There’s something wonderfully effortless about what we associate with a typically ‘London’ style aesthetic and there are few who capture this sense of ease more expertly than one of the city’s most-loved fashion bloggers, Lucy Williams. Here, we invite her to put a personal spin on the AW16 collection and style her top picks in a way that expresses what she loves most about winter dressing.
Our AW16 collection, as styled by Lucy Williams
High-shine metallics show no sign of relinquishing their top-spot when it comes to party season picks but the chicest way to work the look this season is with pared-back separates and a side of cool-girl attitude to accompany your favourite party dresses.
The right leather or shearling jacket holds transformative powers and this season’s key silhouettes span from structured biker shapes to something a little more relaxed. Take aviator-inspired designs a size or two up to capture that desirable throw-on-and-go sensibility.
There’s little more timeless than a camel coat but it takes a directional turn when cut to a collarless, minimalistic silhouette and teamed with distressed denim. Wear it oversized and open over slim-fitting separates like fine knits to master proportion play at its most elegant.
Fringing goes hand-in-hand with Wild Western connotations which slot seamlessly into any summer line-up. This season, think outside the box and work the look for winter, adding oversized knits in frosty hues to keep the look relevant for cooler climes.
The ease of a neutral colour palette allows for experimentation in other areas. Try mixing polished silhouettes with deconstructed detailing for an off-duty look that’s style set approved and above all, wonderfully natural.
Evening elegance takes a contemporary turn when stripped of all additional detailing. Simplistic styling will place emphasis on winter’s statement cuts and delicate, feminine accents soften the sharpness of a slim-fitting tux or black ladies' suit.