Regent Street shopping is the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine all my favourite stores got together on the most beautiful street and said, hey, why don’t we all just open up right here. That’s Regent Street.
I had a pretty serious case of first world problems when I was tasked with creating my perfect AW capsule wardrobe for Regent Street’s Fashion and Design Month. I factored half a day into the diary. I took two days. Two FULL days. And I loved every minute of it. Some stores I must have been in 5 times… it was pretty tough.
The days we shot the looks were worlds apart – the first being warm and sunny and the second being truly British with lashings of rain. So much rain my photographer had to use my J.Crew umbrella to keep her camera from swimming away down Regent Street. Just as well then I wore the suede coat on the first day…
First up – that beauty of a suede trench from Mango, in my eyes, a key piece for the new season. A little nod to the 70’s, because we’re not quite done there yet, as well as a seriously warm, heavy layer – this guy weighs a tonne! Free workout just wearing it… but that’s pretty reassuring when you’re investing a bit of cash right?
I opted for a lot of burgundy tones through the H&M shorts to the Banana Republic top and those Tommy Hilfiger boots… oh those boots – buckles and suede and super comfy heels… winners. Life just feels easier when I stick to a somewhat cohesive palette and these autumnal colours plus denim and neutrals pretty much got me covered. These may have been another pair of jeans in the coolest cropped flare cut (thank you Banana for delivering the best jeans of the season) and the most beautiful khaki top… I’ll be wearing those soon no doubt!
I do love my sunglasses do I not? Did you even know Tommy Hilfiger did glasses? I sure didn’t but I’m glad I found out. Basically a staple for me all year round – the instant makeover… These guys are rocking the seventies vibe crossed with classic aviator style so I reckon they’ll be on point for seasons to come. Timeless.
You probably know I’m something of a bag lady (hopefully in the good way?) so it’s no surprise that I opted for two small cross bodies for fall – I have become the master of tetris packing these little guys with phones, keys, cards, lipstick… A neutral from Reiss, which is basically never off my body, and his outlandish mustard Furla friend basically cover all bases. A good nude goes with everything and is an absolute staple whilst Colonel Mustard is an attention grabbing little guy who brings a look to life (like this all denim number). I always think it makes sense to spend the pennies on the bags because they’re easier to keep good and transfer from season to season. Expect to see a lot more of these two…
Shall we just have a sidenote about Burberry? When on Regent Street you have to go to Burberry. Even if all you’re going to do is stand in the middle of the floor and soak in the Burberry-ness (totally did that). So I brought home the perfect Military red lipstick and a silk necktie, a total splurge, but I am in love. She looks pretty on my wrist and in my hair and tied around my bags…
Turns out this Mango denim jumpsuit is so great I wore it home and for about 3 days in a row after that… sorry not sorry. It’s like no other jumpsuit I’ve ever seen before because it’s pretty thick, like a denim jacket. This means it’s warm. Coupled with the fact that it’s a one piece and you’re done kind of situation which means it’s easy. And when you get to the last day of London Fashion Week and it’s raining cats and dogs, you want the easy option. Trust me.
So that’s my capsule picks covered – with the luxe coat, boots and bags I know that they’ll be working for me right through winter and for years to come (you know that Furla yellow fella is my fav colour and he’ll be around forever-ever). Denim is, of course, my absolute staple so to be covered head to toe makes me a happy girl and that little bit of Burberry is going to be so treasured… In short – Regent Street has me sorted. I’d quite happily go back there each season just for the shopping. Who’s with me?x
Photos by Nancy Gibbs
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