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Maternity fashion basics: The stripe shirt

2nd May 2016

Vertical stripes are a key trend for SS16, which is great news if, like me, you’re looking for flattering prints to compliment your bump. This shirt from Gant is a great wardrobe staple that will see me through the next few months and still be wearable afterwards.

Jacket - River Island, Shirt - Gant, Jeans - ASOS Maternity, Bag - Kate Spade

Jacket – River Island, Shirt – Gant, Jeans – ASOS Maternity, Bag – Kate Spade

It’s from their new Rugger collection, which is full of versatile but luxe basics like jeans, polo shirts and jumpers that you can mix and match. While they’re on the pricey side (the PJ stripe shirt I’m wearing is £165) they are incredibly well-made – this one is made with 100% silk and the tailoring is fabulous. There’s certainly something to be said for buying fewer but better quality items.

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I wore it with jeans here on a recent shopping trip to Clifton Village, but it would work equally well with a little pencil skirt or some cropped trousers for work. I’m usually a size 8 but I got this in a size 10 to give me (and the bump) a little more breathing space, and also so that I could wear it undone with a vest underneath for a more casual look.

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I’ve decided that I don’t want to buy too many items during pregnancy because, while it is tempting, I won’t be wearing them for very long. At the moment I’m trying to be a lot more focused with my shopping to find a few key on trend pieces like this that can be worn with multiple outfits. I’m trying to create a kind of maternity capsule wardrobe – you can read more about this in my previous post, the Maternity Fashion Guide.

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Maternity fashion doesn’t have to mean smock tops and dungarees if you don’t want it to; invest in a few key basics and you can still be on trend and feel like ‘you’.

Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with Gant

Bristol Fashion Week SS16

15th March 2016

It’s that time of the year again, Bristol Fashion Week will be back at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway on 6 – 10 April, presented by Denise Van Outen and Mark Heyes.

Bristol Fashion Week

For those who haven’t been before, it’s a fantastic event that brings together the best of high street fashion – so whatever your budget, you’ll definitely find something you can afford! And, like those Burberry catwalks where everything goes on sale right away, all the items shown on the catwalk are in stores immediately after the show, which means you can watch and wear it on the same day if you want to!

For such a vibrant and cosmpolitan city, there are actually very few fashion events in Bristol and no others on this scale, so for me it’s always a  highlight! Take a look at what happened last time here…

If you’re a blogger and would like to apply for a blogging pass for Bristol Fashion Week, email pr@mallcribbs.com.

If you’re not a blogger, you can buy tickets for Bristol Fashion Week here.

Disclosure: I am PR & Social Media Manager for Bristol Fashion Week.