I can’t wait! My husband and I are going on vacation! We are doing a driving tour of the United Kingdom, starting in London, and I am SO looking forward to seeing what the fashionistas are wearing there! London Fashion Week is now over but the “it” girls’ new looks are always an indicator of what we will soon see here, so stay tuned for pics and tips!
I am particularly interested in what women in London and Edinburgh are wearing on their feet, of course! Their aesthetic is a bit different from ours, perhaps partly because of the weather. Here’s what I will be watching for while I’m there....
From the videos I’ve watched of LFW, combat boots (not biker boots, which are SO 2018!) are enjoying a renaissance on both sides of the pond. Ankle height or mid-calf, women of the U.K. are letting these masculine boots balance feminine dresses and skirts, along with jeans and leggings. I love that duality, along with the comfort factor. This style actually became popular back in the 1960’s and the modern take on it is very similar. Black, camo and neon brights are what distinguishes it today. I can’t wait to see the variety of pairings that this look provides!
Another trend on London runways was the chunky, or “lugged”, soled Oxford and loafer in two-tone. Christopher Kane, a London designer I admire, showed this look in black and white, as well as animal prints. It’s not for everyone, since these shoes can be fairly heavy, but it does pair well with cropped wide-legged pants. I’ve also seen them combined with midi length skirts, which I wasn’t too crazy about but I’ll keep my eyes and mind open and report back!
The third trend I’m anxious to see is the use of T strap pumps. We saw these on New York’s runways also but the gals of the U.K seem to be wearing them with either pointy or square toes and combining them with business looks, along with the more casual pieces we saw here. I’ll be watching for photo ops while I play tourist over there!
Looking forward to bringing you more new trends based on older styles. Because, as we all know, “trend” is today but “style” is forever!