Each country has their own fashion identity, we always think of Parisian chic, or the Mediterranean look, but we do sometimes overlook British-inspired trends. This season it’s all about the heritage look, inspired by the London look. How can you dress British this season? It’s quite simple really, we promise!
PRINCE OF WALES CHECK
If you know anything about fashion, the first thing that probably sprung into your mind when reading the beginning of this article was checks. Prince of Wales checks have made a comeback, and scream retro but ooze femininity all at once. How can you pull of this androgynous style? Wear tailored pieces like thigh-skimming skirt or high-waisted cigarette pants for a sophisticated finish. If you love mixing up your trends, we also loved the last outfit idea of mixing the sports-luxe trend with the British heritage one. The colors work together beautifully and give it the retro finish it truly deserves.
Britain are known for their contribution to the rock industry, which is why you shouldn’t be afraid to try adding a rock twist to your style. Studded boots or brogues can work for casual or dressy outfits, and make them truly unique. We would definitely recommend pairing them up with a Prince of Wales blazer!
Bored of your skinny jeans? The Mom jeans have everything you love about your skinnies – they lift your bum, are high-waisted and still cling to your thighs, but they have a straight leg, adding a more relaxed vibe to your outfits. Many British fashion bloggers love a good Mom jean and it’s hardly surprising, as they pretty much go with everything. They suit most figures too – they create curves for those with a more boyish frame, or accentuate those curves on a pear-shaped girl.
Another style of check you just have to try out is tartan. The style is associated with Scotland, and what started off as a symbolic national dress has turned into a fashion trend that the whole world is dying to try out! Use touches of tartan here and there, as it is a statement in itself – try a tartan scarf, or pull off a tartan skirt at the office! For girls who love monochrome, this is a fun way of trying out color all whilst appearing smart and put-together.
Chelsea boots have their name for a reason – they are inspired by British history, and were created by Queen Victoria’s shoemaker for horse-riding. Later on, they became associated with the hip area of King’s Road, in Chelsea, and that is how we know and love them as Chelsea boots. We love how they are simple but have an edge – that’s probably why the Rolling Stones loved them! They will make a great finishing touch to your favorite dress, or with cropped jeans and your trusty winter sweater.
No outfit is complete with a statement handbag, and boy have we got lots of British brands to chose from. Our particular favorites are Mulberry and Aspinal of London – they are two remarkably different labels that can pull together an outfit and give you either a heritage-feel or a more feminine and chic touch to an outfit. We have so many of their bags on our wishlists!