There’s something about Fashion Week that is utterly fascinating. Seeing the street style, the trends on the catwalks and the glamorous front row occupants, I’m hooked on reading the round-ups and pinning my favourite looks to get inspiration for the months to come. I’ve attended a Fashion Scout show and London Fashion Weekend before, but this season is the first time I’ve attended full-blown designer shows, and I was SO excited. But oh! What to wear!
Floral bomber – Zara (old, but similar here)
White cami top – ASOS
Floral trousers – Zara (similar here)
Heels – Faith at Debenhams*
I adore clashing prints and a matching two piece, but I rarely wear the latter. My first outfit was inspired by matching separates by Preen for Debenhams which I spotted at work. I got the amazing floral print trousers in the Zara Christmas sale, and they’re perfect for summer with a bold colour and a cut off length (or is that just because I’m tall?). I was a little uninspired when I put on my plain white cami but when I chucked my old favourite floral bomber on with it I realised that they actually went together perfectly! Although not the exact same pattern, the tones are similar and they’re both just as busy. I almost went for my silver wedge sandals with it, but it was just too cold, so I wore a pair of coral courts from Faith at Debenhams, which just so happened to be the exact shade of the florals on my trousers. I was so pleased with how the outfit turned out and I’m definitely keeping this in my back pocket for Summer nights out and wedding receptions!
I then channeled my inner diva and changed my outfit for the evening when I attended the House of Holland show (which I couldn’t have been MORE excited for!).
Jumper – Topshop
Necklace – C&A
Leather skirt – Minkpink at Urban Outfitters
Perspex clutch – Zara
Boots – Vintage
The light wasn’t great in the venue before and after the actual show, so you can’t see too much detail here, but I actually love this outfit. It’s going to be a new Winter night out favourite I can tell. It seems that Fashion Week is all about cool casual – hence all the pics of people wearing trainers, dungarees and other items I wore as a child to minimise mess. So I tucked in my thin white sweater to dress down my leather skirt and wore my favourite big clumpy vintage boots, which I think equalled out the dressed up and casual quite nicely. A big old silver chain added a bit of edge to something very plain, but my favourite bit of the outfit was my neon yellow Perspex box clutch. I know mini bags are all the rage at the moment, but I’ll be screwed if I can fit all my stuff in one. I’ve owned this one for a while, and it was the bit of colour that I needed to celebrate the crazy nature of Henry Holland, but thank god I wore a big coat that I could stuff my necessities in the pockets.
Dressing for LFW was a fascinating experience in itself. If I go again, I’ll be investing in a statement coat for the February shows, and I definitely won’t be afraid to rock a decent pair of flats either!