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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Spring/Summer 2015 Paul Smith

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“Its effortless, it’s all about being effortless, did you see how the models just naturally put their hands in their pockets?” Paul Smith was quite taken by the aspirational army of easygoing urbanites that had walked the runway just seconds before.

There was nothing flash about this collection, there were no tricky details or smash, bang wallop summer prints and sprays of colour. Instead these clothes were utterly unapologetic in their elevated normcore appeal. Wear this stuff to live in, was the message. Think giant pockets, loose tailored shapes, khaki cotton trousers and easy, breezy sleeveless linen tops. The elegant, striped drop-waist, pleated dress, worn with super chic flat sandals and leather, across-the-body bags made for a wardrobe that chic, metropolitan commuters can feel comfortable in.

The bag featured in almost every look, from backpacks to relaxed folded totes, each came in muted palette (the grey was best) and in buttery leather.

“A modern girl can wear these clothes,” said Smith backstage, ” The fabrics were linen or cotton but there was a structure about them which gave them this bounce and they had life. She’s not looking for attention through her clothing. She’s happy in her own skin.”

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