The London Lookbook: Street Style Off The Runways

The London Lookbook: Street style off the runways

Street style looks off the runway

During London Fashion Week the Your Coffee Break team saw beautiful, lust worthy looks sashaying down the runways. As the cameras flashed and fashion pack gathered to witness the best of London’s talent, we couldn’t help but notice the amazing street style off the runways. Fashion Week is when industry professionals get to flex their sartorial muscles and indulge in the most outré style. I for one am inspired by the flamboyance and fun of street style – London is the most eccentric and experimental of the fashion capitals. I spotted this Whistles skirt on an editor at the Palmer Harding show and it has been haunting my dreams ever since. It’s reminiscent of the Celine SS14 collection which makes me very happy indeed. However it’s also dripping with Whistles’ trademark chic, which makes me positively euphoric.

I may have a teeny tiny addiction to pleated skirts – this is my fourth one from Whistles. The high waist and generous sweep of the skirt is perfect for my shape. I love the chic monochrome colour blocking; it’s a perfect backdrop for dramatic pops of colour. It work beautifully with cosy winter pieces like boots and knitwear and when spring hits when I’ll be rocking it with sandals and oversized pastel t-shirts. I’ve paired it with this blue cropped-top from American Apparel and my trusty long boots from Kurt Geiger (similar here) and a vintage belt. I’m still enjoying a bare midriff, luckily it’s a look that’s going nowhere for the foreseeable future so I’ll be rocking this look in perpetuity.

Rosa Hoskins

Rosa is an actress and writer living and working in London. She is also the writer behind Haute Hoskins (, where she talks trends, new designers and vintage fashion with a dash of social commentary.