Until last season, it felt as though street style had reached its maximum; nothing could top it. Every look was more outrageous than the next, and copying street style outfits felt nearly as approachable as wearing haute couture runway pieces to the office. But then something happened last London Fashion Week: Everyone wore beige. Alexa Chung stepped out in a beige suit and flat sandals, and the rest of the fashion set followed suit (pardon the pun). Practicality in its chicest form replaced the wild looks we were accustomed to seeing. This doesn't mean that street style trends became boring; they just feel more authentic.
For fall 2019, it feels like a one-stop-shop kind of outfit is the major takeaway. Simplicity and calm are the trendsetters' response to the chaos in the world. This London Fashion Week, sustainability took center stage (the British Fashion Council show space has curated a Positive Fashion Designer Exhibition featuring sustainable innovators), and designers and street style stars alike are responding to this well.
The showgoers, celebrities, influencers, and trendsetters are shifting away from hyped-up new pieces and moving toward longer-lasting favorites. As was the case in New York, Bottega Veneta pieces are everywhere, but even these cult pieces are forever buys. Other key items of season's past have been reappearing (hi, Shrimps bag!), while the newer trends we're seeing are more along the lines of styling tricks to keep your existing wardrobe feeling fly.
Keep scrolling to discover the seven London Fashion Week street style trends we love most—all of which are refreshingly applicable to everyday outfits.
For an autumnal take, Deborah Reyner Sebag mixes her vintage-style leather skirt with a gray cable-knit T-shirt and Bottega Veneta heels. Cozy and classic? Love.
Patchwork denim is an old-school classic. Matching this cropped jacket with oversize jeans is the trend-driven styling, but this would also work with white denim and a T-shirt.
You can definitely find many patchwork pieces (and Naomi Shimada's cowboy boots) in the vintage shops off of Brick Lane or Portobello Market if it's a trend you want to jump on first.
ROOTED AND BOOTED
Like flat shoes, glove-like slip-on biker boots have been spotted everywhere lately. Jessie Bush has been wearing her Pradas with dresses and miniskirts all week, proving their durability and high comfort level.
The team from Browns Fashion shows us how versatile these boots can be by wearing them with leather trousers and a floaty black dress.
BIG WHITE DRESSES
Whether it's Simone Rocha or Zara, these timeless white puffy dresses are wildly popular. They're super flattering and comfortable, so it's no wonder, really.
Wearing a puffy white dress with chunky flat boots balances out the volume up top. We love this Rejina Pyo number with a more fitted waist.
In true Scandi-inspired style, why not pair a puffy white dress with sneakers? Seeing how versatile these frocks can be, we're not expecting this trend to end any time soon.
BAGS GONE ROUGE
Burnt-red hues have been the mega-trend for accessories this season. As the warmer version of navy, it's a timeless way to add a jolt of color to your looks.
This shade—fall's answer to terra-cotta—pairs well with other earthy tones like olive and taupe, both of which have also been spotted across London Fashion Week.
This color fits in well with every kind of personal style, from minimalism to retro chic. We love how this showgoer paired her burnt-red bucket bag with brown platforms and a prairie dress.
UTILITY IS KEY
Having missed out on useful pockets for decades, womenswear designers are making up for lost time with oversize pockets on jumpsuits, jackets, and cargo trousers.
Statement sleeves have been trending for years now, and each season, there's a new version to fall for. Like the sleeves on the puff dresses, the gathered-sleeved trend is a bit longer on the arm, offering a fall option.
Florrie Thomas frames her blue silk dress with light accessories like her Stella McCartney bag, cream thong shoes, and white pearls.
Marie Claire's Pénélope Goldstone's dreamy Staud dress does all the work for this outfit. We love how she uses simple accessories—like her Zara headband—to complete the look.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.