My favorite part about London is visiting all the neighborhood markets. This past Sunday I ventured outside my borough to Columbia Road to explore the infamous Columbia Flower Market. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. I weaved my way through vintage clothing stores, antique shops and quaint bakeries. Yet, it was the rows of gorgeous colored flowers that deserved my attention. The roses and tulips were guaranteed to make everyone’s Sunday much brighter. That, however, was just the beginning of my many market adventures.
This Tuesday I visited my own neighborhood’s market, the Borough Market. Local residents stop by this farmers’ market for lunch or to buy their weekly groceries. As I snacked on a pretzel and blood orange juice, I spotted this Fashionista purchasing a loaf of bread from a vendor. London is a gray city. It often rains and almost everyone dresses in black. So, after constantly seeing a sea of dark colors, I found this Fashionista’s green pant very refreshing. The colored pant trend is a great look for spring. They can be worn with a complementing bright color for a fun night out, like Sarah Jessica Parker. Or, pair them with neutral colors like this Fashionista for an easy daytime look.
Although it was sunny, this Fashionista was ready for any chance of rain with her fur coat and boots. London’s weather is always changing so it is important to be ready for all types of weather. A London Fashionista can never go wrong with a warm jacket and boots. She keeps her rain-ready look from becoming redundant by pairing it with a fun colored pant. Underneath her jacket she sports a graphic T-shirt. The simple shirt keeps her look stylish yet comfortable enough for a day of running errands. To finish off her look she wears a cross-body bag that is the perfect size for carrying all the necessities.
This Fashionista was food shopping for a party she was throwing for her college friends. As shown by the featured Fashionista, style does not have to be sacrificed when running errands. So, whether grocery, flower or clothes shopping, London markets are the perfect places to find unique items that are unavailable in retail stores. I look forward to visiting more London markets. My favorite so far: Portobello Road, the mecca of fashion accessories!