September 2016

Best British Fashion

In honor of the London 2012 Olympics, we wanted to celebrate one of our favorite things about British culture…the fashion!  I just recently traveled to the UK where I picked up a few new things and lusted after some British designers’ items.  Here are my picks to get the “London Look.”  Cheers!

1. Karen Millen Colorblock Sculptural Dress, $350
I found this gorgeous colorblocked shift at the must-see tourist destination Harrod’s department store in London.  It’s ideal for day to night and has a sexy and flattering fit.

2. Warehouse Lace Insert Cami, $71
I love this amazing cami as a layering piece or on its own.  Warehouse’s “design for the high street” began in London in 1976 and has since become a popular British brand.

3. Nicholas Kirkwood Leather and Watersnake Platform Pumps, $875
These colorblocked, architectural pumps are real statement-makers.  When you’re in a rainy city where your outfit is often covered up by your trench coat and umbrella, standout shoes are a must-have!

4. Burberry Oversize Rounded Frame Sunglasses, $210
Did you know this quintessential British brand began by designing coats for the British Flying Corps during World War I?  But Burberry isn’t limited to just their iconic plaid, they make fantastic accessories as well, like these oversized sunglasses.

5. Alexander McQueen Red/Blue Crystal Britannia Skull Box Clutch, $2,295
The late London-born designer Alexander McQueen is one of my favorites.  His edgy fashions now designed by the talented Sarah Burton often feature a nod to jolly ol’ England, be it a punk rock plaid or a union jack, like this fantastic clutch.

6. Dorothy Perkins Stone Grosgrain Bow Trouser, $57
Dorothy Perkins has been making affordable and feminine fashion since 1919.  This trouser makes menswear look dainty.  I love it for a work pant!

7. The Cambridge Satchel Company The Classic 13″ Satchel, $168
If the fabulous neon satchels you’ve been seeing everywhere aren’t authentic Cambridge satchels, they are certainly inspired by them.  These classic leather bags are handmade in the UK and perfect for everyday wear or rocking the neon trend!

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