Fashion is my business and personal style is super important for me. I do obviously follow fashion but more in the sense that I keep my eye on what’s new and incorporate pieces I like in to my own outfits. It’s great to see new collections as they come out. Nothing better than flicking through a magazine to see how others are wearing them. I would also say that I don’t have one particular style. It’s a great idea to mix it up and maybe be really ‘street’ or casual one day and elegant the next. I do think I always like to be a bit funky though. Maybe I’l throw some chunky jewellery or trainers in to the mix too. So happy I got to spend some time getting new trends and style advice with Emma Russell.
This weekend I was invited along to MK1 Shopping Park in Milton Keynes. They have been travelling through the UK putting an on event called #Selfiefashion throughout their various retail parks. Along with flash mobs and giveaways of shopping vouchers up to £500, stylist Emma was on hand putting looks together from the latest trends available in high street stores.
I had a great time just strolling around the retail park and taking a look at what available right now. It’s not been too long since stores started to stock their autumn winter collections. I tend to shop online a lot and between travelling and everyday life, sometimes I don’t get the chance to physically shop. Being able to go in to a store in person definitely has its perks.
Shopping online pretty much eliminates any by chance fashion finds. You probably normally type in your site of choice and head straight over to the category section on the side bar, click dresses, tops or jeans and then start looking through the search results. Now that cookies are used to follow your every online move, you are pretty much choosing from what has been pre selected to match your needs. It doesn’t hurt to have a good old rummage through the rails once in a while. It’s a great way to get inspired and also to keep in touch with what’s hot right now.
After having a great little chat with Emma who has been styling for years, I got to check out some of the latest collections. We saw what was on offer from M&S, Outfit, New Look, Next, H&M & Primark. Emma’s put together some fab outfits from what was available in the stores. I definitely got some style inspiration from her looks. Really loved the dark florals from M&S. The looks from Outfit were very much my style right now, very 90’s. Primark also have a great A/W collection right now so that’s worth checking out if you’re on a tight budget.
Emma had some great advice to give out! I think the most important, was to dress for your body shape and colouring. It’s majority important to get the right balance. An example that Emma gave is that white looks great on darker skin tones but can completely wash you out if your are quite pale.
Something for you to take away perhaps. It may just make that small difference when you are next out and about trying to find something that will flatter you.
What his your favourite high street store?