Lily James is a fashion icon who is extremely knowledgeable about fashion.
We adore her because she can pull off both experimental outfits (like her Met Gala leather gown with razor-cut fringe) and trend-led ensembles (like her stunning, simple Magda Butrym waistcoat moment).
Her most recent ensemble exemplifies the optimum way to layer right now, in this strangely not-cold-but-not-warm British fall weather. And it is so adaptable that it may be worn for any occasion.
The actress wore a dark printed maxi dress with a round neck and a floaty skirt, layered with a long leather jacket and pointed black boots to a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends – the show that celebrates the life of American composer and lyricist Stephen, who died in 2021 – at The Gielgud Theatre.
A long leather jacket from the 1990s is a wardrobe essential for every It-girl, and Lily’s graphic dress brought a pop of color to her black coat and boots without being too overbearing. Wearing stiletto boots over hefty flat boots (while they would still look great) improved the whole ensemble look and made it feel more polished.
Her ensemble follows a string of fashion month outfits that follow an entirely different style agenda while providing cool-girl autumn wardrobe inspiration. Lily wore a regal bouclé jacket and skirt to the Vogue100 x Erdem dinner, which featured a black polka dot print all over and a frayed border, giving the classic woven two-piece a softer, more relaxed air.