Designer teesFrom Balmain, to Kenzo and Gucci to Moschino, everyone’s breaking the bank for a basic tee with a designer logo that also makes a strong statement.
Belt bagsSo, not only are people still sporting the accessory I refer to as a fanny pack, but they’re wearing them across their body…you know, crossbody style. In my opinion, it ruins a perfectly fabulous outfit, but if you’re wearing a designer logo tee it just might work. But still, don’t wrinkle mulberry silk with it.
Polka dotsPolka dots were popping up everywhere like pimples, but I kept seeing different types of dresses in sunburnt orange with white dots. Either all the chicks in London shop at the same place or designers are running out of ideas and they all jointly agreed that sunburnt orange is the hue of the summer.
White sneakersNot exactly the crazy designer sneakers I saw in Monaco and Cannes…these white sneakers are more casual cool. Some crafted in leather, and others in breathable cotton canvas. Many pairs were lifted by a Spice Girls platform and others remained totally grounded.
Studded leatherWhether it’s biker jackets, black belts with silver-tone studs, S&M gear (kidding!) or a leather newsboy cap with gold-tone grommets, punk rock-influenced leather made a rock star-worthy statement.
Floral-print dressesAnother style trend I noticed on probably half of the women I saw were these midi-length, floral print grandma dresses. There’s a way to tastefully do artful floral prints (Erdem, Etro, Zimmermann, Mary Katrantzou and Dolce & Gabbana) and then there’s the designs I saw on women who were far too young to look like they shopped their grandma’s closet.
FlaresI bought a pair of mega-flare jeans back in February and I get compliments all the time. I’m not a jeans gal at all—I just find them to be too constricting and common—but was thrilled to find a pair of jeans that made me feel like I’m disco-dancing with John Travolta in the 70s. Honestly, I felt like I was super unique until I noticed lots of bell bottoms in jolly old London Town! Guess I’m on my way to basic b!tchiness...
Statement shoulders & structured sleevesThe 80s are calling and I’ll like totally pick up my car phone. Between balloon sleeves, asymmetrical cuffs, oversized ruffles and structured shoulders, these retro touches turn the cold shoulder into a bold shoulder! Sign me up for some shoulder pads, pronto.
Sparkle & shineWhether embellished with sequins, crystals, metallic threads or jewels, London's clothing, accessories and handbags get gussied up. Better grab your sunnies.
Logo bagsThe logo I spotted the most? Saint Laurent for the win! The quilted Matelassé leather bags—in all shapes, sizes and designs—were aplenty. The runner up was anything by Gucci.