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September. The month where every fashionista’s dreams come true, London Fashion Week is here! In order to dress to impress and celebrate one of the biggest fashion shows in the world, only the finest quality and most stand out garments will do.

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When talking about catwalk fashion, most people think it’s an impossible look to achieve themselves, but we’re here to challenge this preconception by proving that anyone can look model worthy with the right wardrobe. We believe the key to perfecting any look is to take your favourite trend and tailor it to the occasion. So this September, we suggest taking one of the hottest trends of the summer and making it catwalk creditable. Plus we have some good news for all the festival lovers out there, because that means glitter, sparkle and metallic’s are here to stay! If you’ve got a formal event coming up or you simply love a bit of glitz and glam, then this sequin maxi dress from French Connection is the outfit for you. Pair it with these fabulous glitter sandals from Office to perfect your evening attire.

French Connection Sequin Maxi Dress 395
French Connection Sequin Maxi Dress 395
Office Headline Gem Trim Sandals 64
Office Headline Gem Trim Sandals 64

If glam garments are a little too dainty, why not experiment with something with a bit more attitude? Masculine tailoring is a key trend this season. Think sharp silhouettes, bold designs and precise detailing. Loose and casual fits give this trend a variation on your individual go-to uniform, encouraging idiosyncrasy and allowing you to create your own character and personality. These metallic culottes from Zara are a great alternative to an evening dress. Wear them with a bright red crop from H&M and create a bold lip with Kiko’s palette for serious seduction.

HM Cropped off the shoulder Top 29.99
HM Cropped off the shoulder Top 29.99
Zara Culottes 25.99
Zara Culottes 25.99
Kiko Smart Lip Palette Reds 12.90
Kiko Smart Lip Palette Reds 12.90

Red is one of the predominant colours this season, and we’re not just talking a subtle red accessory, but instead a complete pillar box red ensemble! Zara have a ravishing ruffled sleeve red tunic, perfect for pairing with thigh high boots and a leather jacket for when things start to get a bit chilly!

Zara Ruffled Long Sleeve Tunic 29.99
Zara Ruffled Long Sleeve Tunic 29.99

If block colours aren’t your thing, why not embrace them through prints? The beautiful summer fields may be dying out, but floral prints are more alive than ever! Accessorise this floral jacket from H&M with a luxurious Le Vian necklace from Ernest Jones to give Vogue a run for their money.

HM Shawl collar Jacket 29.99
HM Shawl collar Jacket 29.99
Ernest Jones Le Vian 14ct Vanilla Gold Sapphire 0.20ct Diamond Pendant 1499
Ernest Jones Le Vian 14ct Vanilla Gold Sapphire 0.20ct Diamond Pendant 1499

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With love, Clarendon Oxford x