The courtyard at Somerset House is always a parade of creativity during London Fashion Week. We’ve snapped some of our favourite street style looks from last week and all of these looks would be very easy for most students to DIY. Get out your sewing kit and be inspired…
There were several blanket coats around at London Fashion Week. This would be a great student staple as it will keep you warm both on your way to lectures and in your student house. You can even use it on your bed at night.
All you need to recreate this look is a leather bag buckle. Bag Clasps UK have a great range of colours for £4.75. Stick on some fake fur if you wish, or even make a detachable fur collar using stick on velcro. After the huge success of the SS15 Shrimps show at London Fashion Week, this could easily take your through to Spring if you added a bright faux fur collar in pink or yellow.
Crystal Embellishment (and more bright fake fur)
Crystal embellishments are so easy to DIY. For a garment which needs washing, I recommend the ones which you glue on, such as these Crystal Stones from Kleins. You can find self-adhesive Diamante Rhinestones on EBay for as little as £1.50 with free p+p.
More embellishments, this time as body art. Vogue wrote an article this summer about how to master the new temporary metallic body art. Read more here
White Shirt under a T-Shirt
I have rather a large collection of T-Shirts from bands and festivals and love this easy way to smarten up a Tee. You could even use an old school shirt … if you haven’t thrown them all away by now. Any bright contrasting colour shirt would look equally good.
Such an easy way to dress up a summer shirt.
You could use any spare fabric or netting, or recycle a damaged piece of clothing to turn a jacket into a bow jacket. These bows are just knotted in the middle, but you could also sew a diamanté crystal or small bead in the centre for a bit of added bling.
If lots of small bows is just too much, how about just one large bow. As I saw at the Sibling show, big bows are big news for SS15! Check out my blog post on how to get the catwalk looks in your local charity shop to see an easy recreation of the Sibling big bow.
Combine a traditional style short Chinese dress with a bright clutch and some novelty slippers and it somehow looks stylish.