Our pick of four surprisingly wearable trends from LFW.

In its usual whirlwind style, London Fashion Week has hit the smoke and departed again, unleashing its glamour and drama upon us and then making us wait months to see more.

Happily, we have Instagram to pore over until then – and how we loved seeing the AW2020 key trends sprinkled across the little squares. To whet your appetite for the year ahead, we have rounded up four actually wearable trends we adored and can’t wait to snap up and, most importantly, keep beyond a five-minute flirtation (we’re not into trends that’ll be gone before you blink). With sustainability at the forefront of our minds, here’s our pick with which to emulate the catwalks – and always remember: buy less but buy better.


CREDIT Roland Mouret

Fret not. Ill-fitting trench coats, large-rimmed glasses, dodgy mullets and bad mom jeans remain very much where they should be – in the past. Glitter, metallics and shoulder pads, however, are very much back with a bang. Think coulda/shoulda worn it clubbing. Be brave and go bold. Want to wear it? These are our hot buys.


Michael Michael Kors, Sequin Wrap Dress, £195

Dip your toes in with this rather fabulous wrap-sequin dress.

My Theresa

Norma Kamali, Sequin Blazer, £381

Stand out from the crowd in this sparkly sequined blazer.

IRIS Fashion

Jerome Dreyfuss , Metallic Clic Clac Clutch, £215

If you don’t want to go all out, then give a stylish nod with this sparktacular clutch.

Houndstooth/ Black and white


Houndstooth was all over London Fashion Week and we are huge fans. There is something so classic and utterly timeless about black and white. It goes with everything and will last you a lifetime.

John Lewis

Carvela Houndstooth Slingback Shoes, £99

These slingbacks look great paired with some blue or black crop flared jeans.


Houndstooth Leggings, £19.99

These fantastically priced trousers (don’t let the word ‘leggings’ put you off) are super cool and look way more expensive than they are.

Net A Porter

Blaze Milano, Linen Blazer, £1,285

This is, without a doubt, a serious investment piece. We are in love with all of the Blaze Milano collection .The unique curved pocket detail makes our heart skip a beat.


CREDIT: Mark Fast

We are not talking about a touch of neon here. We’re talking hardcore, raver-style neon, mostly courtesy of the ever-brilliant Mark Fast. Don’t run for the hills (or the nearest field circa 1997); neon is surprisingly flattering and complimentary to most skin tones. Neon neophyte? We suggest you go with just a touch.

John Lewis

French Connection, Mila Half Zip Jumper, £65

This half-zipped sweater will add the perfect neon pop to any outfit.

Harvey Nichols

BACON, Neon Yellow Quilted Jacket, £510

Be loud and proud in this neon yellow jacket. If you’re going to take this trend seriously, then this spectacular jacket is the one for you. It will also look amazing on the slopes.


Veja Trainers, £105

For a quieter, subtler approach, these trainers will jazz your look.


CREDIT Burberry

We knew there was a reason we kept our collection of checked shirts! Oh, how pleased we are to see this trend come around again. Some things just never go out of style.


Soft touch Checked Sweatshirt, £19.50

Wear this checked sweatshirt oversized and partly tucked into a pair of jeans for that chic French look.


River Coat, £695

Inspired by Dolly Parton, this beautiful faux fur coat is a guaranteed heirloom piece.


Sara Battaglia, Double-Breasted Check Coat, £253

The shape and colour of this beautiful coat makes us swoon. We’d wear it with a crisp white shirt, jeans or black tailored trousers. Perfection.

February 2020
By Lucy Abletshauser


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