Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The London Look - Fashion Week 2013

London Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2014
Street Style

Peering through the stylish rain-soaked London Streets, it seems as though New York was a just a distant memory, and summer along with it. With cooler weather, street style heated up at LFW this week, with an array of editors, stylists and bloggers stepping out in premier style. What struck me the most about the difference in style at London Fashion Week compared to NYC, was the play on broader proportions, cutting-edge trends, the chunkier heels and polished layering. These are the looks that will surely inspire our Fall/Winter 2013 wardrobes.

The Midi Skirt
Midi skirts with flaired out shapes in luxe fabrics like satin and leather are a popular Fall piece, paired with plain or printed sweaters and at least one dynamic accessory, be it a bright heel, bag or scarf..or perhaps even all three. The first brick red skirt is from Vince Camuto, worn with a snug black knit, statement necklace and bright blue heels. I love the polished femininity of the second look with the striped top, nay skirt and red clutch. The last outfit combines leather and checks, dotted with red for a very voguish look.

The Sweater Set
Laid back sweaters and cozy knits are given an elegant makeover with exemplary styling. This LFW must-have was styled with elegant skirts in all shapes and designer sling bags. The first grey slouchy sweater is teamed with sexy knee-high boots & a YSL bag for an urban appeal. Word printed jumpers are layered over prim shirts and A-line skirts, seen in the second & fourth outfits. I love the girly red ruffled skirt & crystal necklace that styles Look 3. Fashion director Leila Yavari (last) looked swanky in a fuzzy white sweater and chic pencil skirt. 

The Pink Winter Coat
This candy pink shaded coat has become an instant style sensation for Fall/Winter 2014. Blogger Camille Charriére (left) stands out in a sophisticated pink coat worn over a grey tee and black mini skirt. Stylist Tess Yopp is jazzy in her youthful scribbled version of a pink coat, savvily styled with a tri-tone Celine bag. The third trendy look features an appealing pink Jil Sander robe coat worn over jeans. JiYoung Kim (pictured fourth) contrasts her rose pink polo neck sweater with a plum and pink coat and navy blue skirt.

Checking In
 London was chock a block with plaids, checks and tartan...and this is only the beginning of the seasons' print craze. The first look sees a brazen mix of blue and red checks, offset by a navy blazer and animal print heels. Chicly clad blogger Sandra Hagelstam (second) was pictured in a fully printed navy suit, with a plush black fur vest and quilted bag. A pop of neon yellow brightens up the third plaid shirt & navy shorts ensemble. Blogger Nicole Warne (last) combines navy and baby blue, subscribing to the geometric print with a checked skirt & heels. 

The Classic Camel Coat
 These fashionistas have taken the classic camel coat and restyled and modernized it to fit in with current trends. The first look sees a two-tone camel coat worn with skinny pinstripe pants and metallic Oxfords. Look 2 combines a more structured jacket with a modish red and white checked dress and grungy ankle boots. And lastly, blogger Peony Lim looks refined in her timeless trench, worn over a white quilted skirt and leopard print ankle boots.

Seeing Red
These ladies have painted the the streets of London red with an intense crimson hue. Peony Lim (left) is pictured in a tailored red blazer, worn over a denim shirt & striped skirt. Love that her umbrella matches her outfit. A denim dungaree (second) is another fashion vessel that ideally carries the chicness of a tuxedo coat. A red high-waisted trousers is paired with a sheer navy checked blouse and matching bag in Look 3. Linda Tol (last) dons a striking scarlet Alexander McQueen jacket with a grid print Sportmax dress and 3.1 Philip Lim bag.

Burgundy & Blue
My favourite set from London Fashion Week is the unexpected but attractive color blend of burgundy and cobalt blue. Neutralized by black, grey or white, a pop of electric blue can be added to your outfit via coats, bags and statement shoes. Floppy hats are the perfect boho-chic accessory, as seen the first and last outfits, which also features the in-vogue coloured coats. Fashion editor Joanna Hillman (second) wears a linear print Tanya Miller sweater with trim leather Tibi trousers and Alexander Wang heels. In Look 3, a long grey and maroon vest brings life to all white, spiced with bright blue heels and an oversized clutch.

Oversized Silhouettes 
Oversized silhouettes have moved from the runway to the roadside with these chic bloggers and stylists fully embracing the trend. This will dispel the myth that only models can wear volume and get away with it. A large coat slung over the shoulders is the easiest way to achieve this look, as seen in the first two outfits. A roomy rose pink jersey is beautifully contrasted with a strong geometric skirt in Christine Centenera's outfit (pictured third). Peggy Gould (pictured last) brings in a sporty element with an oversized sweat shirt, slickly mixed with a long navy gilet and burgundy laser-cut leather skirt.

