Summer 2020 Fashion Trends


Introducing the summer fashion trends of 2020 that you need to know about! Keep up with the latest trending styles this summer from your favourite retail stores here at Monks Cross Shopping Park. With free parking right outside your favourite stores, you’ll be sure to have enough time browse the aisles for all the latest summer looks. Get ready to give your wardrobe the ultimate post-lockdown upgrade.

Tiered Summer Dresses

This summer, we’re ticking off our dressing needs with the tiered summer dress.  The tiered dress comes in a wide range of styles for any occasion. Like this Pink short sleeve mini smock dress from New Look – it’s perfect for a day out! Complete the look with chunky wedges and beaded accessories. 

Leopard Print is trendy as ever! 

Perfect your style with an animal print like these leopard print casual sandals from Clarks. The style is finished with a soft microfibre sock for lasting comfort. 

Hello Sunshine! 

Is summer really summer without a bit of sunshine? Dazzle like the sun in this River Island White floral shirred bardot midi dress.


Accessories must haves!

Complete your look with our favourite accessories from some of the retail shops here at Monks Cross. You can’t go wrong with some oversized sunglasses – see in-store at Primark

 

 

 

Photo credit: River Island, Primark, New Look and Clarks.

Get Dressed Up to Stay In!


Who says you can’t dress up to stay in? As we’re adjusting to this new of life, why not have some fun by yourself, with flatmates or family and spruce up your look whilst you’re home. After all, this is the perfect time to perfect those winged eyeliners and to experiment with fashion styles and new hair do’s that you’ve always wanted to try!

We’ve pulled together these fun reasons why you should get dressed up for a fun night indoors because after all, staying in is the new going out. 

  1. Themed Dinner Parties 

At the end of a tiring week why not plan a themed dinner party with your friends or family? Forfeit the Netflix and chill hours and crack open a bottle of champaign, relax with company, play games and dress up for the occasion with that special outfit you were saving for a special occasion. 

  1. Experiment!

Can you think of a better time to experiment with your hair and makeup? Experiment with outfits you’ve always wanted to try, play around with your hair and see what styles suit you best, spruce up  your makeup look and try different styles from eyeshadow, highlight & contour … the full works! Who knows … maybe you’ll come out the other side of this a whole new woman! 

  1. Games night

Why not get you and your friends dress up for a virtual house party with the help of House party – the app. You can go head to head with in-app games such as Heads Up, Trivia and Cards Against Humanity. What’s not to enjoy?

  1. Date Night

Romance isn’t dead. There’s plenty of quarantine approved date night ideas to get excited about. From virtual museum tours, games night, dance classes or Tik Tok  or a fancy dinner date at home. 

SS19 at River Island


River Island is known for its stylish and affordable fashion and the unique touches it brings to the high street. It is the perfect place to pick up everything you need for a complete head-to-toe outfit.

Offering women’s, men’s and kids ranges, along with amazing accessories, product is designed in-house and fabulous new items are available in store and online daily. River Island continues to bring trend-led fashion to more people with its Plus (size 18-28), Petites and Big & Tall collections.

For Spring Summer 2019, River Island effortlessly translates the seasons trends into an eclectic range for the style conscious individual. Both the Womenswear and Menswear collections encourages the wearer to experiment and refresh their individuality through personal style; via statement print clashes, oversized silhouettes and versatile utilitarian separates to contemporary sports-luxe pieces, sophisticated summer essentials and premium tailoring on menswear.

In turn, River Island’s SS19 Kidswear (3-12 yrs), Mini (0-5 yrs) & Baby (0-1 yrs) collections continue to reference the adult mainline ranges, with each piece designed with the mini fashionista in mind. From cute matching co-ords to grunge-gone-luxe denim to stand out tropical prints and gender-neutral separates on Baby, these collections ensure the little ones will look stylish whatever the occasion.

In store services include ‘Click and Collect’ meaning you can shop the complete collection online, and have your purchase delivered directly to store for your convenience.

Winter Warmers at their Finest


Just because Christmas is over, doesn’t mean winter is. We’ve still got some chilly months ahead of us so we thought we’d give you a touch of wardrobe inspiration. Think chunky knits, thigh high boots, bold colours and statement pieces galore.

The Thigh’s the Limit.

You may have noticed over the past few months, people are definitely getting a tad more daring with their outfits… and we love it! Thigh high boots have taken the fashion world by storm. Pair them with a jumper dress, jeans or even leggings and you’ll look as though you’ve just stepped straight off the run way. An added bonus about wearing these boots is they keep your legs warm! They’re perfect for a night on the town because as well as keeping your little piggies nice and toasty, they look hot too!

Summer bodies are made in the winter.


If your New Year Resolutions are still going strong, then you’re probably following the ‘summer bodies are made in the winter’ rule, (we know we’re trying too, although it’s not gone too well so far). Trying to stay motivated for the gym is hard, especially when it’s cold outside and all you want to do it curl up in front of the fire and watch Netflix all day.
If there’s one thing that can motivate us, it’s finding the perfect gym outfit, and boy did our stores deliver! They have every style a girl could want, from bold, stand out active wear, to calming neutrals… if these outfits don’t motivate you, nothing will! We’re obsessed with Alice Liveingly’s new collection at Primark, not only is there a lot of options but it’s good quality and it won;’t break the bank. H&M have a gorgeous active wear collection, complete with workout accessories and finally, Topshop Ivy Park collection… what can we say? If it’s good enough for Beyonce, it’s good enough for us!

Life’s a Frill…

We don’t know about you but we’re living for frills at the moment! They can take a bland work outfit and transform you into the fun gal at the office. You’ll definitely be the Elle Woods of your workplace! From subtle blouse frills to bold trouser leg frills, there’s a style that will definitely entice you.
Work-wear used to be very basic, consisting of usually black, greys and whites… however in the recent years it’s definitely been given a mix up! Walking into your everyday office no longer looks like you just interrupted a funeral. People wear bold and bright colours, experiment with patterns and always throw a fun pair of shoes into the mix.