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.

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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
swing slip dress: Topshop, ankle boots: ASOS, bolero: vintage, cloche hat: New Look

Simply the coolest must-have print these days. 

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

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

nude faux leather biker jacket: Miss Selfridge, wide tweed trousers: Terranove, nude pointed courts: ASOS, mirrored sunglassses: Topshop, scarf: vintage, backpack: Nike
pink tweed jacket: Caractere, pink diamond sweater: H&M, jeans: Zara, white brogues: New Look,
graffiti bag: a market find, sunglasses: Topshop

Flashes of deep bold colours are always perfect for the cold seasons, especially when layered with prints, motifs, patches for the best visual effects, comfort and boyfriend cool.

leather minimal bomber and navy smart chinos: Mango, fine-knit sweater: H&M,
gold stripe shirt: Zara, belt and scarf: vintage

teal jersey top: Zara, jeans: River Island, cardi and wind jacket: Mango,
bow belt: H&M, chelsea wellies: JuJu at Topshop, round sunnies: Topshop

DKNY style leather jacket: vintage, boyfriend jeans: Gap, sweater and bag: Mango,
striped shirt: Zara, low courts: Dorothy Perkins

structured classic trench coat: Zara, neoprene bag: ASOS, sunglasses: Topshop
Reaper t-shirt: Emily The Strange, jeans: Gucci, belt: Topshop, casual trench: Mango, low block heels: New Look

London fashion MA fashion graduate show at the Marie Claire Fashion Days

Fashion Week Budapest + Interview with Dora Abodi at the Marie Claire Fashion Days

Dora Abodi accessories presentation at Budapest Fashion Week
Anda fashion show front row, Budapest Fashion Week


  1. Aren't you so lucky to have such warm days. You are so creative with your outfits. You always put inspiring looks together all the time. Nice!

  2. That's so lovely of you Busola, thank you!! Not that the snowy landscapes - and the corresponding temperature - ever stops you from wearing just about anything you want! And your colours and smiles light up any surroundings :) Love xx Gabriella