I decided to travel abroad this summer to make up for lost time. It was a pleasure to be able to spend a few weeks in Europe, and like any fashion editor I took notes from all of the chic people I encountered. Although London is not the first place that comes to mind when you think about summer fashion, I not only discovered some interesting trends, but also experienced a recent heat wave while I was there.
The clothing trends in London girls right now, with the city lifestyle and pleasant summer temps, are totally in tune—they’re dressed up in a sophisticated way. Instead of styles like high heels and short skirts that don’t match a walking city like London, the latest fashion in London consists of trends that have both style and practicality. They add a fun summer vibe to the city-girl style while still blending seamlessly into their looks. From loose pants to colorful button-downs, here are the four street style trends that are sweeping London right now.
Not only are sporty sneakers a London girl’s favourite—they’re trendy and practical in a city where walking is a common occurrence. Dress up a sundress with them, or pair them with linen pants for a casual look that won’t interfere with your day.
We now know: that bright patterned button-down is buzzing everywhere. It’s a great way to jazz up a simple outfit. Plus, you can wear it as a jacket when the weather cools down.
It’s no secret that London loves a good pair of pants, and loose styles are the unofficial pants of 2022, so it’s no wonder they’re everywhere. Whether they’re pairing them with a chic belt, cropped tank, or polished sweater, London fashion people love loose trousers.
Find the latest slide sandals
Slides are the sandal trend of the moment in London now that platforms are out of style. If you’re living in a walking city, comfortable shoes are both stylish and practical, and a combination which makes for the perfect fashion statement. In Great Britain, you can wear these with anything from sundresses to skinny jeans. Thicker styles like Birkenstocks were popular this summer.