I’ve been to London Fashion Week a couple of times and it’s always so hectic that you never get to see much other than the few shows you’ve been invited too (or have blagged your way into…). This year, I watched the shows from the comfort of my own home and although there was no chance of getting snapped by the Sartorialist there, it was comfy.

Here are some of the best bits of London Fashion Week.

Topshop Unique

Topshop Unique AW14 (Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council) 6

It was all eyes on Topshop at fashion week. This was the show that so many bloggers and celebrities were raving about.

The nice thing about Topshop is you know you’re going to see clothes that us mere mortals can wear. This just adds something to the shows.  It’s nice seeing proper high fashion but a lot of it feels so painfully out of reach. It’s as if the clothes simply become decoration, something pretty to look at that you’re never going to wear yourself. Topshop isn’t like that and it’s brilliant!

Blue hues

Topshop Unique AW14 (Credit: Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council) 6

Topshop Unique AW14 (Credit: Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council) 6

I think we should hate this coat but I really don’t; it’s the royal blue, a color I can’t get enough of. I can’t wait to see more of this as fall comes around.

Antler necklace

SIMONGAO AW14, backstage (Credit: Sam Wilson, British Fashion Council) 16

SIMONGAO AW14, backstage (Credit: Sam Wilson, British Fashion Council) 16

Want to add woodland drama to any outfit, here’s the necklace for you. I love how unusual this is, I hope it’s one of those odd things like floral crowns or fashion turbans that come into fashion for a little while. I want to see antler necklaces everywhere!

Stormtrooper chic

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi AW14, backstage (Credit: Sam Wilson, British Fashion Council) 1 (2)

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi AW14, backstage (Credit: Sam Wilson, British Fashion Council) 1 (2)

In all honesty, I’m not sure what the story is behind this picture but I like it. It’s nice to see Stormtroopers putting aside their rebel-fighting duties to hang with Preen.

Yellow

Marques'Almeida AW14 (Credit: Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council) 2

Marques’Almeida AW14 (Credit: Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council) 2

We saw so much yellow on the cat walks. You don’t need to go full head-to-toe here (but you can if you want).

Geometric shapes

KTZ AW14, backstage (Credit: Sam Wilson, British Fashion Council) 3

KTZ AW14, backstage (Credit: Sam Wilson, British Fashion Council) 3

Finally, the thing I’m most excited about, geometric patterns. I love a good pattern and these beautiful boxy shapes look great with all this texture!