So before the weather is officially too nasty for anything other than coats, boots and extreme layering, I thought I’d do a little post on London street style featuring a few pictures of some particularly chic ladies, all decked out in their floral finest to make the most of our last few weeks of summer.
Few things in this world make me happier than a good high-waisted mini, and with this one’s adorable print and super flattering shape it took all my self-control not to practically rip it off her and run! This girl works the ditsy-print skirt look perfectly by pairing it with a plain white tee and ruffle-detail waistcoat. I have been meaning to test drive a cute flats/bare legs/socks combo for ages, and seeing this has inspired me to finally get around to it. With her light-weight brogues and neutral socks she is hinting at ‘geek-chic’ without taking it too far and risking looking a bit try-hard… definitely full marks for this one.
For a long-time now, I have had a passionate hatred of River Island. I have always thought it was just a tacky, over-priced bonanza of all things too-tight and excessively embellished that catered almost solely to wannabe WAGS. However, since finding out that this girl found her amazing dress there, I think I am going to have to seriously revise that opinion! This dress ticks all the boxes: cute AND flattering skater-style shape, on-trend print, lovely, vivid colour… It is one of those pieces that you’d see in Grazia or a similar magazine featured as an ideal ‘day-to-night’ dress. Whilst sometimes I see those features and think ‘seriously’? in this case that would be a perfect description. This little number works brilliantly with flats for a lunch date or stroll in the park, but then add some fierce platforms (and possibly throw in a shower) and your instantly ready to go out dancing.
Ok, so I may have said that this post would be all about ‘summer style’ but that wasn’t strictly true. (I really just wanted to use the phrase ‘floral finest’) You see, the unreliable British weather does actually have some positives. When you fail to resist the allure of the winter collections that start flooding the shops come August, you can actually WEAR your new season purchases then and there… rather than having to leave them sitting in your wardrobe until, by the time winter actually comes around, you have completely lost interest in them.’Outdoorsy’ looks are big news for fall/winter 2010. Think macs, tweeds, corduroy, tartan etc. This girl is bang-on-trend with her dark green quilted barbour jacket. Perfect now with bare legs and ballet pumps, then in a couple of months time with wooly tights, boots and a chunky knit sweater. It makes me almost yearn for frosty mornings, mulled wine and thermal underwear.
This well-dressed woman is equally ahead of the fashion curve with her to-die-for new season Marc Jacobs bag. I am a long-term Marc Jacobs devotee and just can’t get enough of the gold bird motif on his latest accessories collection. As you know, I am equally obsessed with all things breton-striped so it was hardly surprising that I loved this woman’s outfit. Simple, chic and a perfect mix of high-street and designer… this is a lovely summer city ensemble that bears an uncanny resemblance to the kind of look I try to go for myself.
Love Ella. X