LFW Day 1

Topshop Coat

| Primark Jacket | Primark Shorts | Primark Bag |

ASOS Top

|

Zara Shoes

The Outfit

Nothing brightens up a windy, grey, miserable day more than a burnt orange coat and matching lips. Fashion week outfits are tricky. This February marked my second full LFW which means five blog-worthy (and street style worthy) outfits are completely essential to planning. But no matter how hard I plan, I always change my mind on the day and end up wearing a total alternative. 

A last minute Thursday night trip to Primark saw me pick up this adorable short-suit. Mono-check print, loose flowing short, and a matching bomber jacket. Can you get a more modern interpretation of Cher from Clueless? I couldn’t have felt more preppy if I tried. 

And then the dreaded question by a chic stranger : “I love your short suit-

who

is it by?”

Followed by your own awkward laugh, you feel yourself swallow the word “Primark” before you even spit it out. 

First let me say this one thing about fashion week outfits: I choose my outfits based on what I think looks good, and what I think will make a good blog post outfit. I never intentionally wear something outrageous or weird just to get snapped by street style photographers. (Also, as a journalist, I’m there as a working member of press)

But saying that, getting snapped as part of a street style article

is

a bonus. 

And this outfit seemed to get a bit of attention. 

Sure, not all of the comments that met the photos were

great

(many Amazon UK people commenting things like ‘

oh my god, white stilettos with black tights? No.’

oh come on, they are

not

 stilettos and I paired them with black tights because it’s a monochrome outfit and the heel of the shoe is black, o

bviously…

)

If you’re ever going to take a risk with your style then it should be during fashion week: there’s always someone wearing something a little stranger lurking around the corner who will overshadow you (

lego-dress girl 2.0 anyone?

)

The Shows

I attended Bora Aksu on behalf of

British MODE

, and somehow acquired tickets for Felder Felder, Jean Peal Braganza, Fyodor Golan, Mark Fast- being a journalist and blogger has its perks. Most of these show reports will be going up in the March Issue so stay tuned on my 

twitter

 for the links!

The Parties

What would fashion week be without the parties? So the evening started by heading out to

A Night of Fashion Film.

Men wandering around topping your glass up with champagne? I can deal with that. Also spied my ultimate girl crush, Daisy Lowe, which is always a bonus. Then stopping by the PPQ party at the Sanderson Hotel followed by Linda Farrow X NYNY party: I’m talking stained glass windows, stuffed deer on the roof, suits of armour, strange PVC clad dancers and shots in skull glasses. Let’s just say it was a lot of fun.

The Gossip

Now that would be telling.

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