London Street Style: How To Dress For Gloomy Weather

By Nicky Deam
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Since London is blessed with dense cloud cover virtually year round, the Brits know a thing or two about dressing for gloomy weather. So who better to inspire cold-weather dressing than the attendees of London’s Men’s Fashion week which just took place across the pond? Here, a few of our favorite street style looks and styling tips to steal, stat.

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Never underestimate the mood-brightening qualities of a pop of cherry red.

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Channel your inner schoolgirl with a pinstripe-and-crested-blazer combo.

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Try outerwear with a rich jacquard or plaid print to spruce up and all-black ensemble.

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Top your jeans and leather jacket uniform with a longline shearling vest for a dash of '70s flair.

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Intricately embroidered toppers add a luxe spin to neutral separates.

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Brightly colored faux fur should be teamed with equally loud jewelry.

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Take a borrowed-from-the-boys approach to denim by teaming it with a tailored topcoat and menswear button-down shirt.

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A primary-colored jacket and chunky scarf make a great pair.

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Lurex and stripes work well when kept in the same color palette.

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Matching sets are winter appropriate when rendered in velvet.

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Top every ensemble with a red beret.

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Layer folksy prints for an eclectic effect.

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Infuse your look with an urban edge by pairing high-top sneakers with culottes and a graphic knit.

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Elevate a monochromatic outfit with glossy loafers.

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Play with proportion: A shrunken silhouette looks great balanced by flowing culottes.

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Nod to this season's Victoriana trend with a prim blouse.

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A vintage tee, tonal suede topped and a printed neckscarf is the new model off-duty uniform.

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Speaking of models in scarves.

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Layer a denim jacket under your coat. Extra points if you can button it!