16 May 2015

City break style at Warehouse

Tie Waist Shirt Dress, £46, Peep Toe Ankle Boot, £65 and D Frame Sunglasses, £14
Abstract Leaf Wide Leg Trouser, £42
Embroidered Smock Top, £35 
Embroidered Smock Top, £35 and Mini Duffle Bag, £24
Gypsy Angel Sleeved Top, £18
Gypsy Angel Sleeved Top, £18 & The Duster Coat, £60
Crepe Cold Shoulder Top, £24
Aztec Print V Neck Top, £38Girlfriend Jeans, £40

Gypsy Frill Top, £30
Sporty Gladiator, £38

Warehouse is a shop I've loved for years. And now they have a stunning store, it's easier than ever to get your hands on their new season drops. The store itself is small but packed with goodies. The fitting rooms are fantastic- big, spacious and room for your mum/boyfriend/best friend to sit on the comfy sofas whilst you spend hours trying on the latest trends. Warehouse is a very diverse shop- I feel my mum could wear many of the items I've picked out too. 

I am going on an exciting trip in a few days. It's a very quick city break. City break style to me is laid back, easy and involves clothes that don't crease easily! I feel like the staple of city break style is a good pair of jeans. I have loved Warehouse jeans since I was a teenager. They are great for my long legs, fit my big bum and don't stretch when they are washed. I loved the Girlfriend pair but the classic black Powerhold Skinny were fantastic on. I find their jeans very slimming- they aren't too low on the waist and have great fabric. They also go from a size 6-18 which is great to see from a hughstreet retailer. If jeans aren't your thing, they offer a huge range of trousers. I loved the wide leg variety, many of which come with a matching jacket or waist-coat if you want to tap into the co-ord trend. 

As you can see, I tried on lots of different tops but I was particularly taken by the gypsy top trend. I thought these would be very unflattering but rather the opposite. I am quite self conscious of my chest and instead of emphasising it, the top covered and minimised the area. I think hen packing for a city break, a few great tops that will take you from day to night plus fab jeans are all you need. 

In terms of of jackets, I loved The Duster Coat. It was light but still gave some warm- perfect for this time of year at home and away! Comfy shoes are always needed on a city break and the Sporty Gladiator sandals are the comfiest summer shoe ever. They have a trainer sole so they are squishy and like a hug for you feet- essential for all the walking required around your city of choice. I also loved the Peep Toe Ankle Boot as a more dressy alternative. These have a block heel and again, are very comfortable. 

Warehouse also have lots of dress shirt dresses in at the minute. Again, these are fantastic for a city break as they can be worn over jeans for day and with bare legs for night time. As for bags, I fell in love with the mini duffle bag that was still big enough for your phone, camera and phone whilst touring about your favourite city.

What do you think of the city style pieces I've picked out? Let me know below or by tweeting me @GemmaLEBond.

Thanks Warehouse Victoria Square for having me into the store!