LFW Favourites

As many of you know, this past 7 days has been full of fashion, fashion and more fashion as London Fashion Week has commenced. It may be the SS16 shows, because fashion is always ridiculously ahead of things, but we can all take inspiration from it for our autumn/winter choices too. Think colours, cuts, shapes. I could honestly go on forever, as I am unhealthily obsessed with all things style and, to be honest, I probably have rambled on already. Still, I hope this gives you an insight into the trends this A/W and assists you with purchasing new items this year. Have fun fashionistas.

Alexander White

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I have to admit, from being about 5, I have been completely obsessed with gorgeous shoes. I blame my mum for this bank-breaking trait. But just LOOK at these beauties! With a leg-elongating ankle strap and dainty yet dominating embroidery detail. Steal the show, in fact make your OWN show in these shoes.

Barbara Casasola

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Gloriously minimalistic, with hints of this season’s up and coming trends, here we can see the cropped flare cut featured with an empowering two-piece suit. Supposedly ‘manly’-vibes eradicated with the low V-cut, you will simply radiate confidence in this outfit.

Cecilie BahnsenScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.03.35

In keeping with the favoured ’60s/’70s looks of AW15, I can’t take my eyes off of this creation. Pastel, vintage style, floral patterns partnered with an elegant chiffon shirt – another outfit centred around texture. But what real does it for me is the shocking pink of the eyeshadow and pixie crop, attention is immediately drawn here.

NegarinScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.23.07

Yellow is where it’s at right now, but not the easiest of colours for most of us to pull off. This vibrant tone of the trousers suits tanned or dark complexions extremely well, for those paler women, pastel yellow for summer and mustard yellow for winter is the way forward. Once again, make-up and hair is kept simple to allow the clothes to steal the show. This brand has styled some amazing looks – I strongly advise you take a closer look into Negarin.

Orla Kiely

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I can’t cope with how adorable this outfit is; shirts under pinafore dresses is such a YES and T-bar shoes match wonderfully well. Orla Kiely is notoriously print-loving, although for those less-brave fashionistas, maybe choose a pattered dress OR shirt, not both. Urban Outfitters and ASOS have some great collections of pinafore dresses to get you through AW15.

Paul SmithScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.24.46

Paul Smith, a family favourite – these dungarees are like no other. A contemporary cut, yet so practical and boyish is always in style. Silky and smooth, this outfit just flows. Let’s not forget the statement earring and bushy brows –  this can liven up any outfit.

Regina PyoScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.26.42

There is so much I like about this outfit, I’m unsure where to begin! Um… The boots, the so dubbed ‘sock-boots’ that fit tightly around the ankle area look best with dresses and skirts. This dress itself is like a cool-camo/leaf print, which is perfectly suited to autumn. Finally the open back, I can’t resist them, backs are the most underrated area EVER.

Renli SuScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.27.45

As you’ll soon find out, coats are MY thing –  if I could only buy one clothing item this winter, it would certainly be a coat. Despite this, the thing that actually drew me to this look is the colour combinations present in this ‘wall-paper’ style pattern. Mustard, rust, brown and navy – love vintage? Choose Renli Su.

Self PortraitScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.29.37

Having previously heard BRILLIANT things about this feminine, edgy brand, I was super excited to see their newest collection. A well-known creator of masterpieces and lover of lace, Han Chong, you genius. Just like many other label’s this autumn, Self Portrait have opted for mostly midi-length cuts. It’s super-classy and cute – I predict big things.

South Lane

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I’m not really a jewellery-changer on a day to day basis, personally, explaining why I hunt and hunt for the perfect staple pieces (oh, Tiffany key, I love you). This particular South Lane watch screams class, yet day-to-day wearability at me. You won’t forget this fashionable wrist wear brand.

Topshop UniqueScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.31.06

As overpriced as I believe Topshop can be at times, I can’t help but fall in love with their ability to style great looks. Spots? Yep… Stripes? Yep… Spots AND stripes? YES PLEASE!! Apart from this model being totally stunning in the looks department, I am also a great fan of the matching shoes and lipstick combo. Covered up, yet far from shapeless, this is a fun work look for all.

