As the fashion world continues to go through this period of change, we consumers have become increasingly fascinated by street style. While immeasurable amounts of hard work go into the runway collections from designers and their teams alike, it’s what’s going on outside the show that appears to have really caught our attention. For the most part, a lot of the trends worn by fashion week attendees, tie into those making their moves on the catwalk but the big bonus comes from the multitude of micro trends that emerge throughout the course of the week as the street style set take to the streets of London. Trend-led gems among this season’s street style include a whole lot of neutrals, heavy emphasis on trench coats and an undeterred love of midi lengths.
The Midi Skirt
Given the never-ending popularity of that Topshop Satin Midi Skirt, the prominence of the midi skirt trend among London Fashion Week showgoers really shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Add a fluffy roll neck and knee-high boots and your winter-ready but as temps start to rise, it’s your t-shirt and heels that will bring the look to life.
The Trench Coat
Deemed one of London Fashion Week’s biggest trends, the classic trench coat just got a whole lot more extra. Seen in vinyl, PVC, leather and patent, the wardrobe staple had a complete makeover and street stylers were determined to let the world know about it. The best part about the trench coat’s return is we don’t have to wait until spring to start showing it off. It’s all about the layering so whether you’re hiding a chunky knit or an all black ensemble under there, you can wear your trench coat throughout February without catching a chill.
It seems Pantone couldn’t have been further from the truth in their prediction of living coral’s dominance in the 2019 colour department. Instead, it seems the fashion army has embraced all shades of brown with open arms. Universally flattering and somewhere in between the harshness of black and delicacy of white, beige, browns, caramel and tan are the shades dominating the wardrobes of London.
We’ve reached the time of year where winter is almost over but spring isn’t quite here. Save yourself from the transitional wardrobe conundrum that occurs year after year where it’s too cold for sandals but trainers get boring quickly. Instead embrace the power of your boots to dress any outfit up or down, elevate denim and make even the most feminine of pieces look edgy. Snakeskin, cowboy, animal print or classic, whatever your prerogative, throw in a slight heel and the elevated boot will see you through as a fashionable favourite.