Did someone say Amsterdam fashion week?! YES! The lovely team at Fashion Chick are giving away the chance for one blogger to represent the UK at the 20th anniversary SS14 shows this January, with a fabulous two night trip to Amsterdam. The lucky winner will bag flights, a 4* hotel stay, access to the all important fashion week shows, shopping money and a published article on fashionchick.co.uk! If you’re not from the UK then no worries; they’re also running the competition in the USA, Germany, France and the Netherlands! All you need to do is post about your ultimate Amsterdam fashion week outfit and enter here (if you need any more info then you can view the terms).
For those of you that are unfamiliar with fashion chick, it’s basically a site that caters for every fashionista’s needs. Along with reports on the latest trends and handy fashion edits, Fashion Chick provides us with a platform to shop from all of our favourite brands and retailers, but from one place! With filters such as item, price, colour and size, it really is shopping simplicity at it’s best and a welcomed portable little personal shopper friend!
For my fashion week outfit I decided to focus on my favourite element about fashion; texture. Whilst sticking to a simple yet ever-so-slightly British colour pallet, I’ve mixed quilting, PVC, mock-croc, caging and plaid! The whole look was compiled around this incredible PVC/patent beige midi skirt, that’s not only bang on trend, but is sure to be a standout piece. A bit of print is thrown in in the form of checks, picking up on the light beige tones from the skirt and creating a beaut contrast with the blue!
As the shows are in January, a jacket is a must so I’ve gone for a quilted ovoid jacket, with the boxy shape cropped sleeves that I saw (& fell in love with) on the Alexander Wang SS14 catwalk back in September. You may notice that this is in fact the same jacket that I already own and have posted, but here I’ve opted for navy rather than black. I realise that these caged Kurt Geiger sandals may not exactly be January weather friendly, but one ounce of practicality is enough for one outfit and they really do complete the ensemble! I’ve tied the whole look together with a hard shell mock-croc clutch, vital to keep my fashion show passes safe whilst injecting another texture and that muted colour pop!
I’ve still not managed to attend a fashion week as of yet, but I’m making it my mission to change this ASAP! Watching all of the live shows whilst tucked up in bed in my Pj’s will definitely no longer suffice! What would you wear to Amsterdam fashion week?