Monks Cross Shopping Park offers a wide range home furnishing goods to complement your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. If you’re on the hunt for some summer home decor inspiration then look no further.
Here’s our top homeware trends to look out for.
- Over recent years, monochromatic rooms have been a rising trend. Whether you enjoy a bold cobalt blue or a shade of purple or cranberry. It’s all about mixing a variety of elements whilst remaining in the same colour family, like this V&A – Blue Cotton ‘Alyssum’ Bedding set from Debenhams. You can now enjoy up to half price in the Debenhams home sale – see here for more details.
2. Never underestimate the power of well-place cushions. Add the finishing touches to your living spaces with Primark’s summer range of cushions.
3. Plants can never go out of style! Bring a green-fingered touch to your home with luxury faux flowers, bouquets & plants such as these from HomeSense.
4. We can’t forget our outdoor spaces. Bring the sun home with these leopard print deckchairs from TKMaxx.
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Photo Credit: Primark Home, Debenhams, @houseonthehill.3, @prettylittleartco.
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.
Is summer really summer without a bit of sunshine? Dazzle like the sun in this River Island White floral shirred bardot midi dress.
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.
Following two sell out womenswear collections, Stacey Solomon has launched a new unisex kidwear collection in collaboration with Primark.
The unisex collection of clothing and accessories is available for ages 0-10 years. With plenty of cool slogan sweatshirts to t-shirts, all the styles have been designed to be worn by all children regardless of their gender.
In a campaign which includes her own children, Stacey said,
“I was so excited to be given the opportunity to create my own kidswear collection with Primark. The boys were just as excited as I was, and I loved being able to include them in a project that means so much to me. I still can’t believe that my boys are going to be able to wear pieces that we all designed together.
It was so special to have them as part of the process. I wanted the collection to be fun and comfy, they’re my top priorities when finding clothes for the boys. I have two favourite pieces, the printed robot tracksuit and the ‘Smile’ t-shirts. I am also a little bit obsessed with the denim jacket. There’s something about tiny clothes that I would wear too that makes me very excited!”
You can shop the latest collection in-store at Primark, Monks Cross. Spread across two floors, Primark’s your ultimate go-to for all the latest in beauty, Kids, Women and Menswear and you can enjoy your spot of shopping with free parking included.
As the cold winter months draw to a close, we can’t be anymore excited about the fresh beauty trends Spring is bringing for us. We’ve selected our hottest beauty tips to help you transition through the seasons!
So if you’re looking forward to sunnier weather and fun, fresh makeup tips then keep on reading!
- Always start your makeup on a fresh face and what a better way to keep your skin refreshed and rejuvenated than to start your day with the new Vitamin glow Primer by Smashox. Infused with vitamins B, C & E, this primer enhances your natural glow everytime you prime … oh and it’s vegan! Get your from Boots.
- Go bold or go home right? Look at the pigment on this Primark Body Foil eyeshadow! We’re definitely adding a few to our shopping bags!
- Refresh your Spring scent with the new limited edition Daisy Love Daze perfume by Marc Jacobs. And don’t forget to get a free Daisy Love Tote Bag on selected Marc Jacobs when you shop at Superdrug. T& C’s apply
- We’re obsessed with the NEW Huda Beauty pastel obsession palettes. These will definitely add colour and bring that extra pop to your makeup look. As inspired by @makeupbybrooktiffany.
York’s Monks Cross Shopping Park will be hosting a series of FREE activities for their summer festival themed event MONKSFEST. This weekly fun filled activity is set to entertain families, children and visitors to the shopping park.
MONKSFEST will be taking place every Friday from the 26th July until 16th August 2019. With a face painter each week and entertainment from local buskers, a Bubbleologist, Caricaturist and a variety of craft workshops, a mix of activities for all to enjoy.
