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#LFW Outfits at Somerset House

Revisiting the photographs we took during London Fashion Week has been so satisfying. Putting together these retrospective blog posts has been pretty heart warming too.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo4_1280On my last day in London for Fashion Week (I had to return to York later that day, but #LFW would continue for a further two days) we headed over to Somerset House.

I was informed that in previous years #LFW had been hosted in the beautiful Stuart architecture of Somerset House – which is definitely a Fashion Bloggers aesthetic dream! Of course, a majority of my experience of Fashion Week had been situated in London’s Soho area, so it was nice to have an excuse to visit the historic 17th Century building.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo5_1280We had come to Somerset House to visit the famed International Fashion Showcase, that this year was themed ‘Fashion Utopias’.

A rather extraordinary exhibition that had a very different take on fashion and its presentation to the catwalks and presentations we had seen elsewhere. Sadly the exhibition only lasted as long as Fashion Week itself.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo10_1280If you’re interested in a little more information, you can check out a small summary and a few details I wrote up for The 405, here!tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo9_1280After strolling around the International Fashion Showcase, we decided to take a pause and snap a few pictures of our last-day-of-London-Fashion-Week-together outfits.

Cause that’s what besties do, right?tumblr_o4m35txben1qcam0lo3_1280From hair braids to silver skirts, we had decided to go all out on our last day as Fashion Week press! They say ‘the devil is in the details’, and this applied pretty heavily to both of our ensembles.

One of us had donned black, shiny, pointed, patent leather booties. While the other was in cheetah print, hairy, heeled booties.

One was sporting a long, black skinny scarf. And the other wore a neatly tied, navy bandana neckerchief.tumblr_o4m35txben1qcam0lo6_1280On Sophia:

Shirt – New Look

Fur coat – Noisy May

Jeans – H&M

Boots – Hobbs

Bag – Zara

Sunglasses – Ebay

Skinny scarf – repurposed Calvin Klein

tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo5_1280On Kasimiira:

Shirt – Asos

Skirt – Asos

Jacket – H&M Trend

Neckerchief – Asos

Bag – Zara

Boots – Asos

tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo6_1280We encompassed an array of trends that swirled together and somehow still worked! Our outfits complimented and coordinated in terms of colour palettes and style – and when walking around like a power couple – that’s all that matters!tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo1_1280And that’s the conclusion of the Fashion Week diaries!

We’re out!

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Plaid Ain’t A Fade

Here is a little outfit of the day from the previous blogpost (click here for a look at the beautiful parks and gardens on the outskirt of Leeds) that features some classic basics, a touch of plaid and a couple a variations. In this case – plaid ain’t a fade!

This look starts with an oversized, crisp, white collared button-up layered over the top of a fitted tartan/plaid knit mini skirt. This look has the danger of straying into the school-girl look, but manages to hold its own because of the choice of fit and length of the clothing pieces. Keeping the skirt fitted, with a straight up-and-down cut, makes it a more wearable piece compared to others that are A-line or pleated. Then the white shirt stays buttoned up to the top but isn’t fitted – juxtaposing the fit of the skirt gives the look a more concious adult styling. Black accessories act as a neutral plus to the look.

(Above) See the ability to add a black felt brim hat and structured black bag if desired.An alternative look (for a day when the sun isn’t beating down as hard as it is here – a plain black leather jacket basic. Wear this piece on the shoulders for a dynamic change to the expected style. Or (below) simply throw it on as usual and channel a little more rocker-chic!I’ve always loved the look of metal collars or bars that peak out from beneath collar points of a buttoned shirt. This little curved gold bar is actually on a silver chain, but the visible gold pairs beautifully with the gold chain that holds the purple tinted crystal shard. The rest of the jewellery is the standard stacks of silver rings that live on my fingers.

White collared shirt (size 12 to make it oversized) – River Island

Plaid skirt – The Sweater Shop

Black boots – H&M

Leather jacket – H&M

Felt hat – H&M

Bag – Vintage

Necklaces – Varied