After a whirlwind few days of running around the city, seeing shows and getting caught in the rain, London Fashion Week is over. Brewer Street Car Park has replaced the bloggers and models with tourists and Picadilly Circus station has become far quieter without the sound of high heels on the escalators.
London well and truly confirmed its fashion capital status at this seasons Fashion Week, with bloggers, celebs and fashionistas out in force. The cobbles of Soho were filled with street style enthusiasts braving the chilly weather in the latest spring trends and I have to say…I’m missing it already.
Day Three marked the end of London Fashion Week for me. My day started with a morning yogalates session (a mix of yoga and pilates) with Rituals Skincare and Trace Publicity. Who could say no to yoga for breakfast afterall! I then headed to Trevor Sorbie for a bit of pampering and a blow dry whilst I caught up with my emails before heading to the shows and presentations I had planned for that day.
Finding time to get outfit photos for my blog amongst the Fashion Week buzz can be a bit tricky sometimes but, lucky for me, Joe Galvin was on hand to help. After I had refuelled with a cup of coffee…not even the rain could stop us!
Joe, being the expert photographer he is, found this perfect location for some photos in Charring Cross and his photography is so beautiful that I’ve been really excited to share my outfit with you. So here it is…my outfit for Day Three of LFW: lace up playsuit, block wedges and a statement handbag!
The return of 70s style has brought many of the decade’s biggest trends back to the forefront of fashion, from A-line skirts, head to toe suede and flared denim to my new favourite: lace-up details. They add a retro touch to everything from t-shirts and blouses to denim shorts and dresses so I couldn’t resist trying the trend myself for LFW.
I’ve tried to master the lace up trend with this 70’s inspired playsuit by Lavish Alice. The structured playsuit offers an easy, show-stopping option for cocktail hour but if you like to overdress for any occasion like me then you can wear it anywhere. Afterall when in doubt – overdress!
The dramatic, skin-revealing lace up sleeves are a tempting contrast to the playsuit’s tame colour which I love. But believe me when I say…this took me forever to get dressed in to. If you want to try the lace up trend don’t underestimate how long it will take you tie up your boots, dress or skirt!
Unpredictable autumn weather makes it so hard to choose the perfect pair of High Heels for a day out in London but these Nude Leather Block Heels by Clarks are perfect for transitioning through the seasons. The peep toe and cut out heel detailing works equally well with bare feet as it does with tights on colder days.
Best of all – Clarks High Heels are so comfy that, with enough cups of coffee, I was able to spend all day on my feet running from show to show!
With a statement playsuit and neutral pair of heels I wanted to have a chic hairstyle to match and Trevor Sorbie gave me the perfect look. As my hair is very thick curls tend to fall straight out…especially in the rain! My stylist knew just how to work my hair and went with volumising products and a soft wave to complement my outfit. Lucky for me the salon is tucked away in Floral Street so it took me no time at all to get there in-between shows.
Of course I couldn’t help adding a statement bag…it was fashion week after all! This Python Print Grab Bag by Fiorelli is beautifully designed and simply practical with its double zip compartment. As a lovely little extra it’s personalised with my initials on the front. How cute!
If you want to update your wardrobe for autumn then be sure to invest in a lace up piece or two. It’s an effortless way to dress on trend this fall. Et Voila! My outfit for day three of London Fashion Week – comment below to let me know what you think.
If you would like to see more of Joe’s photography you can find his fabulous portfolio here.