This Thursday me and other members of Mancunian fashion gang have been invited by Arndale Team to #tweetseataccess event . Our fantastic journey began when we met with the stylist behind the new SS/14 Arndale’s Inside Fashion Magazine who solemnly introduced us into this season key trends:
First we visited Dorothy Perkins store, where stylist entrusted us with a few secrets about how to wear Pastels which turned out to be not as simple as it seemed at first sight
This trend is extremely “yummy” due to its “candy”colours so one should be careful when using pastel pieces in his outfit in order not to become a “colour bomb”, you just can’t stop indulging in buying more and more of those bubble gum pink and lemon yellow clothes, it becomes your sweetest obsession! So it is essential to put yourself on a strict ” diet” if you want a “healthy” outfit, just one or two pastel pieces or accessories in combination with black and white will do the trick.
Next stop was Monsoon/Accessorize personal shopping room where we’ve “drowned” in an ocean of beautiful 50’s inspired 3D floral dresses by Monsoon and statement accessories by Accessorize. Our lovely stylist “splilled the beans” about who the collection was inspired by ( Mattew Williamson, Christopher Kane) and how to look unique and stunning when wearing floral pieces this season. Accessorize are successfully keeping up with a 3D Floral trend making us fall in love with their 3D bold necklaces and rings.. We got lost in a magic kingdom of flowers, even flip-flops were embellished with daisies!
After leaving a fascinating floral world we found ourselves in a shoes heaven ……Kurt Geiger. Are you ready for an intergalactic trip to a planet of Paintbox high hills? Fasten your belts and forget about your last month credit card statement – you are about to lose gravitation! Once you saw those bright neon or coral shoes you will immediately get into a state of weightlessness and will land on earth only in a fitting room. They are hot, they are out of this planet, just put them on and you will feel like a First Woman in Fashion Space!
As to the Bold Statements trend, for me this is the most dangerous area as I simply lose control when I see those dazzling prints hypnotising me from the New Look, River Island and Next shop displays. Geometric and Aztec, neon and monochrome patterns make my head swim. Simply partner your bold print pieces with clashing bright statement accessories and add a neon lipstick or lipgloss – the streets will explode with admiration and jealousy!
Our day at Arndale was full of colourful emotions and endless inspiration, a perfect mixture of amazing people and simply beautiful clothes, an unforgettable treat for a colour-addicted fashionista… Thank you Arndale, see you very soon!
Manchester Arndale new Inside Magazine
3D Floral Statement Necklaces
Floral Heaven with Monsoon
Pretty Pastels with Dorothy Perkins
Intergalactic shoes from Kurt Gaiger
Dazzling prints from Bold Statement Trend
Don’t forget to pick up a copy of new Inside SS14 Magazine to find out more about key trends.
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