Which street style trend from London Fashion Week will you be most likely to wear?

*Images credited to,, Harper's Bazaar and Elle.


Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

Wow..the Pink coat is just fab. Taking notes for our next fall..
I love that the Midi skirt is not going anywhere..I love the ladylike nature of it.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Hey there!! Some great looks you found. We are not much on the over-sized looks but everything else is perfect! Love pink coats for winter and burgundy anything is totally perfect. :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

TheIndiansavage said...

Wowww so chic!!! I love the pink coats (color!!! yeah!!!)
Kisses sweetheart.
The diary of a fashion apprentice

Johnny said...

love the sweater set<333

Grace said...

The midi skirt is so in style right now. At first, I didn't like it, but now I'm totally loving it. Definitely need to invest in one of those!

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♥ vendy ♥ said...

love midi skirts dear
happy day

Pip said...

This reminds me to make sure I get a pair of red pants this Season, as they have been on my wish list for almost 2 years now! I love the checks and also even though I don't wear much pink, I kind of like the pink coats above! Hope you have a good night Sam and thanks for all your lovely comments and for keeping in touch! :)

xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

CM said...

Great post, dear! ^-^ Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

Kacie Cone said...

The midi skirts and plaid looks are so lovely! London looks so lovely!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Great inspiration on these pictures!! I want a pink coat for this winter and Midi skirts are lovely. Kisses and nice day, Sam:)

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Thanks for the amazing roundup classified for trends, wow you did an amazing job! I actually enjoyed LFW street style, much more than the looks we have seen at the NYFW. I find the ones in London more wearable and classy, so I am just drooling over them all. I like the best the midi skirts, the sweater, the pink and the camel coat, the red and the combo blue+burgundy. But my fav is the third look in the section burguny+blue, super cool!:) Hope you are having a nice day dear, hugs! xo

Katie Frank said...

Every look has something which inspire, don't you think ? <3

Andrea said...

I'm not sure what look is my favourite but I'm probably most likely to be wearing the sweaters!
Cute post :)
Keep in touch!

Kim Alston said...

I love the pink & camel colored coats Sam. Also loving the midi skirts and check clothing. So pretty.

Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

love all of these amazing looks<3

Ozden Ozdogan said...

OMG!The pink coats!!! Love love them all..I must buy a coat like this for this fall/winter.They look amazing.These are so inspirational my dear.I'm loving every each post you're doing.Kep them coming.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

The burgundy and blues are so great, but I really want a camel coat now.

Oh to Be a Muse
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Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great Styling, really love your passion!
Come around and see what’s new on my blog!!!

Lots of Love, Kyra

Chadlen said...

So nice post...thank you for your great ideas and suggestions

Mili said...

These street style looks are all killing it. I don't see a trend I don't want to wear. In my eyes, the street style in London >>>> NYC this season, for sure!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Loving this fabulous fashion roundup Sam! I'm so excited to see midi skirts in full swing now because that's my absolute favorite hem length and pretty much all my skirts are midi length :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

EMA said...

So excited about some of the trends of the season: midi skirts, pink coats, red everywhere! Makes the end of summer a little less sad!


Serena said...

I love love love layering so this is really exciting!
and again with the volumed midi skirts! I just love them! The third in the row is my favourite, It's such a well put together, beautiful outfit!
Not too sure about the pink winter coats though :( I feel like they can resemble bath robes easily..


LoveT. said...

Love the Coats <3 ,great Post!


Ma Petite Ana said...

Amazing looks !!
Kisses dear

dim_3fs said...

Great inspirational post!!! I totally love the pink coat!!!

Kashaya said...

Love the sweater set and the pink coat.=)

(Anna) la mode said...

Wow amazing collections of photos! I want all of these outfits!!! I especially love the midi skirt style. It's so retro and girly and pairing a casual sweater with a dressier skirt. Great style inspirations! : )


stylishvue said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love these looks, this is so inspirational!
Laura. xx

Eva M. said...

ALL of the outfits are so inspiring fot Fall time!
Thank you for sharing that post!

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Hannah said...

I loooove the midi skirt trend.
Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Love all the trends you gathered, I'll be wearing all of them except for the midi-skirts, there's just not a lot of skirt wearing happening here, but never say never! :)

xo Mary Jo

Anonymous said...

I like the midi skirts, sweaters and pink coats! Great trends!

Lisa B said...

Love the midi skirt so much, I love midi skirts but Spring summer they were all pencil skirts which can be a bit hard to wear for some people. With the new flared out style though anyone can wear it, so flattering and so feminine I love it. River Island have some bargain ones, I can't remember exactly and don't quite have the time to look but I think they have black and burgundy leather look ones for around £30!

The royal blue coat in the Burgundy and Blue section is also amazing. As are the black and white checked shoes on the last girl in the Checking In section.

