September’s Fashion Week is long gone while February’s seems so far away and, with the colder days drawing in, staying chic (and warm!) in the capital isn’t always easy. Here we round up the top five London trends that are going strong this winter, bound to keep you stylish and tide you over until next season.
The New ’60s
A-line never looked so flattering and it seems that the ’60s are finally enjoying a long-awaited renaissance. Really, this is the perfect silhouette for the season—flattering, sexy, cute and with endless options to make it your own or to layer without looking over the top. Throw tradition out of the window and embrace cigarette pants and warm, muted tones that are the perfect antithesis to the traditional monochrome madness.
Playing around with masculine tailoring has always been a great way to add an edge to a look, but this season it’s all about bringing back a feminine hint to the overall picture. As shown on the runways of Prada and Michael Kors, wearing something sheer, breezy and girly with something strong and structured on top creates a contrasting show-stopping winter look that will definitely have heads turning.
With winter comes a need to conform to certain colours, cuts or patterns but mixing up textures this season has become a London favourite for keeping things fresh with minimal effort. Faux furs and silks, leather fringing and wool—the combinations are endless and this trend is easy to emulate even in the smallest details of your outfit and through accessories such as bags and shoes.
“I would hate for someone to look at my shoe and say, ‘Oh my God, that looks so comfortable’,” once said Christian Louboutin. This season though it seems we won’t be listening to those words of wisdom as comfort defiantly takes centre stage. Leave your stiletto heels that make you look about as stable as Bambi on ice at home and embrace the ever-practical flat loafer. Brilliant with any outfit, flats in fresh white tones will become your best friend for adding an unexpected pop of colour to brighten up a dull day.
Londoners are known to be eclectic dressers, always ready to experiment and ever the style chameleons. And despite the fact that practical shoes might be in this season, decadence is definitely not disappearing. On the contrary, faux furs are awash in the capital and it’s not hard to see why. Use them to wrap up and layer over a look, adding an instant touch of glamour. Going all out in a cropped faux fur jacket can create a striking silhouette or, for something more practical, opt for a faux fur stole or collar that can effortlessly make an outfit pop.