70 Style Lessons From The Streets Of London

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London might be the smallest of all four major Fashion Weeks, but you know what they say about things in small packages. Bringing together a strong fashion education, a rich tradition of subculture style, and its underdog status in the industry, the Square Mile's home to a sartorial climate that encourages people to dress however they want. (Lucky for us, that’s very, very well). 

London fashion has always brought contradictions and extremes, with the posh and proper sitting right across from the punks and provocateurs. And, for this season of street style, there was a coming together of the two poles, which has made for some extremely interesting outfits to look at, and even more clever style tips to mine. Ahead, find more than 70 looks from London Fashion Week that really heaped on the flair. Check 'em out, and get inspired to take some creative license with your own wardrobe.
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Choose one jewel tone and maximize its impact with easy trainers and a brightly colored backpack. Practicality doesn't have to be boring.
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Cheerleading is back, people! Invest in a varsity jacket that shows a little team spirit. It looks great with a simple miniskirt.

Chanel jacket, AG Jeans dress, Gucci bag.
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The bandana has quickly become the easiest styling trick in the book. One little scarf adds a lot of personality.
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Yellow and black are truly the bee's knees. Go for the bold hue and add a pop of pastel to finish off the look.
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A black string becomes a tie with ease. Try it under button-downs, over lace dresses like this, or with a turtleneck to give your outfit a grown-up, vintage vibe.
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Go big (in the jacket), go bold (with print on print). Or, go home to get your big jacket and bold prints.
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That lean says it all: Menswear-inspired pieces make you feel and look cool from your oversized bomber to your rust-colored brogues.
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Forget about the skinny jeans and choose a pair with personality (like these from H&M). Dip-dye or shred a pair yourself, or find some from your favorite flea market. Keep the rest of your look fairly simple and elegant for a perfectly balanced ensemble.
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Make your light denim work as a pastel by pairing with other pale but saturated pieces.
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Orange and cobalt. We've said it before, we'll say it again: These colors work together despite how weird it sounds. Just make sure the pieces are solid and the rest of your palette is neutral (or black).
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This is our third all-red number, so it's clearly easier to pull off than you'd imagine. Just make sure to keep the kicks super clean.

Simone Rocha x J Brand jacket.
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Black leather and denim go together like Proenza and Schouler. Trade in your cross-body for a briefcase to give the entire ensemble a bit more edge.
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Add patches or embroidery to your jacket for a party in the back.
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This graphic duo proves that one geometric outfit is good, but two is better. Look for horizontal lines and pieces in the same color family for an easy but impactful get-up.
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Wear your small purse under your jacket for modern-day holster vibes.
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If you find these sparkly boots, please send them directly to our office. Or, if you're keen on keeping them for yourself, feel free to make them the stars of an all-black look.
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Suede and shearling doesn't have to feel dated. Pair a cool topper like this one over a graphic T-shirt for extra oomph.
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Sometimes, all you need is a trench and boots. Especially if those boots are animal print.

Gucci boots.
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Vintage-inspired hats make a look — but they can also make you friends. Pair yours with a statement jacket or make it part of a rocker-vibe look with shredded denim and a striped Tee.

Chanel bag.
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We spy three layers and we like it. Go big on top and slim and sporty on bottom for a chic outfit you can stroll the city in.
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El-e-gance! When wearing a dressier outfit during the day, pull your hair back in a low pony and find a boxier bag and fun shoes to play down the intensity.

Emilia Wickstead dress.
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Here, we have the little black neck tie working under a Peter Pan collar. Swap out the blazer of a suit for a fuzzy statement jacket to make it cozy for cooler weather.

Saks Potts jacket, Hobbs jeans, Sandro bag.
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Natalie Joos has a way with street style photographers, and you can cop her look by screen printing on an old thrift-store suit or by adding a coordinating turtleneck under a suit you already own.

Natasha Zinko suit.
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All kinds of blues and stripes may sound disjointed, but saddle shoes pull any outfit together.

Jonathan Saunders sweater, J.Crew shoes.
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If you're going for a body harness, pair with a simple T-shirt for effortless attitude.
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A comfy jacket doesn't have to be such a snooze. Look for the fuzzy stuff in mint or sage green to pump up your winter wear.
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We want each of these looks. All neutral hues but no less impact. Next time you get dressed, go for the full menswear monty.
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If you want to play with the fringe trend but fear its intensity, go for a shrunken jacket worn on the shoulders with an otherwise all-black look.
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A super-basic T-shirt and a dressed-up suit make day-to-night a piece of cake.
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Go big with your coat and your pants for added comfort — and flare.