Now following on GFC and Bloglovin, feel free to return the favour. Absolutely loved this post!

Lisa x

GagCloud said...

Gorgeous looks :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I love the midi skirts and pink coats!

worryaboutitlater bianca said...

wow so many great looks and trends. love them!!


Nicky mywishstyle said...

Love the pictures with red colors!
Perfect choice of the Photos!

My Urban Market said...

There are so many interesting trends in this post. Midi skirt is one of my favorite garment right now. Love the blue midi skirt combined with the striped shirt. I also like pink coats and oversized silhouettes.
Kisses my dear.


Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

London streetstyle is always more daring and chic compared to NYC and its just like I have died and gone to fashion heaven here.
I will love to own a pink coat now and will totally try all this trends.
So I guess I need to start shopping them too.
Thanks for being so sweet at mine doll.

Paola Lauretano said...

Hi Sam!
I love the midi skirts, the pink coats and the tartan prints... of course!!!
Great selection and fab inspirational post!!!!
Kisses darling!

Selina (Flying Saucer) said...

i just love the midi skirts! i was wondering what coat you would wear with one but this has gave me lots of inspiration

Seepz said...

I always enjoy your posts and love how you put it all together. I would like to give burgundy and blue a try this fall! The Pink coat can wait until next fall! ;)

Hope you are having a great day. Drop by my blog when you get a chance.


AS Style & Design said...

We love that ones on red!!!! But certainly all of them are great.
Kisses darling.

Maddie said...

I love the outfits you chose! Very, very inspiring! I adore those mini skirts!

Caro * said...

Lovely styles ! Pink coat is a beautiful trend :)

DORIS said...

Great great great post! I really like all of those trends, especially pink coats and sweaters!

Your blog is full of inspirations, I'm following via GFC and Bloglovin!


andysparkles said...

All these new trends are so cool!! I like all of them.


AJ said...

You always have the best trend coverage. Most of these looks are fantastic, especially loving the classic camel coat and the different array of skirts. xx AtYourHeels

Toks said...

Loving the Pink winter coats. Am about to buy one.

Gail J said...

love all the looks!

Mindy Fan said...

I love those pink winter coats! Pink is my favorite color and I didn't know that it could be incoprated into a winter coat! Guess what I will be buying this winter hehe?

Kamilla K said...

Loving the burgundy + blue combo, as well as the oversized trend!! You got some great sets here :)

Sophisticated Lace

MbF said...

So many great looks and they most be copied. Thanks for posting the photos and drop by me too when to when you have time.

Sonia De Macedo said...

I'm kind of loving the whole pink coat thing - even though I don't like pink! LOL


Punctuation Mark said...

i love those reds and midi skirts!

Elle Sees said...

the pink coats are darling! but i am such a traditionalist with beige and khaki for mine.

Zahra Sandberg said...

I truly love all of these trends and how they are so effortlessly and yet perfectly put together. My favorite is the pink coats, and I am a sucker for a midi skirt (as you must know!)


Linda B said...

The Midi Skirts, Sweater Sets, and Burgundy & Blues group are the best!

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LaTasha Bunting said...

Hello my lovely Sam!

It was an incredible concert! And I felt very lucky to be there! I completely agree! Bruno does have a smooth voice and Ellie does have a serene style of music! No problem on the fashion input love! Hope you have a great week! :)

Great selection of choices! I LOVE the "Pink winter coat" selections! Pink is my favorite color! I also enjoyed the "Seeing Red" choices! However, the most creative and unique choices are the "Burgundy and Blue" selections! I LOVE them! I LOVE the burgundy and blue coats! They are so stylish!

Love always,
LaTasha B.

Coco said...

Ok, now I NEED a pink coat. The quest begin. I love also the whole midi-skirt set!
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Patricia G. said...

Love all!!! I adore the midi skirts and the sweater set!

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Thanks a bunch for your kind words, hope you have an amazing Thurs! Big kisses! xo

ELISA said...

I so want a pink coat!
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Carolyne O' said...

A big kiss my sweetheart <3


Lenusik Velvetrose said...

So fine post. Love all! So cool sweaters & coat

Janice Lunes said...

This was the daily dose of Fashion I needed.
I love the Sweater skirt/Camo/Burgundy :D

Amazing work as always Sam :D

Just uploaded a new post and I definitely need your opinion :D !

Have a great day :D


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Sveva said...

like all looks but I'm fall in love for the pink coat!

Ileana said...

Great street style pics !
The pink coat is my fave one :D



Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Thank you for the round-up, Sam. Really enjoyed it. x

Karolina said...

Great street style pics! The midi skirt and sweater set are my favorite!

xx Karolina

Helena Resende said...

I love red, burgundy and blue and this fall I am sure I will use this colours a lot! :)

fleurani said...