Molly GoddardScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.22.39

I’m in love with the length and bell-sleeves detail of this dress; it’s very similar to Topshop’s Bell-Sleeve dress. As well as that, some proper Swedish clogs have been on my wish list for FOREVER, however some as colourful as these seen at Molly Goddard are most definitely meant for the fashion-fearless.

Martine JalgaardScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.21.03

An unusually shaped version of a winter classic; the woollen dress. The shape alone gives this piece such a unique twist, there is simply no need for patter or colour. Extremely wearable for all, I expect some high-street dupes to be appearing very soon!

Lucilla GrayScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.20.24

Alternatively structured, this is a total stand-out party piece. Angular styles and geometry is an arising trend in the fashion world at the moment; for example, take a look at Accessorize’s new jewellery collection. This shape would suit boyish, slim figures best. But you sure don’t have to be a certain shape to take inspiration and style it your way!

Loxley EnglishScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.19.58

Somehow this, what seems to be a mishmash of an outfit, creates a enchanting reworked classic. Acid wash jeans, such a hard item to pull off, yet styled so well, the indigo contrasts the neutral tones and the ankle length crop is all in. Stylish trainers are wonderfully versatile, add them to your wish list immediately! Oh, along with that leather backpack.

Kitty JosephScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.18.26

Vinyl coats are just the thing to own this winter, they’re even waterproof! Waterproof AND stylish? This is a fashion first. These cool-toned colours make for a gorgeous winter palette, but the bright pink brings a necessary pop. I adore the fiery colour of this model’s hair, it compliments her porcelain skin incredibly well.

JosephScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.16.51

Those KILLER cheekbones, if only you could buy them too! Anyways, layering and ‘wrapping’ is always a yes for wintery seasons. Too cold? Just grab another layer! In addition, the lower legs seems to be the skin to show off this year – add a pair of trainers for the ultimate style; who said they were only for exercise? Check out Lacoste’s range or Superga trainers if you like these Joseph ones.

JH ZaneScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.15.34

This oh-so-cool combination of monochrome and colour-pop just has me in awe. A furry, teddy coat is the best thing ever in winter, believe me, I am the BIGGEST lover of fur coats (faux, of course).  A minimalist approach to hair and makeup really lets this outfit steal the attention and this is a very easy outfit to find a high-street dupe for.

IssaScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.13.51

Issa, one of K-Mid’s most favoured brands, and it’s not hard to see why. Who said white was only for summer -hey? Broderie, booties and bangles, this screams boho-chic. Yet, the high neck gives that summer-to-winter transition appeal –  an ideal work outfit.

FabitoriaScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.10.52

Bewilderingly modern, I have just discovered the sporty-chic brand that is Fabitoria (it even say ‘fab’ in it’s name, doesn’t that explain enough?). Most of all, I love the alternative cut of this top, Topshop have some very similar shapes this season if you’re looking for a high-street version. However, the notoriously sporty ‘slick’ of this model’s hairstyle is also coming BACK IN faster than you can say fashion.

ErdemScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.08.35

Ohhh, Erdem, you never fail to impress do you? The embroidery of this piece just bewilders me and monochrome can suit anyone. Concealing, but with tiny slits for ‘peeps’ of skin add it’s delicate yet seductive attitude. Also, playing with textures has resulted in these marvellously impractical, yet marvellously desirable feather, ankle-strap, pointed flats. Take note.

Christopher KaneScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.07.38

Texture is what it’s all about this season, hence I ADORE this material-focused combination. Perfectly sophisticated with the autumnal polo-neck, yet a flash of the lower leg shows off the beautiful trim of the lace and the all-in ankle-tie shoes. Who can go wrong with a mono-tone look? Christopher Kane sure knows how to redesign the classics!

Bora AksuScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 20.59.27

Again the in-fashion lace-up sandals are so very flattering; a great complement to the blushing nude tone of this outfit. Once more, texture plays a large part in this outfit, the chiffon, the inscribed floral pattern. Finally, the colour I love the most in this style is the stunning auburn of this Bora Aksu model’s hair. SO AUTUMNAL; I want it now.

Let me know your favourite looks from LFW or any opinions on my picks!

Emilia x


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