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I was recently lucky enough to be invited by Leanne, Debs and Helen to look at Spring Summer 2014 fashion trends at the shopping mecca that is Manchester Arndale as part of #tweetseataccess

Here’s moi in the Tweetseat under starters orders!


First stop Dorothy Perkins. The shop was awash with lots of pretty pastels in shades of mint, peach, coral and pink. Think fondant fancies and all things sweet. Becky showed us some of their style essentials and how to work a maxi from day to night using accessories in pastel shades.


We all loved this cute coral vintage inspired dress. The detail on this dress is amazing for the price (currently on sale at just £34.20) and it is a very figure flattering cut. By working this girly trend you can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty!


We also had a sneaky peek of their Summer collection which has just started to arrive in the shops. The jungle inspired collection is right up my street and I spotted a couple of maxi dresses in lovely vibrant colours which will be perfect for my upcoming holiday to Thailand.

Something I didn’t know was that Dorothy Perkins now house some exciting collections such as Billie and Blossom – full of feminine dresses in an array of colours perfect for Spring.

Next it was on to Monsoon to look at 3D florals. We were taken to the beautiful Personal Shopping Suite which was like walking into a secret garden filled with every type of floral accessories possible. From soft, pastel prints to vibrant hues, there really is something to suit everyone’s colouring. I also loved some of the darker, edgier prints.


Lauren showed us her pick of the trends, including the cute little crochet insert denim shorts, floral ruck sacks and the most amazing floral headbands I have ever seen! She showed us how to combine two florals together and, to truly bloom, add oversized floral jewellery. Simples!

monsoon denim shorts

If you have a festival coming up you need to get yourself down to Monsoon sharpish!

Kurt Geiger was next on the list to look at the Paintbox trend with the lovely Mark. Did someone say shoes? OMG you have to go and see the Spring collection – I was seriously in Shoe Heaven!. From pillar box red to cobalt blue, this bright and bold trend is not for the faint hearted. We were all like kiddies in a sweet shop as we “oohed’ and “aahed” at the displays. Mark reliably informed us that THE key look of the season is black paired with orange accessories. You heard it here first folks!

Just look at these beauties!


ADDED BONUS = I have been searching for a pair of stylish and comfortable wedges for my upcoming holiday and BINGO there they were. Netural, lightweight t bar “Known” sandals that will go with everything – also available in gold! One less thing to think about.


Finally, we landed at Boots to look at the latest trends in make-up and hair – Bold Statements. First make-up and Jay at No 7 gave me the works! Gorgeous goldy greeny eyes and a fab bright pinky reddy lip that was just perfect for my colouring. Andrew from Bumble and Bumble “jushed” (is that a technical term?) up my hair using a fab product called City Swept which creates a lived in “street-styled” look with separation and sheen. I loved the product so much I HAD to buy it. I left feeling very glamorous!

So a big thank you Manchester Arndale for a lovely afternoon!

I would love to hear what your favourite spring trends are – over to you …

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