Sam, what a lovely selecton of all the fall Trends. My most favourites what I will wear is def red, grind prints and MIDI SKIRTS :-)
Have a fabulous day love :-)


Antonella C'est moi said...

i love the midi skirt, so chic!!! kisses

blackberryfashion said...

amazing pink sweater :)

S said...

Another great selection sweetie! Full of inspirations!
Love the midi skirt and camel sets!!!

Jessica Mattioli said...

Burgundy & Blue are the best!!!! Hope you have a nice day my dear Sam!

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Mira said...

I love the London style. Everyone looks amazing and super dupa stylish. My favorite Seeing Red and Checking In. Hope you're having a great day Sam :D

xx Mira

Emma Henderson said...

I absolutely love the midi skirt trend, I have a couple in my wardrobe and am on the hunt for a couple more! Great post Sam xo

Elegantesque said...

I love Nicole Warde outfit !

Elegantesque Blog

Francy -Stef said...

Fabulous selection!!!
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Alejandra said...

In my post of today, I've publish a look with a skirt like some of these:)
Great selection dear!
Have a nice day:D

Caitie Schlisserman said...

so much good style!!! love getting inspired :)

Lady à la Mode

bridechic said...

Just love the pink winter coats--very chic!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Dear Sam I love that you made an accent not on the collections but on a street style. My absolute favorites are check, pink coat and sweater trends. Great summery dear!



Always Maylee said...

I love the sweater set and the burgundy and blue!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lady parisienne said...

you always find the greatest look :perfect!

Daniella said...

Hi Sam lovely, hope you are doing well! I love these LFW street style looks you have picked for your blogpost, a perfect injection of inspiration :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Viktoriya Sener said...

Thank for huge doze of inspiration!

Mihaela Pojogu said...

I would love to wear midi skirt is on my wishlist.
Blue and burgundy I must to agree with you that's a great combo.
About red, in every season I love to wear it.


getcarriedaway said...

so stylish looks! the sweater set is my favourite, love to wear the look, too! happy day sweetheart!!!


Sorana Nistor said...

i don't even know how to start... i love midi skirts, i think they look so chic, the pink coat is just amazing, saw a gorgeous one in Zara, red is one of my favourite colours and the tartan trend is just beautiful !!!

Nee said...

absolutely love to see what people wear outside the fashion shows... i really think that the street style is the actual "show" all eyes are on hehe. and i love that you feature them on your blog:) lots of love xx

Wendy said...

Again a great post! love all the look together!


kim bim said...

I think am falling for the pinks, Lately i am so loving pink and that use to be a color i never wanted to wear. Lol...

Kati said...

All the ladies wearing a midi skirt look so pretty!

Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

Hello dear,
would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

Best wishes,

Monchi said...

love the burgundy and blue options!!!

The Scarlet Diaries said...

the combination of burgundy and blue is fantastic :) loved this post! :)


Style-Squared said...

Wow, so much inspiration in one spot!!! Im in awe!!!:)

Jessi said...

I'm absolutely LOVING the midi skirt trend!! That third one in on the top is stunning!

Kathryn said...

So many great looks here, I've always loved a good slouchy sweater with a more stylized or structured bottom.

Beauty Follower said...

In love with the pink coat!

Have a great weekend dear :)

ftashion said...

Amazing round up Sam! I've always love the midi skirts and these photos are such great inspiration for me on how to style and wear midi skirt!

Fang Ting

miss b said...

Great round-up! I especially like the camel coats but I'll also be wearing some pink as I think it's such a refreshing change from the usual autumn colours especially paired with black. Hope you have enjoyed your week!

Peet said...

I love that women wear their sweaters with everything, the second set is definitely my favorite! And I'm frigging ecstatic that people decided that winter coats don't have to be just grey or black - you can wear color in winter, dooh. Pink, red, blue coats - LOVE it!

Tanya said...

Hi doll, sorry for a late get back with you I just got a chance to do my post today. I love the midi skirt, the Red, the burgundy & Blue are my favorite. Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous trendy with us. I know, it took quite of time to do all these, but you've been doing and showing all such a amazing collections, amazing trends. Thanks again for a wonderful job you've done! Have a great evening Friday! Speaks to you later.

Stéphanie R said...

Lovely pics !

Follow on GFC?? ;)

Gina said...

I'm a long time fan of the classic camel coat, and I think it is a must have. I also love the Sweaters. Sweaters with skirts and button downs underneath are just fabulous.

XO, Gina

Odyseja Modowa said...

Wonderful photos:)
Great blog :)
Fell free to visit me on my blog and follow by GFC

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Pink coat and oversized silhuettes are such great trends.
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Toks said...

Hi Sam, Yes the store "Corte Ingles" is only in Spain.