should belong in a time long before colour tv, look modern and chic. 10/10 and proof that trousers don’t need to hit the floor to look good.
SHOP THE LOOK:
The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts
We often write about mixing colours, textures, patterns and vibes but will happily admit that we don’t, and likely will never have, a patch on this cool lady. Tartan, metallic, cropped, oversized, not to mention the totally nonchalant, minimal effort wavy locks. What I love about this look is that I actually wouldn’t buy a single garment on her body if I saw it hanging on a hanger, but as a whole, it’s… well… just perfect.
Top Tip: try Lucy Choi for pointed boots up to a size 9.
SHOP THE LOOK:
How can you not feel invincible in a cape like this? In luxurious velvet, with a contrasting trim to the cuffs of the bell-sleeved shirt, it would put Superman to shame. Two other trends we love – block heels and cuffed relaxed fitting jeans. Perfect for a tall girl to emulate although we’re afraid we wouldn’t know where to start in the search for a cape like this…
Her little head popping out of this enormous sweater rather reminds us of a turtle popping it’s head out of its shell to see what’s going on. Not dissimilar eyes either. We love the oversized trend as much as the next tall girl but this is taking it TOO FAR. Plus, we’re pretty sure she’ll have orange make up and possibly a few crumbs from breakfast lining the inside of that turtle-neck.
Nothing to say about this. Nada.
And The Worst Dressed Couple Award Goes To…
The lady in the PVC belt and the gentlemen… where do we start… in the shell suit wearing two hats, a bumbag and white sandals over union jack socks.
Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Blouse
Agreed, off the shoulder is on trend and very cool. Agreed, statement sleeves are firmly on our wish list. But that’s where it ends. If you scroll down a bit, so you can no longer see her head, you can imagine it walking down the aisle with The Wrong Trousers from Wallace and Gromit.