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Nordstrom at London Fashion Week

Veronika Heilbrunner gets mobbed by photographers at every show. I will attest that I can’t resist jumping in the photog fray either! Amazonian Veronika is one of my personal style icons, and I try to emulate her looks whenever I can.

Today’s outfit is impeccable and hits all the right trend notes: the moto jacket, shearling, pencil skirt and tall boots. Merci pour l’inspiration, Veronika!

xo,
Crystal

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Crop Moto Jackets | Pencil Skirts | Tall Boots

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Veda Moto Jacket | Topshop Pencil Skirt | Jimmy Choo Boot

Well, it wouldn’t be a trip to Paris without an Eiffel Tower cameo! Marie Myrhøj Jensen was a sport and braved the tourist hordes to do an impromptu shoot with me.

Marie is a popular young blogger from Denmark (Nemesis, Babe) and has consistently impressed me with her vintage modern aesthetic. I am one hundred percent obsessed with these printed trousers, even though I’m not brave enough to rock the ever-popular crop top!

xo,
Crystal

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Palazzo Pants | Crop Tops | Black Leather Jackets

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ASTR Wide-Leg Pants | Topshop Crop Top | Bod & Christensen Biker Jacket

We may be halfway around the world, but I still managed to track down two of our favorite blog babes: Chriselle Lim & Aimee Song! These two are consistently flawless.

While Chriselle is working a prep school chic vibe, Aimee went for edgy lady. The full, pleated skirt is a big hit here in Paris, and these two lovelies are the perfect poster girls!

xo,
Crystal

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Pleated Skirts | Cat-Eye Sunglasses | Moto Jackets

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Theory Pleated Skirt | Dior Cat Eye Sunglasses | Laundry by Design Jacket

As we look at another city to round up at Fashion Week, we saw a lot of similarity between London and the trends we noted in New York. Our top 10 most notable trends are a little different, however. Take a look at the biggest ideas and items emerging from London that caught our eye.

#1 Fur, Fur, Fur

In London, this comes in at the top spot, and it feels like it will be the uber-trend of fall 2014.

Real, faux, shaggy, savage, luxe, shearling, pony, in natural or colored versions: the fur trend was interpreted through every item (coats, jackets, scarves, bags and shoes)—there’s something here for everyone.

#2 Art Dressing

Bold splashes of flat color make dressing a work of modernist art—from color blocking to sweeping, painterly strokes. What a show-stopping statement.

#3 Sweater Bonanza

We’re looking at a huge sweater season. There are so many options: cute and fun, edgy and distressed, gorgeous and luxe—even reinvented classics.

#4 Cozy Coat Check

Following the Cozy Chic trend, this is London’s answer to the perfect coat to wrap up in for the fall ’14 season.

#5 Folklore

Naïve, charming prints and artistic flowers are key to this decorative trend, which brings a playful spirit to fall.

#6 Medieval Maiden

Could it be the influence of Game of Thrones inspiring several designers to channel this vibe into wonderful new dress shapes and embellished details? Either way, these romantic ideas balance the Masculine influence.

#7 Return of the Suit

With a clear trend of masculinity permeating the runways, it makes sense that the menswear-inspired pantsuit would be back with a vengeance.

#8 Sexy Sheath Dress

Dresses are big this season, and what better silhouette to update than the classic sheath? New mixed materials, strapping and seam detailing make this a sure-fire winner.

#9 Metallics

We thought we’d seen the recent obsession with metallics wane, but this is not the case. What’s new? Color. And not just for accessories—the metallic coat is set to be on every fashionista’s wish list on both sides of the Atlantic.

#10 Python Power

Move over, leopard prints: it’s now all about exotic reptile, with python winning out over croc in London. The newest are statement-making, head-to-toe looks and new colored accessories.

That’s a wrap from London. Stay tuned as we move on to the continental runways in Milan and Paris.
The Fashion Office

As our Fashion Office Team has shifted their focus to London Fashion Week, we’ve seen ideas similar to what we featured in our New York coverage. We’ll share our top-10 roundup soon, but first we wanted to show you some of the art-fueled energy that’s got us excited.

Art of Dressing

Bold splashes of flat color make dressing a work of modernist art. These new ways of color blocking and collage effects aren’t for the faint of heart, but they do make a showstopping statement.

Where this might be easiest to pull off is in a fabulous, head-turning ‘art’ sweater.

Art Sweater

Killer Sweater

If the above seems like too much for you, take a look at the huge array of sweaters on offer at London Fashion Week. Imagine yourself wrapped up in your favorite winter warmer while we’re dealing with this polar vortex.

Enjoy!
The Fashion Office

Photos: Gorunway.com

Check out the last of Crystal’s street-style images at London Fashion Week as we head to the shows in Milan.

Anouk made quick work of returning to our blog. She’s back again today, with another amazing look.

There’s something so girl-next-door about a boyfriend oxford. When paired with the perfect leather joggers, however, it gets an uber-modern update. This is most definitely going on my “must copy” list, just as soon as I raid my boyfriend’s closet!

xo,
Crystal

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Track-Style Pants | Men’s Dress Shirts | Classic Pumps

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Vince Leather Track Pants | Nordstrom Dress Shirt | Donald J Pliner Pump

Emily has clearly mastered the Modern Lady look. I love the mix of textures and prints in this outfit, from her floral clutch to her woven kitten heels. Plus, her layered moto and fuzzy wool coats are the perfect mix of hard and soft. The full midi skirt is on our emerging trends radar, and Emily’s is flawless. Yet another item to add to this season’s must-have list!

xo,
Crystal

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Print Clutches | Midi Skirts | Ankle-Strap Pumps

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Rebecca Minkoff Floral Clutch ASTR Midi SkirtVC Signature Pump

These blogging besties caused quite the stir when they strutted down The Strand. Wendy Gilmour (Thankfifi) is no stranger to our blog, but Nancy (It’s a Lifestyle Thing) was thrilled to get in on the action, too!

These two lovely ladies are impeccably coordinated in some of the season’s hottest tones. The high-contrast palette is still majorly popular, and we all know how crucial a pink coat is this season. Looking chic and sleek, babes!

xo,
Crystal

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Classic Aviators | Over-the-Knee Boots | Mirrored Sunglasses

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Sunglasses | Steve Madden Over-the-Knee Boot | Steve Madden Sunglasses

This is how you do the high-end sport trend! This gorgeous gal is rocking her sporty-chic ensemble, which is chock-full of covetable, premium pieces. I love how she kept her palette on the monochromatic side, and that shade of blue is super flattering on her. And when it comes to the shoes, I’ve had my eye on those Kenzo sneakers and it might be time to invest!

xo,
Crystal

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Savvy Skirts | Studded Handbags | Blue Moto Jackets

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Topshop Print Skirt | Valentino Shoulder Bag | kensie Moto Jacket