I think my absolute favourite thing about London fashion week is the street style, more so than the shows… I just love a good bit of people watching. Getting to your seat that little bit earlier and watching as the fashion-set arrive, taking in their amazing and carefully thought-out outfits. Watching those that are so comfortable in their own skin they ooze confidence – and those that look so physically uncomfortable you wonder was it really worth it? And then there are those, and I hope this doesn’t come across in a mean way – but there are those that just look so uncomfortable generally. Like they’re not really happy in what they’ve decided to wear, it’s not really their style and they don’t feel confident, they don’t normally wear heels and now they can’t walk in their skyscraper heels or they’re tugging non-stop at their crazy-short mini skirt. No matter how fabulous their outfits are the uncomfortable-ness just ruins the look.
This is like the extreme version of when you go on a night out not quite happy with your choice of outfit and then spend the whole night not enjoying yourself as you wish you’d listened to your instinct and changed before leaving. Never under-estimate the power of a good outfit on a bad mood – and vice versa unfortunately.
So how to avoid it – know your own style, wear what makes you happy, don’t wear something just because its so ‘this season’ or you feel it’s occasion appropriate even if you don’t really like it… and make like Coco Chanel – before you leave the house take a look in the mirror and remove one item. I wasn’t sure what to wear for my first days of shows and deliberated between a few outfits but my husbands strange facial expressions were making it harder. In the end I went with my uniform of denim and breton and felt instantly happy. My Levi’s denim skirt, tailored blazer and a breton top – add some statement shoes, neck scarf and a Chanel brooch. I did have a hat as well (it was drizzling outside) but took this off before I left.
So today’s Sunday inspo post is about being yourself, being happy and really enjoying fashion for what it is – fun. I have pulled together a round-up of those who had their street style nailed. Those who stuck to their personal style and looked confident and (most of all) comfortable!