Event dates and entertainment can be seen below:
26th July – Face Painter and Bubbleologist
2nd August – Face Painter and Flower Garland Making Workshop
9th August – Face Painter and Caricaturist
16th August – Face Painter and Kids T-shirt and Tote bag making workshop
Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager of Monks Cross, comments “We are extremely excited to be hosting our first ever festival themed event at Monks Cross. It is the perfect event to bring children along to and get them into the festival spirit. We also hope to attract new visitors and present Monks Cross as a fun and convenient place to shop! We look forward to welcoming people to MONKSFEST from Friday 26th July.”
Event page here.
Primark is delighted to announce a new range of fan favourite items that will have everyone reminiscing about their favourite 90’s TV show FRIENDS, from Warner Bros.
Could we BE anymore excited about this collection? Bring Central Perk into your own home and prepare for coffee breaks on tap. Everyone’s fave American sitcom might have finished back in 2004, but the re-runs will live forever, am I right? And as nothing will ever quite fill the Friends shaped void in our lives, we might as well try and recreate it ourselves!! Find your lobster with these PJs, cosy throws, and duvet set, oh and a cookie jar so big that even Joey would be happy!
Summer’s in full swing, the sun’s shining (for once), people are jetting off left, right and centre and there’s not been a spot of rain in nearly 2 weeks!
Since the weather has been so dreamy, we’ve been inspired to put together the perfect beach-wear guide just for you.
Sun, sea and sarongs
If you weren’t blessed with skin that tans instead of burns then it’s important you have a beach cover up to hand just in case the sun gets a little too much.
We’ve had a look through Debenhams range of sarongs and kimonos to give you a little inspiration on how to style your swim wear with a stunning cover up. They have everything from light linen wraps to beautiful lace pieces.
Swim into style
You can’t go to the beach without the perfect swim wear so we’ve had a look in some of our favourite stores at their collections. Whether you’re a one piece kind of girl or prefer a sultry two piece, our broad selection of swimsuits will definitely complete your summer wardrobe.
Don’t worry boys, we haven’t forgot about you, we’ve found collection of swim shorts in H&M that will be perfect for all types of getaways, from family fun to lads holidays! Keep it simple with a solid colour or show off your personality with a bold and bright pattern, whatever your style, we know you’re going to love this range.
In our opinion, there’s one item of clothing that every lad needs when they go abroad and that’s a bright Hawaiian shirt!
There’s something about being on holiday that lets you push your style boundaries and nothing says that like one of these shirts from H&M, coming in at just £17.99.
What does your beach towel say about you?
Whether you’re a self-confessed mermaid, Disney princess or Baywatch wannabe, then boy do we have the towel for you. We’ve had a little browse through Primark’s new range of beach towels and they have something that will radiate your personality to every sunbathing sally within a 5 mile radius.
Summer is here! We may be seeing the odd bit of cold weather and rain but the sun has actually managed to make an appearance for more than a couple of hours, so it’s time to embrace the sunshine and hit the high street in the latest summer fashion. To give you a little helping hand, we’re going to be picking out some of our favourite looks from this season!
Whether you’re hitting the beaches of Marbella or just sunbathing in your back garden, we’ve found the perfect bikinis and swimsuits that will make you swoon. From triangle plain halter necks to bright patterned one pieces, there’s swimwear to suit everyone in our stores.
Strolling around the shops helped the little fashonista inside us run wild, we found dresses to suit everyone’s style!
From bright flowy numbers to 90’s styled denim, we couldn’t get enough of the endless collections our stores had to offer
Step into Summer
We don’t know about you but we think shoes can either make or break your outfit. So we’ve had a look around Schuh to find some seasonal must haves that will never ruin your style. They have everything a girl could ever need this summer from strappy sandals, peep toe heels to glitzy boots.
Get the glow.
When the sun’s bright and beaming, you want to make sure your highlight is too, so we’ve put together some of our favourite makeup products from our centre.
Whether you’re into a subtle sultry look or you prefer to be a glowing golden goddess, our stores will definitely be able to help you out. They have everything from foundation and highlight to give you a true summer glow, to setting sprays to keep you looking perfect throughout the day.
Don’t worry if you’re not an expert or don’t know where to start, our lovely store assistants have a world of knowledge to make sure you leave feeling happy!
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.