Nothing gets me more in the mood for summer than a good old shopping spree to update our wardrobes. It feels like the kids have been stuck in jeans and sweatshirts forever and it is definitely time for a change.
Our first taste of sunshine in 2016!
According to the experts at intu Eldon Square there are 5 key trends to look out for this spring/summer:-
Imperial Red:- Red block colour with gold accessories and bold patterns
Pink Soda:- Shades of pink from casual to on the town
Monochrome:- Stripes and block colour in two statement shades
Boho Bandit:- Think floaty dresses and lace with delicate prints
Nauticaluxe:- All over stripes or stripy trims in a nautical colour palette
Now when I think of fashion trends, I immediately think of them applying to adults but once I knew what the trends were I was amazed to see how much they influenced children's fashion too. Whether this be Pink Soda at River Island Kids, Boho Bandit at Next or Monochrome at M&S, the shops are full of fresh trends to try for kids this season and there is definitely lots of fun to be had with fashion this summer.
Introducing the intu Eldon Square Style Garden
Over the next few weeks, the lovely folk at intu Eldon Square are hoping to inspire shoppers with these fabulous new trends and will be showcasing the various looks at the intu Style Garden.
Located near Debenhams, the garden has been designed to stimulate all 5 senses and brings together pieces across a huge selection of retailers from the centre. The live videos really catch your eye as you walk past and you can't help but stop to watch.
Live Fashion Shows - Saturday 16th April
Make sure you grab a seat on Saturday and snap away during the FREE live fashion shows where you can learn about key trends and maybe be inspired to try something new. Boost Juice will be treating everyone in a seat to one of their delicious smoothies at various points throughout the day and there is a chance to win a £25 gift card after certain shows too.
Saturday 16 April Fashion Show Schedule:-
11.00am adidas - Chance to win an intu Gift Card
11.40 am Burton & Dorothy Perkins - Complimentary smoothie to all those who are seated
12.00pm Debenhams - Chance to win an intu Gift Card
12.20 pm John Lewis
12.40 pm Topman & Topshop - Complimentary smoothie to all those who are seated
1.00 pm Miss Selfridge - Chance to win an intu Gift Card
1.20 pm New Look
1.40 pm Monsoon & Accessorize - Complimentary smoothie to all those who are seated.
2.50 pm Next
3.10 pm Oasis - Chance to win an intu Gift Card
3.30 pm River Island
3.50 pm Ann Summers
4.10 pm Lipsy - Chance to win an intu Gift Card
4.30 pm Wallis
All timings/giveaways are subject to change/subject to t&c's
Our shopping spree
I am going to post in more detail next week but here is a sneaky glimpse at some of the trends I picked up for Harry, Heidi and Jack during a trip to intu Eldon Square this week:-
Nauticaluxe, Boho Bandit & Pink Soda trends for Heidi
A lot of Nauticaluxe for Jack
Monochrome for Harry
OMG does anyone else find it so much easier to shop for girls than boys?? I feel bad that I obviously bought a lot more for Heidi than the boys. Oooops!
You could win a £100 intu Gift Card
All you need to do is take a snap of your favourite outfit in the style garden, either on one of the mannequins or during a live catwalk show on Saturday 16th April and then share across social media.
How to enter:
1 - Take a photo of your favourite Style Garden outfit (from the mannequins or fashion shows)
2 - Share with intu Eldon Square on Twitter or Instagram. Make sure you tag @intueldonsquare and use #StyleGarden
3 - You're done, it's that simple!
Come back each day, from 14 - 21 April, to find a whole host of new outfits and make sure you share your favourite each day.
The Style Garden will remain open until 21st April. If you are heading into Newcastle, make sure you pop by (next to Debenhams).
Thank you to intu Eldon Square who enabled us to shop the key trends for SS16