The three street style hits to add to your shopping basket now

EVERYONE was wearing these at London Fashion Week

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EVERYONE was wearing these at London Fashion Week

We know London Fashion Week is all about seeing our favourite designers' SS18 collections, like when Armani brought back the 80s in the best way. But if you want to know which items you need to be invest in now, then you need to look to the streets.

Personally, I think London does street style like no other fashion capital (sorry New York, Milan and Paris). Why? You'll see everything across the fashion spectrum, from minimalist and chic to completely OTT (Japanese street style star Yu Masui wore an actual crown for the Day 2 of the shows).

It's definitely the best week to get sartorial inspo for the new season, and having been to all the shows, I noticed three key items that everyone wearing, from influencers like Pandora Sykes and Veronika Heilbrunner and editors like Gillian Brett and Eva Chen.

So if you want to look like a street style star this season, scroll through and check out our Black Friday clothing deals gallery to add them to your shopping basket right now (because why wait?).

The white Balenciaga ankle boots

Whether they were pointy Balenciaga or knitted Vetements ones, you couldn't walk down the street without tripping on at least ten pairs of white ankle boots. You might think they're hard to wear, but you'd be surprised at how versatile they are.

I've seen them worn with a printed silk Gucci shirt and frayed denim, with an oversized cashmere jumper and striped skirt, or simply with a floral midi by Rixo London.

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Shop now: BALENCIAGA Leather ankle boots for £645 from Net-A-Porter

The perfect Stella McCartney checked trench coat

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I completely fell in love with this Stella McCartney checked coat when I spotted it on Holly Estelle Russell, Buying Manager Net-A-Porter, on Day 2 of LFW. She wore it with a Gucci bum bag and jeans, but the coat itself was so well tailored that you could wear it with anything and it would still look chic. I'm adding it to my list now.

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Shop now: STELLA MCCARTNEY Checked wool trench coat for £1,795 from Net-A-Porter

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Don't be fooled into thinking everyone wears designer during Fashion Month, it's all about Hi-Lo fashion (mixing designer with high-street for the uninitiated). I spotted a fair few fashion editors, including Marie Claire's own Fashion Features Director Jess Wood and InStyle's Fashion Features and Style Director Chloe Mac Donnell.

Now it has sadly sold out online, but it's still available in store, so it's worth a visit to your nearest & Other Stories. If not, you can buy the shorter version of the dress, which is equally as fab. Wear over jeans, or by itself, paired with the aforementioned Balenciaga boots.

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Shop now: Climbing Flower Mini Dress for £89 from & Other Stories

Now with Milan and Paris Fashion Week around the corner, I can't wait to see which other street style items I'll need to add to my shopping list.

I shall of course keep you updated. You're welcome.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.