Last week I attended an event at the “new” John Lewis and Partners “it’s how you wear it”!
It’s been a long time that I’ve attended an event that is dedication to fashion and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It was exactly 1 year ago that John Lewis and Partners (formally John Lewis) had an event.
The event was small and intimate and is was lovely to see a range of different people at the event proving fashion is versatile. They even included some of the local NE bloggers as the models too!
After meeting and sampling some fab food and drink (and of course all the brownies i could eat) at Filmore and union we headed to the first floor fashion department. we were pleasantly greeted by a live singer and more drinks including some fizz. The stage was set up and we given the introductions on how the night was going to go.
It was lovely to see how much effort and planning had gone into this event. With scripts, music and perfectly times changes of cloths! well done models.
We were introduced to the 3 stylists. For the evening and I loved how each one of them had different styles. I really couldn’t pick a favourite. you can follow them on Instagram for fashion inspiration. Jolie, Josta and Emma.
3 steps to style
All stylists had 2 models to showcase their fashion tips and top picks. Of course everything they picked were from the store. To my surprise the new John Lewis and Partners range is fab! They go up to size 20 too! When i saw the colours and AW18 when walking to the event i was excited to see them!
Up first, was the 3 steps to style where all stylists used 3 different items to add style of colour to the outfit to make it stand out from the crown and add that STYLE!
I loved Emma first 3 steps to style. She showcased the most amazing culottes from the JL & Partners range in bright orange! She paired them with trainers to keep it casual, a light grey turtleneck jumper and topped it off with this amazing check coat from JL & Partners again!
Another winner for me was the colour blocking 3 steps to style by Josta. She paired a boxed pleat skirt in bright pink with a bright orange blouse. I really would never have picked the together. Never mind the mustard double breast coat she paired it with but it came together brilliantly. Especially with the trainers too! Love that star print.
The event moved on to layering!
Once again, Emma gave me so much inspiration for my maxi dresses. She paired this dress by And/or with a jumper over the top! Why have I not done this before it looks fab! She then added a JL & Partners leather biker jacket and then a pop of colour with this yellow stole. I’ve never worn a stole, in my life! But after this event I need to add one to my wardrobe ASAP! And lets not ignore these amazing boots which were used several times because they are so nice. Sock boots by JL & Partners, they looks so comfortable too!
I also loved Jolies layering outfit too! She paired this And/or t shirt with KIN black skinny jeans and the whole outfit looks so casual yet comfortable. To add the glam instantly she added the wonderful leopard print boots from and/or. From there she layered with a lovely slogan jumper and then a lush red coat from KIN too! She added a woolly hat and gloves with a leopard bag to finish off the look. Now I know this sounds a lot, but it;s perfect for those freezing cold nights and…you can take off the layers and still look good!
The final looks of the night were of course night out looks!
I really loved all the girls night out looks! I fell in love with this memorising skirt from french connection and can see this in magazines all over! Maybe I have an obsession with sequins, because I also fell in love with Emma’s outfit and another sequin dress from French connection too!
Jolie’s outfit was lovely styled on the lovely blogger Suzanne who looks fab! She paired this Karen Millen leopard print silk dress with a JL & partners leather jacket. To give more shape she put a belt around the waist and added these bright heels for added effect with the clutch. She looked like a boss!
There were really so many outfits from the night and so many tips I took away with me. I’m ready to add block colour and not be afraid, to layer up and to add sequins!
What’s your favourite fashion tip?