3 London Trends VB, Kate Middleton, and Alexa Chung Can't Stop Wearing

There's something about British girls and their fashion sense… Maybe it's that certain poise, grace, and sophistication that we Americans always associate with the Brits, or maybe it's the way they marry the traditional with the trendy, but we're not too proud to admit that we love their style. For proof, just look to any red carpet roundup (such as the best of the Met Gala). You'll see many Brits make our best dressed list and for good reason: They know their way around the fashion circuit.

There are three British celebs we've been keeping a close eye on as of late: Kate Middleton (yes, the Duchess of Cambridge), Victoria Beckham (who is fashion royalty in her own right), and Alexa Chung (the British It girl). All three of them have been making particularly chic fashion choices as of late, and while studying them, we've noticed a few key similarities. That's right. We've been trend-spotting again. Keep scrolling to see the three London trends these Brits can't stop wearing, plus the pieces you need to try these trends out for yourself.

Menswear-Inspired Suiting

Do as Victoria Beckham, Kate Middleton, and Alexa Chung have done, and swap out maxi dresses and formal gowns in favor of tailored suits. Each one of these celebrities has stepped out sporting the menswear-inspired trend in recent weeks, and we must say, we're quite smitten with it.


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Here, Alexa Chung is pictured outside of the Erdem show wearing a budget-friendly linen-blend suit from H&M's Studio Collection. She paired the breezy, beige suit with a ribbed black top, black belt, and Chanel sandals. (Unfortunately, the jacket is currently out of stock on the brand's website, but you can still snag the Linen-Blend Pants, $119.)


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Victoria Beckham is no stranger to suits. She wears them regularly. In fact, they've become something of a signature over the past year or two. Here, she's pictured at the Victoria Beckham x YouTube Fashion & Beauty After Party at London Fashion Week wearing a sleek black tuxedo suit. 


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Kate Middleton wore this cranberry-red, double-breasted blazer while visiting North Wales earlier this week. The rich, red shade and the round, gold buttons make this blazer look powerful and posh. In other words, it's truly fit for a royal. 

Two-Toned Outfits

Monochromatic outfits are still beloved by celebrities, editors, and influencers, but two-toned outfits seem to be making headway, especially among British A-listers like Beckham and Chung. Both have been spotted wearing bold color pairings in the past few months. It's only a matter of time before this trend becomes full-fledged and makes its way across the pond.


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Here, Beckham is pictured on the streets of NYC, wearing a suit and sheer blouse from her own line. 


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Yes, that's right. Beckham wore a chic two-toned outfit not once but twice. Take heed from her look here, in which she layered a blue sweater over a vivid red collared shirt. Those white checked trousers are a nice touch, too, don't you think?


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Alexa Chung joined in on the two-tone trend at a London Fashion Week after-party, where she was photographed wearing this red-and-pink pleated dress by Emilia Wickstead

Exaggerated Collars

With the resurgence of menswear-inspired suiting and double-breasted jackets, it only makes sense that collared shirts are also making a comeback. It's not just any type of collared shirt or dress, though. If Beckham, Chung, and Middleton's recent outfits are any indication, it's all about the exaggerated and dramatic type. 


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Point collars—or collars that taper into a sharp point on either side of the neck—are trending in particular. Here, Kate Middleton wears one as a part of her Alessandra Rich Polka Dot Dress ($2088).


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Another public outing, another exaggerated collar for Kate Middleton. Here, the collar of her Catherine Walker coat provides just the right kind of contrast against the charcoal-colored fabric. 


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Chung wore a dress with a lace-trimmed point collar to the Fashion Awards back in December. Its vivid goldenrod shade was particularly striking against the background greenery. 


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Finally, we have this recent photo of Victoria Beckham wearing not one London style trend but two. Notice the combination of her exaggerated flounced collar and tailored menswear-inspired suit. 

Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.