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.
A LITTLE UNDONE
The softness of an oversized knit becomes ever more appealing when teamed with something starkly different. Sleek leather separates will offset this luxe winter staple best.
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 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.