The Olympics are over but the obsession with British fashion should be far from over. England has its own unique sense of style that translates around the globe. From casual to couture England has its own sense of fashion that is distinctly its own.
The everyday look in England could be considered a dress up day for an American. People on the street usually don’t throw on just anything from their closet. They carefully construct their outfits for a day of classes or work like an American would for a night out on the town.
The climate is cold so keeping warm amongst looking chic is a must. The Brits love to layer! Tights with skirts and chunky sweaters thrown over long-sleeved shirts are important. Also the rainy days make wearing rain boots (or Wellies as they calm them in the U.K.) and a cute umbrella wardrobe essentials. Big scarves for those cold days are also fun pieces to add to an outfit but still a great way to keep warm. The key is to blend functional with fashion forward items to create the ultimate British feel to an outfit.
When it comes to couture, Alexander McQueen is the clear choice for top designer. His designs have changed the way people view fashion. Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sienna Miller are all fans of McQueen. His platform heels and full-skirted dresses adorned in sequins and other elaborate patterns took the couture world by storm. McQueen’s designs have encompassed the British casual feel of going above and beyond what is expected and adding that special flair to fashion that can only be described as distinctly British.
The biggest fashion icon in England right now is of course, Kate Middleton. Her flawless outfits combine a mixture of modest but youthful. Middleton has become a fashion icon around the world and is a great example of the more classic British look.
England has its own fashion culture from casual attire to high fashion couture. British fashion has made a name for itself around the globe, making it easy to spot when someone has incorporated a British look into their wardrobe. It’s something that anyone can do to their own wardrobe with these simple pieces and give your chic outfit an international edge.