It was a gorgeous day yesterday (Sunday) as opposed to the non-stop wind and rain the UK has been subjected to. So I decided to celebrate by
bribing persuading my little brother to take some London Fashion Week Outfit photos for me. So I got him to take the shots, then took him for breakfast before I headed off to Central London for the buzz of Fashion Week. He actually made quite a patient photographer, so will have to let him come and visit at weekends again more often.
After having done a few seasons of fashion week (although granted I only tend to do a couple of days each time as usually have to fit around being at work) I have gotten a bit more used to the ‘what to wear for fashion week’ dilemma. Now, my opinion probably does vary from those of the true fashion blogger as when I talk about fashion it’s very much in terms of what I like and what I like to wear. Rather than the hottest new trend on the block – if I cover a trend it’s because I like it or have found a way to wear it that works for me (which usually translates into a watered down version). So when it comes to dressing for fashion week I have a few little tips:
1. Comfortable Shoes – that doesn’t mean flat necessarily, and probably don’t go as far as Uggs… but find some shoes you feel comfortable in and you would be ok to be on your feet in all day. I tend to go with ankle boots with a heel. These ones are quite high but have a platform so don’t feel uncomfortable to wear.
2. Think classic – Ok, probably the opposite of what the ‘serious fashion bloggers’ of the world think, but in my mind I’m there to look at the beauty looks and not interested in people really looking at what I’m wearing. Which probably sounds like a total contradiction when I’m posting an outfit on my blog – but I guess what I mean is that on my blog I’m happy to share my outfits here and there. And no, they won’t be groundbreaking/straight off the catwalk as that’s not me. So when at Fashion Week, I think classic (stripes and camel coat) rather than fads or trends.
3. Layer up – Fashion week seems to bring the most random weather ever. It’s either freezing, then bright sunshine, then hail, then rain, then sunshine again. So wear things that work for all – sunglasses for when the sun does shine (it does happen occasionally, promise!) a coat, for the rain/cold, and layers for the contrast between the cold of the courtyard and the heat of backstage.
4. Take as small a bag as possible – Again, for comfort as the priority, take as small as bag as you can. I’ve managed to get this down to a fine art, choosing this East-West Bayswater from Mulberry as it fits my camera and all my essentials (but not much more) so avoids me loading up on non-essentials and breaking my back in the process!