So, I think after a long time of moaning like a tit professing my love/hate feelings for fashion week, I’ve finally figured this thing out. I think after seasons of attending show after presentation after presentation after show, and a season of just chilling at The Apartment – i.e last season, in the roaring sunshine, and it was bloody glorious – I’ve finally worked out that doing fashion week right, means doing the kinda fashion week for you. My kind involves only going to shows that I really love and want to go to (Holly Fulton and Felder Felder topped this season’s list), going to events that I really want to go to (yo Kurt Geiger breakfast with all of my gal pals, I’m looking at you), and hanging out with my good blogging friends at The Apartment. Which I did a lot of and I have to say, it was by far my favourite part of LFW.
… Much to the delight of the poor designers who work tirelessly for months on their collections just for me to prefer eating sweet potato fries and drinking all the lattes with the girls discussing blogging, boys and stuff that I wouldn’t dare mention on these parts.
LOL… Soz designers.
So yes, LFW was more chilled for me this season and I think this reflected in my outfit choices because I really didn’t worry about what I was going to wear, choosing instead to opt for my basic bitch standard “Oh shit, I need to look chic but also want to be comfy AF” outfit and decided to base this around my new Boden trench coat which I am beyond obsessed with. (And I hope you are too because it’ll be popping up a lot more around here).
Said babe-in trench. There is genuinely nothing that I don’t love about this trench coat. From the classic stone colour (which goes with absolutely everything!), the tortoiseshell buttons, the pink inner lining – not displayed because I looked ever so slightly like a hooker inviting you in when I tried to pose for that – and the gentle structure which is just so classic and chic but also so comfy to wear too. I cannot say enough good things and would highly recommend investing in the beautiful Boden Abingdon Trench [insert hands up/”hallelujah”/heart eye’d emojis here].
The bag. Yes, I reused the Radley Elgin from Day 1 and no I’m totally not sorry. The most beautifully structured black handbag which holds a surprising amount but also looks very neat and compact. The leather is dreamy and the lining perfect, basically, combined with the trench and white shirt, I feel chic AF.
Pulling the whole look together with an item that is so unlike me in the form of this neck tie/neckerchief/[insert your own choice of word for an item that makes you look like a Texan, western throwback]. Yes, I look ever so slightly like Woody from Toy story but I love that this added a little bit of an edge to what would probably have been quite a uniform look otherwise. LOL, edgy? [insert cry laughter emoji here].
Finishing off with the boots that I’ve christened my “Oh my god you look really smart and lovely but are also comfortable, can we please get married?” boots. In short – and un-eloquently – I bloody love ’em!
And that brings Day 2 to a close. Day 2 was a lot of fun with the Ones to Watch show, the beautiful Holly Fulton Show, and lots of chill time at The Apartment with my favourite ladies. I did actually do another day of LFW however I may save that for another time as I firstly don’t want to bore you to death, and secondly, it’s become my go to “meetings/event” look which I’m saving for a little feature further down the line.
So that’s LFW wrapped up, I’d love to know what you thought of the outfit? If you went down to LFW, what was your favourite part? I always love hearing your thoughts!