Yes, it’s grey. Yes, it’s raining. What you need now is a dash of defiant spirit to power you through; and with London Fashion Week kicking off in a mere few days, this is the perfect time to channel one of our capital’s most iconic looks.
From Versace’s yellow and black S&M wasp to Moschino’s rebellious schoolgirl, punk attitude was all over the AW13 catwalks, and the high street has embraced this surprisingly wearable trend. Checks are smart enough for the office, and when rendered in pillar-box red – see Topshop’s mannish trousers – they have a delicious ‘don’t mess with me’ edge; perfect for boardroom battles. When the weekend (finally) arrives, pull on a pair of tartan Nike high-tops and stomp around the streets like you mean it.
Now doesn’t that feel better?
On the Catwalks
Versace Yellow and black dress, £1960
On the High Street
Words: Molly Flatt
Styling: Leonie Benaiah