Belfast Fashion Week… a fashion week that’s right on my doorstep that I can see what all the local designers and stores have to offer this season. I have always been an advocate of supporting local and this is why Belfast Fashion Week is one of my favourite events to attend. Any of you that are local or at least follow me on Instagram you can’t have missed that I attended this glorious weekend of fashion.
I have received an overwhelming amount of love for this outfit I wore to the first night of Fashion Week, considering I really only put an idea for it together the night before and got the shoes and shirt a matter of hours before the show. Normally I spend days and sometimes weeks planning out what I’ll wear for events such this, but in an outfit I threw together I’ve never felt more comfortable. Plus, it’s a suit. I always feel BOSS in a suit.
Topshop Petite Double Breasted Check Jacket, £65
As someone on the curvier side I am a massive fan of Topshop and their tailoring as they seem to get it right with every garment I try on, which is so important especially when you are looking at getting a suit. Yes, their items are a little on the pricier side but it’s worth it to know that it will fit your body well.
Topshop Petite Belted Trousers, £42
The petite range in Topshop is spot on for me however the items are available in Regular and Tall as well, for those of you in the world that aren’t 4 foot 11. The trousers sat perfectly around my ankles and weren’t too flappy, which is common in larger sizes (I’m a size 16). I am obsessed with this suit right down to the colours that run through it because I know I’ll be able to wear it with different colours and accessories.
Dunnes Stores Savida Ruffle Bow Blouse, £25
Bought a few hours before the show this little blouse was not only a perfect addition to the suit but a perfect addition to my wardrobe. If you do not own a classic, white blouse then trust me my friends, go out and treat yourself to one. You will thank me.
Anyway, I spotted this shirt just as I was leaving and as I walked towards it, not only was I praying that they had my size but that the bow was detachable. I was in luck. This little bow comes off allowing more versatility with it. I was sold! I have actually bought another one since I bought mine for Fashion Week. No, I’m not crazy but I will wear this shirt to death!
Belfast Bow Company Harris Tweed Bow Tie, £22.50
The reason I hoped that the navy bow was removable was so that I could slot this little guy in. Belfast Bow Company is home to the most amazing selection of homemade bow ties and pocket squares that I have ever seen. Displayed so delicately they are sure to add a pop of colour to any outfit. I am obsessed, I think it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever worn and I have a few other designs on my wish list. Questions about this bow tie filled my Instagram DMs so fast, so here you go!
New Look Dark Red Suedette Ankle Strap Pointed Courts, £19.99
I have a confession… these aren’t the shoes I wore however, they are basically the same. I can’t find mine online, the only difference is mine were black at the back and had snakeskin pattern along the side. For £3 less, these ones are pretty great though and are by the way, the most comfortable heels I have ever worn.
On Saturday morning we witnessed a stunning collection brought to us by Max Mara Weekend all while enjoying a fabulous brunch in Café Parisien. I was again, very last minute in my wardrobe choices having only bought my ticket the previous evening! Lucky me, I knew I had a few Boohoo items that hadn’t seen the light of day yet and even better, they were on sale!
Boohoo Wrap Balloon Sleeve Dogtooth Culotte Jumpsuit, £18
I’ll be honest, I had a laugh when I first put it on when it arrived. I thought, nahhh I can never wear this. Once I got over the loudness of it, I actually really liked it and Dogtooth is always eye catching! I removed the belt that it came with however and wore my fake *GASP* Gucci belt from Ros Oir Boutqiue (£36, barg!) which instantly gave the jumpsuit a new lease of life.
Boohoo Velvet Flat Heel Sock Boots, £17
I could have worn regular black boots, but I thought I would inject a little colour to this outfit to perk it up a little. Enter my new green boots. I’m going to go ahead and be honest with you, these are probably the most uncomfortable boots I have ever worn and I only wore them for few hours. That being said, they were in the sale, they were a barg and I’ll probably wear them again and suffer because I love them. They would look great with Friday night’s suit too…
Debenhams Red Herring Green Faux Fur Coat
I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time mentioning this coat as it was last years, it’s out of stock and I bought it two sizes too big because I convinced myself it looked good oversized. It didn’t.
And there you have it, the clothes I wore for this seasons Belfast Fashion Week. I love Fashion Week, I love how it brings everyone together and we celebrate each others outfits, bounce fashion ideas off each other and view the top designer and high street picks on the catwalk. Already looking forward to next season!