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5 Style Lessons We Learned From The Best-Dressed Guests At London Fashion Week

Our picks the street-style trends you’ll want to steal

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27 February 2019

London Fashion Week

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While all eyes are on the catwalks at London Fashion Week, it’s just as much fun people-watching – or should that be peacock-watching, as attendees put on their trendiest threads in a bid to get snapped by the hordes of photographers who wait outside the show venues.

Street style photography has boomed in recent years. There are more than 63 million posts under the hashtag #streetstyle on Instagram and snappers like Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, who has over a million followers, have become stars in their own right (in the fashion world).

Clearly, there are some people who dress up in extravagant, attention-seeking outfits just to show off, but fashion week can also be the source of some excellent outfit inspiration.

At the most recent London shows, we discovered a variety of clothing, colour and accessories trends that are ripe for the picking. Here are five style lessons we learned – and how to shop them on the high street now…

1. Your Shoes Don’t Have To Match

Are they wearing mismatched shoes? That was the question we asked ourselves when perusing the footwear choice on the front row, but it turned out to be an illusion – seen from the side, two-toned boots look like they don’t match.

two-toned boots

We love these designer duo boots, because they also tick off another major trend of SS19, snakeskin, and you can get a lookalike pair for a lot less.

designer duo boots

Nasty Gal Watch Your Two-Tone Snake Boot

2. Double Up On Colour Clashing

If there’s one thing fashionistas are good at, it’s taking unexpected colour combinations and making them work. Take this outfit, for example, which appears to be inspired by a Battenberg cake.

Double Up On Colour Clashing
Topshop Petite Relaxed Coat

Topshop Petite Relaxed Coat, Button Detail Bonded Cropped Trousers

3. A Beaded Bag Is A Must-Have

Last season, practically everyone at fashion week had a bum bag slung across their chest, but now, hands-free bags have been eschewed in favour of dainty little grab bags.

White Faux Pearl Beaded Bag

New Look Off White Faux Pearl Beaded Bag

4. The Midaxi Is Spring’s Hottest Hem Length

Sometimes at fashion week, there’s a lot of skin on display – but at the AW19 shows, there was barely a kneecap in sight, with ‘midaxi’ hemlines by far the most popular choice.

swishy style

Whether skirt or dress, this swishy style is perfect for pairing with boots, as winter makes way for spring.

PrettyLittleThing Sand Moody Slogan Printed T-shirt

PrettyLittleThing Sand Moody Slogan Printed T-shirt, £10; Green Chevron Print Wrap Detail Midaxi Skirt, £22; Clear Block Heel Strappy Sandals, £30

5. Get Ahead Of The Curve With A Headband

Headbands are really having a moment and, according to the style set, plush Eighties-style bands are where it’s at.


Fabrics like velvet and satin give a luxe feel – team yours with soft knits and a pair of minimal drop earrings.

Claire’s Red Velvet Stone Headband

Claire’s Red Velvet Stone Headband