I spent my last “spring break” in the city where my love for fashion all began, London. As I mentioned in a previous post, fashion in London is expressed with such creativity and originality that there are absolutely no rules. Their concept of fashion is much more open-minded and inventive, and there is no judgment towards any outfit. With that being said, articulating your sense of style in London comes naturally.
I was lucky enough to not only visit my dad, but also my former roommate from studying abroad two years ago. Sam’s love for fashion enhanced around the same time as mine. She is now currently taking classes at the London College of Fashion with her friend, Anna, to further their experience and knowledge in the field that they love the most. It’s really easy to be inspired by Sam and Anna’s eclectic style, and I found myself wearing things I wouldn’t ordinarily wear.
Although the entire trip revolved around fashion, I especially found myself surrounded by it while walking down Portobello Road. Portobello Road is the world’s largest antique market and contains countless vintage collections and stalls. What’s awesome about vintage shopping is that there’s always history and a story behind any given item, and you can find great one of a kind pieces for inexpensive prices. I specifically had my eye on a fur jacket made of real fox from the 1960’s, and felt it was a perfect vintage purchase to make. It was also a great addition to my original outfit when it got chillier throughout the day.
Here are also a few of my outfits worn throughout my visit in London.
Returning back to London confirmed my passion for fashion and it felt as if I had never even left. It reminded me that anything goes and to always express yourself on a day to day basis.
Don’t forget to also follow Sam and Anna’s fashion blog, manicclothing both on Instagram and Wordpress.