FASHION: The Edit at Matalan

Last week, I was invited along to Matalans SS16 launch party for "The Edit" in their flagship Oxford street store. I popped along with a couple of friends and we spend the evening chatting, drinking champagne and elderflower cocktails and perusing all of the clothes on every floor of the store! I also spend a good 10 minutes playing around with their interactive styling mirror which was quite alot of fun, it puts the clothes on you and you can switch to the next style by waving your arms around. I'm not sure I would use it if I was seriously wanting to buy something but it was great to see if a colour or print suits you and was pretty interesting to try a new way of doing things!

At first glance the new collection is full of lovely prints, pretty, a-line skirts in all sorts of textures and floaty tops in a range of different colour. I was instantly drawn to a few pieces from the collection. Firstly this AMAZING white boho top (which comes in black as well,) I am desperately waiting for the 8 to come back into stock, I want them both! I also loved these pretty wide leg trousers which is odd for me because I have never even worn wide leg before but just the print, and of course the dress I have on now. I just loved the stripes and the lovely thick material, it looked lovely as it was on the model but when I tried it on at home, the shape didn't work so well for me so I had to improvise.

I took the string out of the neckline and tired it around my waist, hitched it up a little and ta-dah. I love it again! Paired with my New Look heels, I fell in love with this simple outfit, I went downstairs to take my photos with my brother and my mum said I looked like I was going to Ascot. I'm not sure I agree entirely but I do see where she is coming from with that this look is very grown up and sophisticated but still fun and comfortable.

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