Sunday, 10 April 2016

Follow Me To: Bristol Fashion Week


So today I have somewhere awesome for you to follow me to. Bristol Fashion Week is something I've attended every year since I was young with my mum, but this year I was invited to attend as a blogger and I was so excited it's insane (you may have been able to tell from all the spring trends posts!)


When you walk into the pavilion ( a huge marquee outside the mall in the carpark) you're greeted with complimentary drinks and cakes which this year were on the theme of a summer picnic.


There were A LOT of different scenes and they all kind of revolved around the same few trends, so allow me to spam you with a load of photos and talk about a few trends while I'm at it.


They opened the show with a "Whites" scene. Basically lots of white, lots of lace. Kind of what you'd expect for summer.


We then saw three scenes which I'll mix together- floral prints, romantic clothes and boho. Lots of words, I know but I'll break it down for you.
Floral: Anything with lots of flowers like above
Romantic: Think lots of floaty fabrics and pastel colours
Boho: More floaty fabrics and floral patterns but throw in some long skirts for good measure.



We then saw something completely different. Unlike previous years, I loved all the styles that were sent down the catwalk - would they all suit me and would I be brave enough to try them? No, but they're still nice to look at. The only thing that bothers me (and I can see why they did this so it doesn't become "samey") is that the similar styles are put as far away from each other as possible. I understand why, but having a denim/street theme so close to a romantic scene just makes my head hurt.

Anyway, this one is all about denim and street style. All denim everything. I love dungarees and would love to sport a pair but for a girl with a little bit of tummy, I'll stick with my pinafore dresses for now! However, I do love me a bit of a denim, and if you do too then here's one way to style it.


Now this one was a bit lost on me. I don't really know where this style was coming into a particular scene but I don't care because I 100% know that I need that dress in my life. It's from Warehouse, if you're as obsessed with it as me!


The stripes were gorgeous too. They had a whole scene dedicated and I saw a gorgeous striped jumpsuit. No way I could wear it but still beautiful. If you want to see how to wear stripes then your wish is my command!


Finally, I want to talk about bright colours. The thing I love about Bristol Fashion Week is that it's normally a watered down version of the main spring trends, meaning it's much easier to wear than the things you see on a high fashion runway. Arguably, this is probably the only trend I wasn't taken with. It's much less toned down, so it needs a little more toning down before I'd be happy to wear bright colours out. If you need help wearing bright colours too, then here you are.


Bristol Fashion Week is an amazing event, and something I've always loved attending. The trends are paired down to make it wearable, the models enjoy themselves (smiling and dancing rather than a stone faced stomp) and this shows on the catwalk, and they do a "real model makeover" where they help a member of the public increase their confidence by giving them a makeover.

If you're looking for somewhere to go with family and friends for a nice evening out, it's the best place to go, and if you're looking for somewhere to get a rundown of what to wear this season, then you'll find all your answers here!

I knew this was going to be a long post, so I've split it into two parts. In my next Follow Me To post, I'll be bringing you to the M&S blogger party. It was hands down way too cool for me, but it was awesome and really pretty so make sure you come back to check that out.

What have you been up to this week? Let me know in the comments below!

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 

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2 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fab and fashionable way to spend the day/evening. Love that this made the trends a bit more accessible for the everyday in a fun, friendly way. Looks like you had a great time!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x
    www.fashiondujour.co.uk

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  2. Wow sounds and looks like a great fashion event. I miss Bristol. Need to visit again.

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