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.

Our favourite Summer Beauty Trends for 2020.


Step into Monks Cross Shopping Park and you’ll find all your favourite high street stores conveniently in one place. When it comes to shopping in York, you can never go wrong with a visit to Monks Cross as you’ll find all your big named beauty, makeup and fashion brands to choose from and to give you a bit of inspiration. Here are some of our favourite Summer Beauty Trends for 2020.

Graphic eyeliner is in!

This stylish look can go super simple and super dramatic. It’s both effortlessly cool and simultaneously totally on trend and we can’t get enough!

This sharp-cut eye makeup is a much-loved minimalist look but offers ample opportunities to experiment. 

Want to give the look a try? Check out our favourite eyeliners from Superdrug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budge Free, Stress Free Base 

As the temperature rises, wearing makeup that lasts during the warm weather isn’t an easy feat.

Perfect your makeup routine with a budge-free primer base from Boots. Start your day with the Benefit The Professional Hydrate Primer (22ml) and consider a medium-coverage foundation that you can build up or buffer out such as the NEW Givenchy Teint Couture Everwear Foundation SPF20 (30ml). Lock everything in place with Urban Decay All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray (118ml).

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey, you’re glowing!

Look and feel amazing with Primark Beauty’s eye palettes. Choose from sunshine honey to sweet cherry for an extra pop of glow and colour! 

We’d love to know, are you team cherry, peach or honey?

Looking for a trendy outfit to match your perfect look? Head over to our Top Summer Fashion Trends Blog to find the latest high street looks you can find here at Monk Cross, York.

 

Buskers Wanted


 

? CALLING ALL BUSKERS! ?

We’re looking for York based buskers to attend 4 festival themed events we’re holding at our centre in the Summer!
If you or anyone you know would be interested, pop us over a message on our Facebook Page! ?

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas


With only one day left until Valentine’s Day, we can’t be the only ones who are feeling the last minute panic to buy our loved ones the perfect gift. Lucky for you, Cupid works on a deadline at Monks Cross. Here are some of our last minute easy gift ideas:

Nothing shows that you really know your partner more than buying them an outfit to wear on Valentine’s Day. Picking out an outfit for your girlfriend is not only romantic but will make her feel great. Feel those 70s vibes with this heart print mini dress from River Island, this is dress can be worn for a more casual look with some boots or dressed up with some stilettos making it perfect for your Valentine’s Day plans.

 

To match that 70s vibe, nothing shows you know your boyfriend more than picking out the perfect patterned shirt to match his style. Not only is this Primark shirt on trend for Spring / Summer 2019 but it’s so versatile it’ll make a lasting impression on his wardrobe.

 

Valentine’s day is all about love and spending time together, so how about you treat your loved one to a  BUYAGIFT experience from Debenhams. You can choose from a romantic meal out at The Shard or spend the day getting pampered at a local spa, perfect for spending quality time together!

 

Put your own unique twist on ‘I Love You’ by hand making your loved one a Valentine’s Day gift. From handmade cards, gifts to baking. Hobby Craft has everything you need to give that special someone a personalised gift that they’ll love.

 

For those on a budget, Poundland are offering some great Valentine’s Deals. Whether you feel like popping the question, they now sell engagement rings. Or you could make a hamper of all your loved ones favourite things, for some ultimate brownie points from your other half!

Don’t let the pressure of Valentine’s Day get to you, let the gifts speak for themselves by getting yours from Monks Cross.

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.

Life’s a Beach


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.

Tropical teasers

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.

Beach Bae-sics.

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.