Denim Shirt: Barbour International
Are your Instagram feeds full of fashion month coverage? I’m taking a spectator’s seat too and I’m loving every minute of it. I opted a few seasons ago to take a step back from the actual show-going of fashion month, and just enjoy hanging out with some of my friends, who happen to all be in town at the same time for a few days in London.
This LFW I’ll be dropping in to a few events, catching up with some of my favourite ladies, and people-watching like mad – because really, that’s the best bit, right?
Despite not attending the shows, fashion week always gives rise to ‘stepping up your outfit game’. For me this season, that means reimagining my favourite wardrobe staples in a shiny LFW guise – my leather biker jacket, well-fitted jeans and denim shirt.
This leather biker jacket is a newbie from Barbour International. I love the quilted detailing, and the leather is so buttery soft – it’s a dream! I didn’t know until recently, but Barbour International have been creating motorcycle apparel since 1936 (really!) which goes some way in explaining why their leather jackets are so darn good.
When I purchased my first leather jacket, it felt like a huge investment and it took me some time to pull the trigger – I’m so glad I finally did! Now that I own a couple of leather jackets, I couldn’t do without – they are no doubt the most-used items in my wardrobe.
The street style around LFW is always great, there’s so much colour, print and experimentation – London is totally unique like that! On the flip side, I admire the quiet style statements of so many fashion ladies in the know too, those perfect wardrobe staples that look so ‘oh this old thing?’ but couldn’t be more on point!
I feel that the quiet statement category is where I find myself (or I hope so anyway!), although I’m happy to step up my game for LFW, I still want to feel like me, and so pairing items I love, with a few fun accessories and a bit more makeup, is a just ‘done’ enough approach for me.
Which wardrobe items do you rely on season after season? Whose street style are you loving right now?
You can check out more of Barbour International’s leather jackets, and wardrobe staples here.
Love, Monica x
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