What London Girls Are Really Wearing Right Now

London street style isn't a new phenomenon—the pavements of our capital city have long been dotted with photographers capturing the fashion zeitgeist, from i-D magazine's era-defining straight-ups in the '80s through to documentary snaps of Carnaby Street's '60s mods and rockers. You'll even be able to dig up a Victorian-style snap here and there—even if the focus was probably on the automobiles and industry backdrop, we won't pass up any chance to see a bustle in action.

Today you may be likely to find less of the extremely diverse underground tribes that this cultural hub has always been famed for, but there are still style factions present (and many that we draw great inspiration from). London's a place where you can wear your wackiest outfit to breakfast and no one will bat an eyelid. However, it's also a place where you can be ultra-chic and businesslike one day and trend-led the next. Your style can be whatever it wants to be at any given time. And it's true—Brits really do give good outfit inspiration 24/7.

That's why we're bringing a new instalment each month of true London street style to Who What Wear UK. Summer 2018 is seriously happening, and this past week saw a heat wave continue: That meant dresses and comfy shoes were often the best answer, pretty prints rule the pavements and girls are going so far as to bring key holiday pieces—like straw hats—to the urban jungle. Keep reading to see great outfit ideas from the sidewalks of this fair city.