Hold on to your fedoras folks as Bristol Fashion Week kicks off next week at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway! BFW is always jam packed with fabulous high-street fashion and is a great opportunity to pick up on some top styling tips, as well as potentially spotting the odd celeb! It’s going to be a treat! We were therefore mega-excited when The Mall and Oasis invited us to come into their store and style an outfit based on the trends we will be seeing on one of the 17 catwalk shows that will be happening over five fashion-fueled days! A sneak peak at Fashion Week, as it were.
Along with fellow lovely bloggers Megan from Briar Rose and Tara from The Style Rawr, we were let loose amongst the rails of Oasis at The Mall to put together our on-trend attire. Megan, Tara, and I (Jo) all flocked to the stunning monochrome pieces from the new Shadow Floral collection and raced back to the changing rooms. There was a rather bloggerific moment where we all pulled back the curtains to find ourselves in matching outfits! Can you blame us though? That monochrome duster is dreamy. Meanwhile, marching to the beat of her own fashionable drum, Victoria had bee-lined straight to her own monochrome ensemble choosing the fab Retro Flower Geo Print trousers and teaming them with the Libby Trimmed Crepe Tee. She added a pop of colour with a sunshine yellow Ponte Jacket and Cassie Courts and in doing so managed to nail two trends in one! What a pro.
I decided on a quick change of style in order to mix things up and thought, as we have dabbled in pastels, florals, and seventies trends quite a lot recently, I would try my hand at embracing denim! I quickly nabbed the pretty Dita dress and proceeded to walk around the store like a lost lamb not knowing what on earth to team with it. Thankfully the lovely personal stylist at the store, Charlotte, recognised the fear in my eyes and within minutes had me wearing the most beautiful Suki Embroidered Fringe kimono and black ankle boots. She was like some sort of clothes wizard. I would never have chosen a kimono if left to my own devices but I loved it the moment I put it on!
Thanks for looking after us, Oasis! We are now suitably stylish and totally trendy enough to attend Bristol Fashion Week. Which is just as well really as Lucy Watson from Made in Chelsea is going to be hosting this year, along with regular host TV Stylist Mark Heyes, and she is not a lady we wish to disappoint! Big thanks also to Cafe Rouge for the yummy food and bubbly beforehand!
Bristol Fashion Week runs from 25th-29th March and you can find out more information and book your tickets here.