In London, bloggers and socialites are style icon in their own right, with all eyes on the front row to see what the “it” girls are trending this season. For LFW were two socialite royalties in town, Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung – who wore it better? You decide.
Alexa has always been known for her shabby chic, typical London-undone look, and for LFW she kept it pretty simple. For Henry Holland’s show she wore a basic button down dress with black brogues, a grey jersey-slik short combo at Mulberry and on a few occasions just a knit jersey with jeans and flat pumps. Make up was minimal, albeit it fresh-faced, red tinged lips and tousled hair. The thing with Alexa is you get the impression she just had all these fabulous outfits lying around and she just threw something on.
Olivia is all New York city chic. She’s probably the antithesis of Alexa, always in heels, always polished and poised. Her most buzzed about outfit was at Topshop Unique where she wore a neon yellow top with black and white paisley drain pipe trousers with INCREDIBLE Manolo Blahnik stilettos (below). My personal fave was her military jacket and flared trousers that she wore for the Burberry show. Another fave (I know that’s more than one now) was a preppy look at Mulberry where she paired burgundy skinny trousers with cable knit mustard jersey. Makeup was dewy with full lashes, hair in lose curls or pulled back in a middle parting.
images via shoerazzi.com and grazia.co.uk