It's fashion season, and in full swing too - need I say more? The weather's bearable, sometimes distinctly warm, which makes it easy to dare the city and actually show up at a few selected events (Fashion Days, Fashion Week, press events, hence the clear overstatement glam slam). Click the cover for a month's worth of outfit inspiration.
Tartan joins monochrome and check as the number one must have, smart sweaters layered with statement shirt collars help us ease into all things warm, while a dash of vintage guarantees we don't look too boyish even though the temptation is great. For live feeds, find me on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter or Pose.
THE DARK ARTS
Events for the fashion crowd are glam but more pared-back than the peacock-ridden spectacle of the main cities - the great eds-in-chief would be proud. I wore a lot of black but enjoyed strutting my fave recent trends like scuba, a full skirted dress, quilted leather, heeled biker boots, white collars, and a flash of colour or sparkle here and there.
full-skirted seamed neoprene dress: River Island, quilted leather biker jacket: Zara, heeled biker boots: Dr. Martens
dodo sweater: J.W. Anderson for Topshop, blazer: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, shirt and boots: New Look, trousers: Gap
dark khaki chinos: Gap, jacket: Mango, embossed tasseled clutch: H&M, ELLE gym bag
black classic cotton trench: Promod, leather belt: vintage, block heeled chelsea boots: ASOS
Fashion Week Budapest, the Anda show
trench: Promod, neoprene bag: ASOS, belt: vintage, top: Versace for H&M, shirt: Topshop, jeans: River Island, blazer: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, ankle boots: ASOS
baroque jacquard dress and cateye shades: ASOS, shirt and block heel shoes: New Look, jacket: Mango, satchel: Zara
cropped tartan suit: Zara, rock tee: Within Temptation, low pointed courts: Dorothy Perkins, oversized shades: Topshop, minimal bag: I Am
pleated school skirt: vintage, wool blazer: Zara, padded jacket: Mango, boots: New Look
red tartan biker jacket: Primark, zip skirt: New Look, biker boots: Dr. Martens grey tartan biker jacket: Gap, skiny jeans: River Island, ankle boots: ASOS
PRINTS AU NATUREL
For some reason I've been applying prints other than tartan a bit more sparingly this season. The result: a variety of textures and print blocks that 'colour up' natural or monochrome looks.
one of the best tube rides I've had: a real live falcon a few inches away polo shirt: Emily The Strange, blazer: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, oxblood loafers: ASOS, oxblood jelly bottom backpack: Nike, skinny jeans: River Island
leather jacket: Zara, light grey stripe shirt: Uniqlo, slim wool pants: Gap, chain belt and patent loafers: New Look, scarf: vintage, bag: I Am
grid block shirt: vintage, padded jacket and denim chinos: Mango, disc belt: Topshop, piano scarf: a gift, wedge trainers: New Look
polkadot shirt: Primark, v-neck sweater: Zara, belt: vintage, jeans: River Island, quilted jacket: New Look, leopard pumps: H&M tapestry blazer: New Look, jeans: Diesel, patent shoe boots: Clarks, smart knitted tee: vintage
grey and navy tattoo print sweater: vintage, leather dress and patent flat loafers: New Look mini trench coat and white cropped blazer: Mango, t-shirt: Ralph Lauren, zigzag skinny pants: Gap, bag: Prada, scarf: vintage