My third and final outfit for London Fashion Week last month consisted of a bit of a sixties/ seveneties/ air hostess vibe concoction, with the focal point of the outfit being this insaaneee Suede berry trench coat - HOW amazing is it!? I had already been gifted these equally beautiful boots from Ted & Muffy a couple of months back, which I had been waiting for the weather to cool and finally be able to wear with all my Autumnal pieces. They have literally been sat in their beautiful box for weeks on end - I normally wouldn't wish the warm(ish) weather away, but I don't normally have such beauteous boots waiting to be worn! So as you can imagine, I was super excited when this coat was delivered to me, as I knew instantly it would be the perfect partner in crime to my boots, and I thought what better time to debut both pieces, than London Fashion Week. At the beginning of September I was very kindly invited up to the F&F showroom to pick a couple of pieces out for my LFW outfits, and this colour block shift dress really stood out for me and I knew then that an outfit was born!
I absolutely love everything about this dress; the fabric quality is amazing, (especially considering the price!) the colour palette fits in perfectly with my A/W wardrobe staples meaning it will be an incredibly versatile piece and can be worn for work or pleasure. I opted for a size up in this than I usually would with dresses, so I got an 8 which is just a smidgen on the loose side - but I kind of wanted it like that as I had in my head come the super cold months, I'll be layering it over roll necks for a real Sixties vibe and to stay extra cosy. I initially intended to do that for LFW, but as usual, the weather went in the total opposite direction of what I had planned my outfits for, and I would have just melted with a jumper underneath as well! I felt like the outfit was lacking a little something and needed accessorising, but I didn't feel jewellery was the answer, so went with a little D&G monogrammed silk scarf that I picked up on eBay a good few years ago but have never really had a use for - until now. I thought it added a real quirky, retro vibe, but quite a subtle touch which still allowed the clothes to speak for themselves. I finished the look off with my favourite sunnies and this cute Chloe dupe which I also featured in my LFW Day two outfit.
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