What I Wore to London Fashion Week

I used to find it intimidating choosing what to wear for London Fashion Week. There seemed to be a lot of pressure for choosing an outfit that would stand up in the eyes of those judging the catwalk collections, and still of course many front-rowers choose looks which seem over the top and intimidating, but this year I kept my Fashion Week looks incredibly simple.

As much as I adore getting dressed up, and I love to look smart, fashionable and polished for fashion week, I simply don’t see the point in buying outfits that I won’t wear at any other time of year. Getting snapped by street style photographers in my eyes is actually just a distraction (often making you late for shows) as opposed to a medal of honour, and surely fashion week is more about the clothes on the runway, that what us bloggers are wearing anyway?

So, to cut it short, yes this year my outfits were simply, classic and very much chosen to represent my own tastes. I opted for a capsule wardrobe of my neutrals; that’s pink, white, grey and cream colours. This way, by sticking to a colour palette, I was able to mix and match between my favourite new pieces. Over on YouTube, I explained in my video about How Bloggers Prepare for Fashion Week the process of organising my wardrobe and clothes ahead of LFW, and of all my fashion week looks, this one was probably my favourite.

A statement coat from Jaeger was the starting block for this outfit. This multi textured coat was perfect for throwing over my shoulders to keep the warmth in, but worn this way also enables the outfit underneath to be seen. A wool blend, this coat is a luxurious addition to my wardrobe. While it makes a statement, it’s neutral tones mean it can be layered over almost anything, and I’ll be wearing it into the Spring months too, to ensure I get as much use out of it as possible. I don’t mind investing in quality pieces like this when I can think of multiple ways to style it into my wardrobe. The muted hues and collarless design make it an iconic piece; it’s oversized, so if you’re between sizes I’d recommend going down one. This one is a 6, and still pretty big on me.

Underneath, a blush knit in a casual slouchy fit. This shade of pink is my absolute favourite, and I’m always drawn to comfortable looking pieces in this shade. The cut is contemporary and modern, making this knit perfectly appropriate for fashion week, with the soft, cosy wool material giving it a snuggly feel that you crave after a day dashing between the shows.The deep V makes it perfect for showing off elegant jewellery too so I added my Monica Vinader necklace, to compliment my Signature bangle and Riva ring.

I decided to wear White Palazzo trousers within this #ootd, and this pair is a couple of years old from Topshop. I’ve been looking to get a new pair though (that’s slightly less sheer!) and this pair from Pretty Little Thing seem perfect – and they’re currently reduced to £8!!!

Finally, my accessories. I wore my comfiest heels – my Valentino Rockstuds. I get a lot of questions about these (probably because I wear them with 9/10 of my outfits…..), are they worth it? Are they comfy? YES. These are without doubt the best shoe purchase I’ve ever made. I actually just treated myself to a new pair in a pewter gold shade, because I wear my blush ones (seen here) so so much. They’re very well worn. If you look up close you can see that they’ve got a few bumps and bruises, but in photos, and for onlookers, they still look perfect.

In a matching blush shade, I also reached for my Saint Laurent tote bag – big enough for my laptop, diary, makeup, camera(s) and other fashion week essentials, you can fill this beauty up without it loosing it’s shape.

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To see this look, and my others from London Fashion Week in action, as well as vlog clips of what I got up to, check out the video here!

Did you catch any of the shows this fashion week season? Any trends that caught your eye?

Thanks to Jay for the photos, taken on the Olympus PEN F