As Inspired By… London’s Ladies

Posted in Daily Outfits, Fashion.

Over the last few months I’ve spent a lot of time in London. I’ve already written about the inspiration I get from the city itself, but for sartorial stimulus I look to London’s ladies.

At London Fashion Week, I saw an outfit that really stuck in my head. A short leather skirt, oversized chunky knit, platform boots and bright lips. Such a simple look, but one that worked so well the street style photographers were falling over themselves to snap a shot. I’ve been searching for the perfect jumper to recreate the look, and I finally found it in Zara.

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Zara jumper, River Island leather skirt, Bertie boots, Primark tights, Topshop ring

Metallic elbow patches? Yes please. I love the snugly, cosy jumper with the slightly slutty (sans tights, at least) leather skirt and fierce boots. If I wanted to be all fashion douchebag about it, I’d describe it as a juxtaposition of femininity and androgyny.

I’m heading to London again tomorrow and can’t wait to while away a few hours with some people watching, gathering inspiration for my wardrobe back up North.

Who or what is inspiring you today?

26 Comments

Please may I?

Great look, loving the jumper. I have a few chunky knits that I am going to cheat with this year and just add elbow patches. (should save a few pennies at least!)

X x

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maddie

I agree, this is a very simple yet absolutely inspirational outfit. You look fantastic.
It’s also quite versatile- I reckon it’d take on a new identity with a darker,gothic lip (Revlon Black Cherry,maybe?) and some Doc Martens (I know, I’m a sartorial heathen).
I’d definitely try this out, but I’m a bit worried how big my arse would look in leather..

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Kelly

I am beginning to adore Zara, everytime I see something I like the look of it’s Zara.
Love the jumper with the skirt, great look with a hint of glam yet relaxed.
xx

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Vicky

I have a leather skirt similar to this, and I also love how it looks with some chunky knitwear. Such an easy, comfortable look x

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Ellie Pullen

You look so pretty 🙂
Cute! I’m a fool for anything with elbow patches!
Love the soft knit with the harder leather.
Hope you’re having a great Monday!
Ellie xx

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Pookie

Love the jumper – definitely need to buy a couple of cosy knits for the impending freeze we are bound to have soon! Nice inspiration for me as well as I have a leather skirt I haven’t go round to wearing yet!

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Tabitha

Metallic elbow patches?! Amazing!! Higher necklines don’t tend to work that well on me, but Zara are a good quality so I can sometimes get away with it. Fingers crossed I can manage this time, I NEED sparkly elbows in my life!!

T x

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confusedbrit

Elbow patches! Leather! Metalic! I’m in satorial bliss here, its a look I’ve sort of seen around the blogsphere and in magazine, yet has that Jen originality that only you possess. I heart this muchly!

Definitely right up my street,this!

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