Street Style Trends To Watch

London’s unique brand of eclectic street style is growing up – we’re now opting into logo dressing, full-look heritage checks and natural textures. These are the trends to watch right now.

1. Mood: New heritage

Big, baggy and checked? Check. The new trouser and coat shapes to covet now hint at British heritage classics, with a fashion-forward, oversized spin.

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2. Accessories: Fishnet tights

As the LFW hub once again returned to the heart of Soho, it felt fitting to step into racy hosiery. Wear yours under jeans, with a dinky heel.

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3. Coat: The guilded military peacoat

Gold trims and polished double-breasted cuts elevate the handsome style classic into a new season hero piece. Why is it a fashion editor’s favourite? A clever update on the all-black ensemble will always be a hit.peacoat

4. Shoes: The metallic loafer

Flashes of glam rock shimmer and shine have rolled-over from New York Fashion Week onto the streets of London. What they wore them with? Rigid denim and clashing, glittery socks.

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5. Texture: Raw

While we’re falling for magpie accessories – the full look is about super-natural linen and raw cotton. What we want now? Loewe’s utility boiler suit.

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6. Game Changer: Clashing logos

Top marks go to anyone who’s already invested in Louis Vuitton’s monogram tote, a straight-off-the-catwalk Burberry check handbag, Vetements tee, or Gucci belt. The next step is how you wear your logos. Stay ahead of the pack and wear them all at once, or with tongue-in-cheek bohemian layers.

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Caught on Fishnets

It’s a fishnet fall—but not necessarily the full, sexy, boom-boom kind of a season this time round. Somehow, the idea of large-scale mesh took over entire looks in the Spring shows—in collections as completely dissimilar as Simone Rocha’s and Balmain’s—not, I think we will agree, fashion at its most wearable. But these cues have a way of sinking in and popping up somewhere else. And now the useful form has arrived: May we suggest the fishnet sock? Yes, as tiny and inexpensive a purchase as they are, this is the moment when a pair of fishnet socks will sneak an inordinate amount of pleasure into a daily repertoire. As the days turn draftier, they’ve turned into a perfect styling flip: great as a New Wave–ish device for glamming up the gap between turned-up denims and spiky pumps; a neat surprise when flashed with trainers; or—if the eccentric-lady mood is upon you—worn as the fully visible knee-high version, with a skirt.

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To trace the thread of how this minor trick hit critical mass, we only need to glance at Proenza Schouler’s Fall show, where the web of intrigue began with the label’s large-scale, chunkily knitted tights and socks. By the Spring collections, fishnets were popping up at Maison Margiela and Ashley Williams. Just a footnote to fashion, of course—but one to have plenty of fun with right now.

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