Until last season, it felt as though street style had reached its maximum; nothing could top it. Every look was more outrageous than the next, and copying street style outfits felt nearly as approachable as wearing haute couture runway pieces to the office. But then something happened last London Fashion Week: Everyone wore beige. Alexa Chung stepped out in a beige suit and flat sandals, and the rest of the fashion set followed suit (pardon the pun). Practicality in its chicest form replaced the wild looks we were accustomed to seeing. This doesn't mean that street style trends became boring; they just feel more authentic.
For fall 2019, it feels like a one-stop-shop kind of outfit is the major takeaway. Simplicity and calm are the trendsetters' response to the chaos in the world. This London Fashion Week, sustainability took center stage (the British Fashion Council show space has curated a Positive Fashion Designer Exhibition featuring sustainable innovators), and designers and street style stars alike are responding to this well.
The showgoers, celebrities, influencers, and trendsetters are shifting away from hyped-up new pieces and moving toward longer-lasting favorites. As was the case in New York, Bottega Veneta pieces are everywhere, but even these cult pieces are forever buys. Other key items of season's past have been reappearing (hi, Shrimps bag!), while the newer trends we're seeing are more along the lines of styling tricks to keep your existing wardrobe feeling fly.
Keep scrolling to discover the seven London Fashion Week street style trends we love most—all of which are refreshingly applicable to everyday outfits.
We're seeing lots of patchwork pieces both on the streets and the runways. As designers continue to experiment with upcycling and preventing waste, we expect to see a lot more of it. Jessie Bush's Andersson Bell knit jumper is a major autumn mood.
Like flat shoes, glove-like slip-on biker boots have been spotted everywhere lately. Jessie Bush has been wearing her Pradas with dresses and miniskirts all week, proving their durability and high comfort level.
Statement sleeves have been trending for years now, and each season, there's a new version to fall for. Like the sleeves on the puff dresses, the gathered-sleeved trend is a bit longer on the arm, offering a fall option.