Style | Intu Spring/Summer 17 Event

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 |


HI!

Last week I was kindly invited by intu Milton Keynes to their SS17 Staple Wardrobe event. As I'm writing this the sun is shining and daffodils are in full bloom, I'm going to try and soak as much of it in as I can until it rains again!

Once we had all arrived it was time to find out what our tasks were for the evening.


So, our first task was to head to Karen Millen to find our perfect white shirt. Now, unfortunately for me, they don't do plus sizes. If they did I would be poor, so maybe this isn't a bad thing! However, I did have a look at all the shirts to let you know which one I would recommend!





I chose the boxy shirt. For me it's the perfect shirt to wear with jeans, heels and a mini bag, or switch the heels out for some trainers and you have a more smart casual look. It would also be ideal for work, I would style it with a pinafore dress and statement necklace.





Our second task was to head to five retailers and select ten items which we think are key for SS17.

intus trend boards in the centre showcase their SS17 trends. My personal favourites are back to the 80s, all that metallic and denim is right up my street. I'm also definitely loving hit the white, I've got my eye on a few white dresses for the summer, just need to stock up on some Vanish now for all those ice cream stains!






I took inspiration from these and then headed out into the centre to see what I could find!

My first stop was of course my favourite shop in the intu MK, Gap. I spent a lot longer in here than I should have done, the temptation to buy stuff was so strong! But, I resisted and came away empty handed. That doesn't mean I won't be back once payday arrives!

GAP


Pink Bomber Jacket - £44.95

Eyelet embroidered bib top - £34.95


Ruffle Hem Top - £39.95

DEBENHAMS

It definitely felt like a floral fest at Debenhams! This dress needs to be in my wardrobe, I'm already imagining teaming it with a blazer for work or some pretty pastel flats for pub garden drinks!


John Rocha Dress - £55 (This goes up to a size 24)


OFFICE

Head into Office if you want to combine the pink and athleisure trends, they have definitely got it right. These are my favourites especially the ribbon trainers! Be still my beating heart.


Converse All Star Lilac Mouse - £62.99


Fenty Ribbon Slider - £64.99


Puma R698 Pink Fenty Satin Trainers - £120

KAREN MILLEN

Karen Millen have definitely got you covered for any white staple items you want to add to your wardrobe. These brogue trainers are a great smart alternative to the casual trainer.



Team them with this pleated shirt and a pair of skinny jeans .



The Pleated Hem Shirt - £99



COAST

Of course my picks wouldn't be complete without a bag! Styled here for a wedding, I would team it with a black jacket, trousers, red heels and a white shirt, think 80s power dressing!


Lily Clutch - £35


For task three we had to head to two accessory retailers and find five killer accessories which will transform any outfit. Think gorgeous footwear, magpie worthy jewels and perfect bags for night and day.

So, this might have been the hardest task for me, if you read my blog regularly you will know how much I love jewellery and bags so, trying to take pictures without wanting to buy everything was extremely challenging! I feel a shopping day is needed soon, sorry to Mr C and my bank card in advance.

KAREN MILLEN

It's back to Karen Millen, their accessories range is absolutely stunning. There were a number of items that caught my eye but these were the ones I loved the most:









COAST

For jewellery my first stop is always Coast, from statement necklaces to beautiful bags they always have the perfect accessory.


Nia Hotfix Laser Cut Clutch - £45



Arta Earrings - £19


I hope that you feel inspired and ready for spring now! There was a fourth task but I will be putting that on a separate post.

Much Love

Natalie

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