As you might be able to tell from reading Ellis Tuesday, I spend most of my free time, when I'm not blogging that is, doing my other favourite hobby; shopping. And most weekends you'll find me in one of my favourite shopping destinations; Silverburn. So when I was invited along to Silverburn for a style consultation a few weekends ago (like I wouldn't already be there on a Saturday hehe), I headed along to see what a personal stylist could do for me and my wardrobe.
My style consultation was conducted by a top stylist who showed me that you don't need to buy a whole new wardrobe each season to stay in style. One great purchase, that can take you from day to night, is what you're looking for. She took me around five handpicked rails which featured five of the biggest trends for Spring/Summer this year, hence the Your 5 name. There was the cropped trouser, silk, the shirt, the short jacket and the sneaker.
Working with the Your 5 stylist, we picked the five pieces that suited me and what's already in my wardrobe, best and after registering my details with Silverburn, these picks were emailed directly to me. As we chose each of the five pieces, the stylist took a quick photo of them and these were also emailed to me. It definitely made it a lot easier to pin-point my picks once I started hitting the shops and I could ask shop assistants to help me find individual pieces without having to try and describe what they looked like. The consultation certainly saved me time in the long run and unlike flipping through my favourite fashion magazines, I could actually see in person many different takes on the one trend, as well as which one suited me, my body shape and my style aesthetic best. I definitely saw some pieces that I would never have even considered had they not been brought to my attention, which was great and they really did have something for every size, age and shape. Here are my top 5 picks when it comes to the Your 5 categories;
Silverburn very kindly provided me with a gift card so I could pick up one of the pieces from my consultation and I knew exactly what I just had to add to my Spring/Summer wardrobe straight away.
These cropped pleated trousers from Topshop* are perfect for the warmer months and it's great to leave my skinny jeans at home for once. They really add something special to an outfit and they do exactly what I wrote about earlier; they can easily take me from day to night. Topshop and many other stores have this style of trouser in different prints, materials and colours so it's definitely the time to buy if these look they could be your style. I'm already thinking of picking up another pair in a lighter colour.
I paired them with a beautiful baby blue camisole top, which was just £4 from Primark, my beloved Hotter Tourist sandals*, which I haven't had off my feet since I got them and two of my current favourite pieces of jewellery. Don't forget that you can still get £10 off any pair of Hotter shoes, plus free delivery just by using the code PPATEN before the 30th of June.
The Shine Bright Statement Necklace* from Happiness Boutique is such a special piece. I love the combination of the stones and much like the trousers, it really adds so much to any outfit. Another great discount code for you; get 10% off any orders of 19 euros or more with the code ellistuesday. This is valid until July 1st. I also added a pair of my favourite ear jacket earrings from Forever 21 to compliment the necklace and tie the colours of the necklace, earrings and cami together.
Over the weekend that Your 5 were in Silverburn, there were lots of promotional offers running, right through the centre, ones you might not have known about had you not downloaded the Silverburn PLUS app. If you ever plan on shopping in Silverburn, I cannot recommend downloading the PLUS app highly enough. It lists the best deals, discounts, money off vouchers, gifts with purchases and there's even competitions to win from some of your favourite stores as well.
I really hope that the Your 5 team return to Silverburn just before Autumn/Winter, as that would definitely give me some style inspiration for the colder months.
Would you find a style consultation helpful? Have you picked up any of the big five Spring/Summer staples this year? What do you think of my picks? And are you a fan of the cropped pleated trouser trend? Do you like the way I've styled them?