Friday, 7 October 2016

AW16 Fashion Forecast from Bristol Fashion Week

So I went to Bristol Fashion Week last week where they showcased this AW's trends as styled by some of the stores at the Mall Cribbs Causeway where the show was hosted. I tagged along  to the live blogging show to see what they put together and to see  what's going to be popular this season. 

Military styled by M&S and Radley: What is AW without a military trend? Trench coats with gold detailed buttons and chunky boots just scream that winter is here. BFW topped it off with head tassles giving a nod to 18th/19th century military uniforms.

Sportslux styled by Jack Wills: My pictures of this show didn't come out too good as there was a lot of dancing but you can imagine this look as your typical Jack Wills style with thick gilets and comfy hoodies. 

Oversized styled by Next: This was mainly a parade of fancy oversized coats which I love. I love a good boyfriend jacket or a smart oversized coat but the catwalk also saw puffer jackets that are guaranteed to keep your warm.

Pastels style by John Lewis and Pandora: Pastels always scream spring but they can definitely work for the winter too, paired with burgundy lips and a pair of heeled pointed boots. John Lewis nailed this look!

Lifestyle styled by Crew and Gap: This was a very chilled, every day sort of look but still with a touch of class you'd expect from Crew. It was mainly jeans and smart jacket for a preppy look. 

Gothic styled by Coast: This was a trend that I clearly loved, I mean it was a whole lot of black outfits, what's not to love? Coast showed that gothic could be dressed up with textures such as lace and off the shoulder shapes. 

Mismatch styled by Cath Kidston, Jack and Jones and Specsavers: Mismatch patterns is always a risky trend as it's easy to wrong but Cath Kidston, with all of the wonderful florals, obviously managed to get it right. They showed that the best way to make it work is pairing a patterned outfit with a loud raincoat, perfect for the downpours we are definitely going to get. 

Fairytale styled by Karen Millen, Next and Accesorize: I really enjoyed this catwalk. It was filled with magical metallic outfits topped with Frida Kahlo inspired floral crowns, something that is usually a summer trend but definitely works in winter. Perhaps try a grungey deep red floral crown.

Animal by John Lewis and River Island: Animal print is something that I usually stay away from but this year I love it. Leopard print is particularly drawing my attention. I'm thinking boots and skirt in the print would be really sassy. 

Opulence by M&S, Accesorize and Specsavers: I can tell this is going to be huge this season. I find opulence to be associated with textures such as leather, velvet and silk all in black, white, red, siler and gold. It makes an outfit look expensive but thanks to the high street, it doesn't have to injure your purse. 

So they were what Bristol Fashion Week have forecast to be the top trends this season. What do you think?

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A/W 16 Wishlist: Zara, Monki & Pull & Bear

I don't tend to peruse the internet for clothes anymore as it always seems like a daunting task but I selectively scoured a few brands that I knew would have exactly what I'm looking for. I'm looking to add a few new pieces to my A/W wardrobe and I think these would make great additions. I am particularly in desperate need for a good plain white t-shirt as it is something that I definitely lack. 

What items do you want for this A/W?

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Monday, 26 September 2016

Denim Dreams

Primark Top and Belt // Charity Shop Jeans // DM shoes

When everything else was in the wash I rediscovered my mom jeans and realised that I still really like them so I put them with a classic stripe. You can't really go wrong. Also please ignore how gross my hair has become. I am going to get it cut asap I promise. 

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Gingham & Pointed Boots

 Topshop Dress // H&M Boots

I've noticed that gingham has been making the rounds again which made me ever so happy that I didn't get rid of this dress which I bought on my 18th birthday in London. I'm now 6 months away from being 21 and this purchase only seems like yesterday. I paired the dress with my pointed boots from H&M which I am trying to wear as much as possible before the rain comes because suede and rain are a definite no go for me. These are two pieces which I think I will get a lot of wear out of over the years and are easy to re-work depending on the trends.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Fashion Week

After being in Bristol I've finally got my act together and I'm off to Bristol Fashion Week. As always Bristol's 17 catwalk shows are held at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway from 28th September-2nd October with a variety of prices to fit all budgets. This year's Autumn/Winter show will be hosted by British fashion designer, Henry Holland and TV stylist, Mark Heyes. As most fashion lovers will know Henry is besties with Alexa Chung and Agyness Deyn and the father of the House of Holland brand. He was pushed into the limelight with his slogan tees in 2006 which seem to have made a bit of comeback at London Fashion Week 10 years on. He seems eager to come and host Bristol's fashion extravaganza with his pal Mark. 

I'm off to the show on Thursday 29th September at 7:15pm which I will be tweeting about and putting snaps on my instagram story so make sure you follow @amyleehaynes on both to see all of the action.

If you want tickets to one of the shows tickets start at £8.95 for a standard seat, £9.95 for second row seating or £13.95 for front row viewing. You can all tickets online or, if you're a local, pop down to the Mall information desk. All 17 45 minutes long shows are hosted by both Henry and Mark, so why not pop down? You can stay up to date with all the latest info by following @mallcribbs and using #BristolFashionWeek. 

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