Yes that time of the year is finally here when fashionistas in London rejoice as the shows are finally in the city with all their extravaganza and pomp. I love how spectators battle the wet and cold city with their stylish ensemble as it just doesn't affect that. Well that’s what fashion should be about. 100% passion!
I’ve picked out some essential trends, textures, colours and prints that are a must-have to flaunt this London Fashion Week. Inspired by the catwalk trends for SS14, incorporating at least some of these trends in your apparel will ensure you look fashion week ready.
Depending on your comfort zone, pair one or more of these together. Not all of it together necessarily unless that’s a look you’re going for of course.
Something Neon or Pastel. The sheer number of Neon and Pastel things I’ve come across in the past few months is unbelievably crazy. Surprisingly enough, it’s also a trend that’s actually quite easy to sport. If you’re not brave enough like most fashion bloggers out there, a simple punch of the trend incorporated in your outfit is more than enough to demonstrate a transition from last year to 2014. Don a pastel pink coat, a duck blue leather jacket or a neon satchel – heck even a neon phone cover will do. Don’t forget to play around with uber cool ipad cover’s out there to sport the latest trends in the most fail safe way possible.
White Heels/Chunky Heels/Cute Ugly Shoes. Shoes. The ultimate way to scream ‘fashionista’. Not the most easiest way to don a ‘just-in’ trend especially if you’re a fashion rookie but surely the most fun one out there. My personal favourite as quirky shoes just do not bother me at all. Ditch those skinny stilettos as chunky skyscraper heels is what this season’s all about. If they’re white, even better. You’ll get full marks if they look slightly cute yet slightly ugly, you’ll know exactly what I mean when you see them.
Lush Leather/Ruck Sacks. The amount of ruck sacks hung in stores there days, I feel like going back to school again. They started out printed, with floral designs but I quite like how the trend has matured now to a plain leather like look. Giving it a slightly more tasteful effect, patent leather just makes it look more grown up, sleek and easily wearable with a tonne of outfit options, be it a maxi, jersey dress, trousers or a dress.
Opt for a black or brown one to stay classy or a more pastel or neon number to have all the limelight on you. If you’re like me and find it a tad bit difficult to sport a ruck rack without feeling awkwardly teenager like, then a leather handbag is a must-have. Opt for a classy shape in a neon or pastel colour or a more quirky shape in a classic berry or tan colour. A leather handbag and London Fashion Week are a match made in heaven so you will never simply go wrong.
Tartan/Pleats/Fur. As the added accessory such as a pleated skirt, fur gilet or a tartan scarf, these add on accessories will add a finishing touch to any fashion week outfit this season.
Oh and don't forget to hang that coat on your shoulders however cold it is!