London Street Fashion Trends Fall 2008

September 15, 2008

As promised, below are a few trends I spotted on the high street during my short stay in the oh-so-fashionable London town.

Trend #1: Plaid
From shirts, dresses, shoes, scarfs to bags, plaid or check (as the English would call it) is everywhere.

Sienna Miller, Vanessa Hudgens and Lauren Conrad in plaid

Trend #2: Patent + Exotic Skins
When it comes to bags, patent and exotic skins are still hot hot hot. Check out this super cute Paul’s Boutique Patent Ostrich Twister Bag that I snagged from Top Shop (I got one in red).

Trend #3: Purple
You can never go wrong with purple this season. Go for rich plums and lavenders in the form of dresses, coats, bags or even boots.

Trend #4: Leather Biker Jacket
This is a must for fall and are spotted everywhere in London stores. Wear it over a dress to spice up a feminine look or dress it down with a pair of skinny jeans and tees. If you are looking to get a nice one, be prepared to pay at least $200-400. I picked mine up from my all-time favorite store, Zara, but below are some cute leather jackets that you can get from Nordstrom.

Kenna-T Quilted Leather Moto Jacket and Calvin Klein Lambskin Leather Scuba Jacket

Trend #5: Hippie
Think hang-loose chiffon layers, hobo prints, cowboy boots, fringe bags and stone accessories. Check out stores like Mango, Anna Sui and Zara for some exquisite pieces and Nicole Richie’s Style Secrets for more ideas.

Trend #6: Boots
Be it UGGS, booties or knee-length, you will never seen a Londoner without boots. Pair with a pair of skinny jeans, leggings or tights for the ultimate chic look.


  • Reply Mrs. Lynne, September 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

    vanessa hudgens looks so cute in there!

  • Reply MuLaN September 17, 2008 at 7:39 am

    i like ur blog

  • Reply Anonymous September 18, 2008 at 7:25 am

    I need a leather jacket now!

  • Reply Anonymous September 22, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I <3 Zara too!

  • Reply Vorraya September 23, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Wow I love that bag. Wanna get one in black! =D

  • Reply Vorraya September 23, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Wow I love that bag!!!!

  • Reply Moshe November 29, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Wow this is a lovely blog and I loved the bag and hope to get my hands on it if possible and the leather jacket was really wonderful and I would love to spend on it.

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