London is a fashion capital known for having one of the most eclectic and creative street style scenes during the fashion month and Spring/Summer season 2019 is no different. If there is one overarching trend we saw from the streets of London Fashion week is that one statement piece is not enough. The following striking shots include bold colours, vibrant hues and bright prints.
Fashion week is for maximalists, and even more so for London Fashion Week. Scroll through for some of the best style tips we learnt from the second stop on the fashion month tour.
A favourite amongst off-duty models, an oversized utility style bomber is a good match for denim jeans, especially when rendered in evening fabrics such as satin or velvet.
Rethink the Canadian tuxedo – this isn’t a Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake denim-on-denim moment. Double denim can look amazing when done correctly. Don’t be afraid to elevate your outfit with luxe-looking items like a pair of statement heels or a stylish timepiece.
Also, you don’t want to look to matchy-matchy so throw in a wardrobe staple like a white tee or oxford shirt to break up your look.
Size does matter. A pair of big, bold hoop earrings have a magical ability to make any outfit (no matter how simple) look explicitly more elaborate and chic.
Bonus: when you wear a pair of statement-making hoops like this, you don’t really have to dress up. A basic white tank top and jeans suddenly acquire character when an over-the-top accessory is added into the mix.
This daring ensemble which banishes the need for a top, is on-trend and bound to get you noticed. That said, putting together an outfit that incorporates the sultriness of a bralette without looking vulgar is no mean feat. To make a bold fashion statement while still looking classy, wearing your bralette underneath a thick and oversized jacket.
Doing so would help to balance the exposure from the bralette and create a killer look. If you’re nervous about showing too much skin, you can choose to keep your jacket done up, with just a flash of lace peeking from beneath.
You can never go wrong with a black-on-black ensemble. To make your monochrome outfit more interesting, play with proportions and cuts. For instance, you can tuck your shirt into your jeans or choose a pair of pants with a cropped hemline.
For a fresh and dynamic look, turn your blazer into a dress by teaming it with a miniskirt. To add that “cool-girl” touch, complete the outfit with a pair of “dad” sneakers or statement belt.
To achieve the visual balance you want from clashing prints, you need to factor in the colour palette of your pieces. One fail-proof way to print mix is to match a lighter print with a darker one from the same colour family.
So when looking for pieces to mix and match in your closet, think about how the colours complement each other. Alternatively, go with a half-half dress that already has contrasting prints melded into one.
One major trend on the LFW street style scene is clashing colours. It might sound tricky to pull off, but it’s surprisingly easy. Go big or go home. Instead of sticking with subtle pieces, opt for bold statement items in vibrant colours in the same shade.
While a canary yellow purse and boxy purple jacket might not sound like they’d work together, they actually make for a cool and modern outfit.
All eyes are on the micro sunglasses trend this season (pun fully intended). While smaller Matrix-like sunnies complement a narrower, longer face, cat-eye style glasses flatter a rounder face. They are meant to make a statement, so go for a bold red or white pair to inject a pop of colour into your outfit.
Swap out your solid trousers for a camo pair. To make your bottoms the focal-point of your look, pair it with a classic white button-down.
An all-black ensemble can be powerful – as a sartorial statement or even a political one. Case in point: the Golden Globes all-black protest dress code. A turtleneck and full skirt are like a blank canvas for all your favourite accessories.