London Closets: Kenya Hunt

Elle UK’s Fashion Features Director Kenya Hunt says that she “used to” have a rule about gray-weather dressing: the grayer the sky, the brighter the clothes. “Used to” because she says she’s since moved on from that, however, her five days of London-based outfits are proof that brightness doesn’t always apply to colors. “Bright” can be an idea, a smile, attitude, overall style — and while I can’t speak to how anyone else feels on the inside when they get dressed in a way that feels authentic to them, I can certainly tell you how they look: happy. No matter what season it is.

Scroll through for a workweek’s worth of bright closet combinations courtesy of Kenya Hunt.


Day 1: I used to have a rule: the greyer the weather, the brighter the look. I’ve since moved on from that. But when it’s especially dark and torrential out, I’ll pull out some extra bright colour as I’ve done here in a vintage top, J.Crew jeans and Prada shoes.

Vintage top — similar here, J.Crew jeans, Prada shoes


Day 2: Sacai can do no wrong in my book. I’m wearing a pair of Sacai culottes here with a COS coat and Aquazzura flats.

Sacai culottes, COS coat, Aquazzura flats


Day 3: It’s pouring rain out today, so I decided the shaggy blue situation happening with this Baartmaans and Spiegel jacket would cheer me right up as I do rounds of press days. I’m wearing it here with Miu Miu trousers, a Uniqlo cashmere knit, Mansur bucket bag and Vans kicks.

Baartmaans and Spiegel jacket, Miu Miu trousers, Uniqlo sweater, Mansur Gavriel bag, Vans shoes


Day 4: After seeing four weeks worth of puffer coats during show season, I felt compelled to pull mine out for the last weeks of cold in London. I got this one at Gap Kids for £12. £12! Today, I’ve styled it with a Kenzo skirt, one of my husband’s sweatshirts and Aquazzura flats.

Gap Kids coat — other camo options here and here, Kenzo skirt, my husband’s sweatshirt, Aquazzura flats


Day 5: Yet another Uniqlo cashmere knit (I have a lot), this time with a Zara skirt, Toga Pulla boots, and Comme des Garçons bag.

Uniqlo cashmere sweater, Zara skirt, Toga Pulla boots, Comme des Garçons bag

Kenya Hunt is the Fashion Features Director at Elle UK. Follow her on Instagram @KenyaHunt and Twitter @KenyaNHunt.


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  • Aydan

    I totally agree with the dressing brighter on those dreary London days. I always wear my purple coat on those days because who doesn’t love looking like great big grape traisping around the city?!?!?!

  • I love the way she mixes different fabrics not just colours 😉

  • Days 3 and 4 are all I want to be!! I love her use of layering and concept of dressing bright. These Closet posts are some of my favorites.