London Fashion Week might be predominately selling itself by what is on the runways, but those in the inner circle know that if they want to get a snippet of the cutting-edge fashion trends – they have to step outside. Street Style at London Fashion Week is totally where it’s at, with bloggers, editors and journalists stepping out in the outfits they are backing for the win of the season.
So, while fashion designers show us what their Autumn/Winter collections look like on models, in a catwalk environment – fashionistas are showing us what clothes you can buy now look like on real people, who are just going about their day doing their thing. We’ve compiled some fun style boards – using pieces from consignment boutiques around the world. These beautiful items come from our designer consignment boutiques in 5 different countries, including: Germany, Australia, France, UK, and the USA. All of the exclusive designer items were found on EveryBoutique.com.
Faux Fur is Back. . .and it’s Bright!
What is winter without an unapologetic excuse to wear faux fur? Forget about the animal print from last year, the forthcoming fur trend is colored. Stick to inky tones of navy, greens, and muted pinks for a standout look that doesn’t totally overpower. Of course, fur is best reserved for when temps truly plummet so if you want to wear it now – make sure to keep your under-layers short sleeved for maximum “breathability”.
When wearing such an oversize fur, the trick is to keep your legs slim (or else risk looking like a Yeti). Think black leggings, skinny jeans, or leather pants.
When autumn first hits, we all suffer the age-old problem of transitioning into colder climates and how to make those new temps work with our current wardrobe. The answers lies in layering; adding a wool coat, black tights and winter boots to your summer dress staple and you have a new, seasonally appropriate, look.
In terms of color, while the catwalks were more stand out with jewel tones like red, green and purple, the street was paying homage to the totally versatile color yellow. We can’t lie, we adore yellow for its potential to transition from season to season. Think soft buttermilk for spring, golden tones for summer and warms mustards for winter. The right tone of yellow is out there for every season, and for every skin tone – the trick is to balance it out with neutral pieces, like a gray wool coat, black tights, and black knee-high boots.
Green has already been crowned Pantone of 2017, so it was some level of expectation that we spotted a wide range of green tones on the street. Our favorite, however, was this full-on homage to the green hue, with green jacket and floral green trousers. While some might think that florals are best suited to the Spring/Summer season, others are already preparing spring’s welcome party.
If you want to get the look now, why not team with a black roll-neck jumper to banish the chill – but still stay ahead of the fashion pact?
Street style continues to remind us that real people don’t follow as rigid seasonal time frames as the catwalk – merging summer florals and colors into winter with just the right layering (and fur, there will always be fur).