Choosing an outfit for one of the most fashionable events on a bloggers calendar is no mean feat. It’s a pretty hard task. Which is why I normally proclaim (in tantrum style) that I have nothing to wear and how awful my life is whenever LFW is approaching. This season however, I was lucky enough to collaborate with Bank Fashion on my outfit, piecing it together and having it hanging in my wardrobe well in advance.
I tend to stick to monochrome, or grey on grey for Fashion Week, no matter what the season is – primarily because it’s easy, it looks effortless (and usually is) and it works. I’d love to be someone who can whip together a fantastically creative bright, bold and beautiful outfit (and work it) but unfortunately, that’s just not the case. I love fashion, don’t get me wrong. But I’m no model and I much prefer wearing something flattering, well fitted and well suited to me, rather than a more elaborate ensemble. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing what others have put together. Whilst I love seeing creativity on the catwalk, on me, it’s best for everyone if I stick to wearable and accessible.
Bank is a firm favourite of mine, and I have been a loyal customer for years – so I knew right away I would be able to find a flattering and well suited outfit. Their clothes are very affordable, yet offer far more variety in the way of great quality fashion than other stores – and immediately, I had about 4 different ‘Fashion Week’ options which I began to narrow down.
Eventually, I decided on a gorgeous star dogtooth monochrome shift dress, this Blonde & Blonde PU leather jacket (which for £45, is honestly the softest I’ve ever felt) and a pair of Blonde & Blonde Central Park Cut Out Boots (which you all seemed to love over on Instagram). Initially, I was just going to wear the dress with tights – however it is fairly short in length (made shorter by the fact I have a big bum – oh the joys) so I teamed it with a flippy skirt from Topshop just to be safe I wouldn’t be revealing more than absolutely necessary.
And on my face, I wore Tanya Burr’s Champagne Toast Lip Gloss, Dior Nude Skin Foundation, Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara, Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Powder, Sue Moxley Shining Star Shimmer Brick and Rouge Bunny Rouge Glittery Blue Eye Liner.
So, thank you to Bank Fashion for providing me with a Fashion Week ready outfit! If you are ever looking to do a spot of online shopping (or ‘wishlist’ online shopping, which is a current favourite pastime of mine) head on over to their website here.