A Rather Red A/W Style Challenge with Cabot Circus

Red acrylic sunglasses and beehiveThere’s nothing quite like a style challenge to kick off a new season in, well, style. This weekend I hit the shops then shot this look at one of my favourite Bristol destinations, the harbourside.

When Cabot Circus asked me to pick and style my favourite A/W14 trend, I knew immediately which look to interpret. Red is one of the key colours of the new season and it just so happens to be one of my favourite colours, but to wear it can be quite daunting to pull off from head to toe.

Although I did (and still do) dream of owning an Erdem S/S11 Margot dress, a much easier way to adopt this trend is to look for muted colours from the same family, such as wine, oxblood and burgundy, or wearing red accessories and patterns, as I’ve done here.

Co-ords from Mango Cabot CircusThese checked shorts and matching tunic top are both from Mango and the boxy, double zip bag is from Accessorize. The customer service in Mango was faultless when my friend Hannah and I hit the shops on Saturday, with the sales assistant even steaming the shorts when I spotted a large crease in them.

I decided to pair my outfit with these white brogues which I’ve been getting so much use out of recently, and you can’t rock the red trend without wearing a red lip. My favourite shade of the moment is MAC’s Ruby Woo, which I picked up on holiday in San Francisco earlier this year. The beehive is a hairstyle I’ve been having a stab at recently, though it does have a nasty habit of showing off my desperately-in-need-of-a-dye roots, oops!

This weekend (27th and 28th September) Cabot Circus are hosting their seasonal Fashion Fix, a two-day celebration of the high street trends we’ll be craving this autumn. Visit their website to nab yourself a pair of VIP tickets and find out how you can win £50 to spend after the show.

Navy and red check shorts and top – both c/o Mango, Cabot Circus / Red box bag – c/o Accessorize, Cabot Circus / Red sunglasses – a pound shop (!) / White brogues – Matalan

Bristol harbour at sunsetRed co-ords ootdSails on Bristol HarbourRed sunglasses and red lipstickRed Accessorize handbag and white broguesCranes on Bristol Harbourside

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  1. September 23, 2014 / 7:46 am

    I was challenged to this too, and picked Pastels, which I regret now as it was near impossible! Love the co-ord set =) red really suits you x

  2. September 23, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    You look gorgeous! Love this fun two-piece – I can’t believe I don’t own anything matchy matchy yet, I really like this trend. :)

  3. September 24, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    You look awesome here, red really suits you!

    Maria xxx

  4. September 27, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    I love this look on you! The red sunnies are just perfect with it! :-)

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