The London Fashion Week Looks That Shut. It. Down.

At New York Fashion Week, the style set braved blizzards and a snow-covered backdrop. But once we touched down in London, we were welcomed with significantly warmer temperatures and the sun making a rare February appearance. But just how did fashion editors, social media stars, and models fare with the sudden switch from winter wardrobe to spring styling? Pretty damn well.
What LFW brought was a fresh dose of irreverence and playful dressing, with patent leather pants, oversized blazers (shoulder pads very much included), and lots of frayed hems (Marques'Almeida, the label behind the denim fab, is, of course, London-based). Other homegrown brands popped up quite a bit, with Christopher Kane dresses, J.W. Anderson bags, and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes spotted frequently on the streets.
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The scene was, as usual, that laid-back cool we come to expect from the city: The idea that you can style a fancy coat with sneakers, that you don't need to shy away from neon colors, and that mixing weird, weird patterns is highly encouraged. And, if you ask us, that's just the kind of style inspiration we're looking for.
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Here's how to wear gingham when it's still slightly chilly out (hint: pair it with shiny leather pants).

Sonia Rykiel coat, Louis Vuitton pants, Céline shoes.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
More pink. Always.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
The fashion way to wear a fanny pack.

Prada bag.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
We're calling it now: This will go down as the most popular bag of Fashion Month.

J.W. Anderson.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
For added effect, layer a party dress over a band tee.

Christopher Kane dress.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
When your neon hoodie compliments the street signs.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
A triple threat in velvet, faux fur, and patchwork denim. All the textures.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Eye-catching. Period.

Loewe bag.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Wearing a cardigan as a top might seem a bit odd, but we love how Kate Foley pulls it off.

Bally shirt, Marni skirt, J.W. Anderson bag.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
This season is all about accentuating the waist, so why not wear a belt over your jacket or shirt?
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
How to wear green and red together without looking like Christmas.
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Never not fans of a frayed hem.

Marques'Almeida top.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
One word: LOVE.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Balance out a tailored coat and wide-leg trousers with a simple, worn-in pair of sneakers.

Converse shoes.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
XXL clothing + XS bag = winning combination.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Dress up your denim with some suede boots and a belted overcoat.

Louis Vuitton bag.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Spotted: Alexander Wang's coveted collection for Adidas. Screams!

Right: Ellery top, Toga jacket, Alexander Wang x Adidas pants, Dorateymur shoes, Loewe bag.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
When your denim has seen better days...
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Ah, the turleneck. How we love thee...

Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Olivia Palermo wears florals...for spring...well, you know where we're going with this one...
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
More proof that the patent trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Add a pop of color to a neutral ensemble.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Because two coats are better than one.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A lesson in layering, wearing a pinafore over a navy jumper and white shirt.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
The only way to wear your coat or jacket this season is off-the-shoulder.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
More colors, more prints, more everything.

Ellery dress.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
All-over velvet. Yes, please.

Rejina Pyo dress, Loewe bag.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Because nothing signifies the start of spring like a bubblegum-pink hoodie.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Daisy Lowe masters monochrome in a nautical blouse and midi skirt.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Though we were never a fan of skousers, a dress-over-jeans is the perfect pick for transitional weather.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Those. Trousers.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
We're all about a sweater we could potentially hide in.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A satchel and tartan skirt might sound a bit like a school girl's uniform, but when combined with a leather biker jacket and graphic sweater, it's street style heaven.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
A lesson in athluxury: Dress up a puffer and sneakers with pearls and an elegant bag.

Saint Laurent bag.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Don't be afraid to play with proportions. Here, instead of skinny jeans, a boxy shearling jacket is paired with baggy boyfriend ones.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Your leather jacket doesn't always need to be black.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Gold and silver don't necessarily clash. In fact, here's proof they look pretty great together.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Wear a ruffled dress over jeans and under a structured coat for a spring take on the frilly trend.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A how-to in clashing prints and pinstripe.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Transform a classic white shirt by layering it under a bralette.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Lots. Of. Neon.

Marques'Almeida top, Bao Bao Issey Miyake bag, Nike shoes.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Yes, warm weather may be returning, but we're not quite ready to ditch the bold overcoats.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Navy and black tailoring done right.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Why wear two earrings when you can just wear one?
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Who knew fishnets would make such a stylish comeback?
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Moto boots, frayed denim, and feathers. 10/10.

Balenciaga shoes.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Out with the furs, in with the embroidered satin bombers.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
An oversized scarf (especially in a bold hue) is the perfect way to finish off a black and white look.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Yes, even running sneakers can look chic.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Let your coat do all the talking.

Louis Vuitton bag.
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Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Nailing two trends in one: velvet and mustard yellow.
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