Marmite

LFW Street Style.

LFW Street Style.

You know the saying “you either love it or hate”? Well that can apply to fashion and my look for Day 2 of LFW definitely split opinion…

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Dolce & Gabbana bag and Stella McCartney shoes. By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Dolce & Gabbana bag and Stella McCartney shoes.
By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Dolce & Gabbana bag and Stella McCartney shoes. By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Dolce & Gabbana bag and Stella McCartney shoes.
By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Dolce & Gabbana bag. By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Dolce & Gabbana bag.
By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Topshop earring. By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Topshop earring.
By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Dolce & Gabbana bag. By Victoria Adamson.

Prada coat, Anna K dress, Dolce & Gabbana bag.
By Victoria Adamson.

Stella McCartney shoes. By Victoria Adamson.

Stella McCartney shoes.
By Victoria Adamson.

What I love about LFW is the eclectic street style that’s seen on the cobbled paths around Somerset House. The quirkiness of London is what inspired my look for the second day and half of it was borrowed for my very stylish and confident mama!

Lets start with the coat. When my mum first bought it I wasn’t so keen, it looks a bit like a tablecloth or, as some people pointed out today, a bit ‘grandmaish’ with a hint Mrs Doubtfire about it (one of my fave movies by the way!) But after seeing the SS15 collections from Oscar De La Renta and Altuzarra, I had to borrow this coat and if you want to risk it there is a lovely option from Erica Cavallini or a more subtle style at River Island.

I decided to go even more out of my comfort zone and clash gingham with stripes. I love this Anna K shirt dress (similar at Missguided and Creatures of the Wind or alternatively 3.1 Phillip Lim) and as stripes are huge for the summer (seen at TopshopHouse of Holland and DKNY amongst others) I also included my mums bag. There’s a similar one at Matches.com but check out Vivienne Westwood or Pauls Boutique too.

I completed the print frenzy with a pair of platform loafers from Stella McCartney and there is new version available at Matches.com and similar style from Pierre Hardy.

So what do you think? I admit it is a ‘marmite’ look and not to everyones taste, but fashion is all about taking risks and having fun so I say stop worrying about what other people think and dare to stand out!

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