London Fashion Week SS18 My Highlights + Style Diary/OOTD

London Fashion Week is over for another year and what a great week it was! SS18 is looking to be a fabulous season with some really amazing trends. Watching the shows, meeting with the designers behind these exquisite collections, working backstage with some of my favourite brands, it has been crazy busy but so worth it!

In today’s post I want to share with you some of my highlights and favourite things I wore, as I know that LFW loads on the pressure when it comes to dressing because as much as we like observing the trends, we all like to dress up for the part too and look fabulous. But we have to deal with the rain, public transport, and making it to every show on our schedule… it’s pretty impossible if you ask me!

This season I wanted to keep it all simple, classic and neutral, although I did wear a couple of statement pieces as I wanted to incorporate some colour into my outfits.

I always get asked what are my favourite trends for Autumn, well this season I’m absolutely loving the tartan/check trend and also reds, a pair or red boots, clutch or a leather jacket can really make your outfit come to life.

I’m loving the skinny leather/PU pants if you want to make your look a bit more edgy and glam. Worn with a graphic tee, oversized denim jacket or blazer and a pair of ankle boots will be my go to outfit this Autumn.

I absolutely fell in love with these gorgeous Kendal and Kylie Velvet lace-up boots in navy from Very Exclusive, to add a bit of glam to my pretty casual outfit I wore on Day 1 – Jenna Skinny Jeans, Grey Check Blazer and Maison De La Mode Slogan Pearl Embelished t-shirt (New Look for Asos)

Another piece I’m completely obsessed with is this dusty pink frilly dress by C/Meo Collective (Very Exclusive) which is so pretty and girly and so me! I paired it up with these gorgeous Grey Suede over the knee boots (Kendal and Kylie collection)

Another favourite piece was the Versus Versace all over print midi dress (Very Exclusive) which was super comfy but yet very bold and statement making.

I enjoyed putting pieces together to create outfits that were practical but still quite smart, without compromising my personal style. I enjoyed mixing designer and high street as well, the trick is to find a few key high end pieces to build your outfit on, as you only need one designer piece to provide the illusion of a high end wardrobe. It is important to invest in timeless pieces as well, which can last more than one season.

A couple of my show highlights included –

–  Sadie Williams

Sadie Williams’ signature graphic shapes made an appearance in her latest SS18 collection inspired by a world of outdoor adventure and free spirits. I loved the beautiful bold block colours and patterns especially the sequinned co-ords beneath an oversized khaki printed jackets. She incorporated the functionality and details of outdoor clothing but gave them a new glimmering girly twist, just gorgeous!

–  Rocky Star

This season Rocky Star went heavy on the sparkle and embellishment which I absolutely loved! Beautiful sequins and animal prints, butterfly wings and reptile scales – absolute perfection! The jewellery gave another nod to his Indian heritage as the models’ headpieces dressed their foreheads in sparkles, the makeup was also beautiful – blue, turquoise, gold and brown tones complementing the bold style. So many forms of embellishment and embroidery made up of sequins and beads complied into floor-length gowns and sexy shorter dresses. Definitely one of my favourite collections this season.

Another highlight of LFW was attending a breakfast with Maybelline to meet some amazing US guests and influencers and a sneak peak to some fab new launches including Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks, Tattoo Brow and more, which I’m so exited to share with you very soon.

A lot of you requested to see a makeup tutorial using some of the new products so that’s what I’m gonna do, perhaps I will create an Autumn/Halloween look as that’s quite seasonal 🙂

Although it’s only my third London fashion week, I’ve still learned so much! I loved all the questions you guys were asking me on Instagram story, it was such a great way to interact with you, perhaps I will do more Live stories in the future.

So that’s a wrap! What was your favourite look? Do you have any other fashion week questions for me?

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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