If there’s one thing editors and influencers alike championed during London Fashion Week, it was a great coat. There is no doubt that it will prove the wettest week of the entire fashion calendar, but every cloud has a silver lining.
In this case, LFW also delivered some fresh wardrobe inspiration in the form of its new take on tonal dressing. Bags and coats in complimentary hues teamed up to create the most pleasing fashion pairing we’ve seen on the streets so far. We’ve rounded up the best street style examples below – we’re talking about the winning colour combinations and most current bag shapes – so you can shop the look.
This show-goer opted for a mostly monochrome ensemble, but made sure she complimented the raw edges and texture of her of her jacket with the fringing and woven-effect of her iconic Dior Saddle bag.
GET THE LOOK: See how beautifully the check and white trim on this 3.1 Philip Lim coat compliment the tan piping of this of-the-moment white Loewe Balloon bag?!
Bringing some sunshine by way of a yellow coat, the 70s proved a strong point of reference for colour, with mustards, tan and brown all proving popular both on and off the catwalk.
GET THE LOOK: This yellow leather trench by Remain Birger Christensen will brighten up a dreary day, it also makes the perfect base for layering richer colours – like those belonging to this Chloé Aby two-tone bag.
Green seems to have made a comeback to the fashion circuit this season. This glamour of the apple green faux croc bag is cleverly used to elevate the soft texture of an olive green corduroy coat.
GET THE LOOK: This check Tibi trench is the coat of dreams and the check offers and easy seasonal update. Teamed it with this mint faux croc Cult Gaia bag and you’ll have nailed a spring-fresh tonal look.
Take note of the way the different tones are layered here. The beige trench over a slightly darker caramel utility jacket, the tan and black belt adding a point of interest, and then there’s the totally current shape of the pale creamy bag – so on point. Not to mention its tortoiseshell chain handle.
GET THE LOOK: This Sea NY trench is classic and elegant but has been given a contemporary update with the exaggerated storm flaps and pockets. The croissant-shape of this S Joon bag adds a modern edge, too.
Monochrome is at its most effective when there’s plenty of texture at play. Leather, houndstooth and plaid all come together harmoniously in this show-goer’s look.
GET THE LOOK: Tap the look with this statement cape by Balmain, and compliment the houndstooth print with the two-tone monogram of this Dior Mini Book Tote. Et voilà.
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- Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones
- Images: GoRunway.com