What To Wear When You Want To Make Out You’re Going To London Fashion Week

Think statement coats, hard-working staples and contrary to public opinion - flat shoes

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by Pandora Sykes |

Tis a myth that London Fashion Week is all champagne and cocaine. It's more feet-on-fire and popcorn breath. That said, there's a certain high-coloured sass to the streetstyle that goes on - whatever the critics may say. It's an opportunity to mix prints and colours and try out things you might not normally have the tenacity to wear.

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Thing is, that rule is a good one - even if you're not going anywhere near a catwalk show. Here's how to apply that freeeeeeing logic for an easy-to-wear wardrobe that packs a punch.

Clash your casual wear

Who can forget Leandra Medine in Acne's pink and red two-piece a few seasons back? Try the pink and red clash that your momma told you never to dare, but in very casual form: we're talking a t-shirt and loose slacks. Designer Remix are queen of the non-girly bubblegum. If that's not for you, try buttercup yellow and neon pink. Or crimson and apple green, like an apple cart. World's your oyster!

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Long Sleeve Top, £468 Heowan Simulation, Pink Trousers, £185 Designers Remix (coming mid-October), Yellow Bag, £142 Bimba Y Lola and Strive Block Heel Sandal, £70 OFFICE

Pair a bonkers statement coat with brogues

This is like the most no-brainer of no brainers. From Shrimps to Gucci to Prada to Balmain, the haute bonkers coat has never been more of a trend. Antipodium's the best way to buy into this designer-but-just-about-affordable trend, with another brilliant statement coat covered in beagles. 2cute. Pair with statement brogues, because back-to-school-shoes with a subtly unique twist are massive this season.

 
 

Hounds of Love Beagle Coat, £395 Antipodium at Urban Outfitters, Long Sleeve Roll Neck Top, £14 Topshop, Airtex Foam Mini Skirt, £38 Topshop, Family Sock, £9 Falke and Alberto Shoes, £315 Claudie Pierlot

Look for quietly unique, multi-wearable staples

Attention-seeking garms aren't for everyone, so if you want to look quietly super-stylish, then try a shirt dress (which can be dressed up or down), some Stan Smiths and bomber. Both are big trends this season - marrying grungey practicality with pared back androgyny - and were throughout the whole summer. Which makes the dreaded 'seasonal wardrobe' divide a thing of the past.

Graphic Steamer Dress, £95 & Other Stories, Bomber Jacket, £69.99 H&M Studio and Stan Smith Shoes, £67 Adidas Originals

 
 

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Need more stuff to buy? Here's what else we're after right now:

Two-Ply Trousers, £29.99 Zara, Fluro Fluffy Jumper, £50 Topshop Boutique, Platform Peep-Toe Sandals, £29.99 Mango, Erin Small Top Zip Bag, £79 Fossil, Lime Mixed Print Oversized Jacket, £45 River Island, Mini Skirt in Jersey, £12 ASOS, Extra Fine Merino Polo Neck Sweater, £19.99 Uniqlo, Silver Patent Cut Out Lace Up Shoes, £19.99 New Look, Bomber Jacket with Zip, £22 ASOS, Gemma Dress, £30 Monki and Classic Slip-On Shoes, £47 Vans

Model: Ellie Fox at Next Model Management

Stylist: Magdalena Bryk

Art Direction: Anna Jay

Hair & Make Up: Lucy Gibson

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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