STYLING A KEY PIECE TWO WAYS
Photography | Shelley Beth | Laura Stafford Smith
The seasons are shifting and spring it imminent (Someone please inform mother nature of this fact) Whilst it is not apparent outside winter has finished, it is in the shops and world of fashion.
New Spring trends are in store and I am excited this year to step out of my comfort zone and push myself to try some new pieces. This is one of the reasons I was so excited when Intu Chapelfield asked me to take part in their SS18 Norwich Loves Fashion Event on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March.
Challenged with choosing a key piece and styling it two ways, I hit Intu Chapelfield with my gift card. This was not as easy as you’d think, there are so many beautiful pieces and trends out there at the moment.
Amazing tailored suits | Sheer fabrics | Polka dot prints | Neon colours. There was so many inspiring pieces to choose from. Here are my two ways of styling the chosen key piece.
At the moment Zara in Intu Chapelfiel is one of my go to places for on trend items so this shopping trip was no exception. My chosen key piece was actually one of the first items I tried on – *The ultra wide legged trouser.
In fact I am pretty sure these are actually culottes however my 5ft 3″ clearly can’t take them for their intended use so trousers they became.
I am of the slightly more comfortable size when it come to the behind so by choosing wide bottomed trousers, I am balancing myself out when wearing heels.
These trousers are a strong look so I wanted to keep them as the feature of this outfit. I have done this by teaming them up with a simple black H&M *bardot body, high subtle heels and zero jewellery. This bag is a House of Holland and Label M collaboration which I couldn’t resist using as my fun pop of colour.
*Wide legged trousers – Zara £29.99
*Bardot Body – H&M £9.99
Black & Gold Heels – Oasis a few seasons back
Clutch Bag – House of Holland & Label M Gifted
Being short and curvy, trousers are always a tough call for me. I wanted to prove to myself even the vertically challenged can embrace wide leg floor grazers with flats. I chose to style the *trousers in a casual way with a hint of the spring Perisian trend by teaming up some stripes.
This tee from H&M has great detailing for £3.99 with the pinch rolled sleeves. I have contrasted the lines on the top half with *round glasses and layered pendant necklaces. I picked up this faux fur lined bucket bag from Zara in the recent sales and love the scarf detailing. Mildly platformed white trainers take the outfits seriousness down another notch and allows for skipping around town and some major shopping.
*Wide legged trousers – Zara £29.99
Stripe top – H&M £3.99
White Trainers – H&M £19.99
*Round sunglasses – H&M £8.99
Bucket bag – Zara last season
Short necklace – Accessorize Gift
Mid necklace – Kate Spade £45
Long necklace – And Other Stories £17
If you are looking to get some SS18 inspiration, head to Intu Chapelfield
on 17th or 18th March for their Norwich Loves Fashion event. There will be experts on hand to give you tips on fashion & beauty trends, catwalks and mini make overs. I shall also be there on Sunday 18th to chat if you would like to come and say hello. You can find out more about the event here – https://intu.co.uk/chapelfield/events/norwich-loves-fashion-style-event
*This project has been sponsored by Intu Chapelfield Norwich. All items marked with an * were purchased using a gift card kindly given to me by Intu Chapelfield . As always, my opinions are my own – I don’t do that fibbing thing!