"Fashion Week is kinda like the Olympics. It may only last five days, but the preparation is a slow, hard-won battle involving tactical outfit changes, countless wardrobe overhauls, and the odd last-minute purchase. Well, not this time around. We’ve created not one but five ultra-easy (but street-style worthy) outfits perfect for LFW. Get ready for your close up."
Colour block to go!
Wearing bright colours is a mood boost and a surefire way to stand out from the crowds. The key to colour blocking, though, is to choose pieces that are simple in shape and tailoring. A classic a-line skirt and oversize clutch are given a fashion makeover with zesty shades of lime green and cobalt blue — the colours clash and enhance each other at the same time. While those colours do the talking, a preppy-white shirt and putty-coloured t-bars act as the outfit’s foundation. They pull it all together, and in our opinion, a leopard print is a neutral that works with everthing. Try it for yourself.
We're all about easy-win style statements, and this printed Peter Pilotto dress is the embodiment of this mantra. The print perfectly captures spring’s passion for graphics, yet the silhouette is soft and easy to wear. A neutral-hue biker is the perfect finishing touch, and try matching your brogues to a colour in the dress. Finally, a life saver over LFW? A crossbody bag that carries everything — and even has room for your trusted Ray-Bans.
We're magpies for glitter and shine! All in moderation, of course, and that’s why it's important to strike the perfect fashion balance with your outfit’s embellishments. A jewel-encrusted top is perfectly complemented by a pair of cropped tuxedo pants. Pull your hair into a low-slung pony tail and let your tassel earrings do all the talking. This look is made for cocktail hour.
Even fashion lovers get fatigue. At LFW’s midway point, feet can hurt and backs will ache. That’s when it’s time to get creative with layering and textures. A fit-flare leather skirt with an oversize Breton top and fashion-forward denim jacket, looks fabulous but is comfortable, too. The buckle boots add an edge, but are heaven for your feet.
It is always important to stay true to your roots — well, at least when it comes to fashion. So, make like Brideshead Revisited meets Julie Christie in her heyday with a shift mini, tailored trench, and lace-up brogues. A slick of eye liner is all you need to complete the look.