One of my favourite jobs of the year is helping to co-ordinate the live bloggers day at Bristol Fashion Week. The heat was definitely turned up this season, as the stylists went for a tropical flavour…
This carnival queen closed the show, which ended on a high with beachwear inspired by glamorous Rio.
There was also a touch of spice thanks to a Bollywood inspired beach scene from Ann Summers, which really brought the house down in the fashion pavilion…
I’ve always loved the pink/orange combination, so this was probably one of my favourite scenes in the show. The colours were so sharp and reminded me of my native land Seychelles, which really has a special place in my heart.
Of course there were the obligatory florals for Spring/Summer. The standout ones for me were these tropical shifts from Ted Baker (at John Lewis) which offer a more sophisticated take on a very popular trend.
I was really impressed with the offerings from John Lewis this season. They’ve brought in a range of new concessions to up the fashion ante and it’s really working. I especially have my eye on this flattering nautical inspired one-piece, which is modest yet glamorous and perfect for giving an hourglass silhouette.
Nautical looks like the one above are a perennial favourite, but resident stylist Mark Heyes recommended adding a flash of yellow to our wardrobes this season to update the look.
I’m a little bit in love with this very simple dress from Bank Fashion, which is business on the front and party on the back, with a cheeky neon yellow strap.
Finally, one style staple I’ll definitely be investing in this summer is the 7/8 trouser. It’s great for elongating legs, and I love the clashing prints of the trousers and jacket in this look, which was also from Bank.
I took so many pics at Bristol Fashion Week that they didn’t all fit on this post, but if you want to see more, check out my Bristol Fashion Week Board on Pinterest.