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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

STREET-STYLE TAKEAWAYS FROM LFW AW18

By Maybelle Morgan, 21 February 2018

Right now, we’re in the thick of fashion month and last weekend saw the stylish masses complete the London leg of the AW18 shows. Brit style reps eclectic influences, dressed-down cool and is put together with ‘just threw this on’ ease. And this season didn’t disappoint, with on-point street-style getups popping up all around London town. Here are the best looks we spotted…

Model wearing a plastic bag at London Fashion Week

Plastic plus-ones

With the return of the 80s and all things brilliantly gaudy, we've fully embraced the plastic-fantastic wardrobe takeover. However, now the trend has had a chic Scandi update and we’re very into that, too. It’s show-and-tell time all the time, as accessories go boldly transparent with a contrast butternut squash handle. Plus, if you want to keep things more private, take notes of this Inception-style bag-within-a-bag deal.

Street style blogger wearing a pleated skirt at London Fashion Week

Midi mania

Who says size doesn’t matter? It seems longer is better right now, as midis stole the spotlight throughout London Fashion Week. The impending promise of spring means that we want to start delayering, but it’s just cold AF. The perfect compromise? An oh-so-pretty printed and pleated number, colour matched with a cobalt blue cropped puffer jacket. Stompy boots clash up the look while a white grab-handle bag adds a retro feel.

Street style blogger wearing a western dress at London Fashion Week

Wild wild west

Western is giddy giddy upping all the way back into our lives, but this season it’s all grown up. Case in point? This blogger in a monochrome getup with tasteful and subtle nods to the trend. A black shirt dress with telltale contrast piping and sharp winged collar-tips. Leather boots get the frontier treatment with solid square toes and a chunky wedge heel. Then, accessories bring a fresh twist to the look: cooler-than-cool block rectangle shades, plus a buttery-soft white clutch.

Model wearing a pink puffer jacket at London Fashion Week

Puffer points

We just can’t seem to say goodbye to the puffer jacket. It reps the dadcore trend in a way that’s practical and cool, and is irresistible when it’s in spring-friendly Wes Anderson-esque shades just like this one. In sugary candyfloss pink, this showgoer makes a point of zipping it all the way up for a colour-blocking sartorial treat. Paired up with pinstripe trousers, plus a bum bag casually slung across the body, weekend vibes were never so chill (and weather appropriate).

Model wearing a perspex bag at London Fashion Week

Pictures: The Urban Spotter

Opposites attract

Matchy-matchy can get pretty boring – so sometimes all you need is a few unlikely pairings to give your style a necessary shakeup. The easiest way to get on board? Incorporating the sporty technical dad trainer into prettier looks. Here, chunky black Nikes give a street-style edge to a warmer autumnal colour scheme with softer textures (a cashmere knit, silky midi skirt and leather clutch). It just works.

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