Friday, 24 September 2010

Bristol fashion

I love this time of year, the fabulous new collections are firmly underway, and everything looks fresh and exciting. Now is the perfect time to source those all important items to bring your wardrobe shimmying into this season.

Bristol’s fashion is just getting stronger and stronger, in the words of Gok Wan: “Since the opening of Cabot Circus Bristol now boasts the best shopping in the South West with an amazing mix of high-street and designer brands. Bristol has a very unique style – it’s urban, edgy and cool.
There’s an abundance of mini trends this year like fur, maxi-skirts and my absolute favourite leopard print and Bristol has them all covered.
Many of my clients tell me that they find shopping overwhelming...they can’t find what they’re looking as there’s so much choice and so many trends. Events like the Fashion Weekender at Cabot Circus are the perfect way to discover what to wear this season, how to wear it and where to find it. This year the fabulous Gok Wan is hosting so don’t miss out!

To coincide with this I’ve picked some fab pieces from the stores in Cabot to help you to work the trends whether like a fashionista or find a simple way to update your look.

Gothic Chic
Textures are the thing here - leather, lace, sequins and velvet. Unleash your inner bad girl and embrace black.

Jacket form A/Wear, Skirt from French Connection, Lace bolero from Monsoon, Jacket form French Connection,Studded cuff from House of Fraser, top from Miss Selfridge.

Animal print
My favourite! Go full on with a print coat or tread more carefully in a pair of leopard shoes. Avoid too much though as you’ll end up looking like Bette Lynch!

Coat from French Connection, jacket from CC, watch from Accessorise, shoes from Next, full length coat from Biba

Millitary fashion
Strong lines, military detailing, utilityesqu accessories and lotsssssssssss of Khaki.

Bag from Miss Selfridge, Coat from H&M, House of fraser lifestyle shot, gloves from Next, shoes from Next,

Romantic bohemian.
Think floaty dresses and chunky knits – a real contrast in textures.

Fur gillet from Jane Norman, House of fraser lifestyle shots, dress from Monsoon fusion.

Classic camel,
This is a great year to invest in one of the wardrobe staples – a classic camel coat. Beware though, camel isn’t an easy colour to wear so make sure you find the right tone for your skin. If you’re not sure then consider camel trousers or a skirt and keep the colour away from your face.

Dress from Wallis, Belt from H&M, Coat from Wallis, trousers from Next, jacket from Next.

Grunge glamour look,
This is a combination of trends; mix the military and boho trends to create a more quirky, land girlesq style.
Boots from Office, Next lifestyle shot, Denim shirt from H&M, Chunky knit from Phase Eight, J Brand Houlians from Harvey Nichols.

All images courtesly of PR Shots


TheBristolBeautyBlog said...

Great style tips! I went to the fashion show at the Mall yesterday (I didn't know about the one at Cabot until today) and it was very good. Is it just me, or has Next got a really good collection this season? I'm lusting loads of things including their Camel coat! xx

Fashion Fantasist said...

Ah great!!! I wish I could have gone to Cabot's Birthday!! xxx

Maxy Hughes said...

oh wow. where's that knitted shrug/shawl/cardie from?

lovely blog by the way :)

Niki said...

Hi Maxy, I love the shrug's from Phase Eight.

So pleased you like my blog :)

Style Eyes said...

I am loving Bristol fashion. I must make more time to visit Cabots circus as I have only been twice since it opened. Love your picks especially the romantic Bohemian