Street style heroes

Every few years, from the sea of trends that emerge season after season there will be one or two that will take the street style scene by storm and metamorphose into wardrobe staples. Remember when the backless loafer was considered a little peculiar, not to say plain ugly? Vaguely. Now you see it everywhere and for good reason. It’s incredibly comfy yet smart looking, easy to wear, easy to style.

The same happened with the silk slip dress which until a few years ago was a behind-the-scenes item. But then it escaped the boudoir and landed on the streets of every fashionable city out there. The trick with the slip dress is to toughen it up by adding a contrasting layer or two.

And because the cold season is the perfect time to try new combinations of textures and cuts go for a mix of leather, silk and the coziest of knitted coats you can find. It’s like a marriage made in sartorial heaven.


Wearing Topshop silk slip dress, knitted coat from Aran Sweaters Direct, Zara leather trousers, Pied a Terre boots and vintage sunnies.