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Trench coats, slip skirts and dad trainers: what the Stylist team wore to London Fashion Week

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Consider this our sartorial best foot forward…

When it comes to deciding what to wear at the international fashion weeks, the pressure is real. For most people, a wardrobe is split into two parts: workwear and everything else. These elements occasionally cross over (you might wear a blazer with jeans to the office and to the pub, for example), but on the whole they live separate lives.

If you work in fashion, however, there’s a third section in your wardrobe: the ‘can only wear to fashion week’ clothes. These pieces are a little too ‘fashion’ for the office, and a little too bold for Friday night drinks with pals. But when you’re standing next to the world’s biggest celebrities, fashion editors, designers and street style stars, all in their metaphorical Sunday best, you fit right in.

At fashion week, you’re not dressing for everyday life – you’re dressing to be seen by the style industry’s biggest players. (Deep breath.) So what did the Stylist fashion team wear to the s/s 2019 shows in London? 

London Fashion Week 

Arabella Greenhill, Fashion Director

Above and below, Arabella wears: 

Aviator jacket, £1700, Coach 

Cashmere jumper, £99, ME + EM 

White wide leg trousers, Topshop (shop a similar pair here

White and tan leather bag, £390, Elleme

Seventies style sunglasses, £170, Max Mara 

Below, Arabella wears: 

Checked double breasted trench, £474, Tibi at matchesfashion.com

Cashmere long sleeve jumper, £270, Vince 

Wide-leg jeans, £150, Levi’s Made & Crafted 

Burgundy leather bag, £385, Elleme

Arabella Greenhill, Fashion Director  / Photographed by Moeez Ali

Below, Arabella wears: 

Navy and beige trench coat, £945, Tibi 

Dark denim jeans, £235, MiH 

Black boots, £275, Aeyde 

Navy, tan and white leather bag, £325, Dense Lente 

Billie Bhatia, Fashion News Editor

Above and below, Billie wears: 

Rust oversized parka jacket, £40, ASOS Design 

Side-split cashmere roll neck, £495, RAEY at matchesfashion.com

Snake print flared trousers, £25, Simply Be 

Exaggerated sole white trainers, £450, Alexander McQueen 

Tan and blue leather bag, £1,250, Mulberry 

Billie Bhatia, Fashion News Editor  / Photographed by Moeez Ali

Below, Billie wears: 

Black MA-1 bomber jacket, £35, Alpha Industries

Black sweatshirt, £24.90, Uniqlo 

Cream knitted skirt, £25, ASOS Design 

Triple-S chunky trainers, £645, Balenciaga 

Tan and blue leather bag, £1,250, Mulberry 

Gold hoops, £106, By Alona

Below, Billie wears: 

Wool camel coat, £149.99, H&M 

Satin slip skirt, £28, ASOS Curve 

Cream c-neck jumper, £30, ASOS Curve

Triple-S trainers, £645, Balenciaga 

Celine bag (shop similar here

Below, Billie wears:

Checked blazer, £30, ASOS Curve 

Grey cashmere roll-neck, £495, RAEY at matchesfashion.com

Flared trousers, £25, Topshop

Exaggerated sole trainers, £450, Alexander McQueen 

White leather bag, £625, Joseph  

Sunglasses, £300, Celine 

Below, Billie wears: 

Lilac drop waist dress, £75, ASOS White 

Slit front trousers, £18, Misguided

Velvet and pearl headband, £30, By Alona

Gold hoop earrings, £106, By Alona 

Exaggerated sole white leather trainers, £450, Alexander McQueen

Oversized sunglasses, £275, Chloé

Celine bag (shop something similar here

Polly Knight, Fashion Editor

Above and below, Polly wears: 

Orange checked trench coat, £750, Sea NY 

Roll neck body, £16, Marks and Spencer 

Balloon boyfriend jeans, £42, Topshop 

Heeled sock boots, £49.99, Mango 

Cross-body bag, £790, Celine 

Angled sunglasses, £98, Ace & Tate 

Below, Polly wears: 

Trench coat, £140, Topshop Boutique 

Black cashmere jumper, £75, Marks & Spencer 

Black high rise jeans, £85, Levi’s 

Blue leather bag, £1,270, Victoria Beckham 

Below, Polly wears: 

Silk shirt, £69, & Other Stories 

Ribbed roll neck, £15.99, New Look 

Cropped stretch wool trousers, £79, Arket 

Black boots, £130, Dr Martens

Blue leather bag, £1,270, Victoria Beckham 

Below, Polly wears: 

Leather jacket, £279, Mint Velvet 

Heat tech roll neck, £9.90, Uniqlo 

Wool trousers, £325, RAEY at matchesfashion.com

Croc embossed cross-body bag, £290, Chylak 

Lisa Smosarski, Editor-in-Chief

Above and below, Lisa wears: 

Wool coat, £535, Paco Rabanne at theoutnet.com

Dragonfly dress, £995, The Vampire’s Wife 

Tan suede bag, £1,425, Victoria Beckham

Tortoiseshell sunglasses, £45, Le Specs 

Below, Lisa wears: 

Double sided coat, £279.50, Claudie Pierlot

Yellow cashmere jumper, £225, Iris & Ink at theoutnet.com

Black straight-leg trousers, £245, Joseph 

Black suede ankle boots, £595, Jimmy Choo

Black Chanel bag (shop a similar style here

Kitty McGee, Executive Fashion Director

Above and below, Kitty wears: 

Khaki utility jacket, £380, Equipment

Navy cashmere hoody, £119, Marks and Spencer 

Frayed cropped boot-cut jeans, £160, Mother 

High block Mary-Jane shoes, £160, Whistles 

Black cross-body bag, £525, Mulberry 

Below, Kitty wears: 

Grey longline blazer, Tibi (shop a similar one here

Cream jumper, £159, Hugo Boss 

Stone wash slim wide-leg jeans, £46, Topshop

White leather mules, £517.52, Rejina Pyo at shopbop.com

Black cross-body bag, £525, Mulberry 

Black aviator sunglasses, £120, Finlay & Co 

Below, Kitty wears: 

Wool bomber jacket, £74.99, Reserved 

Printed floral dress, £1,793, Emilia Wickstead 

Black thermal neck roll neck, £16, Marks & Spencer 

Knee high leather boots, £180, Dune 

Black cross-body bag, £525, Mulberry 

All photography: Moeez Ali @moeez 

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