While you know French girl chic, how fluent are you with the Brit-girl styles? We figure out what goes into the makings of London town’s favourite It Girls and how to achieve that English rose look from the Infinite Wardrobe.
Brit-Girl Essential #1: Trench Coats & Layers
Whether it’s a pixie cut or long bob, Cara Delevinge is the resident British It girl that can pull off any look amazingly. While we love her edgy street style, we fawn over her quintessentially British look: trench coats and sleek lines.
Almost every British girl owns a trench coat, and we can see why! The borrowed-from-the-boys androgynous look is textbook cool, but you can take it up a notch and opt for embroidered details or epaulettes–also very British. Invest in a cotton shirt that you can wear under sweaters and trench coats to own the look.
Brit-Girl Essential #2: Monochrome Uniform
Style Icon Victoria Beckham oozes style and cool whenever she enters a room. With a minimalistic aesthetic, Victoria manages to wow with head-to-toe monochromatic looks. “Sunglasses always hide a multitude of sins; sunglasses and a great pair of heels can turn most outfits around,” Victoria famously said.
Find the style identity that you resonate best with and make that your signature uniform look for work or play. Dress up your solid outfits with accessories in the same hue to play up the cool factor or opt for a contrasting colour to explore adventurous styles.
Brit-Girl Essential #3: Subtle Prints
If the French have the Breton Stripe, the British have their checks. While there are so many check and plaid prints, London styles incorporate the cross-hatched pattern that is very much preppy meets punk. Who else pulls this off better than Alexa Chung with her vintage and quirky Brit style?
While she has sported many solid oversized coats, it’s her off-duty printed babydoll dresses that she’s known for. Pair yours with a classic top handle bag to balance the fluidity of the fun outfit.
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