The weather might not be the most reliable indicator but, according to the outfits we saw during our latest London street-style search, there’s no doubt—summer is here! That or we’re beginning to embrace it fashion-wise at the very least. Hitting the pavement and scoping out great looks in the wild is one of our favourite endeavours, but something sets this shoot apart from the rest in our series. On a pleasant May day, we headed into the heart of the city for a very special street-style session at the #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale, which is held annually in Selfridges’s car park in central London.
The event, organised by Women for Women International, sees sellers from throughout the fashion industry throw open their trunks to sell their pre-loved pieces to eager, fashion-hungry shoppers. This, however, is no ordinary car boot. With pieces donated from influencers, editors, industry experts, high-end brands, and even celebrities, we’d go as far as to say it was the chicest car boot sale on earth. And that’s based on the outfits of the attendees alone.
From incredible accessories (hello, pink cowboy boots) and sought-after designer basket bags to chic white dresses and ultra-bright wide-leg trousers, those who made their way down on the day certainly didn’t spare any thought when it came to assembling their outfits that morning. I’d argue that the only thing more inspiring than the looks we’ve chronicled below below is that the event raised more than £280,000 to support and aid women survivors of war.
Scroll on to see the looks that really stood out from our London street style shoot during summer 2023 (and get ahead on planning your outfit for next year’s event, too!).