Céline bag.
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The perfect slouch of these jeans makes the outfit. Indulge in that looser-feeling pair and know they pack more sartorial punch.
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A quilted bomber is the perfect way to pull clashing prints together.

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi skirt, Lucky Chouette jacket, Chanel bag, GentleMonster sunglasses.
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Keep your fringe in check with a long-line coat and fun lace-up shoes.
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If you're going for a printed jacket (which, let's be honest, you want to be), don't shy away from a printed bag and detailed shoes, too. You've got this.

Valentino coat.
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Childlike prints go together beautifully, so bring on the checks and stripes. It works especially well if you're playing around with the same few colors (like the primaries seen here).

Anna K dress, Prada coat, Dolce & Gabbana bag.
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Big bow, baby bag — flaunt 'em if you got 'em.
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Cape with a suit, cape with a skirt, cape with a friend for good measure.
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Forget the tights and go for an over-the-knee boot, instead. The suede will keep you just as cozy.

Timur Kim jacket and skirt; Louis Vuitton bag.
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Rep your city.
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A stiff-brimmed hat is the perfect topper to an outfit that's already a little androgynous.
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Cold-weather clothing can be flattering: Cinch that waist and keep the belt in the same color family for a little jacket sandwich.
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Military clothing means camo, bright red, double-breasted jackets, and army green. Put them all together and you've still got a workable look. Bonus points for a boxy satchel and the perfect brogues.
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Repeat after us: "Boxy, cropped jumpsuit plus lady stilettos equals yes."

ASOS scarf, Givenchy bag.
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The future is now. Or, maybe, the '80s are now. Either way, find a quilted jacket and keep everything else minimal in order to let your topper do the talking — it's timeless, really.
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Color-blocking works with textures, too.
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Denim and camel may as well be our spring wardrobe's bread and butter. A neutral animal print punches up the look.
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A chunky wedge and cropped jacket contrast with a flowy skirt to keep things from getting too girly.
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Three white stripes can make all the difference.
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The jean skirt is back, baby! Pair a longer denim skirt with a sequined top for an updated day-to-night outfit.

Tommy Hilfiger jacket.
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If you're not really a sneaker girl, dip your toes into the athletic world by going for a pink pair and wearing them with a dress. You got this.
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New vocal warm up: red leather, swiss cheese leather, red leather, swiss cheese leather. Sometimes perforated tops make the best outer layer and can give life to otherwise basic turtlenecks.

Comme des Garçons top, Sarah's Bag clutch, Dzmitry Samal sunglasses.
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We have it on good authority that prints don't like to be alone. Coordinate with a friend — your dress will thank you.
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Sneaker boots? Sneaker boots! Frilly on top, bold on the bottom.

Nike x Riccardo Tisci boots.
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More quilting means more warmth means more fun. Play up the texture by adding a print — somehow all that contrasting works.
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Maximize your full skirts for daytime by pairing them with more rugged boots.

Roksanda skirt, Jimmy Choo bag.
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Guess word has spread that matching is back. Truth be told, we'd also love each of these looks on its own. Sometimes, a clean white turtleneck and draped coat are all you need.
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Don't throw away your mom's old suede jacket. Paint on it! Then, add ladylike heels.

Burberry Prorsum coat.
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Forget black and white and red all over. This is red and white and gray and just as great. The muted shades make the red pop even more.

Anya Hindmarch bag.
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This is a secret Canadian tuxedo covered up by a cropped shearling jacket that doesn't look too '70s. Why? Because the denim is dark and the jacket is modern.
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Shhh, don't tell anyone, but you don't really need an outfit if you have a long statement jacket.
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Shearling friends are friends till the end.

On her: Burberry Prorsum jacket.
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This is truly a new safari look we'd want to wear right now. Make your own with a boxy jacket and pencil skirt.

H&M jacket, Joseph skirt.
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Tights are under-appreciated. Yours should have something to say.
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Knit, fur, and lace — when you're playing with colors and patterns in the same family, you can wear all three at once without looking nuts.
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Match your shades to your handbag. Match your bangs to your stripes.
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Remix: We're all about the cape, 'bout the cape (no treble). Mix a PJ-inspired ensemble with one serious topper for a comfortable look you can wear anywhere.
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Pastel peekaboo! A faux fur stole goes nicely with a jacket of the same hue.

Céline coat, Maxmara scarf.
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Boxy bomber, meet braids; braids, meet boxy bomber. We see you're already getting along nicely.
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Oversize that jacket (and that jacket's print), and you can wear all the basics you want underneath.
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And now, a few words from this jacket.

Mira Mikati coat.
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