So, with this in mind, here are the key trends from London’s fashion week for you to try out using whatever is in your wardrobe or that you can pick up from the high street.
A place for keys, chewing gum, lipstick, your purse and everything in-between, pockets were truly in the spotlight at London Fashion Week. Dresses, coats, trousers…everything seemed to have pockets on the catwalks and we’re loving the idea of leaving the bag at home and embracing this trend this season.
How you can recreate this look: Women’s parka coats are the easiest items to wear featuring deep pockets to keep all your personal items safe, this season’s range from Superdry is tapping into other fashion week trends too, with metallic finishes, deep reds and plenty of faux fur to choose from. Wear your parka with a pair of your fave throw on jeans and some crisp white trainers to finish.
Christopher Kane worked with satin florals on the catwalks, adding the print to dresses with brightly coloured patterns that look as if they have been taken off the wall of a stately home.
How you can recreate this look: The best way to achieve a look like this is to buy yourself a botanically inspired midi dress, one that hugs the body and shows off all your curves. Print wise this will go with anything from a nice pair of heels to high top trainers and a light jacket.
This is the biggest fashion trend to take away from London Fashion Week, as every designer took on the material in some way. Printed velvet was seen in every colour from vibrant fuchsia to burnt orange to burnished yellow and faded violet.
How you can recreate this look: Velvet is a thick fabric and can be really figure hugging and body flattering so looks great on its own with a good looking jacket thrown on top. If you’re enjoying layering this season, wear a velvet dress over a collared shirt with the collar peeking out around the neckline. Complete the look with a pair of tights and ankle boots.
Unorthodox colours were a popular choice at fashion week. Roksanda featured a mixture of different colours for its catwalk styles with bright blues, autumnal browns and chestnut shades all incorporated into one outfit.
How you can recreate this look: Mixing unusual colour palettes makes for a perfect winter outfit when layering up. You might find this a little difficult to put together but with some careful thought you can most definitely pull it off. Be sure to embrace bright block tones and colour clashes. Choose an oversized, brown plain t-shirt, a faux fur sleeveless gilet, a floaty brown skirt and some boots then finish with a bright blue coat.
Tweed has a very high end reputation and is designed mainly for autumn and winter and thanks to London Fashion Week it has been combined with everyday pieces for looks you can wear whenever. Oversized, tweed hoodies were seen on the catwalk, combined with floral prints and colour popping accessories.
How you can recreate this look: A floral dress already in your wardrobe, combined with an oversized grey hoodie makes for a simple lounge style that can be given an instant update with a bold red clutch and leather ankle boots.
Look catwalk ready every time you step outside your front door – on a budget!