I always fancy the preppy and quirky style roaming the streets of London.
The preppy style gives out this signature Brits classy spirit while the quirkies show a different side of the Brits in an eccentric way, make them fascinating to watch.
And...my days cannot get any better when these two styles get together during the London Fashion Week.
So, in celebration of the variety and uniqueness London street style brings, here are 4 preppy and 4 quirky styles worth stealing from the LFW S/S'13 fashion crowd ♥
A classic school-girl style gets a bit fierce twist from the leather skirt and the red lips.
1.TOPSHOP Structured Blazer/2.MISS SELFRIDGE CutOut Shoulder Shirt/3.MISS SELFRIDGE Salt and Pepper Sweat/4.RIVER ISLAND PU Zip Mini Skirt/5.DOROTHY PERKINS Wine Gem Skinny Waist Belt/6.PIED A TERRE Gibbran Leather Block Heel Loafers/7.TOPSHOP Leather Geo Panel Tote Bag/8.ILLAMASQUA Human Fendamentalism in Liable/9.Plastic Headband
Red and Bordeaux proven to collide in harmony, as well as the Brit Royal signature Tartan with the American scholar signature Varsity Jacket.
1.RIVER ISLAND Check Shirt/2.J.W. ANDERSON X TOPSHOP Varsity Jacket*MUST-HAVE*/3.RIVER ISLAND Coated Mini Skater Skirt/4.DOROTHY PERKINS Union Jack Clutch/5.DOROTHY PERKINS Wedge Hi-Tops/6. RIVER ISLAND Print Jeepers Peepers Retro Sunglasses/7.MICHAEL KORS Chain Link Watch
Now we can know for sure that a pop of neon makes your preppy style fun, and a touch of lace+stilettos keeps your lady-likeness attached.
1.RIVER ISLAND White Pocket Shirt/2.J.W.ANDERSON X TOPSHOP Eyes Handknit Sweater*MUST-HAVE*/3.TOPSHOP Lime Lace Peplum Pencil Skirt/4.TOPSHOP Zip and Stud Clutch/5.JIMMY CHOO Abel Pointed Patent-Leather Pumps
It's never a crime adding a tinge of futuristic metallic to your timeless satchel for that extra flair on your classic dandy look
1.RIVER ISLAND Pocket Blazer/2.BURBERRY BRIT Classic Shirt/3.MODCLOTH Just Dandy Skirt/4.ZATCHELS Satchel in Metallic Pewter/5.TOPSHOP Cross Locket Necklace/6.RIVER ISLAND Black Opaque 120 Denier Tights/7.DR.MARTENS 1461
It's mysterious how neon (most of the time) adds a spark of edginess these days, even to goth look.
1.JANE NORMAN Floral Print Jumpsuit/2.TOPSHOP Seamfront Waterfall Jacket/3.TOPSHOP UNIQUE Padded Toecaps Boots/4.MISS SELFRIDGE Pearl Mesh Wristwear/5.MISS SELFRIDGE Sparkle Bead Wristwear/6.BURBERRY Lip Mist in No.4 Chestnut/7.CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY Fluoro Satchel
(P.S.: I try to find similar jumpsuit with a hint of burgundy so that you can wear matching burgundy lipstick, which is a huge trend right now, but this is the best I can come up with. Do pardon me)
Look effortlessly chic in a pair of boyish overall with a pair of womanly court shoes and a piece of grungy leather biker jacket tied around the waist
1.TOPSHOP Leather Biker Jacket/2.DOROTHY PERKINS Smock Top/3.TOPSHOP MOTO Dip Dye Denim Dungarees/4.TOPSHOP Skull and Glitter Ball Bracelet/5.Leather Camera Case/6.MILLER & JEEVES Gretchen Midi Clutch/7.KG KURT GEIGER Carey Pumps
Own this piece of leather overall and you've got it all
1.TOPSHOP UNIQUE Leather Pinafore/2.DOROTHY PERKINS Neppy Peplum Tee/3.MISS KG Arctic Boots/4.MARKSANDSPENCER AUTOGRAPH Leather Textured Shopper Bag/5.BUTTER LONDON Nail Lacquer in Lady Muck/6.TOPSHOP Chunky Oversized Square Sunglasses
A groundbreaking way on how to wear a pair running shorts with a pair of metallic pointed pumps and still look stunning
1.TOPSHOP Fur Lined Parka/2.TOPSHOP Knitted Drum Jumper/3.PUMA Running Shorts/4.RIMMEL KATE'S COLLECTION Lipstick in #001/5.TOPSHOP Cats Eye Sunglasses/6.TOPSHOP GLOBAL Glitter Toe Cap Shoes/7.MULBERRY ZigZag Alexa Bag
(P.S.: here is another jumper that you can try, "inspired" by the 3.1.Phillip Lim Break Up jumper)
I dunno if you notice that I re-create all the looks using pieces from (mostly) UK brands. I find this "keep it British" concept aptly challenging to the LFW theme. oh yeah...and also, cos' I'm a loyal fan of Topshop.
Well, hope you enjoy it and get inspired.